Synonyms: Mesulfen (pINN); Dimethyldiphenylene Disulphide; Dimethylthianthrene; Mesulfeeni; Mésulfène; Mesulfeno; Mesulfenum. It consists mainly of 2,7-dimethylthianthrene.
Cyrillic synonym: Месульфен.
💊 Chemical information
Chemical formula: C14H12S2 = 244.4.
CAS — 135-58-0.
ATC — D10AB05; P03AA03.
ATC Vet — QD10AB05; QP53AA01.
Pharmacopoeias.Jpn includes thianthol, a mixture of 2,7dimethylthianthrene and ditolyl disulfide.
Mesulphen has been used as a parasiticide and antipruritic in a range of skin disorders including acne, scabies, and seborrhoea. Sensitivity to mesulphen has occasionally been reported.
Ger.: Citemul S†; Switz.: Soufrol. Multi-ingredient: India: Polyderm†.
Published December 27, 2018.