Dettol Soap

Uses, Side-effects, Reviews, and Precautions

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What is Dettol?

Dettol Soap is used for Fungal infections, Antibacterial, Wound-cleansing, Bacterial infections and other conditions. Dettol Soap may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Dettol Soap contains Chloroxylenol and Triclosan as active ingredients.
Dettol Soap works by killing bacteria and reducing inflammation; acting against fungal and bacterial infections;
Soap And Chemicals Ind And Trading manufactures Dettol Soap.
Detailed information related to Dettol Soap's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Dettol Soap Uses

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

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

Dettol Soap - Composition and Active Ingredients

Dettol Soap 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 Soap - Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Dettol Soap. 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.
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 Soap - Precautions & How to Use

Before using Dettol Soap, 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
  • Breastfeeding
  • Cover with bandage or gauze after application
  • Deep wounds
  • Dilute before use
  • Do not ingest
  • do not take by mouth. Consult with your doctor before using this medicine on open wounds, dry, chapped, irritated, or sun-burned skin.
  • wash your hands before and after applying Dettol Soap. Clean and dry the skin area to be treated.
  • do not wash the treated area after immediately applying Dettol Soap. Also avoid the use of other products on the treated area unless directed by your doctor.
  • applying an excessive amount may result in pilling. Use a thinner layer or lesser quantity of medicine to avoid pilling.
  • avoid getting this medication in your eyes or nose or mouth.
References: 2, 2

Dettol Soap - Drug Interactions

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for this information.

Dettol Soap - Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Dettol Soap is a contraindication. In addition, Dettol Soap should not be used if you have the following conditions:
References: 2
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Dettol Soap - Frequently asked Questions

  • Is Dettol Soap safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
    • Chloroxylenol: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
    • Triclosan: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
  • Is Dettol Soap safe while breastfeeding?
    • Chloroxylenol: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Triclosan: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Can Dettol Soap be used for fungal infections and antibacterial?
    Yes, fungal infections and antibacterial are among the most common reported uses for Dettol Soap. Please do not use Dettol Soap for fungal infections and antibacterial without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Dettol Soap.
  • How long do I need to use Dettol Soap before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported within 6 hours and 2 weeks 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 Soap. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Dettol Soap.
  • Should I consume Dettol Soap empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Dettol Soap before food. 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 Soap.
  • 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 Soap 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 Soap. 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 Soap

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 Soap

  • 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 Soap, 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 Soap

  • 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 Soap.
References: 10, 11, 12, 13

Expired Dettol Soap

  • Taking a single dose of expired Dettol Soap 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

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Dettol Soap - Packages and Strengths

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Dettol Soap - Manufacturers

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Dettol Soap - 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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