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Hexachlorophene Brand names, Hexachlorophene Analogs

Hexachlorophene Brand Names Mixture

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

Hexachlorophene Chemical_Formula


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Hexachlorophene fda sheet

Hexachlorophene msds (material safety sheet)

Hexachlorophene MSDS

Hexachlorophene Synthesis Reference

No information avaliable

Hexachlorophene Molecular Weight

406.902 g/mol

Hexachlorophene Melting Point

166.5 oC (boiling point)

Hexachlorophene H2O Solubility

140 mg/L

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Hexachlorophene Dosage Forms


Hexachlorophene 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.

Hexachlorophene 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.

Hexachlorophene Absorption

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

Hexachlorophene 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.

Hexachlorophene Patient Information

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Hexachlorophene Organisms Affected

Enteric bacteria and other eubacteria