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Information of Alexidine from BacMet

Compound Information

  • Compound name: Alexidine

  • Chemical Class: Biguanides

  • Description: An antibacterial and anti-plaque agent against Streptococcus mutans, Actinomyces viscosus, and Actinomyces naesludii. Alexidine is an alkyl bis(biguanide) antiseptic which has been used in mouthwashes to eliminate plaque forming microorganisms. Alexidine differs chemically from chlorhexidine in possessing ethylhexyl end groups. Alexidine is more rapidly bactericidal and produces a significantly faster alteration in bactericidal permeability.

  • Database Links: CHEBI:53661

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