Benzalkonium Chloride - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Benzalkonium Chloride

Generic Name : Benzalkonium Chloride
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Benzalkonium Chloride are provided here.

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

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Benzalkonium Chloride, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

Therapeutic Classification : Topical Antiseptics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Benzalkonium Chloride

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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 be taken? (Contraindications)


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.