CEPTON MEDICATED SKIN WASH

Active substance: CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE SOLUTION

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Package Leaflet: Information for the user

Cepton Medicated Skin Wash

chlorhexidine gluconate
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you.
Always use Cepton Medicated Skin Wash exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
• You must talk to your doctor if your condition does not improve or gets worse.
In this leaflet:
1. What Cepton Medicated Skin Wash is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Cepton Medicated Skin Wash
3. How to use Cepton Medicated Skin Wash
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Cepton Medicated Skin Wash
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What Cepton Medicated Skin Wash is and what it
is used for
Cepton Medicated Skin Wash is a daily treatment that contains the
antiseptic chlorhexidine gluconate which kills harmful bacteria on the
skin that cause spots and acne, whilst providing a protective shield
against bacterial infections for several hours after use to help prevent
further outbreaks. It also removes oil and sebum, and helps spots to
dry more quickly.
Acne is a common condition where tiny holes (pores) on the surface of
the skin become blocked causing spots to develop, usually on the
face, back and chest. The spots can range from whiteheads and
blackheads to red, inflamed pus-filled spots and cysts.

2. What you need to know before you use Cepton
Medicated Skin Wash

Cepton Skin Wash PIL

Ref:

CEP/BOST/SW

Date:

13/12/12

Size:

180(W) x 150(H)

Colours
(Printed)

Colours
(Non printed)

Black

TRIM

17/10/12

Modified:

Other medicines and Cepton Medicated Skin Wash
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using, have recently used
or might use any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using Cepton Medicated
Skin Wash if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or
are breast-feeding.

Do not use Cepton Medicated Skin Wash if you are allergic
(hypersensitive) to chlorhexidine gluconate or any of the other
ingredients of Cepton Medicated Skin Wash (see section 6).

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Warnings and precautions
• Cepton Medicated Skin Wash should only be used on your skin.
• Do not let it get into your eyes. Treat accidental splashes into the
eyes by rinsing them immediately with plenty of water and seek
medical advice.
• Do not let it get into your ears. If it does, rinse thoroughly with
water.
• If your spots or acne do not get better, or your skin becomes
irritated, talk to your pharmacist or doctor.

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3. How to use Cepton Medicated Skin Wash

5. How to store Cepton Medicated Skin Wash

Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as
your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.

• Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
• Do not store above 25°C. Store it in the original packaging.
• Do not use Cepton Medicated Skin Wash after the expiry date
shown on the bottle and carton. The expiry date refers to the last
day of that month.

Apply Cepton Medicated Skin Wash to the area to be treated
morning and night as follows:
• Remove any make-up
• Wet your hands and face with water
• Wash with undiluted skin wash, then rinse off. Avoid scrubbing
the skin too hard as this could irritate it
• Wash with undiluted skin wash again then rinse. For maximum
effect, leave the second wash on the skin for one minute before
rinsing.
Do not mix Cepton Medicated Skin Wash with soap or detergents.

Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household
waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no
longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Cepton Medicated Skin Wash contains
The active substance is chlorhexidine gluconate (1% w/v).
The other ingredients are polyoxyethylene polyoxypropylene block
co-polymer, lauryl dimethyl amine oxide, Ponceau 4R (E124),
isopropyl alcohol, D-gluconolactone, sodium hydroxide and water.

If you accidentally swallow Cepton Medicated Skin Wash:
drink plenty of milk or water and consult a doctor or pharmacist
immediately.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask
your doctor or pharmacist.

What Cepton Medicated Skin Wash looks like and contents
of the pack
Cepton Medicated Skin Wash is a clear red liquid.
It is available in plastic bottles with screw caps containing 150ml.

4. Possible Side Effects
Like all medicines, Cepton Medicated Skin Wash can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
• If you experience any of the following stop using Cepton
Medicated Skin Wash and get immediate medical help:
swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat; a red itchy skin rash;
wheezing or difficulty breathing; feeling faint and dizzy; a strange
metallic taste in the mouth; collapse. You may be having an
allergic reaction.
• If you develop a rash or your skin becomes itchy, red, dry or
inflamed where you have used the skin wash, stop using it and
talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Marketing Authorisation holder:
Boston Healthcare Ltd., 6 Navigation Court, Calder Park,
Wakefield WF2 7BJ, United Kingdom.
Manufacturer:
Kleva S.A., 189 Parnithos Avenue, 136 71 Acharnai, Greece.
This leaflet was last revised in: December 2012
'Cepton' is a registered trademark

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.

Title:

Cepton Skin Wash PIL

Ref:

CEP/BOST/SW

Date:

13/12/12

Size:

180(W) x 150(H)

Colours
(Non printed)

Black

TRIM

17/10/12

Modified:

Colours
(Printed)

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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