Monensin Sodium

(BANM, rINNM)
Synonyms: Monensin Sodique; Monensina sódica; Natrii Monensinum.
Cyrillic synonym: Натрий Монензин.

Chemical information

Chemical formula: C36H61NaO11 = 692.9.
CAS — 22373-78-0.

Pharmacopoeias.

In US for veterinary use only.

USP 31

(Monensin Sodium). An off-white to tan crystalline powder. Slightly soluble in water; soluble in chloroform and in methyl alcohol; practically insoluble in petroleum spirit. Avoid moisture and excessive heat.

Profile

Monensin is an antiprotozoal used as the sodium salt in veterinary practice for the prevention of coccidiosis in poultry and as a growth promotor for cattle.
Published December 07, 2018.