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GERMOLENE WOUND CARE CREAM

Active substance(s): CHLORHEXIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

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wound care cream
Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride 0.5% w/w

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
Wound Care 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.

• On the inside of your ears if you have a hole
or tear in your eardrum.

IN THIS LEAFLET:
1. What is Germolene Wound Care Cream
and what is it used for?
2. Before you use Germolene Wound Care Cream
3. How to use Germolene Wound Care Cream
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Germolene Wound Care
Cream
6. Further information

3. HOW TO USE GERMOLENE®
WOUND CARE CREAM
Follow the directions below carefully.

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.

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1. Before using the product for the first time,
check that the tube seal is not broken.
2. Pierce the tube seal by inverting the cap
over the end of the tube and press.
1. WHAT IS GERMOLENE® WOUND
3.
Thoroughly
clean the affected area of skin
CARE CREAM AND WHAT IS IT USED
with warm water (do not use soap).
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4.
Apply
once or several times daily as
Germolene Wound Care Cream is a gentle but
required.
Wounds may be covered with a
effective treatment for minor abrasions, cuts,
dressing
after
treatment if desired.
scratches, burns, bites and stings.
5. Replace the cap firmly after use.
The cream contains chlorhexidine
If your condition does not improve, tell your
dihydrochloride which has a gentle antiseptic
doctor.
action to help prevent infection.
Avoid applying other antiseptics at the same
The cream base helps to soften the skin and
time as Germolene Wound Care Cream as
soothe irritation.
this may reduce its effectiveness.
2. BEFORE YOU USE GERMOLENE®
If you have any further questions on the use of
WOUND CARE CREAM
this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
DO NOT use Germolene Wound Care
This cream is for external use only.
Cream:
Do not put in your eyes, ears or mouth. If
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to
some of the cream is swallowed accidentally,
chlorhexidine dihydrochloride or any of the
other ingredients of Germolene Wound Care tell your doctor straight away or contact your
nearest Accident and Emergency Department.
Cream (See section 6, Further information).



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Wash your hands before and after using
the cream.

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Important information about some of the
ingredients of Germolene Wound Care
Cream:
This cream contains cetyl alcohol, stearyl
alcohol and wool fat (lanolin) which may cause
local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).

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Remember: if you have any doubts about
using Germolene® Wound Care Cream
correctly, seek the advice of your doctor
or pharmacist.

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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.

Manufacturer:
GP Grenzach Produktions GmbH
Emil-Barell-Straße 7
D-79639 Grenzach-Wyhlen
Germany

210 x 297 mm

Do not use Germolene Wound Care 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.

Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Bayer plc
Consumer Care Division
Bayer House, Strawberry Hill
Newbury, Berkshire RG14 1JA
United Kingdom

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Store below 25°C.
This product should be stored in its original
carton.

What Germolene Wound Care Cream
looks like and contents of the pack:
Germolene Would Care Cream is available
in tubes containing 30g or 90g of white
cream (not all pack sizes may be marketed).

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5. HOW TO STORE GERMOLENE®
WOUND CARE CREAM
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

See the end of section 2 ‘Important information
about some of the ingredients of Germolene
Wound Care Cream’ for cetyl alcohol, stearyl
alcohol and wool fat (lanolin) advice.

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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: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By
reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this
medicine.

The other ingredients are dexpanthenol,
DL-lactone, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, white
soft paraffin, liquid paraffin, wool fat (lanolin),
macrogol stearate and purified water.

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If you are concerned about this, or if the
cream affects you in any other way, stop using
Germolene Wound Care Cream and tell your
doctor or pharmacist immediately.

The active substance is chlorhexidine
dihydrochloride 0.5% w/w.



You may experience the following:
• A serious allergic reaction which causes
difficulty in breathing and dizziness. If this
happens stop using this product, tell your
doctor straight away or go to the Accident
and Emergency Department of your nearest
hospital.
• An allergic skin reaction (local irritation, rash,
itching) and/or a burning sensation. Applying
the product over large areas of skin may
increase the risk of these reactions.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Germolene Wound Care Cream
contains:

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4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Germolene Wound Care
Cream can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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