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Benzoxonium Chloride Topical



Benzoxonium chloride topical is used to treat mouth and throat infections. It is also used for disinfection of mucus membrane, skin surface and medical instruments. 

How it works

Benzoxonium chloride belongs to a class of medications called as disinfectants. It inhibits or inactivates certain bacterial enzymes and thus prevents or cures the infection. 

Common side effects

Rash, Itching


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Expert advice

Avoid direct contact of benzoxonium chloride topical with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.
Do not use for the disinfection of soft contact lenses.
Do not use benzoxonium chloride in the ear or nose. 
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Do not use if you are allergic to benzoxonium chloride or any of its ingredients.
Do not use if you have penetrating wounds. 

Frequently asked questions

Benzoxonium Chloride Topical

Q. Does benzoxonium chloride topical kill viruses, fungus and bacteria?
Yes, Benzoxonium chloride topical kills bacteria. It has no known effect on viruses and fungi.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)