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Hexachlorofen Brand names, Hexachlorofen Analogs

Hexachlorofen Brand Names Mixture

  • Fosteen Dermatologic Shampoo (Hexachlorophene + Lanolin + Salicylic Acid + Sulfur)
  • Hexaphenyl (Hexachlorophene + Isopropyl Alcohol)

Hexachlorofen Chemical_Formula


Hexachlorofen RX_link


Hexachlorofen fda sheet

Hexachlorofen msds (material safety sheet)

Hexachlorofen MSDS

Hexachlorofen Synthesis Reference

No information avaliable

Hexachlorofen Molecular Weight

406.902 g/mol

Hexachlorofen Melting Point

166.5 oC (boiling point)

Hexachlorofen H2O Solubility

140 mg/L

Hexachlorofen State


Hexachlorofen LogP


Hexachlorofen Dosage Forms


Hexachlorofen Indication

For use as a surgical scrub and a bacteriostatic skin cleanser. It may also be used to control an outbreak of gram-positive infection where other infection control procedures have been unsuccessful.

Hexachlorofen Pharmacology

Hexachlorophene, a detergent cleanser, is an antibacterial sudsing emulsion for topical administration. It is a bacteriostatic cleansing agent. It cleanses the skin thoroughly and has bacteriostatic action against staphylococci and other gram-positive bacteria. Cumulative antibacterial action develops with repeated use. Cleansing with alcohol or soaps containing alcohol removes the antibacterial residue.

Hexachlorofen Absorption

Detectable blood levels of hexachlorophene following absorption through intact skin have been found in subjects who regularly scrubbed with hexachlorophene.

Hexachlorofen side effects and Toxicity

Oral, rat LD50: 66 mg/kg. Signs of overdose include anorexia, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, dehydration, convulsions, hypotension, and shock, and in several reported instances, fatalities.

Hexachlorofen Patient Information

No information avaliable

Hexachlorofen Organisms Affected

Enteric bacteria and other eubacteria