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(hexachlorophene detergent) Cleanser
pHisoHex, brand of hexachlorophene detergent cleanser, is an antibacterial sudsing emulsion for topical administration. pHisoHex contains a colloidal dispersion of hexachlorophene 3% (w/w) in a stable emulsion consisting of entsufon sodium, petrolatum, lanolin cholesterols, methylcellulose, polyethylene glycol, polyethylene glycol monostearate, lauryl myristyl diethanolamide, sodium benzoate, and water. pH is adjusted with hydrochloric acid. Entsufon sodium is a synthetic detergent.
Chemically, hexachlorophene is Phenol, 2,2'-methylenebis[3,4,6-trichloro-; and has the following structural formula:
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/21/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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