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Chemical Substance - Dimethyl sulfoxide

NHPID Name:
Dimethyl sulfoxide

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Additional Details

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The presence of this ingredient without conditions on the List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients (the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist) indicates that there are potentially significant safety issues. This ingredient cannot be used in topical natural health products without the submission of additional evidence for safety. Reference: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/person/cosmet/info-ind-prof/_hot-list-critique/prohibited-eng.php



Roles

Medicinal

Rationale:
Classified as an NHP under Schedule 1, item 2 (an isolate) of the Natural Health Products Regulations.
Reference:  NNHPD


Non-medicinal

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Non-NHP

Rationale:
As per the Prescription Drug List, Dimethyl sulfoxide, for veterinary use or when sold for the treatment of interstitial cystitis or scleroderma in humans, is classified as a non-NHP.
Reference:  NNHPD