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Triclosan

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in some consumer products, that include toothpaste, detergents, soaps, toys, as well as surgical cleaning treatments. The antimicrobial active ingredient is added to a wide verity of products where its main focus is to slow or stop the growth of fungi, bacteria and mildew. In institutional, commercial and industrial equipment uses, Triclosan is incorporated in fire hoses, conveyor belts, dye bath vats, or ice-making equipment as an antimicrobial. In healthcare and medical department, Triclosan is used as an ingredient in surgical scrubs and hand washes. At a high concentration, Triclosan acts as a biocide with multiple cytoplasmic and membrane targets. When used at a lower concentration in commercial products, Triclosan appears bacteriostatic which means it targets bacteria primarily by inhibiting fatty acid synthesis.

The use of Triclosan at a high dose may lead to some side effects such as: abnormal endocrine system/thyroid hormone signalling, weakening of the immune system. Reports indicate that children exposed to antibacterial products at a very early age have an increased chance of developing allergies, asthma and eczema.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Altered Taste

  • Application Site Irritation

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Triclosan as ingredient

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Triclosan behaves like a biocide with membrane and cytoplasmic targets in multiple numbers. When Triclosan is used in low concentrations it appears as bacteriostatic and appears to target bacteria by bringing about inhibition to synthesis of fatty acids.

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