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Composition FOR HEALEX

Benzocaine(0.36w/w),Cetrimide(6.5%)

food interaction for HEALEX

alcohol interaction for HEALEX

pregnancy interaction for HEALEX

lactation interaction for HEALEX

medicine interaction for HEALEX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
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No interaction found
No interaction found
Healex spray may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR HEALEX

Benzocaine(0.36w/w)

Uses

Benzocaine is used for local anaesthesia

How it works

Benzocaine works by blocking pain signals from the peripheral nerves to brain which decreases the sensation of pain.

Common side effects

Allergy, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Allergic skin rash
Cetrimide(6.5%)

Uses

Cetrimide is used to prevent infections

How it works

Cetrimide is a disinfectant that can prevent infection by both gram-positive and gram-negative organisms, as it is bactericidal in nature.

Common side effects

Rash, Skin irritation, Itching, Skin redness

COMMON DOSAGE FOR HEALEX SPRAY

Patients taking HEALEX SPRAY

  • 100%
    Once A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR HEALEX

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR HEALEX

  • Do not use benzocaine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to benzocaine or any other ingredients in formulation.
  • Avoid using benzocaine on broken skin or on large area of body.
  • Do not use benzocaine if you have high levels of blood pigments; if you are taking cholinesterases or sulphonamides.
  • Do not use benzocaine if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR HEALEX

Benzocaine

Q. Does benzocaine heal cold sores/numb mouth/kill sperm/make person sleepy?
Benzocaine can soothe cold sores and numb mouth. It doesn't however kill sperms or make a person sleepy
Q. Is benzocaine safe?
Benzocaine is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is benzocaine stronger than lidocaine?
Benzocaine and lidocaine both belong to the same class of medicines having similar therapeutic action. Individual responses to these medicines might vary
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Q. Does benzocaine get you high?
Benzocaine has abuse potential. It should never be used for recreational activities
Q. Does benzocaine delay ejaculation?
Benzocaine is used in condoms to prolong the duration of sex and hence ejaculation. It must be used as advised by the doctor.

Cetrimide

Q. Is cetrimide a preservative?
Cetrimide is a quaternary ammonium preservative used to limit bacterial growth
Q. Is cetrimide toxic?
Cetrimide is toxic to bacteria. Local application is non-toxic to humans. However, overdose or accidental oral intake may cause gastrointestinal irritation
Q. Is cetrimide agar selective?
Cetrimide agar is a type of agar which allows selective isolation of pseudomonas aeruginosa
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Q. What is cetrimide cream/ solution?
Cetrimide cream is a cream for topical application for prevention of infection of cuts, grazes, insect bite, minor burns, wounds and scalds)
Q. How does cetrimide kill bacteria?
Cetrimide is a quaternary ammonium disinfectant having bactericidal activity against both gram-positive and gram-negative organisms.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)