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Quadrajel Gel

Manufacturer: Fourrts India Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Lidocaine, Chlorhexidine Gluconate, Metronidazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: September 27, 2019

Quadrajel is a combination medicated gel containing Lidocaine, Chlorhexidine Gluconate and Metronidazole. All these components belongs to the class of local anesthetic, disinfectant or antiseptic and antibiotic, respectively. It is applied on the skin to reduce itchiness and skin conditions. The viscous variant is used for dental treatment like mouth ulcers.

Before using this gel, inform your doctor if:

  • You are allergic to any medicine, food, substances or ingredients contained within this gel.
  • You have diabetes, liver/ stomach problems and infections.

Take the dosage recommended by your doctor for your condition. This topical medication also comes as a spray, cream, lotion and skin patch. Apply on the affected area of the skin after cleaning and drying it well. It is usually recommended to use about 2-3 times a day.

This medication is helpful against the following conditions

This medication causes side effects such as

  • Abnormal Sensation

  • Application Site Swelling

  • Skin Redness

  • Change In Taste

  • Dryness

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine does not cause any harm to the fetus, but there is no scientific evidence to certify it. Hence, it is best to consult a doctor before consuming it during pregnancy. It is best to be administered orally.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine can be given to the women who are breastfeeding but only after evaluating the benefits and risks with the doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Quadrajel Gel , and hence can be used as its substitute.

Quadrajel is a combination medicament, thus works through multiple mechanism. Lidocaine is a local anaesthetic and antiarrhythmic that works by stabilising the neuronal membrane by blocking the voltage gated sodium channels. This inhibits depolarisation of the postsynaptic nerve that prevents transmission of pain signals. Chlorhexidine is a disinfectant, it clear the space on which it is applied and also acts as an antiseptic. Thus prevents the occurrence of bacterial infection. Metronidazole belongs to the class anthelmintics. It enters into the organism and forms the free radical. A concentration gradient is created in the organism due to alteration in the molecule and promotes the influx of the molecule. Thus, the free radical and the altered molecule will interfere with the DNA synthesis and stops the growth of the organism.

Ques: What is Quadrajel gel?

Ans: This gel works as a local anesthetic and is used topically on the skin to reduce itchiness and skin conditions such as insect bites, eczema, and burns. It contains Chlorhexidine Gluconate Topical, Lignocaine Topical and Metronidazole Topical as active ingredients. Quadrajel Gel works by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms; decreasing the painful scores; lowering the pain; producing the anti-inflammatory effect.

Ques: What are the uses of Quadrajel gel?

Ans: Quadrajel Gel is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like inflammatory papules, skin cuts, pain, aches, and lesions of the skin.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Quadrajel gel?

Ans: Side effects include metallic taste, circumoral tingling, burning, and stinging. Apart from these, using this medicine may further lead to erythema, skin irritation, pruritus, and dryness. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Quadrajel gel?

Ans: Quadrajel Gel should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.

Ques: How long do I need to use Quadrajel Gel before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: This gel takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: What are the contraindications to Quadrajel Gel?

Ans: This gel should not be used if you have the conditions such as allergy, contact with meninges, genital area, hypersensitivity, and preoperative skin preparation of the head or face.

Ques: Is Quadrajel Gel safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: It can be used by pregnant women. It is advised to consult the doctor before using this medication.

Ques: Will Quadrajel Gel be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of Quadrajel Gel can lead to increased chances of side effects such as Metallic taste, Circumoral tingling, Burning, Stinging, Erythema, Skin irritation, Pruritus, and Dryness. If you are observing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
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About Quadrajel Gel
What are the uses of Quadrajel Gel
What are the contraindications of Quadrajel Gel ?
What are the side effects of Quadrajel Gel ?
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What are the substitutes for Quadrajel Gel ?
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