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Paradichlorobenzene is an organic compound which is used as disinfectant, pesticide, and deodorant. It is also used to make mothballs as a less flammable substitute of naphthalene.

Exposure to this chemical substance can cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, and headaches. Long term exposure to pesticide can cause allergy and burning sensation. Its vapour can cause irritation in eyes and nose. It is toxic and can be potentially harmful. Seek immediate medical attention in case you notice any serious symptoms due to exposure.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Dewaxo drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Paradichlorobenzene as ingredient

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Physically, this medicine is an organic compound that is colourless and odourless. It is used as disinfectant, pesticide and deodorant. Its precise mechanism of action is not known currently.

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