Benzalkonium chloride

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Benzalkonium chloride
Adult Indications & Dosage
Pediatric Indications & Dosage
Contraindications
Warnings & Precautions
Adverse Reactions
Drug Interactions
Use in Specific Populations
Administration & Monitoring
Overdosage
Pharmacology
Clinical Studies
How Supplied
Images
Patient Counseling Information
Precautions with Alcohol
Brand Names
Look-Alike Names

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Overview

Benzalkonium chloride is a First aid Antiseptic that is FDA approved for the treatment of minor cuts, scrapes and burns. Common adverse reactions include contact allergy.

Adult Indications and Dosage

FDA-Labeled Indications and Dosage (Adult)

Indications

DIRECTIONS

  • clean the affected area
  • apply a small amount of this product to the area 1-3 times daily
  • may be covered with a sterile bandage when dry

Off-Label Use and Dosage (Adult)

Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Guideline-Supported Use of Benzalkonium chloride in adult patients.

Non–Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Non–Guideline-Supported Use of Benzalkonium chloride in adult patients.

Pediatric Indications and Dosage

FDA-Labeled Indications and Dosage (Pediatric)

There is limited information regarding FDA-Labeled Use of Benzalkonium chloride in pediatric patients.

Off-Label Use and Dosage (Pediatric)

Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Guideline-Supported Use of Benzalkonium chloride in pediatric patients.

Non–Guideline-Supported Use

There is limited information regarding Off-Label Non–Guideline-Supported Use of Benzalkonium chloride in pediatric patients.

Contraindications

There is limited information regarding Benzalkonium chloride Contraindications in the drug label.

Warnings

  • For external use only.
  • Do not use
  • in the eyes
  • longer than 1 week unless directed by a doctor
  • Consult a doctor in case of
  • deep or puncture wounds
  • animal bites
  • serious burns


  • Stop use and ask a doctorif condition persists or gets worse


  • Keep out of reach of children
  • If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Adverse Reactions

Clinical Trials Experience

Postmarketing Experience

There is limited information regarding Postmarketing Experience of Benzalkonium chloride in the drug label.

Drug Interactions

There is limited information regarding Benzalkonium chloride Drug Interactions in the drug label.

Use in Specific Populations

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Category (FDA):

  • Pregnancy Category


Pregnancy Category (AUS):

  • Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC) Pregnancy Category

There is no Australian Drug Evaluation Committee (ADEC) guidance on usage of Benzalkonium chloride in women who are pregnant.

Labor and Delivery

There is no FDA guidance on use of Benzalkonium chloride during labor and delivery.

Nursing Mothers

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Benzalkonium chloride with respect to nursing mothers.

Pediatric Use

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Benzalkonium chloride with respect to pediatric patients.

Geriatic Use

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Benzalkonium chloride with respect to geriatric patients.

Gender

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Benzalkonium chloride with respect to specific gender populations.

Race

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Benzalkonium chloride with respect to specific racial populations.

Renal Impairment

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Benzalkonium chloride in patients with renal impairment.

Hepatic Impairment

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Benzalkonium chloride in patients with hepatic impairment.

Females of Reproductive Potential and Males

There is no FDA guidance on the use of Benzalkonium chloride in women of reproductive potentials and males.

Immunocompromised Patients

There is no FDA guidance one the use of Benzalkonium chloride in patients who are immunocompromised.

Administration and Monitoring

Administration

  • topical

Monitoring

There is limited information regarding Monitoring of Benzalkonium chloride in the drug label.

IV Compatibility

There is limited information regarding IV Compatibility of Benzalkonium chloride in the drug label.

Overdosage

There is limited information regarding Overdose of Benzalkonium chloride in the drug label.

Pharmacology

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Mechanism of Action

There is limited information regarding Benzalkonium chloride Mechanism of Action in the drug label.

Structure

  • ACTIVE INGREDIENT
Benzalkonium chloride .13% w/v
  • INACTIVE INGREDIENTS
nonoxynol-9, purified water, sodium bicarbonate

Pharmacodynamics

There is limited information regarding Pharmacodynamics of Benzalkonium chloride in the drug label.

Pharmacokinetics

There is limited information regarding Pharmacokinetics of Benzalkonium chloride in the drug label.

Nonclinical Toxicology

There is limited information regarding Nonclinical Toxicology of Benzalkonium chloride in the drug label.

Clinical Studies

There is limited information regarding Clinical Studies of Benzalkonium chloride in the drug label.

How Supplied

Storage

There is limited information regarding Benzalkonium chloride Storage in the drug label.

Images

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POUCH INFORMATION

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Ingredients and Appearance

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Patient Counseling Information

There is limited information regarding Patient Counseling Information of Benzalkonium chloride in the drug label.

Precautions with Alcohol

  • Alcohol-Benzalkonium chloride interaction has not been established. Talk to your doctor about the effects of taking alcohol with this medication.

Brand Names

  • BZK PLUS PREP PAD®[2]

Look-Alike Drug Names

There is limited information regarding Benzalkonium chloride Look-Alike Drug Names in the drug label.

Drug Shortage Status

Price

References

The contents of this FDA label are provided by the National Library of Medicine.

  1. Effendy I, Maibach HI (1995). "Surfactants and experimental irritant contact dermatitis". Contact Dermatitis. 33 (4): 217–25. PMID 8654070.
  2. "Benzalkonium chloride".

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