Aloe Vera

(BAN, USAN)
Synonyms: Aloe.
Cyrillic synonym: Алоэ Вера; Алоэ Древовидное.

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Aloe vera gel is a mucilaginous preparation obtained from the leaves of Aloe vera (A. barbadensis). It does not include the sap of Aloe vera, which contains anthraquinones, and should not be confused with aloes. There are also claims for the beneficial and even curative properties of aloe vera gel in the treatment of conditions such as acne, psoriasis, burns, wounds, arthritis, diabetes, hyperlipidaemia, peptic ulcer, and genital herpes.1,2 Evidence to support these claims is lacking. There is also no strong evidence to support the use of aloe vera gel in the prevention or treatment of radiation-induced skin reactions in cancer patients.3
1. Marshall JM. Aloe vera gel: what is the evidence? Pharm J 1990; 244: 360–2
2. Vogler BK, Ernst E. Aloe vera: a systematic review of its clinical effectiveness. Br J Gen Pract 1999; 49: 823–8
3. Richardson J, et al. Aloe vera for preventing radiation-induced skin reactions: a systematic literature review. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 2005; 17: 478–84.

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Proprietary Preparations

Arg.: Biorevit Gel†; Capson; Puraloe Post Solar; Braz.: Probeks†; Soapelle; Fr.: Veraskin; Ital.: Epitaloe; NZ: Solarcaine Aloe Vera; Singapore: Curacao. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Abanta; Acuaderm; Aloebel; Aristaloe; Brunavera; Controlacne; Crema De Ordene; Dermaloe†; Dermvien†; Eurocolor Post Solar; Europrotec Post Solar†; Galenic Restaurador Capilar; Herbaccion Nutriderm†; KW; Mucobase; Negacne; Odontobiotic†; Olamine; Pedicrem; Puraloe; Puraloe Nutritivo; Refrane P; Refrane Plus; Sadeltan F†; Snella Vag; Solenil Post Solar; Talowin; Yuyo; Austral.: Aloe Vera Plus; Lipz Lip Ointment; Percutane; Psor-Asist; Rapaid Rash-Relief; Braz.: Actine; Derm’attive Solaire†; Malvatricin Natural Soft; Chile: Ac-Sal; Fray Romano; Nenegloss; Solarcaine Aloe Vera Gel; Ureadin Rx DB; Ureadin Rx RD; Cz.: After Burn†; Fr.: Alkagin; Alra†; Cicatridine; Postopyl†; Rhinodoron; Ger.: Rhinodoron; Hong Kong: Apaisac; Pregnacare; India: Elovera; EloveraSPF; Sofderm; Indon.: Jointfit; Velostin; Israel: Agisten with Aloe Vera; Aphtagone; Aptha-X; Ital.: Capso; Ektrofil; Ginoxil Ecoschiuma; Ninfagin; Vicks Baby Balsam†; Vulnopur; Malaysia: Boots Antenatal Massage Cream†; Elovera; Lorasil Feminine Hygeine†; Neo-Healar; Mex.: Gelconordin; Hipoglos Cremoso; NZ: Chap Stick; Lamisil Odor Eze; Vicks Baby Balsam; Philipp.: Elovera; Intima; Port.: Alkagin; Antiacneicos Ac-Sal†; Multi-Mam Compressas†; Singapore: Cortaid with Aloe†; Desitin Creamy†; UK: Antiac; Don’t Bug Me; Sinose; Solarcaine†; USA: Aloe Grande; Biotene with Calcium; Bodi Kleen; Dermtex HC with Aloe; Entertainer’s Secret; Geri-Lav Free; Gold Bond Medicated Triple Action Relief; Hawaiian Tropic Cool Aloe with I.C.E.; Hemorid For Women; Maximum Strength Flexall 454; Nasal-Ease; OraMagicRx; RadiaPlex Rx; Solarcaine Aloe Extra Burn Relief; Venez.: Andantol Jalea; Flucirac; Gelsem; Jengimiel; Jengimiel Sabila.
Published October 23, 2018.