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Polidocanol, Asclera*, to treat small varicose veins

Author : Pierre Allain Date : 2010-10-24

Polidocanol, also known as macrogol, lauromacrogol, is a polymer whose molecular weight is about 600, used locally by intravenous route for sclerosing varicose veins. It is marketed in the USA as Asclera*, in France as Aétoxisclérol* and in other countries as Aethoxisklerol*.

He was also proposed as local anesthetic and antipruritic.

Chemical structure of polidocanol:

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