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    Cetrimide

    Information about Cetrimide

    Cetrimide uses

    Cetrimide is used to prevent infections.

    How cetrimide works

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

    Rash, Skin irritation, Itching, Skin redness

    Available Medicine for Cetrimide

    • ₹37 to ₹48
      Menarini India Pvt Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹48
      J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹29
      Abbott India Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹15
      Ind Swift Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹100
      Fitwel Pharmaceuticals Private Limited
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Cetrimide

    • 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 Cetrimide

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 16 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)