The bromsalans (dibromsalan and tribromsalan) are brominated salicylanides formerly used in Australia as veterinary anthelmintics.
The bromsalans have been used as flukicides in commercially available mixtures of dibromsalan and tribromsalan. Hilomid contains a mixture of dibromsalan and tribromsalan in a 1:1 ratio; Diaphene contains a 1:3 ratio.
There are no products containing the bromsalans currently registered for use in Australia.
Status: Review Completed
The APVMA (formerly the NRA) reviewed the use of the bromsalans because of concerns over the lack of toxicological and residues data.
The APVMA completed the Special Review of Bromsalans in September 1994 but did not publish a final report. The APVMA withdrew the Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for the bromsalans and cancelled the registration of all related products with effect from 1 November 1994. Read a full history of the review.
APVMA bromsalans archive
|Gazette Notice: cancellation of registration for agricultural products (Contact the APVMA for copies of this document)||Oct 1994|
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