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ANABACT 0.75% W/W GEL

Active substance(s): METRONIDAZOLE

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

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Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them,
even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
- If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1.
What Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel is and what it is used for
2.
Before you use Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel
3.
How to use Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel
4.
Possible side effects
5.
How to store Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel
6.
Further information

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1. WHAT ANABACT 0.75% w/w GEL IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel is a clear, pale yellow gel for application to the skin. Anabact 0.75% w/w
Gel contains metronidazole which is an antibiotic. It is effective against the bacteria which cause
the bad smell in infected tumours and ulcers.
2. BEFORE YOU USE ANABACT 0.75% w/w GEL

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Take special care with Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel
Avoid strong sunlight as metronidazole is not stable under ultra-violet light.
Do not use Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel near or in your eyes. If the gel does get into your eyes, rinse
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Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines,
including medicines obtained without a prescription. Special care should be taken if you are taking:
• anti-coagulant medicines, such as warfarin
• anti-epileptic medicines, such as phenobarbital
Metronidazole taken by mouth can react with alcohol but this effect has never been reported with
metronidazole applied to the skin. Such an effect is extremely unlikely as the amount of metronidazole entering the blood through the skin is very small.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not use Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel if you are pregnant, think that you may be pregnant or if you
are breast-feeding. Please ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel
Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel contains Bronopol which can cause local skin reactions such as contact
dermatitis, and propylene glycol which may cause skin irritation.

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3. HOW TO USE ANABACT 0.75% w/w GEL
3. HOW TO USE ANABACT 0.75% w/w GEL
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Always use Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel should not be used on children under the age of 12 years.
Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel should not be used on children under the age of 12 years.
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4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel can cause side effects, although not everybody gets
Like all medicines, Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel can cause side effects, although not everybody gets
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5. HOW
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Do not store above 25ºC.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Replace the cap on the tube after use.
Do not store above 25ºC.
Keep the tube in the outer carton to protect it from light.
Replace the cap on the tube after use.
Once the tube has been opened, discard your medication after 28 days.
Keep the tube in the outer carton to protect it from light.
Do not use Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel after the expiry date that is stated on the tube crimp and on
Once the tube has been opened, discard your medication after 28 days.
the carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.
Do not use Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel after the expiry date that is stated on the tube crimp and on
If your doctor tells you to stop using Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel, take the tube back to the pharmacist
the carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.
for safe disposal. Medicines should not be disposed of via household waste.
If your doctor tells you to stop using Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel, take the tube back to the pharmacist
These measures will help to protect the environment.
for safe disposal. Medicines should not be disposed of via household waste.
These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What
Anabact
0.75% w/w Gel contains
6.
FURTHER
INFORMATION
- The active substance is metronidazole, 0.75% w/w.
What Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel contains
- The other ingredients are Bronopol, hydroxybenzoic acid esters, hydroxyethylcellulose,
- The active substance is metronidazole, 0.75% w/w.
propylene glycol, phosphoric acid and purified water.
- The other ingredients are Bronopol, hydroxybenzoic acid esters, hydroxyethylcellulose,
propylene glycol, phosphoric acid and purified water.
What Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel looks like and contents of the pack
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Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel comes in aluminium tubes containing 15g or 30g clear, pale yellow gel.
Marketing Authorisation Holder: Cambridge Healthcare Supplies Ltd, Chestnut Drive
Marketing Authorisation Holder: Cambridge Healthcare Supplies Ltd, Chestnut Drive
Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 9SB
Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 9SB
Manufacturer: Bioglan AB, PO Box 50310, Borrgatan 31, S – 202 13, Malmö, Sweden.
Manufacturer: Bioglan AB, PO Box 50310, Borrgatan 31, S – 202 13, Malmö, Sweden.
910624
Date of revision: March 2015.
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Date of Leaflet Preparation: May 2013.
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Printed in Sweden BERGSTEN, HBG
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Printed in Sweden

Printed in Sweden

BERGSTEN, HBG 101115
BERGSTEN, HBG 101115

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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