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food interaction for VILCO

alcohol interaction for VILCO

pregnancy interaction for VILCO

lactation interaction for VILCO

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Vilco paediatric nasal drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Benzalkonium Chloride(0.1mg)


Bladder irrigation, ear, eye, nose and throat irrigation, gingivitis, perodontal diseases, preoperative disinfection of unbroken skin, stomatitis, thrush, tonsillitis, urethral irrigation.

How it works

The mode of action of benzalkonium chloride appears to be associated with the effect on the cytoplasmic membrane, which controls cell permeability.

Common side effects

Paralysis of respiratory muscle, Allergic contact dermatitis, Apprehension, Collapse, Coma, Convulsion, Cyanosis (bluish discoloration of the skin), Death, Shortness of breath, Muscle weakness, Restlessness, Vomiting


Glycine is possibly effective for treating schizophrenia and ischemic stroke; treating leg ulcers when used with other conventional medicines. It may also be used as an adjuvant therapy for memory enhancement, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), liver protection, cancer prevention and others.

How it works

Glycine is used to make proteins which are vital to human physiological functions. It is also involved in the transmission of chemical signals in the brain, so it may be used for treating schizophrenia and improving memory. It also seems to interfere with the blood supply needed by certain tumors, thus may have a role in cancer prevention too.

Common side effects

Nausea, Drowsiness, Stomach upset, Vomiting


Oxymetazoline is used in the temporary relief of nasal congestion associated allergies or common cold.

How it works

Oxymetazoline belongs to a class of medications called nasal decongestants. It works by narrowing the blood vessels in the nasal passages and relieves congestion.

Common side effects

Nervousness, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Dizziness, Headache, Nausea, Insomnia, Nasal dryness, Running nose, Sneezing, Tachycardia, Bradycardia


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Expert advice for VILCO

• Avoid contact with eyes, mouth or nose and rinse immediately with plenty of cool tap water in case of accidental contact.
• Never use benzalkonium chloride solution on blistered/ cut skin.
• Consult your doctor before using benzalkonium chloride solution in children younger than 2 years.
• Inform your doctor if symptoms do not disappear after 7 days of use. 
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Should not be given to patients who are allergic to benzalkonium chloride or any of its ingredients.
• Should not be given to patients who have a deep puncture wound, animal bite or serious burns.

Frequently asked questions for VILCO

Benzalkonium Chloride

Q. Is benzalkonium chloride the same as rubbing alcohol?
No. Benzalkonium chloride is not as same as rubbing alcohol.
Q. Is benzalkonium chloride antifungal?
Yes, benzalkonium chloride is known to be antifungal to some extent. 
Q. Does benzalkonium chloride kill viruses?
No. Benzalkonium does not kill viruses.
Q. Is benzalkonium chloride bleach?
No. Benzalkonium chloride is not bleach. 
Q. Does benzalkonium chloride kill MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)/ staph (Staphylococcus Aureus)?
Yes, higher concentrations of benzalkonium chloride can kill MRSA / staph present on the skin.
Q. Does benzalkonium chloride work for cold sores?
Yes. Benzalkonium chloride is effective for treatment of cold sores.


Q. Is glycine optically active/ polar/ hydrophobic/ soluble in water/ a nucleotide/ amphipathic/ inhibitory or excitatory/ ionic or covalent/ polar covalent/ contain a chiral carbon/have a side chain/have peptide bonds/have a chiral center/form hydrogen bonds?
Glycine is an amino acid which does not have a side chain. It is considered non-polar hydrophobic but can also fit into hydrophilic class. It does not have a chiral center.

Q. Is glycine vegan?
It is vegan

Q. Does glycine raise blood sugar?
Glycine ingestion results in little or no increase in plasma glucose concentrations

Q. Does glycine help you sleep?
Glycine is coming as a new non-pharmaceutical option for promoting good sleep. It should be taken as per physician advice.

Q. Does glycine cause weight gain?
Glycine usually does not cause weight gain.


Q. Is oxymetazolinee addictive?
Oxymetazoline treatment does not cause mental addiction. However, patients may get physically addicted such that they feel the compulsion to use oxymetazoline. Hence, it should only be used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is oxymetazoline a steroid/ antihistamine?
Oxymetazoline belongs to a class of medications called adrenergic drugs that are used as nasal decongestants. It is not a steroid or an antihistaminic.
Q. Is oxymetazoline safe?
Oxymetazoline is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does oxymetazoline cause cataract/keep you awake/ raise blood pressure/insomnia/drowsiness?
No such reports are available that confirm treatment related mentioned side effects (cataract/keep you awake/ insomnia/drowsiness). Oxymetazoline can raise blood pressure when taken with drugs like selegiline, moclobemide that are used to treat depression, and can also decrease the effect of drugs used to treat blood pressure. Hence, patients should consult doctors regarding the possible side effects and drug interactions.
Q. Can I take oxymetazoline with Benadryl (diphenhydramine)/ phenylephrine/ pseudoephedrine?
Oxymetazoline should not be taken concomitantly with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) /phenylephrine/pseudoephedrine. Please consult your doctor when using concomitantly.


Content on this page was last updated on 21 March, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)