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Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate

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

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Chemical Formula


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Therapeutic Categories

Pharmaceutic aid: Surfactant


Chemical Names

Acetic acid, sulfo-, 1-dodecylester, sodium salt

Sodium 2-dodecoxy-2-oxoetanesulfonate (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Natrii laurilsulfoacetas (Latin)
  • Natriumlaurylsulfoacetat (German)

Generic Names

  • Dodecyl sodium sulfoacetate (IS)
  • Dodecyl sulfoacetate S-sodium salt (IS)
  • Lathanol LAL (IS)
  • Lathanol-lal 70 (IS)
  • Nacconol LAL (IS)

Brand Names

  • Clisteran (Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate and Sodium Dihydrogen Citrate)
    Lainco, Spain
  • Lactofilm (Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate and Propylene Glycol)
    LDA, Argentina
  • Laurinol
    Szama, Argentina
  • Limectant
    Biotech Pharma, Argentina
  • Micralax (Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate and Sodium Dihydrogen Citrate)
    Johnson & Johnson, Spain
  • Microlax (Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate and Sodium Citrate, + Sorbitol)
    Johnson & Johnson, Finland; McNeil, Belgium; McNeil, Estonia
  • Microlax (Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate and Sodium Citrate)
    Jaba, Portugal; Janssen-Cilag, Switzerland; McNeil, Denmark; McNeil, Ireland; McNeil, Lithuania; McNeil, Norway; McNeil, Sweden; McNeil Aps, Iceland; McNeil CH, Germany
  • Microlax (Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate and Sodium Citrate (veterinary use))
    McNeil, Norway; McNeil, Sweden


IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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