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Naphazoline hydrochloride

2-(1-Naphthylmethyl)imidazoline hydrochloride
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C14H14N2 · HCl
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Naphazoline hydrochloride is a sympathomimetic agent. It is also considered as a conjunctival decongestant.
α-adrenoceptor agonist; imidazoline receptor agonist; vasoconstrictor.

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This compound was developed by Allergan. To browse the list of other pharma-developed compounds and Approved Drugs/Drug Candidates, click here.

Storage Class Code

6.1C - Combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic compounds or compounds which causing chronic effects



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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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Marie Granier et al.
Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie, 56(2), 102-108 (2009-02-28)
Septorhinoplasty is a traumatic procedure that is associated with epistaxis and postoperative pain. The primary objective of this randomized double-blind controlled trial was to determine whether intranasal 5% lidocaine plus naphazoline decreases postoperative pain and lessens the use of rescue
Nan-Nan Wang et al.
Luminescence : the journal of biological and chemical luminescence, 24(3), 178-182 (2009-03-03)
A sensitive and simple flow-injection chemiluminescence (FI-CL) method, which was based on the CL intensity generated from the redoxreaction of potassium permanganate (KMnO4)-formaldehyde in vitriol (H2SO4) medium, has been developed, validated and applied for the determination of naphazoline hydrochloride and
M Gelardi et al.
Journal of biological regulators and homeostatic agents, 23(2), 79-84 (2009-07-11)
A wide variety of nasal irrigation systems are currently available for improving nasal symptoms, but few studies have compared their effectiveness with respect to patient age and type of nasal disease. This pilot study aims to compare the efficacy of
Shizhong Zhu et al.
Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 98, 142-147 (2012-09-22)
The fluorescence and ultraviolet spectroscopy were explored to study the interaction between Naphazoline hydrochloride (Naphcon) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) at three different temperatures (292, 301, and 310 K) under imitated physiological conditions. The quenching mechanism of BSA by Naphacon
Eman Y Z Frag et al.
The Analyst, 136(2), 332-339 (2010-10-21)
This paper describes the development of screen-printed (SPE) and carbon paste (CPE) sensors for the rapid and sensitive quantification of naphazoline hydrochloride (NPZ) in pharmaceutical formulations. This work compares the electroactivity of conventional carbon paste and screen-printed carbon paste electrodes

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