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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Pharmaceutic aid: Preservative

Chemical Name

Benzoic acid, 4-hydroxy-, propyl ester

Foreign Names

  • Propylis parahydroxybenzoas (Latin)
  • Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoat (German)
  • Propyle (parahydroxybenzoate de) (French)

Generic Names

  • Propyl Parahydroxybenzoate (OS: JAN)
  • Propylparaben (OS: USAN)
  • Propylium parahydroxybenzoicum (IS)
  • Propylium paraoxybenzoicum (IS)
  • Solbrol P (IS)
  • Propile paraidrossibenzoato (PH: F.U. IX)
  • Propyl Hydroxybenzoate (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Propyl Parahydroxybenzoate (PH: JP XVI)
  • Propyl parahydroxybenzoate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Propyle (parahydroxybenzoate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Franç. 11)
  • Propylis hydroxybenzoas (PH: Ph. Int. 4)
  • Propylis parahydroxybenzoas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Propylparaben (PH: NF 33)
  • Propylparaben Sodium (OS: USAN)
  • Propile paraidrossibenzoato sodico (PH: F.U. IX)
  • Propyle (parahydroxybenzoate de) sodé (PH: Ph. Franç. 11)
  • Propylis parahydroxybenzoas natricus (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Propylparaben Sodium (PH: NF 33)
  • Sodium Propyl Hydroxybenzoate (PH: BP 2016)
  • Sodium propyl parahydroxybenzoate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Name

  • Exhibit (veterinary use)
    Inca Flight, Australia


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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