polyoxyl 40 stearate

pol·y·ox·yl 40 ste·a·rate

(pol'ē-ok'sil stē'ă-rāt),
A nonionic surface-active agent used as an emulsifying agent in hydrophilic ointment and other emulsions.
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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.