Phenol - topical/cutaneous


Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Phenol is used to prevent infections in minor wounds such as small cuts, grazes, scrapes and burns.
How do I use this medicine?
Apply Phenol exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more often or over a larger area than instructed by your doctor.

Phenol is available as a paint or solution.

If you are using the paint, follow these steps:
  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Clean and dry affected area before application.
  3. Apply a small amount over the affected area. Do not cover, wrap or bandage the area unless instructed by the doctor.
  4. Wash your hands after using.
If you are using the solution, dilute with equal parts water before applying. It can be used undiluted for first aid in emergencies.
What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not use Phenol if you ever had an allergic reaction (e.g. rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to this medicine or any of its ingredients.
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

The paint form of Phenol can stain skin and clothes. Please be careful when handling.
What side effects could I experience?
Phenol may cause any of the following side effects: dry skin, redness, itching, rash and swelling on the site of application.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I use this with other medicines?
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
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