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Sodium Laurilsulfate

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.


Ph. Eur.

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Laxative: Emollient

Chemical Names

Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate (Ph. Eur.)

Sodium monododecyl sulfate (USP)

Sulfuric acid monododecyl ester sodium salt (USP)

Foreign Names

  • Natrii laurilsulfas (Latin)
  • Natriumdodecylsulfat (German)
  • Sodium, laurilsulfate de (French)
  • Sodio, laurilsulfato de (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (OS: JAN)
  • Dodecyl alcohol, hydrogen sulfate, sodium salt (IS)
  • Irium (IS)
  • Natrium Lauryl Sulphuricum (IS)
  • n-Dodecyl sulfate sodium (IS)
  • SDS (IS)
  • SLS (IS)
  • Texapon K12 (IS)
  • UNII-368GB5141J (IS)
  • Natrii laurilsulfas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Natriumdodecylsulfat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Sodium laurilsulfate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, NF 33)

Brand Names

  • Anticerumen Liade
    Desma, Spain
  • Laxatif Biocanina (Sodium Laurilsulfate and Docusate Sodium (veterinary use))
    VĂ©to-Centre, France
  • Manalax (Sodium Laurilsulfate and Docusate Sodium (veterinary use))
    Laboratoire TVM, France
  • Minilax (Sodium Laurilsulfate and Sorbitol)
    Eurofarma, Brazil


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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