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Triclosan is an ingredient that is often found in various hygiene products, such as soap or toothpaste. Triclosan is an antiseptic that can kill microorganisms, such as fungi or bacteria .

Triclosan works by killing the bacteria that cause infection. Triclosan contained in toothpaste has been studied to be able to prevent  gingivitis . However, it is suspected that the use of this ingredient as a mixture in soap does not provide additional benefits.

Some animal studies have shown that triclosan can cause hormone disruption. In addition, the use of this ingredient in soap and cleaning products is also thought to increase the risk of developing bacterial resistance. However, this still needs further research.

Triclosan trademarks: Verile, Hi-Derm, Skinnova, Red-A, Pro AC, Pure Wash

What is Triclosan

class Free medicine
Category Antiseptic
Benefit An antiseptic agent used in toothpaste or soap
Consumed by Adults and children
Triclosan for pregnant and lactating women Category N: Not yet categorized.

Triclosan is not yet known to be absorbed into breast milk or not. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor first.

Drug form Gels, soaps, creams, liquids

Warning Before Using Triclosan

Triclosan should not be used carelessly. The following are things that you should pay attention to before using triclosan:

  • Do not use triclosan if you are allergic to this substance.
  • Do not use triclosan on eyes, broken skin, or cracked skin. Rinse immediately with clean water if triclosan gets on the part.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning a pregnancy.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking certain medications, supplements or herbal products.
  • Immediately see a doctor if you experience a drug allergic reaction or serious side effects after using triclosan.

Dosage and Rules for Using Triclosan

Triclosan can be found as an ingredient in soaps, acne products, or toothpaste. The triclosan content in these products is generally as much as 2%.

Use products that contain triclosan according to the instructions for use printed on the packaging. If you have any doubts, ask your doctor .

How to use Triclosan correctly

Read the instructions and instructions for use on the packaging before using products containing triclosan.

Triclosan is only used on the skin. Do not use products containing triclosan in the area around the eyes, broken skin, or cracked skin. Rinse immediately with clean water if the product gets on the part.

Store products containing triclosan at room temperature, in a dry place, and avoid exposure to direct sunlight. Keep the product out of reach of children.

Interactions of Triclosan with Other Drugs

Until now, the interaction effect of triclosan has not been known when used with other drugs or ingredients. To be on the safe side, tell your doctor if you plan to use a product containing triclosan with certain supplements, herbal products, or medications.

Triclosan Side Effects and Dangers

A side effect that can occur after using products containing triclosan is inflammation of the skin which is called contact dermatitis . Stop using the product if these side effects appear. If side effects do not improve or even get worse, consult a doctor immediately.

Immediately see a doctor if you experience an allergic reaction , for example an itchy rash appears on the skin or the skin is cracked and red.

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