Waxnil Drop

Manufacturer: West-Coast Pharmaceutical Works Ltd
Medicine composition: Benzocaine, Chlorbutol, Paradichlorobenzene, Terpentine Oil
Prescription vs OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

This medication is a local anesthetic, which is used as a pain reliever. It helps to alleviate pain caused by skin irritations, sore throat, sunburn, teething pain, vaginal or rectal irritation, ingrown toenails, hemorrhoids, etc.

Side effects of this drug include headache, breathing problems, increased sweating, seizures, urticaria, rash, edema, contact dermatitis, itching and vomiting. Seek immediate medical attention in case the side effects persist.

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.

The medicine is useful against the following conditions:

  • Pain

  • Skin Irritation

Side effects that might occur after consumption of this medicine include:

  • Pulmonary Haemorrhage

  • Cough

  • Headache

  • Insomnia (Difficulty In Sleeping)

  • Renal Injury

  • Vomiting

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

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

    This medicine is extremely unsafe to be used during pregnancy.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Please consult your doctor before using the drug during breastfeeding.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

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

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

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Take the missed dose as soon as possible and avoid taking it if its almost time for the other dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    A doctor should be consulted immediately if such a situation is suspected.

This medication acts as a local anaesthetic that acts as an analgesic. It binds reversibly to sodium channels and decreases neuron permeability to sodium ions. This inhibits neuronal membrane depolarization, which stops nerve impulse initiation and conduction.

Ques: What is Waxnil Drop?

Ans: Benzocaine is a salt which performs its action by obstructing pain signals from the peripheral nerves to brain which decreases the sensation of pain.

Ques: What are the uses of Waxnil Drop?

Ans: Benzocaine is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Local anesthesia of oral and pharyngeal mucous membranes, Ear ache, Surgical or procedural local anesthesia, and Anesthesia for hemorrhoids.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Waxnil Drop?

Ans: Seizures, Coma, Irregular heartbeat, Respiratory depression, Contact dermatitis, and Anaphylaxis are possible side-effects which may occur.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Waxnil Drop?

Ans: It should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.

Ques: Should I use Waxnil Drop empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: Taking this medication with the food will be much beneficial than using it on an empty stomach, as the mechanism of the medication requires nutrients to carry out the reaction.

Ques: How long do I need to use Waxnil Drop before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: There is no specific time duration of using this medication in which you can see improvement in your condition. The doctor will prescribe you the doses according to your condition.

Ques: Is there any food or drink I need to avoid?

Ans: The diet should be normal, there is nothing as such to avoid. However, eating healthy, doing physical exercises and avoiding any kind of harmful practices like smoking or drinking can uplift your health.

Ques: Will Waxnil Drop be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: Please follow the doses of the medication, as prescribed by your doctor.
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