Decoquinate Chemical formula
Synonyms: Décoquinate; Decoquinato; Decoquinatum; HC-1528; M&B15497. Ethyl 6-decyloxy-7-ethoxy-4-hydroxyquinoline-3-carboxylate.
Cyrillic synonym: Декохинат.

Chemical information

Chemical formula: C24H35NO5 = 417.5.
CAS — 18507-89-6.
ATC Vet — QP51AX14.


In US for veterinary use only. Also in BP(Vet).

BP(Vet) 2008

(Decoquinate). A cream to buff-coloured, odourless or almost odourless, microcrystalline powder. Insoluble in water; practically insoluble in alcohol; very slightly soluble in chloroform and in ether.

USP 31

(Decoquinate). Store in airtight containers.


Decoquinate is an antiprotozoal used in veterinary practice for the control of coccidiosis in calves, sheep, and chickens. It is also used for toxoplasmosis in sheep.
Published October 29, 2018.