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Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol



Dichlorobenzyl alcohol is an antiseptic used for symptomatic relief of mouth and throat infection. It is also used in combination with other drugs to treat cold sores abrasions, minor burns, dry chapped skin, insect bites and pimples.

How it works

Dichlorobenzyl alcohol belongs to a class of drugs called antiseptic agents. It is used as alone or in combination with other antiseptic agents to kill the bacteria in mouth, throat and skin infections (including cuts and burns). It also acts locally in combination with soothing and cooling agents on the area of discomfort and helps to lubricate and soothe the painful area.

Common side effects

Hypersensitivity reaction, Tongue ulcer, Gastrointestinal disturbance, Allergic skin rash


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Expert advice

• Discontinue usage and inform your physician in case of irritation.
• Do not use oral lozenges in children below 6 years of age.
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
• Should not be given to patients allergic to dichlorobenzyl alcohol or any of its ingredients.
• Should not be given to patients with intolerance to sugars or who are on low sodium diet.

Frequently asked questions

Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol

 Q. What is diclorobenzyl alcohol amylmetacresol?
Dichlorobenzyl alcohol and amylmetacresol are both antiseptic agents, used in combination for mouth and throat infection.

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