NASEPTIN NASAL CREAM
Active substance(s): CHLORHEXIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE / NEOMYCIN SULPHATE
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Naseptin® Nasal Cream
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Raid all DI this 1111111 1:1rafully before you 11111 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 11 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.
The information in this leaflet has been divided into the following sections:
1. What N1saptln l11nd whal 1111 usad for
2. Check before ynu use N11eplln
3. Haw to Ull N111ptin
4. Posslbla side affam
5. Haw to stnra N111pt1n
&. Further lntorm1t1on
[ 1. What N11ept1n 11 and what n 11 used !or
Naseptin con1ains an antibiotic and a disinfectant.
Naseptin is used to treat and prevant infections in the nose.
Naseptin works by killing certain bacteria that cause infections.
2. Check before you use Naeptln
Do not use Nueptln:
• ii you are allergic (hypersensitive) lo chlorhexidine dihydrochloride, neomycin sulfate, peanuts or soya or any of the other
ingredients ol Naseptin (see Section 6 Further information).
If the above applies to you, or if you are not sure, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you use Naseptin.
Taki spaclal 1:1r1 wnh N111pt1n
n you have hearing problems II ls Important 1111t you speak to your doctor betnre using Naseptln. N11ept1n could make
your b11ring wo111.
Also, before you use Naseptin, tell your doctor ii:
• you are elderly
• the patient is a child.
If any of the above applies to you, or II you are not sure, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you use Naseptln.
Do not use Nueptln lmmedlately 1ner washing your lace
If Naseptin is mixed with certain soaps, it may not work properly.
Avoid gatting Nuaptin onto your clothas or other fabrics
If this happens, do not use bleach to remove it, as brown stains may develop.
Talllng other m1dlcln11
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken/used any other medicines, including medicines
obtained without a prescription.
Pragnancy and bra11t-f111dlng
Naseptln Is unlikely to have any effect on your unborn baby or on breast-feeding. Ask your doctor or pharmacist tor advice
before taking any medicine.
Important lnlannatlon 1buut some or the lngredlenll al Naseptln
I Naseptln contains Arachls (peanut) oll. II you are allergic lo peanut or soya, do not use Naseplln.
This product contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local skin reactions, tor example contact darmalitis.
[3. Haw tu usa N111ptln
~ use Naseplin exactly as your doctor has told you to. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist ii you are not sure.
Place a small amounl of the cream on the tip of your lltlle finger and care!ully apply Inside one nostr11. Repeat for the other nostril.
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Use Naseptin twice a day to preverrt infection.
Use Naseplin 4 times a day to treat infection. Treabnerrt is usually for 1Odays.
Tlle amourrt you should use is the same for children. adults and the elderly.
Naseplin is only to be used inside your nose. Do not use it in your eyes or ears.
Whit to do ii you taka mora N111ptin than you should
If you acciderrtally use too much cream, or someone else uses or swallows any of the cream, you should tall your doctor al once
or corrtact your nearest acclderrt and emel'IJency department Show any left-over cream or Ille empty corrtalner to the doctor.
11 you rorget to use N11ept1n
If you forget to apply a dose, apply it as soon as possible, unless it is almost time to apply the next dose. Tllen go on as
befora. Do not apply a double dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doclor or pharmacist.
14. P111lbl1 side effects
Do not worry. Like all medicines, Naseptin can cause side effects, aHhough not everyone gets lhem. Naseptin sometimes
causes Ille following side effects In some people:
Tell your doctor or contact your nearesl hospllal llralght nay nyou notice or suspect any or the lollowlng symptoms.
You may n11d urgant medical t111tm1nt.
• Signs of a severe allergic reaction such as:
• swelling of the face, tongue or throat
• dlfllcully breathing
· severe irritation, reddening or blistering of your skin.
Other possible side effects include:
• irritation of the skin
• hearing problems
• kidney problems (pain when you pass water, blood in your urine).
• if you use Naseptin for a long time, it may cause allergic skin reactions (redness or itching)
• temporary loss of your sense of smell or taste.
If they are severe or last for more than afew days, tell your doctor.
Reporting of side affacll
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Tllls Includes any possible side effects not listed In this leallet. You can also report side effects directly via Ille Internet al
www.mhra.gov.ulr/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safely of this medicine.
15- How to stora N111pt1n
Keep out ol the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Naseptin after the expiry date which is stated on the tube. The expiry date refers to the last day ol that morrth.
Do not store Naseptin above 30"C. Keep the tube tightly closed.
Do not use Naseptin if you notice a change in the colour or feel of the cream.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist on how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These measures will help protect the environment.
[ B. Further lnlormallon
What ls In Naseptln?
Tlle active ingredients in this medicine are chlorhexidine dihydrochloride 0.1 % w/w and neomycin sulfate 0.5% w/w.
Tlle other Ingredients are arachls (peanut) oll, cetosteary1 alcohol/ethylene oxide condensate, celostearyl alcohol and water.
What Naseptln looks llke and contents or the peck
Naseptin is a smooth, white cream.
Naseptin comes in aluminium tubes al 15g (grams).
Malbting Authorisation Holder and Manulacturar
The product licence holder is: Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited, Avon bridge House, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 288, UK.
Naseptin is manufactured by: L.aboratoires Chemineau, Vouvray, France.
The information in this leaflet applies only to Naseptin. If you have any questions or you are not sure about anything, ask
your doctor or a pharmacist.
This leanet 111111111 revised In: September2016.
Naseptin is a registered trademark at Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited.
Alliance and associated devices are registered trademarks of Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited.
©Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited 2016.
Septembre 12, 2016
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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