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General Information on Cetrimide

Generic Name : Cetrimide

Latest prescription information about Cetrimide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiseptics

Why is Cetrimide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a skin antiseptic and disinfectant prescribed for seborrhoeic dermatitis and wound cleansing. The cream has a bactericidal activity against gram-positive bacteria and incompatible with soaps and other anionic surfactants. 

When should Cetrimide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients known hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Cetrimide?

Wound cleansing - Topical : Adult: Apply 0.1-1% aqueous solution or 0.5% cream onto affected area.
Seborrhoeic dermatitis - Topical : Adult: Apply 10% shampoo solution onto the scalp.

How should Cetrimide be taken?

It comes as a cream applied over the affected area as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Cetrimide?

• Excessive usage may increase the risk of allergic reactions.

• Avoid contact with eyes, middle ear, meninges, brain, body cavities.

• Consult with your doctor before using this medication.

• Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

• For external use only.

What are the side effects of Cetrimide?

  Oral:Nausea, vomiting, digestive problems and death of body tissue.
  Topical:Skin irritation, redness of the skin, rarely burns.

What are the other precautions for Cetrimide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Cetrimide?

Store in a cool, dry and dark place.

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