Triclosan - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Triclosan

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

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.

ICD Code : Y41.1 Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Bacterials

Trade Names/Brand Names of Triclosan

India :

International :

Triclofos Elixir, Triclonam, Tricloryl

Why is Triclosan Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antibacterial and antifungal agent, prescribed for acne and disinfections of skin.

When should Triclosan not be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Triclosan?

Topical- Up to 2% in soaps, creams and solution: Use as directed.

How should Triclosan be taken?

It comes as soaps, creams, mouthwashes, and cleaning supplies.

What are the warnings and precautions for Triclosan?

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

• For external use only; avoid contact with eyes, nose, or mouth.

• Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this medication.

What are the side effects of Triclosan?

Contact dermatitis.

What are the other precautions for Triclosan?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Triclosan?

Store it at room temperature.