It is bactericidal against most gram-positive bacteria. Chloroxylenol is used in hospitals and households for disinfection and sanitation. It is also commonly used in antibacterial soaps, wound-cleansing applications and household antiseptics such as Dettol liquid (to which it contributes its distinctive odor), cream and ointments.
Triclosan, a chlorinated bisphenol antiseptic, is active against fungi, gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
Dosage & Administration
Adults and children 2 years of age and older: apply to the affected area no more than 3 to 4 times daily.
children under 2 years of age: consult a doctor
Pregnancy & Lactation
FDA has not yet classified the drug into a specified pregnancy category.