- Surface-Active Agents
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Agents that modify interfacial tension of water; usually substances that have one lipophilic and one hydrophilic group in the molecule; includes soaps, detergents, emulsifiers, dispersing and wetting agents, and several groups of antiseptics.
Drug Drug Description Sodium tetradecyl sulfate An anionic surfactant used to treat varicose veins of the lower extremities. Sodium lauryl sulfate An anionic surfactant used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals as a fat emulsifier, wetting agent, and detergent. Glycochenodeoxycholic Acid A bile salt formed in the liver from chenodeoxycholate and glycine, usually as the sodium salt. It acts as a detergent to solubilize fats for absorption and is itself absorbed.... N-Dodecyl-N,N-Dimethyl-3-Ammonio-1-Propanesulfonate Not Available Dodecyl sulfate Not Available Taurocholic acid The product of conjugation of cholic acid with taurine. Its sodium salt is the chief ingredient of the bile of carnivorous animals. It acts as a detergent to solubilize fats... Cyclohexyl-pentyl-maltoside Not Available Tyloxapol Tyloxapol is an inhaled surfactant that assists in removing and liquefying and removing bronchopulmonary secretions with mucus and pus. Tyloxapol is administered either through nebulized solution or a stream of... Nonoxynol-9 A vaginal spermicide used for the non-hormonal contraception in conjunction with other modes of contraception. Polidocanol A sclerosing agent used for the treatment of uncomplicated spider veins and uncomplicated reticular veins, all less than 3 mm in diameter, in the lower extremity. Taurochenodeoxycholic acid Taurochenodeoxycholic acid is likely indicated as a choleretic and cholagogue. It is also being investigated for its role in inflammation and cancer therapy. Polyethylene glycol A laxative used to treat constipation and used for bowel preparation before colonoscopies and other procedures. Simethicone An anti-flatulence agent used to relieve pressure, bloating, and symptoms referred to as gas. Polysorbate 80 It is used as a solubilizer, antimicrobial preservative and disinfectant . Cetylpyridinium A compound used to reduce plaque and gingivitis, as well as whiten teeth. Docusate A medication used to treat constipation associated with dry, hard stools, or opioid induced constipation. Benzalkonium An antiseptic agent used as a preservative in medications or as a disinfectant in cleaning products. Polysorbate 20 Polysorbate 20 is a polysorbate-type nonionic surfactant used in many commercial, household and pharmaceutical products. It is composed of 20 repeated units of polyethylene glycol via ethoxylation. Polysorbate 20 is... Poloxamer 407 Poloxamer 407 is a polyoxyethylene polymer and hydrophilic non-ionic surfactant. It consists of a central hydrophobic block of polypropylene glycol that is flanked on each side by polyethylene glycol blocks,... Poloxamer 188 A medication used to clean wounds. Cocamidopropyl betaine Cocamidopropyl betaine is a mixture of closely related organic compounds derived from coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine that typically acts as an amphoteric surfactant in cosmetics and personal care products. It... Poloxalene Ethylene oxide/propylene oxide copolymer is used as a food additive. It belongs to the family of Epoxides. These are compounds containing a cyclic ether with three ring atoms (one oxygen... Cetalkonium An antiseptic used as a preservative or to treat certain topical infections. Distearyldimonium Not Annotated Calfactant A lung surfactant for the prophylaxis of respiratory distress syndrome in high-risk infants. Beractant A pulmonary surfactant used for the treatment and prevention of Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in premature infants. Poractant alfa A pulmonary surfactant used for the treatment of Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) in premature infants. Glycocholic acid The glycine conjugate of cholic acid. It acts as a detergent to solubilize fats for absorption and is itself absorbed. Dodecyltrimethylammonium Not Available Dodecyldimethylamine N-oxide Not Available
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