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food interaction for NT-SCAB

alcohol interaction for NT-SCAB

pregnancy interaction for NT-SCAB

lactation interaction for NT-SCAB

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Cetrimide(0.1% w/w)


Cetrimide protects and heals infection of cuts, grazes, insect bite, minor burns and wounds.

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
Gamma Benzene Hexachloride(1% w/w)


Gamma benzene hexachloride is used for the treatment of pediculosis capitis (highly contagious infection caused by infestation with human head louse, which is usually very itchy) and scabies (itchy, highly contagious skin disease caused by an infestation by the itch mite Sarcoptes scabiei).

How it works

Gamma benzene hexachloride belongs to a class of drugs called ectoparasiticides. It works by killing the mite and lice. 

Common side effects

Nausea, Burning sensation, Dizziness, Hair loss, Headache, Skin irritation


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Expert advice for NT-SCAB

  • Do not use cetrimide for a long period and repeatedly as it may cause allergic reactions.
  • Cetrimide is for topical use only. Avoid contact with mucous membrane such mouth, nose, ears, anus, or vagina.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop severe allergic reactions.
  • Consult your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsens after cetrimide application.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for NT-SCAB


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.
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.


Content on this page was last updated on 11 July, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)