Cetrimide is a skin antiseptic and disinfectant for minor wounds, burns or abrasions, cuts, nappy rash, and insect bites.
Use Cetrimide exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.
This medicine is available as a cream, spray, and lotion.
Wash and dry the affected area before application of Cetrimide cream, spray, or lotion.
Avoid any contact of this medicine with your eyes. If an accidental contact occurs, rinse it immediately with water. Alert your doctor if you start to have any problems with your eyes.
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
Do not use Cetrimide if you ever had an allergic reaction (e.g. rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to this medicine or any of its ingredients.
Do not use Cetrimide if your skin is weeping or badly inflamed.
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
To avoid burns, do not smoke or go near naked flames. Fabrics (e.g. dressing, clothing, bedding) that has been in contact with this medicine must be washed to reduce product build-up or risk of any serious fire hazards.
Cetrimide may cause any of the following side effects: skin rash, irritation, and dryness.
If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor immediately. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking or using any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements, and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Protect from light or moisture.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.