DERMIDEX DERMATOLOGICAL CREAM
Active substance(s): ALCLOXA / CETRIMIDE / CHLOROBUTANOL / LIDOCAINE
Lidocaine, chlorobutanol, cetrimide & Alcloxa
Important information about Dermidex
• This medicine treats cuts, scratches, grazes, skin reactions, bites and stings when applied to the skin.
• It can be used on adults, the elderly and children over 4 years.
Do not use
• On children under 4 years.
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your pharmacist if you need any 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. See section 4.
You must talk to your doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 7 days.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Dermidex is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Dermidex
3. How to use Dermidex
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Dermidex
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Dermidex is and what it is used for
What you need to know before you use Dermidex
Dermidex is a cream which contains lidocaine, a local anaesthetic, chlorobutanol and cetrimide which
are antiseptics and Alcloxa to soothe and relieve irritation.
It is used to treat mild pain caused by minor cuts, scratches and grazes.
It also relieves the soreness caused by reaction to detergents, soaps, deodorants and jewellery.
Dermidex can be used to relieve the pain of bites and stings.
Do not use Dermidex
• if you are allergic to Lidocaine, chlorobutanol, cetrimide & Alcloxa or any other ingredients of
this medicine (listed in section 6)
• if you have an allergy to other local anaesthetics.
Warnings and precautions
If symptoms that have not cleared up after using the cream for 7 days.
Do not use this medicine on children under 4 years.
Other medicines and Dermidex
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using, have recently used or might use any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask
your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine
Lidocaine, one of the active ingredients, can be absorbed through the skin and pass into breast milk.
Driving and using medicines
This medicine should not affect your ability to drive or use machines.
Dermidex contains Cetyl Alcohol and Stearyl Alcohol
This product contains 3.000% w/w cetyl alcohol and 1.000% w/w stearyl alcohol which may cause
local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).
How to use Dermidex
Always use this medicine exactly as described in the leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told
you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure,
Apply the cream to the affected area of the skin.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
Use in adults, the elderly and children over 4 years
• Apply a small amount to the affected area and rub in gently.
• Apply every 3 hours to the affected area.
• Avoid contact with eyes.
• Wash hands well after use.
If your symptoms worsen or have not improved after 7 days of treatment, you should ask your
doctor for advice.
If you use more Dermidex than you should
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
If you or your child accidentally swallow this medicine, tell your doctor immediately or
visit your nearest Accident & Emergency Department (take the pack with you if possible).
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can have side effects, although not everybody gets them.
• Temporary skin reactions such as redness, a burning sensation and rashes may occur.
If you notice this or any other side effect not included above, 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 or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme Website:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App
Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
How to store Dermidex
• Keep it out of the sight and reach of children.
• There are no special conditions for storing this medicine.
• Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and tube. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
• Do not throw away any medicines via wastewate or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw
away any medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.
Contents of the pack and other information
What Dermidex contains
The active ingredients are: lidocaine 1.2% w/w, Alcloxa 0.25% w/w, chlorobutanol 1% w/w and
cetrimide 0.5% w/w.
The other ingredients are: cetyl alcohol, glyceryl monostearate, isopropyl myristate, light liquid
paraffin, purified water, phenoxyethanol, sorbitol solution, stearyl alcohol, perfume – see also end of
Section 2 on ‘Dermidex contains Cetyl Alcohol and Stearyl Alcohol’.
What Dermidex looks like and the contents of the pack
Dermidex is a white cream which has a light fragrance.
It is supplied in 30g or 50g tubes.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Actavis Group PTC ehf, Reykjavíkurvegi 76-78
220 Hafnarfjordur, Iceland.
Thornton and Ross Ltd, Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in November 2017
Dermidex is a trade mark of Actavis Group PTC ehf.
If you would like a leaflet with larger text, please contact 01271 385257.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.