cetylpyridinium chloride

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A quaternary ammonium compound included in some mouthwashes, toothpastes, lozenges, and throat sprays. It is an antiseptic that kills bacteria and other micro-organisms. It is effective in preventing dental plaque (plaque control) and reducing gingivitis.

Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics — Dentistry.

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