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Prussian Blue

In the US, Prussian Blue (prussian blue systemic) is a member of the drug class antidotes and is used to treat Radiation Emergency.

US matches:

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


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Chemical Names

Ferrate(4-), hexakis(cyano-kappaC)-, iron(3+) (3:4) (USAN)

Ferric hexacyanoferrate (II) (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Eisen(III)hexacyanoferrat(II) (German)
  • Bleu de prusse (French)
  • Azul de Prusia (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Prussian Blue Insoluble (OS: USAN)
  • Berlin Blue (IS)
  • C-Blau 17 (IS)
  • Chinese Blue (IS)
  • CI Pigment Blue 27 (IS)
  • Colour Index No. 77510 (IS)
  • Ferric ferrocyanide (IS)
  • Hamburg blue (IS)
  • Iron blue (IS)
  • Milori blue (IS)
  • NSC 8665 (IS)
  • Paris blue (IS)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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