GERMOLENE ANTISEPTIC CREAM

Active substance: PHENOL

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antiseptic cream
Phenol and Chlorhexidine Digluconate
Read all of this leaflet carefully because
it contains important information for
you.
This medicine is available without
prescription. However, you still need to use
Germolene Antiseptic Cream carefully to get
the best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet.You may need to read it
again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
• You must contact a doctor if your
symptoms worsen or do not improve.
• If you have any unusual effects after using
this product, tell your doctor or
pharmacist.

IN THIS LEAFLET:

2. BEFORE YOU USE
GERMOLENE® ANTISEPTIC
CREAM
DO NOT use Germolene Antiseptic
Cream:
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to
phenol or chlorhexidine digluconate or
any of the other ingredients of
Germolene Antiseptic Cream (See section
6, Further information).
Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
You may use the cream if you are pregnant
or breast-feeding but as with all medicines at
this time, you should discuss it with your
doctor first.
Important information about some of
the ingredients of Germolene Antiseptic
Cream:
This cream contains cetostearyl alcohol
which may cause local skin reactions (e.g.
contact dermatitis).

1. What is Germolene Antiseptic Cream and
what is it used for?
2. Before you use Germolene Antiseptic
Cream
3. How to use Germolene Antiseptic Cream 3. HOW TO USE GERMOLENE®
4. Possible side effects
ANTISEPTIC CREAM
5. How to store Germolene Antiseptic Cream
Follow the directions below carefully.
6. Further information
Wash your hands before and after using
1. WHAT IS GERMOLENE®
the cream.
ANTISEPTIC CREAM AND
1. Before using the product for the first time,
WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
check that the tube seal is not broken.
Germolene Antiseptic Cream is used to ease 2. Break the tube seal by peeling from the tag.
pain and help prevent infections of minor cuts 3. Thoroughly clean the affected area of skin
and grazes, minor burns, scalds, blisters, stings
with warm water (do not use soap).
and insect bites, spots and chapped or rough
4. Minor cuts, grazes etc - apply the
skin.
cream directly or on a dressing.
Minor burns, scalds and blisters The cream contains two active substances,
apply the cream generously and massage
phenol and chlorhexidine digluconate. Phenol
in gently.
and chlorhexidine digluconate have antiseptic
properties for the disinfection of skin, wounds 5. Replace the cap firmly after use.
and burns. Phenol also has a local anaesthetic
action for the relief of pain.The cream base
helps to soften the skin and soothe irritation.

If your condition does not improve, tell your
doctor.
If you have any further questions on the use
of this product, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.

This cream is for external use only.
Avoid contact with your eyes and mouth.
If some of the cream is swallowed
accidentally, tell your doctor straight away
or contact your nearest Accident and
Emergency Department.

Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines
no longer required.These measures will
help to protect the environment.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

What Germolene Antiseptic Cream
contains:
The active substances are phenol 1.2% w/w
and chlorhexidine digluconate 0.25% w/w.
The other ingredients are cetostearyl
alcohol, light liquid paraffin, polyoxyethylene
stearyl ethers, colours (ponceau 4R (E124),
sunset yellow (E110)), dimeticone, methyl
salicylate and water.

Like all medicines, Germolene Antiseptic
Cream can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
As with all medicines, some people may be
allergic to the cream. Seek medical advice
straight away if you experience any sudden
wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, swelling
of the eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching
(especially affecting your whole body).
These are signs of an allergic reaction
which may be serious and require medical
treatment.
Rarely, you may experience local irritation,
rash, or other skin reactions at the site of
application after applying the cream.
Frequent application of the cream to the
same area for long periods of time or
over large areas of skin may lead to skin
irritation.
If you are concerned about this, or if the
cream affects you in any other way, stop
using Germolene Antiseptic Cream and
tell your doctor or pharmacist
immediately.

5. HOW TO STORE
GERMOLENE® ANTISEPTIC
CREAM
Keep out of the reach and sight of
children.
Do not store above 25°C.
This product should be stored in its
original carton.
Do not use Germolene Antiseptic Cream
after the expiry date which is stated on
the carton and on the end of the tube.
The expiry date refers to the last day of
that month.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION

See the end of section 2 'Important
information about some of the ingredients of
Germolene Antiseptic Cream' for cetostearyl
alcohol advice.
What Germolene Antiseptic Cream
looks like and contents of the pack:
Germolene Antiseptic Cream is available in
tubes containing 20g, 30g, 35g, 40g or 55g
of an off-white cream (not all pack sizes
may be marketed).
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Bayer plc, Consumer Care Division
Bayer House, Strawberry Hill
Newbury, Berkshire RG14 1JA
United Kingdom
Manufacturer:
Wrafton Laboratories Ltd.
Exeter Road,Wrafton, Braunton
North Devon, EX33 2DL
United Kingdom
This leaflet was last revised in December
2011.
Remember: if you have any doubts
about using Germolene® Antiseptic
Cream correctly, seek the advice of
your doctor or pharmacist.
® = Registered Trademark of Bayer AG,
Germany.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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