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Tannic Acid

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


Ph. Eur.

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Category

Astringent agent

Chemical Name

Mixture of esters of glucose with gallic acid and 3-galloylgallic acid. (Ph. Eur.)

Foreign Names

  • Tanninum (Latin)
  • Tannin (German)
  • Tannique, acide (French)
  • Tánico, ácido (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Tannic Acid (OS: JAN)
  • CCRIS 571 (IS)
  • Gallotannic acid (IS)
  • Gallotannin (IS)
  • NSC 656273 (IS)
  • Tannin (IS)
  • UNII-28F9E0DJY6 (IS)
  • Tannic Acid (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, USP 38)
  • Tannic acid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Tanninum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Enteran (Tannic Acid and Kaolin, + Neomycin, + Phthalylsulfathiazole (veterinary use))
    Gräub, Switzerland
  • Inorgan (Tannic Acid and Aluminium Salicylate, + Kaolin, + Sulfaguanidine (veterinary use))
    Vetoquinol, Switzerland
  • Neo Emocicatrol (Tannic Acid and Benzalkonium)
    Bouty, Italy
  • Sta (Tannic Acid and Salicylic Acid (veterinary use))
    Kyron, South Africa
  • Stryphnasal N (Tannic Acid and Bismuth Subgallate)
    Truw, Germany
  • Zione (Tannic Acid and Alum)
    Tanabe Mitsubishi Pharma, Japan


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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