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Superoxid Dismutase

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

Therapeutic Category

Anti-inflammatory agent

Chemical Name

Group of water-soluble protein congeners widely distributed in natrue which catalyse the conversion of superoxide radicals to peroxide. Several different forms exist, which vary in their metal content; forms containing copper or copper and zinc are common

Foreign Names

  • Superoxid-Dismutase (German)
  • Superoxyde dismutase (French)
  • Superóxido dismutasa (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • SOD (IS)
  • Orgotein (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Orgotéine (OS: DCF)
  • Bovine copper-zinc superoxide dismutase (IS)
  • Ontosein (IS)
  • Ormetein (IS)
  • Palosein (IS)
  • SOD bovine (IS)
  • Superoxide dismutase (IS: bovine)
  • UNII-PKE82W49V1 (IS)

Brand Names

  • Palosein (veterinary use)
    OXIS International, United States
  • Sodermix
    Rocnarf, Ecuador


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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