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

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories


Antiseptic agent, topical

Wound care agent

Foreign Names

  • Argentum (Latin)
  • Silber (German)
  • Argent (French)
  • Plata (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • E 174 (IS)
  • Argentum colloidale ad usum externum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Silver, Colloidal, for External Use (PH: BP 2016)
  • Silver, colloidal, for external use (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Silver Protein (OS: JAN)
  • Albumose silver (IS: strong)
  • Argentum proteinatum (IS: strong)
  • Argentum vitellinum (IS: mild)
  • Silver nucleate (IS)
  • Silver nucleinate (IS)
  • Silver proteinate (IS)
  • Silver Protein (PH: JP XVI)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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