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Zinc Oxide

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



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Dermatological agent

Physical sunscreen

Astringent agent, topical

Chemical Names

Zinc oxide (USAN)

Zinci oxydum

Zincum oxydatum

Zinkoxid (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Zinci oxidum (Latin)
  • Zinkoxid (German)
  • Oxyde de zinc (French)
  • Zinc, óxido de (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Zinc Oxide (OS: JAN)
  • Al3-00277 (IS)
  • C.I. Pigment White 4 (IS)
  • Caswell No. 920 (IS)
  • CI 77947 (IS)
  • C-Weiss 8 (IS)
  • EINECS 215-222-5 (IS)
  • EPA Pesticide Chemical code 088502 (IS)
  • Flowers of zinc (IS)
  • GIAP 10 (IS)
  • HSDB 5024 (IS)
  • Nogenol (IS)
  • Philosopher's wool (IS)
  • Zinc monoxide (IS)
  • Zinc white (IS)
  • Zn 0701T (IS)
  • Zinc Oxide (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, USP 38)
  • Zinc oxide (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Zinci oxidum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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