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What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Phenol Overview

Written by FoundHealth.

(FEE nol)

U.S. Brand Names

Castellani Paint Modified [OTC]; Cepastat® Extra Strength [OTC]; Cepastat® [OTC]; Cheracol® [OTC]; Chloraseptic® Gargle [OTC]; Chloraseptic® Mouth Pain [OTC]; Chloraseptic® Pocket Pump [OTC]; Chloraseptic® Spray for Kids [OTC]; Chloraseptic® Spray [OTC]; Pain-A-Lay® [OTC]; Phenaseptic [OTC]; Phenol EZ® [OTC]; Ulcerease® [OTC]; Vicks® Formula 44® Sore Throat [OTC]

Canadian Brand Names

P & S™ Liquid Phenol

Pharmacologic Category

Anesthetic, Topical

Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to phenol or any part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

How does it work?

• Phenol relieves pain.

How is it best taken?


• Suck oral lozenge. Do not chew, break, or crush. Do not swallow whole.

Oral liquid:

• Swish around for 15 seconds and then spit out.

• Do not swallow medicine.


• Do not take this medicine by mouth. For skin only. Keep out of mouth, nose, and eyes (may burn).

• Wash hands before and after use. Do not wash hands after use if applying to the hand area.

• Clean affected area before use. Make sure to dry well.

• Apply a thin layer to the affected skin and rub in gently.


• Spray affected area in mouth.

• Wait 15 seconds and then spit out.

• Do not swallow medicine.

What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Use a missed dose as soon as possible.

• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.

• Do not use a double dose or extra doses.

• Many times this medicine is used on an as needed basis.

What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

• Follow up with healthcare provider.

How should I store this medicine?

• Store at room temperature.

• Protect from heat.

General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2005-04-07 17:09:15.0

Modified: 2010-03-09 08:17:19.0

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