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Methyl Paraben Sodium



Methyl paraben sodium is used as a preservative to extend the shelf-life of a product.

How it works

Methyl paraben sodium belongs to a class of drugs called as preservatives.  It works by exerting its action as a fungicide (substance that kills fungus) and an anti-bacterial agent (substance that kills bacteria) to prolong the longevity of a product.

Common side effects


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Expert advice

  • Inform your doctor if you had history of cancer before using methyl paraben.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience unusual allergic reactions.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to methyl paraben sodium or any of its ingredient.

Frequently asked questions

Methyl Paraben Sodium

Q. Is methyl paraben sodium dangerous?
Methyl paraben sodium if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)