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Denatonium Benzoate

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Denatonium benzoate is one of the most bitter substances known. Just a few parts per million will make a product so bitter that children and pets will not be able to swallow it. Denatonium benzoate makes sweet but highly toxic products such as antifreeze and detergents taste foul. Research shows that people can detect denatonium benzoate in water at 50 parts per billion. Denatonium benzoate is bitter at 1 to 10 ppm and most products will become undrinkable at 30 to 100 ppm. Denatonium benzoate is also stable and inert. In addition, so little is needed that the properties of the product remain unchanged.

It is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of Inappropriate ingestion and topically it is used to prevent infections.

There is no serious side effects or adverse effects is reported with the use of Denatonium Benzoate.But Patients may experience irritability, difficulty sleeping, confusion, nightmares, mood swings, depression, suffer from delusions and suicidal thoughts in case if excess dose is take. consult your specialist in case you experience anything unusual.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Toxicologist before using this medicine.

Is It safe with alcohol?
No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Denatonium Benzoate is probably safe to use during lactation. \nLimited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Denatonium Benzoate does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is limited information available on the use of Denatonium Benzoate in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Does this affect liver function?
There is limited information available on the use of Denatonium Benzoate in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Denatonium Benzoate Topical, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Denatonium Benzoate as ingredient
Dabur India Ltd
What are you using Denatonium Benzoate for?
Other
irritabilty
difficulty sleeping
nightmares
confusion
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Poor
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 2 days
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Not taking on daily level
Once a day
Four times A Day
Thrice a day
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
With Food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
treatment
prevention
control
& improvement of Inappropriate ingestion and topically it is used to prevent infections
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Popular Questions & Answers

Can I use patanjali amla juice for stomach problems. Does it contain sodium benzoate whose reaction with vitamin c causes cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
There is no proof that such reactions may cause cancer, though we must avoid preservatives and chemicals in the diet as far as possible. Amla juices are good for health, enhance immunity And has protective role from not only cancer but also other diseases. Different sources may have different preservatives and consistency may vary, but consuming it fresh would be ideal.
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I have habit to chewing nails in mouth, I have this problem for last 9 years and I have no control of it so what should I do?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have habit to chewing nails in mouth, I have this problem  for last 9 years and I have no control of it  so what sh...
This comes under obsession, try to apply a clear, bitter-tasting nail polish to the nails. Normally denatonium benzoate is used, the most bitter chemical compound known. The bitter flavor discourages the nail-biting habit.
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I have been drinking patanjali amala juice mix with water for few days now but I just found out mix review regarding the product saying it is not safe and natural as it contain sodium benzoate which causes cancer so I am very confused at the moment. Please help Thank you in advance:)

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery, M.R.C.S. England, M.Ch. Surgical Oncology, DNB Surgical Oncology, FEBS Surgical Oncology, DNB General Surgery, MNAMS, FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, FEBS Breast Surgery, FACS, Fellowship IFHNOS & MSKCC USA, Fellowship in breast and oncplastic Surgery
Oncologist, Mumbai
I have been drinking patanjali amala juice mix with water for few days now but I just found out mix review regarding ...
Sodium benzoate is a preservative used in many drinks. It is a less costly and easily available preservative. In 1990's, there were some concerns regarding the combination of ascorbic acid and sodium benzoate with vitamin C as it leads to the formation of benzene, which is a known carcinogen if levels are more than 5ppb. Hence the US-FDA regulated that the benzene content of the soft drinks should be less than 5ppb. I am not sure if the Patanjali amla juice has been tested for the level of benzene. That is the responsibility of the Local FDA. But amla is a rich source of vitamin C and the combination with sodium benzoate does lead to benzene formation.
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Hi I am 24 year male. I'd a habit of nail biting since childhood. I don't eat nails now or like that, but now because of earlier problem, I now cut nails with finger tips from mouth. I feel very bad on my this habit. How to drop this habit. What medicines should I take?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Hi I am 24 year male. I'd a habit of nail biting since childhood. I don't eat nails now or like that, but now because...
The most common treatment, which is cheap and widely available, is to apply a clear, bitter-tasting nail polish to the nails. Normally denatonium benzoate is used, the most bitter chemical compound known. The bitter flavor discourages the nail-biting habit.
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I AM 25 YEARS OLD MALE I AM SUFFERING FROM SCABIES I HAVE TAKEN COMPLETE COURSE OF THIS WHICH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWS 1). Lotion SCABISTOP (BENZYL BENZOATE 25%) 2. Tab cetrizine 5mg 3). Tab Albendazole 400mg ADND AFTER THAT: Tab CANDIFORCE 200MG I GOT RELIEF FOR 3 WEEKS BUT NOW THE SITUATION REMAINS THE SAME, PLEASE HELP ME TO COMPLETELY GET OUT OF THIS PROBLEM.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by the microscopic mite Sarcoptes scabei. It is common all over the world, and can affect anyone. Scabies spreads quickly in crowded conditions where there is frequent skin-to-skin contact between people. Hospitals, child-care centers, and nursing homes are examples. Scabies can easily infect sex partners and other household members. Sharing clothes, towels, and bedding can sometimes spread scabies. This can happen much more easily when the infested person has crusted scabies. You cannot get scabies from a pet. Pets get a different mite infection called mange. Symptoms are Pimple-like irritations or a rash Intense itching, especially at night Sores caused by scratching The infected person's clothes, bedding and towels should be washed in hot water and dried in a hot dryer. Bath with hot water and hand wash with hot water.Treatment is also recommended for household members and sexual partners.Several lotions are available to treat scabies. Medicines that may be prescribed include: 5% permethrin cream: This is the most common treatment for scabies. It is safe for children as young as 1 month old and women who are pregnant.  25% benzyl benzoate lotion. 10% sulfur ointment.  10% crotamiton cream. 1% lindane lotion.

