benzalkonium chloride

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ben·zal·ko·ni·um chloride

A yellow-white powder prepared in an aqueous solution and used as a detergent, fungicide, bactericide, and spermicide.

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14, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Global Benzalkonium Chloride Industry 2015 Market Research Report is a professional and deep research report onGlobal and China Benzalkonium Chloride industry.
Highly water soluble, light in color and essentially odorless, Lonzagard BKC cGMP Benzalkonium Chloride can be used in product formulations for consumer hand soaps, non-alcohol hand sanitizers, healthcare hand washes and sanitizing wipes.
Although it may appear that there is some variation, all these products contain the same concentrations of the active ingredient, latanoprost, and the preservative, benzalkonium chloride.
Identification of benzalkonium chloride in commercial grapefruit seed extracts.
Other problematic ingredients in many conventional mouthwashes include sodium lauryl sulfate, polysorbate, cetylpyridinium chloride and benzalkonium chloride, all which have been shown to be toxic to organisms in the aquatic environments where these chemicals end up after we spit them out.
A large body of evidence has indicated that ocular preservatives, particularly benzalkonium chloride (BAK), impair surface tissues of the eye leading to inflammation, dry eye and other issues," explained Penny Asbell, M.
Use of household cleaning products that contain benzalkonium chloride may decrease the susceptibility of bacteria to other antimicrobial ingredients in cleaning products and increase their resistance to antibiotics, according to the results of a randomized, double-blind study.
Other additives and preservatives that can potentially have an effect on airway smooth muscle include benzalkonium chloride (BAC), ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA), and hydrochloric or sulfuric acid to adjust pH of the solution.
19) randomly assigned HIV-infected pregnant women in Cote d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso to either 1% benzalkonium chloride or placebo using a computer-generated system by block-randomisation.
The problem appears to be related to the surfactant properties of benzalkonium chloride.
Another substance that has been implicated in the development of rhinitis medicamentosa is benzalkonium chloride (BAC), an antimicrobial preservative often found in nasal sprays.
Proposed mechanisms for the paradoxical bronchospastic effect of albuterol include bronchospasm secondary to other compounds in the albuterol preparations such as benzalkonium chloride (used as a preservative in nebulizer solutions), (5) chlorofluorocarbons (used as propellants in metered dose inhalers), (5) and oleic acid (used as a dispersant in MDIs), (5) and the presence of (S)-albuterol in racemic preparations of albuterol.