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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid: Surfactant

Antipruritic agent

Chemical Name

Polyoxyethylene ether prepared by the polymerisation of ethylene oxide with lauryl alcohol (JP)

Foreign Name

  • Macrogollaurylether (German)

Generic Names

  • Polidocanol (OS: DCF)
  • AET (IS)
  • Aethoxysklerol (IS)
  • Aetoxisclerol (IS)
  • Atlas G-4829 (IS)
  • Dodecyl alcohol polyoxyethylene ether (IS)
  • Hydroxypolyethoxydodecane (IS)
  • Hydroxypolyethoxydodecane (IS)
  • Laureth (IS)
  • Laurylpoly(oxyethylene)ether (IS)
  • α-Dodecyl-ω-hydroxy-poly (IS: oxy-1,2-ethanediyl)
  • Polyethyleneglycol-monododecylether (IS)
  • Polyoxyethylene Lauryl Alcohol Ether (IS)
  • Polyoxyethylene lauryl ether (IS)
  • Lauromacrogol (PH: JP XVI)

Brand Names


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JPThe Japanese Pharmacopoeia
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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