Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
What is it?
Methylene chloride, also called dichloromethane, is a volatile, colorless liquid with a chloroform-like odor. Methylene chloride is used in various industrial processes in many different industries: paint stripping, pharmaceutical manufacturing, paint remover manufacturing, metal cleaning and degreasing, adhesives manufacturing and use, polyurethane foam production, film base manufacturing, polycarbonate resin production, and solvent distribution and formulation. OSHA considers methylene chloride to be a potential occupational carcinogen. Short-term exposures to high concentrations may cause mental confusion, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, and headache. Continued exposure may also cause eye and respiratory tract irritation. Exposure to methylene chloride may make symptoms of angina more severe. Skin exposure to liquid methylene chloride may cause irritation or chemical burns.
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Top Medications with this excipient
- Allegra-D 24 Hour 180 mg / 240 mg
- Atorvastatin Calcium 20 mg
- Atorvastatin Calcium 40 mg
- Atorvastatin Calcium 10 mg
- Divalproex Sodium Delayed Release 500 mg
- Divalproex Sodium Delayed Release 125 mg
- Divalproex Sodium Delayed Release 250 mg
- Divalproex Sodium Delayed-Release 500 mg
- Divalproex Sodium Delayed-Release 250 mg
- Divalproex Sodium Delayed-Release 125 mg
- Fluoxetine Hydrochloride Delayed Release (Once-Weekly) 90 mg
- Metoprolol Succinate Extended-Release 25 mg
- Metoprolol Succinate Extended-Release 50 mg
- Metoprolol Succinate Extended-Release 100 mg
- Metoprolol Succinate Extended-Release 200 mg