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Thioctic Acid

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


Ph. Eur.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Dietary supplement


Chemical Names

1,2-Ditiolane-3-pentanoic acid (USP)

1,2-Ditiolane-3-valeric acid (USP)

5-[(3RS)-1,2-Ditiolan-3-yl]pentanoic acid (Ph. Eur., BP)

Foreign Names

  • Acidum thiocticum (Latin)
  • Thioctsäure (German)
  • Acide thioctique (French)
  • Ácido α-lipoico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Thioctic Acid (OS: BAN, JAN)
  • 5-19-07-00237 (Beilstein) (IS)
  • 6,8-Thioctsäure (IS)
  • BRN 0081853 (IS)
  • DL-alpha-Lipoic acid (IS)
  • Lipoaminsäure (IS)
  • α-Lipoic Acid (IS)
  • UNII-73Y7P0K73Y (IS)
  • Acidum thiocticum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Thioctic Acid (PH: BP 2018)
  • Thioctic acid (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • alpha-Liponsäure, Ethylenbis(azan)-Salz (IS)
  • Ethylenediamine thioctate (IS)
  • Thioctic acid diaminoethane (IS)
  • Thioctic acid ethanediamine (IS)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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