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    What is Dettol?

    Dettol Liquid is used for Antibacterial, Wound-cleansing and other conditions. Dettol Liquid may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    Dettol Liquid contains Chloroxylenol as an active ingredient.
    Dettol Liquid works by killing bacteria and reducing inflammation.
    Reckitt And Colman manufactures Dettol Liquid.
    Detailed information related to Dettol Liquid's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Dettol Liquid Uses

    Dettol Liquid is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    • Antibacterial
    • Wound-cleansing
    • Dettol Liquid may also be used for purposes not listed here.
    References: 1, 2
    Learn more: Uses

    Dettol Liquid - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Dettol Liquid is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Dettol Liquid - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Dettol Liquid. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    • Allergic reactions
    • Skin irritant
    • Dettol Liquid may also cause side-effects not listed here.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 2
    Learn more: Side-effects

    Dettol Liquid Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Dettol Liquid improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 1

    Dettol Liquid - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Dettol Liquid, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
    • Animal bites
    • Cover with bandage or gauze after application
    • Deep wounds
    • Dilute before use
    • Do not ingest
    • For external use only
    • Serious burns
    • Stop and seek medical attention if symptoms worsen or last longer than a week, or if irritation occurs
    References: 2, 2

    Dettol Liquid - Drug Interactions

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

    Dettol Liquid - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Dettol Liquid is a contraindication. In addition, Dettol Liquid should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    References: 2
    Learn more: Contraindications

    Dettol Liquid - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Dettol Liquid safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Is Dettol Liquid safe while breastfeeding?
      Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Can Dettol Liquid be used for antibacterial and wound-cleansing?
      Yes, antibacterial and wound-cleansing are among the most common reported uses for Dettol Liquid. Please do not use Dettol Liquid for antibacterial and wound-cleansing without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Dettol Liquid.
    • At what frequency do I need to use Dettol Liquid? website users have reported other and once a week as the most common frequency of using Dettol Liquid. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Dettol Liquid. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Dettol Liquid.
    • Should I consume Dettol Liquid empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Dettol Liquid anytime. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Dettol Liquid.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Dettol Liquid medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Dettol Liquid. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Dettol Liquid

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 3, 4, 5, 6

    Overdosage of Dettol Liquid

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Dettol Liquid, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 7, 8, 9

    Storage of Dettol Liquid

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Dettol Liquid.
    References: 10, 11, 12, 13

    Expired Dettol Liquid

    • Taking a single dose of expired Dettol Liquid is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 14, 15

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

    Dettol Liquid - Packages and Strengths

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

    Dettol Liquid - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies


    1. O'Neil, M.J. (ed.). The Merck Index - An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals. 13th Edition, Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck and Co., Inc., 2001., p. 375 from HSDB Record Name: CHLOROXYLENOL - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    2. Dailymed Label: DETTOL FIRST AID ANTISEPTIC- chloroxylenol solution. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    3. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
    4. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    5. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    6. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
    7. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    8. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    11. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    12. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    13. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    14. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    15. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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