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Cetrimide

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: November 29, 2019

Cetrimide has antiseptic properties and is used for cleaning wounds and treating minor burns, abrasions and scalds, and for curing seborrhoeic dermatitis. This medication is also used for sterilizing surgical instruments.

Consult your doctor before using this medicine, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do no miss your dose. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose. In case of overdose, consult your doctor.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.

This medication helps in treating the following problems in the human body:

  • Hypersensitivity

Side effects of this medication which can be seen in a patient are:

  • Rash

  • Skin Blistering

  • Redness Of Skin

  • Burning Sensation

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Please consult your doctor before consuming this medication.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Breastfeeding women must consult doctor before using this medication.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Cetrimide as ingredient

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This medication is a kind of antiseptic that acts through three modes, namely, protein denaturation, membrane damage and enzyme inactivation. At low levels, the medication acts as bacteriostatic, while in higher concentrations it is a bactericide.

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