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Castellani paint

The generic name: for phenol topical is [fee-noltop-ikal].
Brand names include: castellani paints, cepastat, chloraseptic cherry, chloraseptic citrus, chloraseptic cool mint,… Show all 33 brands
Drug class: topical anaesthetics

What is Castellani paint?

Castellani paint can be used to protect the skin against infection from minor wounds or scrapes. Use castellani paint on the scalp for dandruff. Phenol topical is used to temporarily relieve minor mouth irritation or pain, sore neck, or canker sores. Castellani paint can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Castellani paint

If you experience symptoms indicative of an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing or swelling of lips, face, tongue or throat - seek medical assistance immediately! You may experience less serious side effects or none at all. There may be other side effects. Call your doctor immediately if experiencing side effects; alternatively, for fda inquiries on adverse events please dial: 1-800-fda-1088


Follow all instructions found on your medication label or as prescribed by your healthcare provider.

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to castellani paint, it is best not to use it. If you suffer from allergies or medical conditions, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether castellani paint is safe for use.

Avoid applying this medication to areas of the breast that could come into contact with your baby's mouth if you are breastfeeding.

How to take Castellani paint?

Follow the instructions on the label or those prescribed by your doctor. Castellani paint comes in a variety of forms. These include a liquid, swab (liquid), ointment (ointment), spray, and lozenge. Please carefully read and heed all directions provided with your medication. If you don't understand the instructions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Before using this medicine, make sure to read and follow all instructions on its label.castellani paint can be applied as required. Cleanse the area before applying castellani paint.

You can apply a tiny amount of this medication to your skin before using castellani paint. This will ensure that you don't experience a reaction. Castellani paint should not be used on serious wounds or punctured wounds. Do not use it on large areas of skin. Avoid applying a bandage to the treated area.

Castellani paint can be applied in the mouth as required, up to twice every two hours. Children aged 6–12 years should not exceed 10 lozenges per 24 hours. Do not use castellani paint on your lips if the product is intended for skin use.

Spray directly into your mouth or throat to use castellani paint spray. After 15 seconds, spit out the medication. Avoid swallowing the spray.

Use castellani paint to rinse your mouth. Gargle or swish it for 15 seconds, and then spit out the liquid. Do not swallow liquid. Hold the castellani paint in your mouth and let it dissolve slowly.

If you experience new or worsening pain, redness, or swelling while using this medication in your mouth or on your skin, or if the rash or temperature increases, then seek medical advice.

If your sore or persistent throat persists after two days or you have a high fever, headache, nausea, or vomiting, call your doctor. Do not let a child under 12 years of age use this medication without adult supervision.

Store away from moisture or heat. Store at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. The castellani paint swabs are only intended for one-time use. Some forms of topical phenol can stain clothing and skin. Avoid spilling the medication.

What happens if i miss the dose?

Do not take the missed dose. Use your next dose as usual. Do not take two doses in one go.

What happens if i overdose?

Overdoses of castellani paint are not considered dangerous. If anyone accidentally swallows the medicine, seek emergency medical care or call poison help at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Do not get castellani paint on your eyes.

Interaction with other drug

Other drugs that you take are unlikely to affect the medicine applied to your skin. Many drugs interact with each other. Inform your healthcare provider about the medicines you take, including prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.