Popular Health Tips

Healthier Low Carb Homemade Tomato Ketchup!

Certified Diabetes Educator, Diploma In Sports Nutrition, Diploma in Yoga, IDEEL
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Healthier Low Carb Homemade Tomato Ketchup!

The problem with the commercialized ketchup available in all markets is that even though they may be addictive, they often contain high-fructose corn syrup, cane sugar, brown rice syrup, cane crystals and tomato concentrates in place of naturally produced tomatoes. As a result, they bring about a host of health problems which propels one to prepare home-made tomato chutney easily with a handful of ingredients.

The simple home-made tomato chutney can also be consumed as ketchup, and it is quite easy to prepare as well. A different recipe that needs garlic, ginger along with some dry red chilies or chili flakes, the recipe is healthy as well. The red chilies add a gentle touch of hotness as well as smokiness which you will feel while cooking. The chutney can be a good option to be used as an accompaniment with snacks or other foods.

Ingredients For The Homemade Tomato Chutney
For making around 2.5 kg of tomato chutney, you will require the same amount of tomatoes, around 5 grams of garlic, a quarter inch ginger and 5 to 7 dry red chilies which should be deseeded and halved. You may also add half-a-cup of raisins, half cup of apple cider vinegar, one tablespoon of rock salt, about a quarter teaspoon of sodium benzoate dissolved in warm water. The sodium benzoate acts as a preservative so that the shelf life of the product is more. You should try to replace sugar with the natural element stevia which is not just super sweet but has no calories with a zero-glycemic index. It is a great sweetener and is available in the woods of Brazil and Paraguay. You will be surprised to know that the leaves of this plant are about 300 times sweeter than sugar. It would stay good for 6 months, but the taste would be so amazing that you will end up finishing it sooner.

Procedure To Make The Chutney
Rinse the tomatoes and raisins well in water and chop the tomatoes in roughly sliced pieces. Now peel the ginger, garlic and chop them. You will have to cut the chilies in halves and deseed them. Take all the chopped tomatoes in a 5-litre pressure cooker and add garlic, ginger, red chilies, vinegar, raisins, salt, and sugar or stevia. Keep the flame low and start mixing them and as the tomatoes start to soften, you should switch off the gas. Allow the mixture to cool down and blend it well into a smooth puree. Strain the mixture into a large saucepan or pot. Your last step is to stir and dissolve the sodium benzoate in a cup of hot water and add it directly to your chutney. The home-made tomato chutney is ready to be served. Refrigerate it after use.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Replace Tomato Ketchup With Home-Made Tomato Chutney

P.G. Diploma In Dietitics & Nutrition, BSC - Zoology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Replace Tomato Ketchup With Home-Made Tomato Chutney

The problem with the commercialized ketchup available in all markets is that even though they may be addictive, they often contain high-fructose corn syrup, cane sugar, brown rice syrup, cane crystals and tomato concentrates in place of naturally produced tomatoes. As a result, they bring about a host of health problems which propels one to prepare home-made tomato chutney easily with a handful of ingredients.

The simple home-made tomato chutney can also be consumed as ketchup, and it is quite easy to prepare as well. A different recipe that needs garlic, ginger along with some dry red chilies or chili flakes, the recipe is healthy as well. The red chilies add a gentle touch of hotness as well as smokiness which you will feel while cooking. The chutney can be a good option to be used as an accompaniment with snacks or other foods.

