Polymeric materials (usually organic) of large molecular weight which can be shaped by flow. Plastic usually refers to the final product with fillers, plasticizers, pigments, and stabilizers included (versus the resin, the homogeneous polymeric starting material). (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
DrugDrug NameDrug Indication
DB01344TolevamerUsed to treat abnormally high potassium levels.
DB01432CholestyramineIndicated as adjunctive therapy to diet for the reduction of elevated serum cholesterol in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia (elevated low density lipoprotein [LDL] cholesterol) who do not respond adequately to diet. Also for the relief of pruritus associated with partial biliary obstruction.
DB05384Carbopol 974PInvestigated for use/treatment in contraception and HIV prevention.
DB06812Povidone-iodineFor topical application in the treatment and prevention of infection in wounds.
DB09311PolycarbophilPolycarbophil is used to treat constipation and to help maintain regular bowel movements.
DB11060Polyvinyl alcoholFor use as a lubricant to prevent further irritation or to relieve dryness of the eye(s) [L2828].
DB11061PovidoneWhen in complex with iodine, indicated for inducing antisepsis for prevention of infection in minor cuts, scrapes, and burns.
DB13477Sodium apolateNot Available
DB14091Carbomer homopolymer type CNot Available
DB14684Calcium polycarbophilPolycarbophil is used to treat constipation and to help maintain regular bowel movements.
DB14771Polyacrylamide (crosslinked; 2 mole percent bisacrylamide)Not Available