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

In the US, Selenium (selenium sulfide topical) is a member of the drug class minerals and electrolytes and is used to treat Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency.

US matches:

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Dietary supplement

Trace element

Prophylaxis and treatment of selenium deficiency in animals

Foreign Names

  • Selen (German)
  • Sélénium (French)
  • Selenio (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • CCRIS 4250 (IS)
  • EINECS 231-957-4 (IS)
  • HSDB 4493 (IS)
  • Selenate (IS)
  • Selenium sodium EDTA (IS)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

Important Notice: The international database is in BETA release. This means it is still under development and may contain inaccuracies. It is not intended as a substitute for the expertise and judgement of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of any medication in any country is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult with your healthcare professional before taking any medication.

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