ATC codes: Pending
Disinfectant, not elsewhere classified ICD11 code: XM7DD6
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core (EML)
Local > Topical > Powder: 0.1% available chlorine for solution
Local > Topical > Liquid: 0.1% available chlorine for solution
Local > Topical > Solid: 0.1% available chlorine for solution
EML status history
First added in 1997 (TRS 882)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Changed in 2021 (TRS 1035)
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic alternatives
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
Following the review of square box listings on the EML and EMLc, the Committee recommended removal of the square box from the listing for chlorine-base compound, and that the listing be amended to specify the different recommended formulations to provide greater clarity and guidance for countries. This recommendation will result in powder, liquid and solid formulations of chlorine-based compounds, (at concentrations of 0.1% available chlorine) being specifically described as alternatives.