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Lonzagard Benzethonium Chloride USP

Date: February 24, 2017 Category: ,

Description
Lonzagard Benzethonium Chloride USP is a unique, flexible quaternary ammonium-based antimicrobial compound that can be used as a Personal Care active ingredient or as a preservative. Lonzagard Benzethonium Chloride USP offers greater efficacy, mildness, and safety versus competitive chemistries as an active antimicrobial ingredient. Additionally, Lonzagard Benzethonium Chloride USP is widely acceptable worldwide as a fast-acting preservative.

Applications and Suggested Use Rates
As an Active Ingredient…

Lonzagard Benzethonium Chloride USP has a long use history, particularly in the US, under a
wide variety of FDA applications from wound dressings to diaper rash products. Additionally,
Lonzagard Benzethonium Chloride USP can be used for antibacterial hand soaps, wipe
products and non-alcohol hand sanitizers under FDA’s Topical Antimicrobial Tentative Final
Monograph (TFM). When finalized, non-supported chemistries will no longer be able to be
used whereas it is likely that supported chemistries—such as Lonzagard Benzethonium
Chloride USP—will be acceptable as Safe and Effective (i.e. Category I). Suggested use
rates as an active ingredient are between 0.2 to 2.0%.
As a Preservative…
Lonzagard Benzethonium Chloride USP has wide global acceptance as a preservative in
personal care products and has been used for decades. Particularly applicable in cationic
and nonionic systems, Lonzagard Benzethonium Chloride USP provides rapid antimicrobial
activity in numerous formulation types. Suggested use rates as a preservative are between
0.1 to 0.5%.

 

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