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Ulesfia

Ulesfia
(benzyl alcohol) Lotion For topical use only

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Ulesfia Lotion is supplied as a white topical lotion containing benzyl alcohol, 5%. Inactive ingredients in this formulation are water, mineral oil, sorbitan monooleate, polysorbate 80, carbomer 934P and trolamine.

The active ingredient, benzyl alcohol, is a clear, colorless liquid with a mild aromatic odor. Benzyl alcohol has a molecular mass of 108.14 g/mol. The molecular formula is C7H8O.

The chemical structure of benzyl alcohol is

Ulesfia
  (benzyl alcohol)  Structural Formula Illustration

What are the possible side effects of benzyl alcohol topical (Ulesfia)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

If the medicine gets in your eyes or on your skin, rinse with water. Call your doctor at once if you have severe stinging, itching, or irritation of the eyes or skin after rinsing.

Common side effects may include mild pain, itching, irritation, redness, or numbness of your scalp.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects....

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What are the precautions when taking benzyl alcohol lotion for topical use (Ulesfia)?

Before using benzyl alcohol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.

Constant or forceful scratching of the skin/scalp may lead to a bacterial skin infection. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop worsening redness or pus.

Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of the drug. If you are treating an infant, make sure to tell the doctor if your infant was born early (premature) so that the doctor can decide if your infant is old enough to use this medication.

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Last reviewed on RxList: 7/20/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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