Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Chloroxylenol

Synonym(s): Parachlorometaxylenol, PCMX

Contributor(s): Yolande Bishop

Introduction

Name

  • Chloroxylenol.

Class of drug

  • Antiseptic.

Description

Chemical name

  • p-chloro-m-xylenol.
  • 4-chloro-3,5-dimethylphenol.
  • 4-chloro-3,5-xylenol.
  • 2-chloro-m-xylenol.
  • 2-chloro-5-hydroxy-m-xylene.
  • 2-chloro-5-hydroxy-1,3-dimethylbenzene.

Molecular formula

  • C8H9ClO.

Molecular weight

  • 156.61.

Physical properties

  • Melting point: 115.5°F.
  • Phenolic odor.
  • Volatile with steam.

Uses

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Indications

  • Dermatitis with bacterial involvement.

Administration

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Curtis C (1998)Use and abuse of topical dermatological therapy in dogs and cats. Part 1. Shampoo therapy.In Pract20(5) 244-251.
  • Stubbs W P et al (1996)Chlorhexidine gluconate versus chloroxylenol for preoperative skin preparation in dogs.Vet Surg25(6) 487-494.

Other sources of information

  • Tennant B (1999)Small Animal Formulary.3rd edn. British Small Animal Veterinary Association. ISBN 0 905214 52 8.

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