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
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- 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
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.