polyoxyl

polyoxyl

 [pol″e-ok´sil]
a group of surfactants numbered according to the average polymer length of oxyethylene units; polyoxyl 40 stearate and many others are used in pharmaceutical preparations.

polyoxyl

/poly·ox·yl/ (-ok´sil) a group of surfactants consisting of a mixture of mono- and diesters of stearate and polyoxyethylene diols; they are numbered according to the average polymer length of oxyethylene units, e.g., polyoxyl 40 stearate, and many are used in pharmaceutical preparations.
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1% (clocortolone pivalate), is a mid-potency topical corticosteroid in a specially formulated water-washable emollient cream base consisting of purified water, white petrolatum, mineral oil, stearyl alcohol, polyoxyl 40 stearate, carbomer 934P, edetate disodium, sodium hydroxide, with methylparaben and propylparaben as preservatives.