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    Cetalkonium Chloride

    Information about Cetalkonium Chloride

    Cetalkonium chloride uses

    Cetalkonium Chloride is used to prevent infections.

    How cetalkonium chloride works

    Cetalkonium chloride belongs to the class of drugs known as anti-infective agents. It acts by killing harmful microorganisms thereby preventing the infection.

    Common side effects of cetalkonium chloride

    Asthma, Nausea, Vomiting

    Available Medicine for Cetalkonium Chloride

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    Expert advice for Cetalkonium Chloride

    • Do not use cetalkonium chloride in combination with lidocaine hydrochloride in infants < 2 months of age and in combination with choline salicylate in children and adolescents < 16 years.
    • Do not apply the gel directly on the dentures.
    • Do not exceed the mentioned dose as it may lead to salicylate toxicity. 
    • Exercise caution if you are a patient with liver or heart dysfunction.
    • Inform your doctor/dentist if symptoms do not disappear after 7 days of use. 
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
    • Should not be given to patients who are allergic to cetalkonium chloride or any of its ingredients.
    • Should not be given to patients suffering from stomach ulcer, gout and children and adolescents < 16 years if used in combination with choline salicylate.

    Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)