benzalkonium chloride/menthol/petrolatum topical (OTC)Brand and Other Names:Herpetrol

 
 
 

Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

benzalkonium chloride/menthol/petrolatum topical

topical gel

  • 0.13%/1%/97%
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Cold Sores or Fever Blisters

For the temporary relief of pain and itching associated with fever blisters and cold sores

Apply topically to affected TID/QID

Cuts, Scrapes, & Burns

First aid to protect against skin infection in minor cuts, scrapes and burns

Apply topically to affected TID/QID

Chapped Lips

Helps prevent, temporarily protects and helps relieve chapped or cracked lips

Apply topically to affected TID/QID

Administration

Massage gently until gel absorbed into the skin

<18 years: Safety and efficacy not established

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Warnings

Contraindications

None

Cautions

For external use only

Do not use in eyes or over large parts of body or puncture wounds

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: C

Lactation: Unknown whether distributed in breast milk

Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of health professional before using OTC drugs

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Mechanism of Action

Benzalkonium chloride: Topical antiseptic

Menthol: Elicits local anesthesia

Petrolatum topical: Emollient

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