Please note, this OEL/ADE monograph also applies to carboxymethylcellulose (CAS RN 9000-11-7). Carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) sodium, also known as cellulose gum or sodium CMC, is a cellulose derivative with carboxymethyl groups (-CH2-COOH) bound to some of the hydroxyl groups of the glucopyranose monomers. It has a variety of pharmaceutical uses as a tablet excipient, suspending and velocity increasing agent, bulk laxative, demulcent, dental adhesive, and as an absorption medium; it is also used as an emulsifier or stabilizer in the food industry. Topically, sodium CMC is used as an ingredient of protective preparations for stoma care, in the management of wounds, and for mechanical protection of oral and perioral lesions, such as mouth ulceration. Sodium CMC is also indicated for use in artificial saliva preparations for dry mouth and for use in the symptomatic relief of dry eye.
Affygility Solutions has an occupational exposure limit (OEL) and control band assignment for this active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). This monograph also contains the acceptable daily exposure (ADE) value.
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