Hexetidine

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Hexetidine
Systematic (IUPAC) name
1,3-bis(2-ethylhexyl)-5-methyl-1,3-diazinan-5-amine
Identifiers
CAS number 141-94-6
ATC code A01AB12
PubChem 3607
Chemical data
Formula C21H45N3 
Mol. mass 339.602 g/mol
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Routes Topical (mouthwash)

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Overview

Hexetidine (Latin: Hexetidinum) is an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent commonly used in both veterinary and human medicine. It is a local anesthetic, astringent and deodorant and has antiplaque effects.[1][2]

Hexetidine is the medicinal ingredient in Sterisol, which is labelled for "the symptomatic treatment of 'strep' throat, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, gingivitis, ulcerative stomatitis, oral thrush and Vincent's angina; postoperative hygiene following tonsillectomy, throat or oral surgery."

In the UK, Hexetidine is the active ingredient in the medicated mouthwash branded Oraldene. This is produced by Pfizer. Oraldene mouthwash contains 0.1g/100ml of Hexetidine. In some Eastern European countries, the gargle solution Hexoral (by Pfizer) also contains Hexetidine as its active compound. Hexetidine can also be found in the mouthwash Bactidol™ (by Pfizer) which is sold in many Asian countries.

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References

  1. Kapić E, Becić F, Becić E (2002). "Hexetidine--an oral antiseptic". Med Arh. 56 (1): 43–8. PMID 11917691. 
  2. "Oraldene". NetDoctor.co.uk. July 8, 2004. Retrieved 2007-04-03. 



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