Ingredients For The Homemade Tomato Chutney
For making around 2.5 kg of tomato chutney, you will require the same amount of tomatoes, around 5 grams of garlic, a quarter inch ginger and 5 to 7 dry red chilies which should be deseeded and halved. You may also add half-a-cup of raisins, half cup of apple cider vinegar, one tablespoon of rock salt, about a quarter teaspoon of sodium benzoate dissolved in warm water. The sodium benzoate acts as a preservative so that the shelf life of the product is more. You should try to replace sugar with the natural element stevia which is not just super sweet but has no calories with a zero-glycemic index. It is a great sweetener and is available in the woods of Brazil and Paraguay. You will be surprised to know that the leaves of this plant are about 300 times sweeter than sugar. It would stay good for 6 months, but the taste would be so amazing that you will end up finishing it sooner.

Procedure To Make The Chutney
Rinse the tomatoes and raisins well in water and chop the tomatoes in roughly sliced pieces. Now peel the ginger, garlic and chop them. You will have to cut the chilies in halves and deseed them. Take all the chopped tomatoes in a 5-litre pressure cooker and add garlic, ginger, red chilies, vinegar, raisins, salt, and sugar or stevia. Keep the flame low and start mixing them and as the tomatoes start to soften, you should switch off the gas. Allow the mixture to cool down and blend it well into a smooth puree. Strain the mixture into a large saucepan or pot. Your last step is to stir and dissolve the sodium benzoate in a cup of hot water and add it directly to your chutney. The home-made tomato chutney is ready to be served. Refrigerate it after use. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Food Additives

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Advantages And Disadvantages Of Food Additives

Food additive advantages

Some additives improve or maintain the food's nutritive value. Vitamins a, c, d, e, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, pyridoxine, folic acid, calcium carbonate, zinc oxide and iron are often added to foods such as flour, bread, biscuits, breakfast cereals, pasta, margarine, milk, iodized salt and gelatin desserts. Instead of vitamin c, you may see ascorbic acid listed. Alpha-tocopherol is another name for vitamin e, and beta carotene is a source of vitamin a. In addition to providing nutrients, food additives can help reduce spoilage, improve the appearance of foods and increase the availability of a variety of foods throughout the year.

Food additive disadvantages

Some food additives can potentially cause harmful side effects. For example, butylated hydroxyanisole, commonly known as bha, is a preservative used in foods including potato chips, crackers, beer, baked goods and cereal. It has been classified by the u. S. Department of health and human services as a preservative" reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen" sulfites, which are added to baked goods, wine, condiments and snack foods, could cause hives, nausea, diarrhea and shortness of breath in some people.

Colors are additives, too
Coloring, in the form of dyes, pigments or other substances, is technically considered a food additive. These substances are often used to enhance color that's lost due to storage or processing. Pigments derived from natural sources, such as vegetables, minerals or animals, are exempt from certification. Man-made colors require testing by both the manufacturer and the fda to ensure they meet specific guidelines for purity.

Artificial preservatives can help your food last longer without becoming contaminated with food-borne illnesses, which is the reason they're found in so many different processed foods. Although all artificial preservatives used in the united states have been deemed" generally recognized as safe" by the u. S. Food and drug administration, not all of these additives are 100-percent safe for everyone. Some preservatives are associated with adverse effects, which can involve an unpleasant reaction in people sensitive to a particular additive or a potential increased risk for cancer.

Preserving food

Artificial preservatives may act as antioxidants, make food more acidic, reduce the moisture level of food, slow down the ripening process and prevent the growth of microorganisms, all of which help the food last longer. This means you can make fewer trips to the store and have less food waste because the preservatives help minimize the amount of food you buy that goes bad before you can eat it.

Limiting foodborne illnesses
Approximately one out of every six americans get a foodborne illness each year, according to the centers for disease control and prevention. Without artificial preservatives to limit the spread of the organisms that cause these illnesses, this number might be even higher. Some of these illnesses, such as botulism, can be deadly.

Potential adverse reactions

Certain preservatives, including sulfites and sodium benzoate, may cause adverse reactions in a small percentage of the population. Sulfites help limit the growth of bacteria in wine and the discoloration of dried fruit, but can cause potentially deadly allergic reactions in sensitive individuals, including rashes, low blood pressure, diarrhea, flushing, abdominal pain, asthmatic reactions and anaphylactic shock. Sodium benzoate, also called benzoic acid, is used in acidic foods to keep microorganisms from growing. In sensitive individuals, it can cause asthma, hives.

Increased cancer risk

Although sodium benzoate is usually considered safe for people who aren't sensitive to it, when combined with ascorbic acid in acidic foods it can produce benzene, which may slightly increase your risk for leukemia and other types of cancer, according to the center for science in the public interest. Nitrates and nitrites, which are often used to preserve cured meats, such as lunch meat and hot dogs, may also increase your risk for certain types of cancers, according to the u. S. Environmental protection agency.

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How Can We Replace Tomato Ketchup With Home-made Tomato Chutney?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
How Can We Replace Tomato Ketchup With Home-made Tomato Chutney?

