Dettol Antiseptic Liquid is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) chloroxylenol. On this page you will find out more about Dettol Antiseptic Liquid, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: chloroxylenol
Information for medicine and pack size:
Dettol Antiseptic Liquid 4.8% solution, 500 mL
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
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What this medicine is for
Antiseptic for cleansing and disinfection of minor skin lesions including cuts, abrasions, insect bites or stings.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||A clear brown/amber liquid|
|Route of administration||Topical|
125mL bottle: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
250mL bottle: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
300 mL: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
4 litre bottle: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
500 mL: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
5L: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
750mL bottle: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||3 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.