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Dettol Antiseptic Disinfectant 4.8% w/v Concentrate for Cutaneous Solution
| Active ingredient
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Concentrate for cutaneous solution.
Medical - for cuts, bites, abrasions and insect stings.
Personal hygiene - for douching, dandruff; and spots and pimples.
For external use only.
|| Medical uses
For cuts, bites, abrasions and insect stings: wash the area with one tablespoonful of Dettol diluted in a half pint of water and cover with dry gauze or lint.
For urgent application, Dettol may be used undiluted, but not on sensitive skins.
|| Personal hygiene
For douching (when medically advised): two teaspoonfuls of Dettol diluted in two pints of warm water.
For dandruff: one tablespoonful of Dettol diluted in one pint of warm water. Saturate hair and scalp for 10 minutes, then shampoo.
For spots and pimples: bathe the affected area daily with one tablespoonful of Dettol diluted in half a pint of warm water (not for eczematous conditions).
For external use only.
If swallowed, wash out mouth and drink plenty of water or milk. If contact is made with eyes, wash thoroughly with cold water. In both cases consult your doctor.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
Chloroxylenol is a substituted phenol which has been widely used for many years as an ingredient of antiseptic/disinfectant products intended for external use. It is known to be bactericidal in low concentration to a wide range of Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria.
Chloroxylenol is well-absorbed when applied to the skin. It is extensively metabolised in the body, probably by the liver, and rapidly excreted, mainly in the urine, as sulphate and glucuronide conjugates. Chloroxylenol has a low systemic toxicity, even at dosage levels many times higher than those likely to be absorbed during normal usage of Dettol Liquid.
No preclinical findings of relevance have been reported.
Caustic soda solution,
There are no special precautions for storage.
Polypropylene and Polyvinylchloride
bottles with polypropylene
screw cap with PVdC
Pack sizes: 125, 250, 500, 750, 1000ml.
Pack Sizes: 2L, 4L and 5L.
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