Active Ingredient History

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Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral made up mainly of the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. As a powder, it absorbs moisture well and helps cut down on friction, making it useful for keeping skin dry and helping to prevent rashes. It is widely used in cosmetic products such as baby powder and adult body and facial powders, as well as in a number of other consumer products. The therapeutic action of talc instilled into the pleural cavity is believed to result from induction of an inflammatory reaction. This reaction promotes adherence of the visceral and parietal pleura, obliterating the pleural space and preventing reaccumulation of pleural fluid. Sterile Talc Powder, administered intrapleurally via chest tube, is indicated as a sclerosing agent to decrease the recurrence of malignant pleural effusions in symptomatic patients. The most often reported adverse experiences to intrapleurally-administered talc were fever and pain.   NCATS

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  • Mechanism of Action:
  • Multi-specific: Missing data
  • Black Box: No
  • Availability: Over the Counter
  • Delivery Methods: Oral
  • Pro Drug: No

Combination drugs

( aluminum hydroxide (Gaviscon), magnesium trisilicate - other names: foamcoat, foamicon )
magnesium mesotrisilicate | magnesium silicate | magnesium trisilicate | magnesium trisilicate hexahydrate (mg4(h2si6o17)) | magnesium trisilicate hexahydrate ((mg9h14(si3o10)4)) | magnesium trisilicate hydrate | magnesium trisilicate (mg2(h4si3o10)) | magnesium trisilicate tetrahydrate (mg4(h6si6o19)) | mag trisil co | sepiolite | trimax | trisilicalm


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