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General Information on Benzalkonium chloride

Generic Name : Benzalkonium chloride

Pronunciation : BEN-zal-KOE-nee-um klor-ide

Latest prescription information about Benzalkonium chloride. 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.
Therapeutic Classification : Topical Antiseptics

Why is Benzalkonium chloride Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a topical antiseptic, prescribed for cold sore and fever blister. This medication prevents the spread of infection.  

When should Benzalkonium chloride not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Benzalkonium chloride?

Apply over the affected area as directed by your physician.

How should Benzalkonium chloride be taken?

It comes as a liquid to apply topically.

What are the warnings and precautions for Benzalkonium chloride?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of allergy, during pregnancy and lactation.

• For external use only.

• It is inflammable; avoid storing near or in open flame.

• Avoid contact with eyes or mouth.

What are the side effects of Benzalkonium chloride?

  Local: Rash, itching, swelling and irritation.

What are the other precautions for Benzalkonium chloride?

Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this solution.

What are the storage conditions for Benzalkonium chloride?

Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container.

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