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Benzalkonium Chloride Medication
I am 14 weeks pregnant I have a bad tooth ache is orajel safe to use? Drug facts it's says benzocaine 20% and benzalkonium chloride 0.1 %
Does rub 0, 5% Benzalkonium Chloride kills Adenovirus (Conjunctivitis) from clothes and hard surfaces?
Can I use a disinfectant containing benzalkonium chloride 80% to disinfect electric razor. If so, how much & how? Will it explode my shaver?
Try alcohol: Benzalkonium chloride is an aqueous solution that might get inside your electric razor and cause some damage. Take off the head, clean off the hair and debris with a cotton tip applicator and use 70 or 91 percent alcohol to clean the parts that contact your skin. Allow to dry and you should be back in sterile business with shaving. ...Read more
How effective are alcohol-based hand sanitizers or benzalkonium chloride sanitizing wipes at killing cold germs?
100%: Both are 100% effective if used properly: cover all areas (back and front of hands, fingers, under the nails, etc) and keep rubbing until the alcohol or moisture from the wipes has dried. No cold viruses can survive such treatment. Soap and water also works! To prevent transmission, though, must be done often by both infected persons and those exposed; also cover coughs & sneezes, and no kissing. ...Read more
Got benzalkonium chloride 0.13% in eye from antiseptic towelette. Is this message? Is this going to damage my eyes??????
Not to worry: Most of this will leave the eye with the first blink and your natural tear flow will get rid of the rest long before any damage might occur. ...Read more
My 5month old had a bandage on his thumb that has benzalkonium chloride 0.1% he had his thumb in his mouth can that harm him?
Not To Worry,: The concentration (0.1%) is very low and safe. It is also used as preservative in pharmaceuticals, e.g. Eyewashes, nasal sprays, hand and face washes, mouthwashes, sanitizers, and disinfectants. Pharmaceuticals such as throat lozenges ; various leave-on skin antiseptics contains some. Check his mouth, hopefully you will see no damage. This product is less water soluble. ...Read more
Can I wash my pencils, eraser and plastic clipboard to remove/disinfect any amoeba (giardia etc) with liquid soap or benzalkonium chloride or alcohol?
Flonase prescribed for allergies, but one ingredient is "benzalkonium chloride". This ingredient is also found in harsh cleaners! Safe to put in nose?
My saline nasal spray has benzalkonium chloride in it, will I still be able to use it daily or is that a chemical that shouldn't be used often? Thanks
Daily is fine: Benzalkonium chloride is a commonly used preservative, but sprays containing it can safely be used daily. ...Read more
Does benzalkonium chloride aggravtes nasal congestion? Should we avoid saline sprays that contain it?
Unusual but possible: Since people are so different in their tolerance, it is possible but usually not observed if only used twice daily. You can also use just boiled water to make the saline followed by cooling. This may have to be done for each occasion however. Have you tried preservative-free saline in a canister? ...Read more
Eye drops that contain 0.01% benzalkonium chloride, is it safe? I put a few drops in each of my eyes and got a few drops in my mouth. Is this ok?
Yes: This is a common preservative found in many eye drops. You will be fine. Some manufacturers are limiting the use of this preservative because some patients can get ocular irritation with chronic daily use in eye drops that contain it. ...Read more
Saline rinse with benzalkonium chloride cause rapid heartbeat/leg/arm weakness/bad dizziness. My pervious saline spray didn't contain that/nosideeffect?
Switch Salines: Sounds like a unique reaction. Switch to the other saline if you tolerated it just fine. You can also just use clean table salt. ...Read more
Bought a sinuflo ready rinse and as soon as I sprayed it up my nose I had rapid heartbeat/leg/arm weakness/ bad dizziness. It has benzalkonium chloride?
Could be a med rxn:
Just try this with salt water...
http://www. Amazon. Com/sinupulse-elite-advanced-irrigation-system/dp/b001cwt4ji. ...Read more
I am having nasal congestion rebound due to otrivin. Now I bought saline nasal spray but it contains benzalkonium chloride? Should I use it?
No: Sorry that you are going through this. I have also. I found that if you tough it out and breath through your moouth in a short time it will all open up. In the meantime don't use anythin ...Read more
Is it ok to use potassium chloride as a substitute for salt. Iam on the following medications: exforge, (amlodipine and valsartan) natrilix, crestor, and cipralex.?
Yes: All drugs, even aspirin, have potential side effects. Serious reactions that can occur with Bethanechol include: asthma, low blood pressure, rapid heart rate and seizures. Less serious but more common side effects include: abdominal pain or cramping, nausea, belching, diarrhea, need to urinate, excess saliva, headache, fatigue, flushing, sweating, and eyes tearing. ...Read more
I am taking bethanechol chloride for a weakened bladder. Does this drug have any actual curative effect?
No...: The popularity of using Bethanechol chloride for "weakened" bladder has undergone significant change; its use was popular back in 1970s-1990s, and has been tapering over the past two decades. It theoretically increases contractibility of bladder muscle, ; its intended effectiveness fell short of expectation. So, some urologists would not bother to use it at all nowadays. It has no curative effect. ...Read more
There are chloride ion channel drugs for the gut. Are there any for the lungs for people with cystic fibrosis?
Yes: Medications for the chloride channels in CF function anywhere the body has the channels. ...Read more
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