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Benzoxonium chloride, an anti-septic drug, is indicated for treatment of mouth and throat infections. Benzoxonium chloride belongs to quaternary ammonium compounds of anti-infective compounds. Benzoxonium chloride is also used for disinfection of mucus membrane, skin surface and medical instruments. Benzoxonium chloride is effective against bacteria, certain protozoa, yeasts and non-spore forming organisms.


Benzoxonium chloride exerts bactericidal and bacteriostatic effects on bacteria depending on the concentration. The exact mechanism of action is unknown. However, research studies suggested that Benzoxonium chloride inhibits or inactivate of certain bacterial enzymes.


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Benzoxonium chloride Indications / Benzoxonium chloride Uses

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Benzoxonium chloride Adverse Reactions / Benzoxonium chloride Side Effects

Benzoxonium chloride can temporary and localized reactions such as stinging or burning sensation.


Benzoxonium chloride is contraindicated in individuals allergic to benzyl derivatives and other similar synthetic compounds. After taking Benzoxonium chloride remain upright for at least 30 minutes.

Special Precautions

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Other Drug Interactions

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Other Interactions

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For the mouth and throat infections (Adults):
Consider administration of 1 mg of Benzoxonium chloride as lozenges for four to six days. The duration should be based on the severity of the infections.


Benzoxonium chloride can be taken before or after food intake

List of Contraindications

Benzoxonium chloride and Pregnancy

USFDA pregnancy category C. May be or may not be harmful to an unborn baby. Consult a healthcare provider if you are in gestation or planning to have a baby during Benzoxonium chloride treatment.

Benzoxonium chloride and Lactation

It is not known whether Benzoxonium chloride can pass through the breast milk or not. Nursing mothers should avoid breastfeeding while using Benzoxonium chloride.

Benzoxonium chloride and Children

Do not give Benzoxonium chloride to children without a pediatrician’s advice.

Benzoxonium chloride and Geriatic

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Benzoxonium chloride and Other Contraindications

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