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Benzalkonium is a potent antiseptic agent and possesses antibacterial and antifungal activity. It is commercially used in sanitizers, cleaning agents, and soap preparations. Benzalkonium chloride is a quaternary ammonium compound that acts as a disinfectant and preservative. It is commonly used in pharmaceuticals, antiseptic solutions, and as a surfactant in various products.


-Benzalkonium chloride is used for its antimicrobial properties to prevent infection in wounds, as a preservative in ophthalmic solutions, and as an antiseptic in various topical preparations. -Tonsillitis, ear infections, gingivitis, eye infections, and skin diseases.


Dosage varies depending on the specific product and its intended use. Follow the instructions provided by the healthcare professional or as indicated on the product packaging.


-Individuals with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to benzalkonium chloride should avoid products containing this compound. -Hypersensitivity related to benzalkonium, cardiac diseases, and hepatic disorder.

Special Precautions

-Take precautions to avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. In case of accidental contact, rinse thoroughly with water. It is essential to follow the specific instructions provided for the particular product. -It is not recommended to use benzalkonium-containing products in pregnancy, breastfeeding, and in children under 2 years.

Side Effects

-Side effects are generally rare but may include irritation, redness, or allergic reactions. Discontinue use and seek medical attention if any adverse reactions occur. -Allergic reactions like rash, fever, itching, irritation, inflammation, chest discomfort, redness, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, and shortness of breath.

Drug Interactions

Limited information is available on drug interactions, but it's advisable to consult a healthcare professional if using multiple products concurrently.

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