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Trichloroacetic Acid

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



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Astringent agent


Chemical Name

Acetic acid, trichloro-

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Acide trichloracétique (OS: DCF)
  • TCA (IS)
  • Acide trichloroacétique (PH: Ph. Eur. 6)
  • Acidum trichloraceticum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Trichloressigsäure (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Trichloroacetic acid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Trichloroacetic Acid (PH: BP 2016)

Brand Names

  • Naquadem (Trichloroacetic Acid and Dexamethasone (veterinary use))
    Gräub, Switzerland
  • Tri-Chlor
    Gordon, United States
  • Wartner
    Chefaro, Germany


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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