Polyethylene Glycols

Polymers of ETHYLENE OXIDE and water, and their ethers. They vary in consistency from liquid to solid depending on the molecular weight indicated by a number following the name. They are used as SURFACTANTS, dispersing agents, solvents, ointment and suppository bases, vehicles, and tablet excipients. Some specific groups are NONOXYNOLS, OCTOXYNOLS, and POLOXAMERS.
DrugDrug NameDrug Description
DB04978SP1049CIntended for the treatment of carcinoma of the oesophagus.
DB06495OnerceptInvestigated for use/treatment in psoriasis and psoriatic disorders and crohn's disease.
DB06804Nonoxynol-9A vaginal spermicide used for the non-hormonal contraception in conjunction with other modes of contraception.
DB08904Certolizumab pegolA tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker used to treat a variety of autoimmune and autoinflammatory conditions like Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, active psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, axial spondyloarthritis, and plaque psoriasis.
DB11063Polysorbate 80It is used as a solubilizer, antimicrobial preservative and disinfectant .
DB11178Polysorbate 20Polysorbate 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...
DB11252Poloxamer 407Poloxamer 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,...
DB11333Poloxamer 188A medication used to clean wounds.
DB11451PoloxaleneEthylene 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...
DB09287Polyethylene glycolA laxative used to treat constipation and used for bowel preparation before colonoscopies and other procedures.
DB06811PolidocanolA 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.