What is bradosol (benzalkonium chloride) used for?
Benzalkonium chloride is an antiseptic and disinfectant agent. It works by killing micro-organisms that are associated with various mouth and throat infections.
Bradosol is commonly used for treating sore throat.
How should I take bradosol (benzalkonium chloride)?
Use bradosol as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
How do I store bradosol (benzalkonium chloride)?
Bradosol is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store bradosol in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of bradosol that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush bradosol down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using bradosol (benzalkonium chloride)?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are allergic to any ingredient in bradosol.
- You have a deep puncture wound, animal bite, or serious burn.
- You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
- You are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
- You have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.
Check with your doctor before using bradosol in children younger than 2 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.
What side effects can occur from bradosol (benzalkonium chloride)?
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if you have minor irritation at the application site.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
- Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue)
- Severe or persistent irritation, redness, pain, or swelling
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with bradosol (benzalkonium chloride)?
Bradosol may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with bradosol (benzalkonium chloride)?
Bradosol may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with bradosol (benzalkonium chloride)?
Bradosol may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using bradosol (benzalkonium chloride).
What is the dose of bradosol (benzalkonium chloride) for an adult?
Ask your doctor for more information.
What is the dose of bradosol (benzalkonium chloride) for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is bradosol (benzalkonium chloride) available?
Bradosol is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- 0.5 mg bradosol
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of bradosol, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: March 21, 2017 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019
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