This patient information on Methyldibromoglutaronitrle/Phenoxyethanol provided by John L. Meisenheimer, M.D. a board certified Dermatologist and skin care specialist based in Orlando, Florida. This information is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice or treatment of a dermatologist or other physician.

Skin contact with this chemical or products which use this chemical may result in an allergic eczema (dermatitis). If you currently have an eczema this allergen may be the cause, but it may also be unrelated. Other factors may be related to your condition. The information below will help you avoid this allergen.

This chemical is used as a preservative in many products.

Where is chemical found?

Latex paints
Coloring agents
Metalworking fluids
Moist toilet tissue

Hints on avoiding chemical:

Always Check product labels and use only ingredient labeled products that do not list this chemical or its synonyms
If your spouse uses products, which are on the list, skin to skin transfer may occur.

Other names you may see this chemical:

1,2- dibromo-2, 4-dicyanobutane
Merquat 2200
Tektamer 38

© John “Lucky” Meisenheimer, M.D.  2019