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Carbenoxolone is anti-inflammatory. It is often used as a gap junction inhibitor in neuroscience research. Carbenoxolone is also an inhibitor of the steroid dehydrogenase enzymes 11 β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (human) and 3α, 20 β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (bacterial). It is used for the treatment of digestive tract ulcers, especially in the stomach. Used in the treatment of peptic, mainly gastric, ulcers. It is often used as a gap junction inhibitor in neuroscience research.
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W. Hausmann,; A. L. Tarnoky. Biochemical Effects Of Short-Term Treatment With Carbenoxolone Disodium. British Journal of Pharmacology and Chemotherapy. 1966, 26 (2) , 412-420.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P362-P501c
Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant