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Talc Summary

Description: Finely powdered native hydrous magnesium silicate. It is used as a dusting powder, either alone or with starch or boric acid, for medicinal and toilet preparations. It is also an excipient and filler for pills, tablets, and for dusting tablet molds. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)

Also Known As: Talcum Powder; Talc (Mg3H2(SiO3)4)

Networked: 926 relevant articles (63 outcomes, 116 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Talc is Relevant

  1. Malignant Pleural Effusion : 21 outcomes 35 studies in 152 results
  2. Pneumothorax : 14 outcomes 10 studies in 112 results
  3. Pleural Effusion (Pleural Effusions) : 12 outcomes 11 studies in 111 results
  4. Hydrothorax : 4 outcomes 1 study in 16 results
  5. Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath) : 4 outcomes in 11 results
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Drugs Related to Talc

  1. Bleomycin (Blenoxane)
  2. Doxycycline (Vibramycin)
  3. Povidone-Iodine (Betadine)
  4. Minocycline (Cyclops)
  5. pemetrexed (MTA)
  6. Thymidine Monophosphate (TMP)
  7. raltitrexed (D 1694)
  8. Opioid Analgesics (Opioids)
  9. Staphylococcal Protein A (A, Protein)
  10. Tetracycline (Achromycin)
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Therapies Related to Talc

  1. Pleurodesis
  2. Catheters
  3. Chest Tubes (Chest Tube)
  4. Thoracostomy
  5. Palliative Care (Palliative Medicine)
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