Table of contents

  • Brand Names
  • Drug Combinations
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmacologic Category
  • Therapeutic Use
  • Warnings and Precautions
  • Toxicological Effects
  • Genes that may be involved
  • Dosage

Brand Names


Greece: Phenol Aqueus; UK: Oily Phenol.

North America

Canada: Antiseptic Salve.


Japan: Paoscle, Phenol, Phenolated Water.

Drug combinations

Phenol, Calamine, and Diphenhydramine

Phenol, Camphor, and Methyl Salicylate

Phenol, Cresol, Urea, and Sodium

Phenol, Boric Acid, Chloral Hydrate, and Sodium Fluoride

Phenol, Camphor, Eucalyptol, Guaiacol, and Pholcodine


Phenol: C~6~H~6~O. Mw: 94.11. CAS-108-95-2.

Pharmacologic Category

EENT Preparations; Local Anesthetics. Skin and Mucous Membrane Agents; Local Anti-infectives, Miscellaneous. Skin and Mucous Membrane Agents; Antipruritics and Local Anesthetics (ATC-Code: C05BB05; D08AE03; N01BX03; R02AA19).

Mechanism of action

Therapeutic use

Relief of sore throat pain, mouth, gum, and throat irritations. Antiseptic. Topical anesthetic.

Pregnancy and lactiation implications

Unlabeled use


Warnings and precautions

Not for use >7 days or if pain, redness, or irritation continues. In severe sore throat, not for use >2 days or if followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting. Oral gargles and sprays should not be swallowed. Topical antiseptic should not be used in eyes, or applied to large areas of the body, deep or puncture wounds, animal bites or burns (should not be used for >7 days).



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