Creosote

(rINNM)
Synonyms: Creasote; Creosota; Creosotal (creosote carbonate); Wood Creosote.
Cyrillic synonym: Древесный Креозот.

💊 Chemical information

CAS — 8021-39-4 (creosote); 8001-59-0 (creosote carbonate).
ATC — R05CA08.
ATC Vet — QR05CA08.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Jpn.

💊 Profile

Creosote is a liquid consisting of a mixture of guaiacol, cresol, and other phenols obtained from wood tar. It possesses disinfectant properties and has been used as an expectorant. It has also been used as the carbonate and as lactocreosote. Adverse effects are similar to those of Phenol. Commercial creosote used for timber preservation is obtained from coal tar.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Austral.: Compound Inhalation of Menthol; Austria: Famel cum Codein; Famel cum Ephedrin; Braz.: Rhum Creosotado; Hung.: Fagifor†; India: Pulmo-Cod (C & G); Ital.: Creosoto Composto; Famel†; Switz.: Famel; UK: Famel Original.
Published November 25, 2018.