Active Ingredient(s): Hexachlorophene
FDA Approved: * April 19, 1949
Pharm Company: * SANOFI AVENTIS US
Category: Skin Care

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Phisohex Overview

Hexachlorophene, also known as Nabac, is an organochlorine compound that was once widely used as a disinfectant. The compound occurs as a white odorless solid, although commercial samples can be off-white and possess a slightly phenolic odor. It is insoluble in water but dissolves in acetone, ethanol, diethyl ether, and chloroform. In medicine, hexachlorophene is useful as a topical anti-infective, anti-bacterial agent, often used in soaps and toothpaste. It is also used in agriculture as a s...

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Clears Skin Up

I was prescribed PhisoHex by my dermatologist for some infected ingrown hairs. After using it I noticed my skin cleared up wonderfully. I now use it from time to time to clear up random pimples, etc and it has worked better than Clearasil or any over the counter acne medication. I think that the active ingredient is so effective at killing bacteria that I would recommend it for anyone who wants to clear up outbreaks. I wonder why this product is not over the counter though...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Aerosol: 0.23%
  • Emulsion: 3%
  • Soap: 3%
  • Solution: 0.25%
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Phisohex: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0024-1535 Phisohex 30 mg/ml Topical Emulsion by Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
  • 52125-663 Phisohex 30 mg/ml Topical Emulsion by Remedyrepack Inc.

Other drugs which contain Hexachlorophene or a similar ingredient: (2 results)