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What is Dettol Skin?

Dettol Skin Solution is used for Fungi, Wound-cleansing, Bacteria, Antibacterial, Wound cleaners, Common cold and other conditions. Dettol Skin Solution may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Dettol Skin Solution contains Absolute Alcohol, Chloroxylenol and Terpineol as active ingredients.
Dettol Skin Solution works by killing bacteria and reducing inflammation; works as an antidote to combat the effects of other types of drugs or alcohol; relieving symptoms caused due to nasal congestion;
Reckitt Benckiser India manufactures Dettol Skin Solution.
Detailed information related to Dettol Skin Solution's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Dettol Skin Solution Uses

Dettol Skin Solution is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
References: 1, 2
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Dettol Skin Solution Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Dettol Skin Solution improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
References: 1

Dettol Skin Solution - Composition and Active Ingredients

Dettol Skin Solution is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

Dettol Skin Solution - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Dettol Skin Solution. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
  • Burning
  • Skin irritant
  • Allergic reactions
  • Loss of co-ordinated body movements
  • Loss of judgement
  • Mood changes
  • Dettol Skin Solution may also cause side-effects not listed here.
If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
References: 2
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Dettol Skin Solution - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Dettol Skin Solution, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
  • Animal bites
  • Cover with bandage or gauze after application
  • Deep wounds
  • Dilute before use
  • Do not drive or operate machinery
  • Do not ingest
References: 2, 2

Dettol Skin Solution - Drug Interactions

If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Dettol Skin Solution may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Dettol Skin Solution may interact with the following drugs and products:
  • Amitriptyline
  • Antihistamines
  • Morphine
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Nitrazepam
  • Phenytoin
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Dettol Skin Solution - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Dettol Skin Solution is a contraindication. In addition, Dettol Skin Solution should not be used if you have the following conditions:
  • Avoid contact with the eyes
  • Avoid prolonged contact with the skin
  • Do not take internally
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Use on eyes
  • Use over large areas of body
References: 2
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Where to Buy Dettol Skin Solution

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Dettol Skin Solution - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Dettol Skin Solution safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    • Chloroxylenol: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Absolute Alcohol: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Terpineol: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
  • Is Dettol Skin Solution safe while breastfeeding?
    • Chloroxylenol: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Absolute Alcohol: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Terpineol: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Can Dettol Skin Solution be used for fungi and wound-cleansing?
    Yes, fungi and wound-cleansing are among the most common reported uses for Dettol Skin Solution. Please do not use Dettol Skin Solution for fungi and wound-cleansing without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Dettol Skin Solution.
  • How long do I need to use Dettol Skin Solution before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported 2 weeks and 2 days as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Dettol Skin Solution. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Dettol Skin Solution.
  • At what frequency do I need to use Dettol Skin Solution? website users have reported twice a day and once a week as the most common frequency of using Dettol Skin Solution. Please follow your doctor's advice on how often you need to Dettol Skin Solution. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as frequency of using Dettol Skin Solution.
  • Should I consume Dettol Skin Solution empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Dettol Skin Solution anytime. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Dettol Skin Solution.
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
    If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Dettol Skin Solution medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Dettol Skin Solution. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
  • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
    Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
  • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
    Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Other important Information on Dettol Skin Solution

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
References: 3, 4, 5, 6

Overdosage of Dettol Skin Solution

  • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Dettol Skin Solution, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
  • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
  • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
References: 7, 8, 9

Storage of Dettol Skin Solution

  • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Dettol Skin Solution.
References: 10, 11, 12, 13

Expired Dettol Skin Solution

  • Taking a single dose of expired Dettol Skin Solution is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
References: 14, 15

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

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Dettol Skin Solution - Packages and Strengths

Dettol Skin Solution is available in the following packages and strengths
Dettol Skin Solution - Packages: 60 ml, 210 ml, 110 ml, 100 ml, 500 ml, 50 ml
Dettol Skin Solution - Strengths: 110ML, 500ML, 50ML, 210ML, 60ML, 100ML

Dettol Skin Solution - Manufacturers

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Dettol Skin Solution - Demographic Information


  1. O'Neil, M.J. (ed.). The Merck Index - An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals. 13th Edition, Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck and Co., Inc., 2001., p. 375 from HSDB Record Name: CHLOROXYLENOL - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  2. Dailymed Label: DETTOL FIRST AID ANTISEPTIC- chloroxylenol solution. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
  3. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
  4. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  5. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  6. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
  7. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  8. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
  10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  11. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  12. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
  13. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
  14. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
  15. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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