Savlon (Cetrimide) Drug Price and Information

Cetrimide (Savlon) 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. 
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Savlon - Johnson & Johnson

Savlon  Lotion

Generic : Cetrimide
Price Updated on Jul 31, 2023
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Substitute/Alternative Medication to Savlon
Cetrilak , Cetrilak (1000 ml) , Nestolen -S , Septol

Drug information on Savlon from Johnson & Johnson


When is Savlon prescribed?

It is prescribed for -

What should be the dose and frequency?

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.

What are the common side effects of Savlon

Oral:Nausea, vomiting, digestive problems and death of body tissue.

Topical:Skin irritation, redness of the skin, rarely burns.

How to use Savlon?

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


In which conditions should Savlon be avoided?

Contraindicated in patients known hypersensitivity.


What are the Precautions needed with Savlon

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.

Are there any additional Precautions?

Avoid excess dosage.

At What Temperature Should it be Stored?

Store in a cool, dry and dark place.

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