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Chlorbutol

INFORMATION

Uses

Chlorbutol is used to prevent infections.

How it works

Chlorbutol is an antiseptic, anesthetic, anti-irritant, and emollient agent. It works as local anesthetic by providing a quick relief from pain; bacteriostatic reinforcing the activity of chlorhexidine. It also produces a mild irritant effect on the respiratory tract, possibly via a nasal/pulmonary arc.

Common side effects

Nausea, Noisy breathing, Oral peeling, Parotid gland swelling, Abdominal cramp, Allergic reaction, Anaphylactic reaction, Burning sensation of tongue, Cough, Diarrhoea, Discoloration of teeth, Altered taste, Shortness of breath, Itching, Flushing, Skin reaction, Erythema, Sneezing, Subcutaneous swelling, Tongue discolouration, Vomiting, Burning sensation

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

No medicine available

Expert advice

Cream:
  • Avoid contact with eyes.
  • Avoid prolonged use for more than 7 days.
  • Wash hands well after use.
  • Use it for external application only.
Mouthwash:
  • Do not use at the same time as toothpastes.
  • Do not swallow the solution.
  • Avoid contact with ears and eyes.
Nasal decongestant capsule:
  • Only inhale the vapor.
  • Do not take capsule or drops internally.
  • Avoid direct contact with skin or eyes.

Frequently asked questions

Chlorbutol

Q.What is chlorobutanol used for?
Chlorbutol is used in different formulations such as cream, mouthwash and decongestant capsules.Cream: to treat mild pain caused by minor skin cuts, scratches and grazes (chapping) and soreness caused by detergents, soaps, deodorants and jewellery and bites and stings.Mouthwash solution: to inhibit dental plaque formation, as an aid in the treatment and prevention of irritation, redness, and swelling of gums (gingivitis), and in maintaining oral hygiene. It is important in the management of mouth ulceration and oral infections due to fungus candida and can be used as an adjuvant treatment for minor infections of the throat. It is also used as a disinfectant solution for cleansing of removable dentures.Capsule: for the symptomatic relief of colds and the symptomatic rapid relief of nasal congestion.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)