- What other names is Shellac known by?
- What is Shellac?
- How does Shellac work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Shellac.
In dentistry, shellac from Laccifer lacca is used to make dentures and other dental products. In the pharmaceutical industry, shellac is used as a tablet coating and for other uses. In manufacturing, shellac is used as a finish for furniture, an ingredient in hair spray and in other cosmetics. Although shellac has been used for years in pharmacy, dentistry, and manufacturing, it has fallen into disfavor for some products because it ages over time.
Shellac does not have any medicinal uses.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Any medicinal use.
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allergic to shellac. Do not confuse the shellac used in dental and pharmaceutical manufacturing with the varnish-like product from the hardware store. Varnish-like shellac contains methanol (wood alcohol) and is very poisonous.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of shellac during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Shellac allergy: Some people are allergic to shellac. Don't use it if you have this type of allergy.
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