Dimethyl Sulfoxide

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Dimethyl Sulfoxide Brand Names


Dimethyl Sulfoxide may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Dimethyl Sulfoxide Drug Class

Dimethyl Sulfoxide is part of the drug classes:

Dimethyl Sulfoxide Interactions

This is not a complete list of Dimethyl Sulfoxidedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Dimethyl Sulfoxide and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Dimethyl Sulfoxide falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.


There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Dimethyl Sulfoxide should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.


No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Dimethyl Sulfoxide should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Dimethyl Sulfoxide Dosage

Take dimethyl sulfoxide exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Dimethyl Sulfoxide dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Dimethyl Sulfoxide is available in the following doses:

  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide 100% Topical Solution
  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide 50% Irrigation Solution
  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide 99% Irrigation Solution
  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide Compounding Liquid
  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide Topical 100% Topical Solution

Forms of Medication

Dimethyl Sulfoxide is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Solution
  • Irrigation Solution
  • Otic Solution
  • Topical Solution