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ATC codes: D08AE05
Indication
Phenol disinfectant ICD11 code: XM0HB7
INN
Chloroxylenol
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core
Formulations
Local > Topical > Solution: 4.8%
EML status history
First added in 1997 (TRS 882)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Sex
All
Age
Adolescents and adults
Therapeutic equivalence
Medicines within the same pharmacological class can be used
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee endorsed the inclusion of chloroxylenol (with a square box) as a disinfectant on the core list of the EMLc. The Subcommittee recognized that the disinfectants were not medicines per se, but the importance of a clean environment where children are treated was seen as a priority and the inclusion of this section was to emphasize the importance of infection control.