Triclosan Pharmacology


About Triclosan
A polychloro phenoxy phenol(chlorinated bisphenol), Antiseptic(antibacterial / antifungal agent),antiacne.
Mechanism of Action of Triclosan
Triclosan is a chlorinated bisphenol antiseptic.It is useful against Gram-positive and most Gram-negative bacteria but with poor activity against Pseudomonas species. It is also active against fungi. It is used in soaps, creams, and solutions in concentrations of up to 2% for disinfection of the hands and wounds and for disinfection of the skin prior to surgery, injections, or venepuncture. It is also used in oral hygiene products and in preparations for acne.
Pharmacokinets of Triclosan
Onset of Action for Triclosan
Duration of Action for Triclosan
Half Life of Triclosan
Side Effects of Triclosan
Allergic skin reactions
Contra-indications of Triclosan
Hypersensitivity to Triclosan
Special Precautions while taking Triclosan
1.Avoid contact with eyes
2.Avoid concomitant use of soap
Pregnancy Related Information
May be used
Old Age Related Information
May be used
Breast Feeding Related Information
May be used
Children Related Information
May be used
Below 6 months:Contraindicated
Indications for Triclosan
Interactions for Triclosan
Typical Dosage for Triclosan
Topical use:Wet area to be cleaned. Apply the medicament and wash for one minute. Rinse and repeat for 2 minutes. Dry thoroughly.
Schedule of Triclosan
Storage Requirements for Triclosan
Store at room temperature. Keep out of the reach of children. Protect from heat, light and moisture.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Triclosan
Apply the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Triclosan
Give supportive measures and symptomatic treatment.

Home Delivery for Triclosan in Your City

Medicine India is just a publishing medium for medicine related information and does not provide services or sales of medicines including triclosan.

However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for triclosan and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for triclosan may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take triclosan only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for triclosan before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for triclosan with the pharmacy.

Triclosan is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for triclosan might be better known than triclosan itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have triclosan in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for triclosan.