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Cetalkonium Chloride

INFORMATION

Uses

Cetalkonium Chloride is used to prevent infections.

How it 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

Asthma, Nausea, Vomiting

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

No medicine available

Expert advice

• 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 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)