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Contamination of Antiseptics and Use of Preservatives

  • D. A. Norton
Part of the Chemotherapy book series (CT, volume 3)

Summary

Antiseptic substances such as benzalkonium chloride, chlorhexidine and organic mercurial compounds are also employed as antimicrobial preservatives in pharmaceutical preparations. Some of these substances have been implicated in accidental contamination involving loss of preservative efficiency and infection hazards particularly from organisms of Pseudomonas species.

Keywords

Ophthalmic Solution Benzalkonium Chloride Pharmaceutical Journal Contact Lens Solution Absolute Standard 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Norton
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Pharmacy and PharmacologyUniversity of BathUK

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