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Hexafen Brand names, Hexafen Analogs

Hexafen Brand Names Mixture

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

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Hexafen Synthesis Reference

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Hexafen Molecular Weight

406.902 g/mol

Hexafen Melting Point

166.5 oC (boiling point)

Hexafen H2O Solubility

140 mg/L

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Hexafen 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.

Hexafen 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.

Hexafen Absorption

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

Hexafen 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.

Hexafen Patient Information

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Hexafen Organisms Affected

Enteric bacteria and other eubacteria