Active Ingredient History

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Cetyl alcohol is the 16-carbon alcohol corresponding to palmitic acid, so called because it is isolated from among the hydrolysis products of spermaceti. This medication is used as a moisturizer to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations (e.g., diaper rash, skin burns from radiation therapy). Most emollients can be used safely and effectively with no side effects. However, burning, stinging, redness, or irritation may occur. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.   NCATS

  • Mol. Mass: 242.4406
  • ALogP: 5.46
  • ChEMBL Molecule:
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  • Mechanism of Action:
  • Multi-specific: Missing data
  • Black Box: No
  • Availability: Discontinued
  • Delivery Methods: Parenteral
  • Pro Drug: No
1-hexadecanol | cetaffine | cetanol | cetaphil | cetyl alcohol | cetyl alcohol, 14c-labeled | cetyl alcohol, aluminum salt | cetylic alcohol | cetylol | hexadecan-1-ol | hexadecanol | n-hexadecanol | palmitic alcohol | palmityl alcohol


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