Latest prescription information about Chloroxylenol. Learn how to pronounce the drug’s name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Generic Name : Chloroxylenol

Pronunciation : chlo-ro-xy-le-nol

Therapeutic Classification : Antimicrobials

ICD Code : Y56.2

Trade Name(s): 
India- Haffkinol, Dettol, Dettol Antiseptic, Dettol Obstetric, Fairgenol-H.
International- Caricia Care.

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is an antimicrobial agent, prescribed as a antiseptic and disinfectant. 

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 


Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Dosage & When it is to be taken : Use as directed by your physician.

How it should be taken : It comes as a liquid, cream, and soap to apply topically as directed by your physician.

Warnings and Precautions : 
* Caution needed in pregnant and breast-feeding women.
* For external use only; avoid contact with your eyes and mouth.
* Avoid use on brain meninges, middle ear & other sensitive tissues.
* Aqueous solution should be freshly prepared at recommended concentration and appropriate measures must be taken to prevent contamination.

Side Effects : 
Irritation of eye and other sensitive tissues.

Other Precautions : 
* Wash your hands thoroughly after using this liquid.

Storage Conditions : 
Store it at room temperature (25°C).