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 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
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
This medicine is not likely to cause any side-effects. If you have side-effects or have any other worrying symptoms while you are having the 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.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.