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Doctor insights on: Benzalkonium Chloride Medication

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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 %

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 %

See your dentist: Toothache will not resolve on its own. Dental care is safe and essential during pregnancy. Delay in necessary treatment could cause harm to you and possibly to the baby. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Leonard Stein
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Chloride (Definition)

Chloride is a negatively charged ion of chlorine found in cells and serum. Chloride is the main ion which balances out the positively charged ions ...Read more


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Does rub 0, 5% Benzalkonium Chloride kills Adenovirus (Conjunctivitis) from clothes and hard surfaces?

Does rub 0, 5% Benzalkonium Chloride kills Adenovirus (Conjunctivitis) from clothes and hard surfaces?

You are germophobic: Judging from the questions you have posed, you appear to have a phobia about germs. Counseling may be beneficial to you. Yes Benzalkonium will likely kill most germs but regular laundering will do just as well. ...Read more

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Can I use a disinfectant containing benzalkonium chloride 80% to disinfect electric razor. If so, how much & how? Will it explode my shaver?

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

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How effective are alcohol-based hand sanitizers or benzalkonium chloride sanitizing wipes at killing cold germs?

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

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Got benzalkonium chloride 0.13% in eye from antiseptic towelette. Is this message? Is this going to damage my eyes??????

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

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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?

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

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Can I wash my pencils, eraser and plastic clipboard to remove/disinfect any amoeba (giardia etc) with liquid soap or benzalkonium chloride or alcohol?

Can I wash my pencils, eraser and plastic clipboard to remove/disinfect any amoeba (giardia etc) with liquid soap or benzalkonium chloride or alcohol?

Sure: Any of those 3 methods sounds ok, depending on how much contamination is there. Washing items with soap and water to get rid of any visible stuff, and then wiping down with alcohol to kill the invisible stuff, should be adequate. ...Read more

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Does benzalkonium chloride aggravtes nasal congestion? Should we avoid saline sprays that contain it?

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

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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?

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

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Saline rinse with benzalkonium chloride cause rapid heartbeat/leg/arm weakness/bad dizziness. My pervious saline spray didn't contain that/nosideeffect?

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

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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?

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...


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I am having nasal congestion rebound due to otrivin. Now I bought saline nasal spray but it contains benzalkonium chloride? Should I use it?

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

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Do the doctors give you this everytime you do a urin analysis Benzalkonium BZK Wipes?

Do the doctors give you this everytime you do a urin analysis Benzalkonium BZK Wipes?

This is usually: Done to obtain URINE CULTURES. However some physiian's offices do this ROUTINELY to ensure a "clean" (uncontaminated) specimen!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: potassium chloride?

Please describe the medication: potassium chloride?

Potassium Chloride: A supplement for people who do not have enough potassium in the body. This is caused by either taking drugs such as diuretics (water pills) or from certain diseases. ...Read more

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I am taking bethanechol chloride for my bladder. Does this drug have any side effect?

I am taking bethanechol chloride for my bladder. Does this drug have any side effect?

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

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I am taking bethanechol chloride for a weakened bladder. Does this drug have any actual curative effect?

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

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How do they make potasium chloride?

How do they make potasium chloride?

See below: Naturally available. Can also be synthesised for medicinal purpose. ...Read more

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Is vinyl chloride hazardous to an oil worker's health?

Is vinyl chloride hazardous to an oil worker's health?

Yes: Short term exposure can cause neurologic symptoms like dizziness and numbness. Chronic exposure may cause liver damage. ...Read more

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What is mivacurium chloride?

What is mivacurium chloride?

Muscle relaxant: This is a type of short acting muscle paralyzing agent given with a GA to facilitate the surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Is aluminum chloride antibacterial?

No: Al chloride is not antibiotic it is anti hydrous or sweating. When applied to an armpit at night it gets absorbed into your sweat glands and decreases sweat production it is not killing any bacteria ...Read more

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What is magnesium chloride used for?

What is magnesium chloride used for?

Repletion: It is good for IV and im or subq magnesium injection. It can also be rubbed on the skin as oil of magnesium.
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