pCure is a collection of household products that have an effect on selected pharmaceutical residues. The active ingredient in the products is enzymes. During normal product usage, enzymes are released into the connected sewage water system. In the sewage water, the enzymes act on target pharmaceutical residues. Information published about pCure products is based on the products definition.
Pharmaceutical residues are referring to the active compounds that are used as ingredients in medicine products. It is these ingredients that help us recover from illness, but at the same time they can have a negative effect when released to Nature.
The following search concept have been applied for all medicines and active ingredients:
Example: Searching for Diclofenac or Voltaren will both result that you reach the substance page. In this specific case we will therefore reach the page of Diclofenac. You can also chose to search for other medicines including Diclofenac, such as Eeze, or one of the more common product ingredients, such as Diclofenac Sodium, which will then also lead to the dedicated page.
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- Alvedon or Panodil for Paracetamol
- Dienorette or Yasminelle for Ethinylestradiol
pCure Labs is a web-app that are combining various information about pharmaceutical compounds and medicines. As you search the Labs you can get insight in which pharmaceutical ingredients that are identified as a high concern for the environment, but also in which medicines these ingredients can be found.
Many of our more common medicines such as antibiotics, painkillers, anti-inflammatory, birth control pills, anti-depressants are hazardous to Nature.