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Active substance: CETRIMIDE

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Care Antiseptic First Aid


Read all the leaflet before you use this
medicine. It includes information which might
be especially important for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
• Ask your pharmacist if you need any more
information or advice.
• If you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

1. What the medicine is for
Care Antiseptic First Aid Cream contains
cetrimide which has antibacterial properties.
The cream is used to treat minor burns, grazes
and nappy rash.

2. Before you use this
Do not use the medicine if you or
your child have ….

• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in
section 6.

Take special care with this medicine ....

• Avoid contact with the eyes.
• For external application to the skin. Do not
use in body cavities.

Pregnant or breastfeeding….

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice
before using this medicine if you are pregnant,
might be pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Important information about some
of the ingredients

• This product contains cetostearyl alcohol
which may cause local skin reactions
(e.g. contact dermatitis).
• It also contains chlorocresol which may cause
allergic reactions (rash, itching, wheezing).

3. How to use this medicine
Apply it to the skin.

Adults, the elderly and children

• Apply directly to the affected area.

If you swallow some

If you accidentally swallow some, see a doctor
straight away. Take the pack with you to show
which medicine you have swallowed.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Care Antiseptic First Aid
Cream can have side effects although these
don’t affect everyone. Possible side effects are:
• Skin irritation.
• Long term or frequent use of this product
may cause an allergy to cetrimide.
If you notice these or any other side effects,
stop use and tell your doctor or pharmacist.
They will tell you what to do.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly via the Yellow Card
Scheme at:
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.

5. Storing this medicine
• Keep it out of the sight and reach of children.
• Do not store above 25°C.
• Do not allow to freeze.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on the
carton. The expiry date refers to the last day
of that month.
• Medicine should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of any unused
medicine. These measures will help to protect
the environment.

6. Further information
What is in this medicine

The active ingredient is: cetrimide 0.5% w/w.
The other ingredients are: cetostearyl alcohol,
liquid paraffin, chlorocresol, purified water.

What the medicine looks like

Care Antiseptic First Aid Cream is a white cream
with a faint smell. It is supplied in 30g tubes.

Marketing authorisation holder and

Thornton and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield,
HD7 5QH, UK.
This leaflet was revised in October 2014

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Care Antiseptic First Aid Cream



Pack Size


IG Code



210mm x 148mm flat (27mm x 148mm folded)

Proof No.


Process Black
Keyline (Does not print)



Data Matrix: 23667304 VERIFIED

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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