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Drug information on Dettol (Chloroxylenol) from Reckitt & Colman India Ltd.


Reckitt & Colman India Ltd.
Generic : Chloroxylenol
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc Biotechnology | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Dettol may be prescribed

Side effects of Dettol

Irritation of eye and other sensitive tissues.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Use as directed by your physician.

How to use Dettol?

It comes as a liquid, cream, and soap to apply topically as directed by your physician.

When is Dettol not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Dettol

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.

Other Precautions for Dettol

Wash your hands thoroughly after using this liquid.

Storage Conditions for Dettol

Store it at room temperature (25°C).

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