The problem with the commercialized ketchup available in all market is that even though they may be addictive, they often contain high-fructose corn syrup, cane sugar, brown rice syrup, cane crystals and tomato concentrates in place of naturally produced tomatoes. As a result, they bring about a host of health problems which propels one to prepare home-made tomato chutney easily with a handful of ingredients.

The simple home-made tomato chutney can also be consumed as ketchup, and it is quite easy to prepare as well. A different recipe that needs garlic, ginger along with some dry red chilies or chili flakes, the recipe is healthy as well. The red chilies add a gentle touch of hotness as well as smokiness which you will feel while cooking. The chutney can be a good option to be used as an accompaniment with snacks or other foods.

Ingredients For The Homemade Tomato Chutney

Qty - 2.5 Kgs of chutney

  • Tomatoes - 2.5 Kg
  • Garlic - 5 grams
  • Ginger - Quarter inch
  • Red chilly - 5 to 7 dried deseeded and cut into half
  • Raisins - 1/2 cup 
  • Apple cider vinegar - 1/2 cup
  • Rock salt - 1 Tbsp
  • Sodium Benzoate - 1 tsp dissolved in warm water
  • Stevia - Sugar replacer

Preparation Method

Step 1: Rinse the tomatoes and raisins well in water and chop the tomatoes in roughly sliced pieces.

Step 2: Now peel the ginger, garlic and chop them also you will have to cut the chilies in halves and deseed them

Step 3: Take all the chopped tomatoes in a 5 liter pressure cooker and add garlic, ginger, red chilies, vinegar, raisins, salt, and sugar or stevia.

Step 4: Keep the flame low and start mixing them and as the tomatoes start to soften, you should switch off the gas. Allow the mixture to cool down and blend it well into a smooth puree.

Step 5: Strain the mixture into a large saucepan or pot. Your last step is to stir and dissolve the sodium benzoate in a cup of hot water and add it directly to your chutney.

The home-made tomato chutney is ready, refrigerate and use 

Why use stevia in place of sugar 

Stevia is a natural element which is not just super sweet, but has no calories with a zero glycemic index. It is a great sweetener and is available in the woods of Brazil and Paraguay. You will be surprised to know that the leaves of this plant are about 300 times sweeter than sugar.  Consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist in case of any query.

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Jasmine Oil - Know Its Benefits!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Jasmine Oil - Know Its Benefits!

While jasmine is one of the most beautiful flowers used to adorn a woman’s hair, there are more benefits to this beautiful small flower. This flower, which only blooms at night has a strong aroma which fills its surroundings with its strong scent. The juice extracted from this fruit also has a strong aroma and high therapeutic value. From times immemorial, jasmine oil has been used widely in various medicinal areas. The important compounds which give it the required medicinal value are listed below:

  • Benzaldehyde
  • Benzoic Acid
  • Benzyl Alcohol
  • Benzyl Acetate
  • Benzyl Benzoate
  • Indole
  • Eugenol
  • Phytol

The various medicinal properties of jasmine oil are listed below.

  1. Antidepressant: It stimulates the production of hormones like serotonin which induces a happy feeling and uplifts mood. It is no wonder then that jasmine is always associated with love and happiness.
  2. Skin benefits: One of the best ways to improve moisturization to the skin is to apply jasmine oil, which helps remove dryness and itchiness of the skin.
  3. Antispasmodic: It is one of the well-known spasm relaxants. Whether it is cramps in the intestinal tract or the respiratory tract, jasmine oil can help. It is also useful during menstrual cramps and relieves spasms from labor pains. Massaging the pelvic area with jasmine oil improves the production of hormones and improves overall uterine health.
  4. Antiseptic: It has various chemicals belonging to the benozy family including benzoyl peroxide and benzoyl alcohol. This is useful when applied as a topical agent, where it controls infection. It can also be inhaled after adding to steam so that the respiratory infections are cured. It also is known to prevent tetanus infection.
  5. Aphrodisiac: Jasmine is believed to treat problems like premature ejaculation, performance anxiety, and improve sex hormone levels.
  6. Sedative: One of the best ways to get a long, restful sleep is to use jasmine oil. Massage it over the head and see it works its sedative properties. It also helps control anger, frustration, anxiety, depression, and promotes an overall feeling of well-being.
  7. Expectorant: One of the best home remedies to clear up cough and congestion in the lungs in inhaling vapor to which some jasmine oil has been added. With the other added benefits, jasmine oil provides overall relief and clears up the respiratory tract.
  8. Uterine benefits: Jasmine oil is used to regulate menstrual cycles and treat cramps associated with menstrual cycles. It is also used during pregnancy for massaging the pelvis area to relieve pressure and tone the uterus.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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