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

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Ear-wax softening agent

Chemical Name

Benzene, dimetyl-

Foreign Name

  • Xylol (German)

Generic Names

  • Dimethylbenzol (IS)
  • Xylol (IS)
  • Xylol (PH: ÖAB 2016)
  • Xylolum (PH: ÖAB 2016)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

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