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DETTOL MED 4.8% W/W CONCENTRATE FOR CUTANEOUS SOLUTION

Active substance(s): CHLOROXYLENOL

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PACKAGING LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
DETTOL MED 4.8% w/w
CONCENTRATE for CUTANEOUS SOLUTION
(Chloroxylenol)
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY
Important information about the ingredients of Dettol Med Concentrate for Cutaneous
Solution
This product contains Chloroxylenol 4.8% w/w as the active ingredient which may cause skin
irritation.
It must be diluted with water before use.
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use Dettol Med
Concentrate for Cutaneous Solution carefully to get the best results from it.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
- If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effect not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

In this leaflet:
1. What Dettol Med Concentrate for Cutaneous Solution is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Dettol Med Concentrate for Cutaneous Solution
3. How to use Dettol Med Concentrate for Cutaneous Solution
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Dettol Med Concentrate
6. Further information
1. WHAT DETTOL MED CONCENTRATE for CUTANEOUS SOLUTION IS AND
WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Dettol Med Cutaneous Concentrate, which after diluting in water to produce a milky solution,
is a topical antiseptic used for cleansing of minor wounds such as cuts, grazes and insect bites
and stings.
It is in concentrated form and requires dilution before use.
Do not use Dettol Med Concentrate for Cutaneous Solution undiluted.
2. BEFORE YOU USE DETTOL MED CONCENTRATE for CUTANEOUS
SOLUTION
Do not use on infants under 12 months of age.
Do not use Dettol
• If you have Eczema (a dry scaly skin condition)
• If you are allergic or hypersensitive to Chloroxylenol or any of the other ingredients
of Dettol Med Concentrate for Cutaneous Solution.

Do not use around the eyes, ears, nose or mouth.

If swallowed, wash out the mouth and drink plenty of water or milk. In the case of accidental
eye contact, the eye should be washed with copious amounts of cold water. In both case a
doctor should be consulted.
If used undiluted, wash off the skin and consult a doctor if a skin reaction occurs.
Using other medicines
Since no specific studies have been done we cannot recommend the use of Dettol Med
Concentrate for Cutaneous Solution with any other topical product.
Pregnancy and Breast feeding
Dettol Med Concentrate for Cutaneous Solution can be used during pregnancy under medical
supervision. It is not recommend to apply Dettol to the skin of the breast during breast
feeding.
Driving and using machines
Dettol Med Concentrate for Cutaneous Solution will not affect your ability to drive or operate
machines.
3. HOW TO USE DETTOL MED CONCENTRATE FOR CUTANEOUS SOLUTION
For use on skin only.
Cuts, bites, abrasions and insect stings – Dilute 50mls Dettol Med concentrate to 1 litre with
water (a 1 in 20 dilution) and wash the affected area with this solution. Cover with a dry
gauze or lint.
For adults and children over 12 months of age.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Dettol Med Concentrate for Cutaneous Solution can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them. These are very rare (affects less than 1 in 100000 people).
Skin reactions have occurred when used to cleanse skin wounds such as irritation, rashes,
progressive degeneration of the skin, skin sores at the site of application. Inflammation, skin
discolouration, itching, skin scaling and peeling and a burning sensation. Hair loss has also
been reported.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your Doctor or Pharmacist.

5. HOW TO STORE DETTOL MED CONCENTRATE FOR CUTANEOUS
SOLUTION
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

Do not use Dettol Med Concentrate for Cutaneous Solution after the expiry date which is
stated on the label after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. This
medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions. Once diluted the solution
should be used immediately.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist
how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the
environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Dettol Med Concentrate for Cutaneous Solution contains
-

The active substance is Chloroxylenol 4.8mg/100ml concentrate for cutaneous solution.
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The other ingredients are Pine oil, isopropyl alcohol, castor oil soap, caramel (E150c)
and purified water

What Dettol Med Concentrate for Cutaneous Solution looks like and contents of the
pack
Dettol Med Concentrate for Cutaneous Solution is a clear amber liquid. Once diluted in water
it becomes a milky white solution. It is available in bottles of 125ml, 250ml, 500ml, 750ml,
1000ml and 1250ml.(Not all pack sizes may be marketed).
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
MA holder: Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Limited
103-105 Bath Road
Slough, SL1 3UH
United Kingdom
Manufacturer: Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare (UK) Ltd, Dansom Lane, Hull, HU8 7DS.
This leaflet was last approved in
02/2013
This medicinal product is authorised in the Member States of the EEA under the
following names:
Name of Member
state
Belgium
Czech Republic
Slovak Republic
Norway
Finland
Ireland
Sweden
Poland
France
Netherlands
Portugal
Slovenia
Luxembourg

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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