Savlon Antiseptic cream

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Information specific to: Savlon Antiseptic cream.

About Savlon Antiseptic cream and how it works

This medicine is an antiseptic and is used in first-aid to clean minor wounds and prevent infection. It contains two medicines called chlorhexidine and cetrimide which are both antiseptics that kill germs.

This medicine is available as a cream that is applied to the affected areas of the skin.

Stop using this medicine and speak to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.

Before using Savlon Antiseptic cream

This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never have it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before having it.

Always get advice from a healthcare professional before having this medicine if:

  • you are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine

Medicines interactions

If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. This medicine is unlikely to have any important interactions. But speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you get any unusual symptoms while having this medicine with other medicines.

Possible side effects of Savlon Antiseptic cream

Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone having the same medicine will get the same side-effects.

The following side-effects have been associated with people taking this medicine:

  • hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock
  • oedema
  • urticaria
  • allergic skin reactions such as dermatitis, pruritus, erythema, eczema, rash, urticaria, skin irritation or blisters

If you experience other side effects or have any other worrying symptoms while you are using this medicine, seek medical advice.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

This medicine is not known to cause any problems during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. However, as with all medicines, you should seek medical advice from your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or are breast-feeding.

Other important information

Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check what dose you should apply and if there is anything that you need to do if you apply more than the recommended dose. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

This medicine is for external use only. Keep this medicine away from your eyes and ears. If you get this medicine in your eye then wash the eye thoroughly for ten minutes.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

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