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Chloramine

Synonym(s): Chloramine-T

Contributor(s): Yolande Bishop

Introduction

Name

  • Chloramine.

Class of drug

  • Antiseptic agent.

Description

Chemical name

  • N-chloro-4-methylbenzenesulfonamide sodium salt.
  • (N-chloro-p-toluenesulfonamido)sodium.
  • Sodiump-toluenesulfonchloramide.
  • Toluene-p-sulfonsodiochloramide trihydrate.

Molecular formula

  • C7, H7, Cl N Na O2, S.

Molecular weight

  • 227.65.

Physical properties

  • Partially soluble in water.

Storage requirements

  • Keep container tightly sealed.

Uses

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Indications

  • Bacterial skin infections.
  • Cleansing of contaminated wounds.

Administration

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Blasco Aet al(1992)Bronchial asthma due to sensitization to chloramine-T.J Invest Allergol Clin Immunol2(3) 167-170.
  • Henderson J D Jret al(1989)Chloramine-T solutions - effect on wound healing in guinea pigs.Arch Phys Med Rehabil70(8) 628-631.
  • Selk S Het al(1982)Comparative antimicrobial activity, in vitro and in vivo, of soft N-chloramine systems and chlorhexidine.Appl Environ Microbiol43(4) 899-904.

Other sources of information

  • Tennant, B (1999)Small Animal Formulary.3rd edn. Cheltenham: British Small Animal Veterinary Association. ISBN: 0 9052 1452 8.

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