Dmso (Dimethylsulfoxide)

What other names is Dmso (dimethylsulfoxide) known by?

Dimethylis Sulfoxidum, Dimethyl Sulfoxide, Dimethyl Sulphoxide, Dimethylsulfoxide, Diméthylsulfoxyde, Dimetilsulfóxido, Methyl Sulphoxide, NSC-763, SQ-9453, Sulfoxyde de Diméthyl, Sulphinybismethane.

What is Dmso (dimethylsulfoxide)?

DMSO is a prescription medicine and dietary supplement. It is also used as an industrial solvent.

Effective for...

Possibly Effective for...

  • Decreasing pain caused by the herpes zoster virus (shingles) when used with a drug called idoxuridine.
  • Inflammatory bladder disease.
  • Treating skin and tissue damage caused by chemotherapy when it leaks from the IV.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • A skin condition called scleroderma.

Likely Ineffective for...

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Headaches, arthritis, eye problems, gall stones, a condition called amyloidosis, muscle problems, high blood pressure in the brain, helping skin heal after surgery, asthma, skin problems such as calluses, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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