Chloroxylenol is an antiseptic and disinfectant.
- Used for skin disinfection and cleaning surgical instruments. It is also used within a number of household disinfectants and wound cleaner. It is less effective than some other available agents.
- Chloroxylenol is the antibacterial in dettol that acts to kill germs and reduce inflammation.
- Chloroxylenol could cause mild skin irritation in some individuals, or cause an allergic reaction in others. An allergic reaction is a medical emergency. Seek immediate medical attention if any of these signs occur while using dettol: a rash or hives with swelling of the face, mouth, throat or tongue.
- Not known.
- para-chloro-meta-xylenol (PCMX)
Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chloroxylenol