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Note: 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 Category

Antibacterial: Sulfonamide

Chemical Name

Benzenesulfonamide, 4-amino-N-(aminoiminometyl)-

Foreign Names

  • Sulfaguanidinum (Latin)
  • Sulfaguanidin (German)
  • Sulfaguanidine (French)
  • Sulfaguanidina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Sulfaguanidina (OS: DCIT)
  • Sulfaguanidine (OS: DCF, BAN)
  • Guanicil (IS)
  • RP 2275 (IS)
  • Ruocid (IS)
  • Sulfanilguanidin (IS)
  • Sulginum (IS)
  • Sulphaguanidine (IS)
  • Sulfaguanidin (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Sulfaguanidine (PH: BP 2018, Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Franç. 11)
  • Sulfaguanidinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Helv. 8, Ph. Int. 2)

Brand Names

  • Bioguanil [+ Charcoal, Activated, + Bismuth Subnitrate]
    Bional, Paraguay
  • Canidiarix [+ Framycetine, + Atropine] [veterinary use]
    Laboratoire TVM, France
  • Carbon Sulfaguanidina Valma [+ Charcoal]
    Laboratorio Valma, Chile
  • Enterogel 30 [+ Colistine, + Scopolamine] [veterinary use]
    Virbac, France
  • Felidiarix [+ Atropine, + Framycetin] [veterinary use]
    Laboratoire TVM, France
  • Gastroentéricanis [veterinary use]
    Auvex, France
  • Hémodiarh [+ Sulfadimidine, + Bismuth] [veterinary use]
    Vetoquinol, France
  • Inorgan [+ Aluminium Salicylate, + Kaolin, + Tannic acid] [veterinary use]
    Vetoquinol, Switzerland
  • Intestivo [+ Colistin] [veterinary use]
    Virbac, France
  • Izoaspersorio [+ Sulfanilamide, + Benzylpenicillin, + Chlortetracycline] [veterinary use]
    Izo, Italy
  • Sulfaguanidine
    Siphat, Tunisia
  • Sulfalutyl [+ Sulfadimidine] [veterinary use]
    Laboratoire TVM, France
  • Tetrawest N [+ Tetracycline] [veterinary use]
    Stricker, Switzerland
  • Veto-Anti-Diar [+ Aluminium Salicylate] [veterinary use]
    Vetoquinol, France


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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