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Zinc Acetate, Basic



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiviral agent

Topical agent

Chemical Names




Hexa-mu-acetato-(O,O')-mu4-oxo-tetrazink (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Zinci acetas basicum (Latin)
  • Zink acetat, basisches (German)
  • Zinc, acétate basique de (French)
  • acetato básico de zinc (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • HexakisZn (IS)
  • Tetrazink-hexaacetat-oxid (IS)

Brand Names

  • Acne Biotic (Zinc Acetate, Basic and Erythromycin)
    Arab Perfum, Egypt
  • Acne Zinc (Zinc Acetate, Basic and Erythromycin)
    Pharco, Egypt
  • Anti-Itch Taro (Zinc Acetate, Basic and Diphenhydramine)
    Taro Pharmaceuticals, United States
  • Benadryl (Zinc Acetate, Basic and Diphenhydramine)
    McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Canada
  • Benadryl Bug Bite Relief (Zinc Acetate, Basic and Diphenhydramine)
    McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Canada
  • Benadryl Itch Relief (Zinc Acetate, Basic and Diphenhydramine)
    Glaxo Wellcome, United States
  • Benadryl Itch Stopping (Zinc Acetate, Basic and Diphenhydramine)
    Warner-Lambert, United States
  • Calaclear (Zinc Acetate, Basic and Pramocaine)
    Humco, United States
  • Caladryl Clear (Zinc Acetate, Basic and Pramocaine)
    Pfizer U.S., United States
  • Calagel (Zinc Acetate, Basic and Diphenhydramine, + Benzethonium)
    Tec, United States
  • Callergy Clear (Zinc Acetate, Basic and Pramocaine)
    Major, United States
  • Calprax (Zinc Acetate, Basic and Pramocaine)
    Genfar, Ecuador
  • Children's Benadryl Itch Relief (Zinc Acetate, Basic and Diphenhydramine (pediatric))
    Glaxo Wellcome, United States
  • Equate Anti Itch (Zinc Acetate, Basic and Diphenhydramine)
    Boots, Egypt
  • Galzin
    Tuteur, Argentina
  • Insect Bite (Zinc Acetate, Basic and Diphenhydramine)
    Pharaonia, Egypt
  • Ivy Super Dry (Zinc Acetate, Basic and Benzyl Alcohol, + Isopropyl)
    Ivy Medicine, United States
  • Ivy-Dry (Zinc Acetate, Basic and Isopropyl)
    Ivy Medicine, United States
  • Togent (Zinc Acetate, Basic and Diphenhydramine)
    Square, Bangladesh
  • Zineryt (Zinc Acetate, Basic and Erythromycin)
    Astellas, Slovakia; Astellas Pharma, Poland; Astellas Pharma Europe, Netherlands; Euro Registratie, Netherlands; Medcor, Netherlands
  • Zira (Zinc Acetate, Basic and Diphenhydramine)
    Borg, Egypt


IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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