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STEREXIDINE 5000 SOLUTION 0.02% W/V

Active substance(s): CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE SOLUTION 20% / CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE SOLUTION 20% / CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE SOLUTION 20%

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STEREXIDINE 5000 SOLUTION 0.02% w/v
Sterile Chlorhexidine Solution 0.02% w/v

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important
information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
See section 4.
The name of your medicine is Sterexidine 5000 Solution 0.02% w/v, which will be referred to as Sterexidine
throughout this leaflet.
In this leaflet:
1. What Sterexidine is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you are given Sterexidine
3. How you are given Sterexidine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Sterexidine
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What Sterexidine is and what it is used for

Sterexidine is a sterile solution. Sterexidine contains the active ingredient chlorhexidine gluconate, which is an
antiseptic. Your doctor has prescribed Sterexidine for disinfection and wounds cleaning. The 100 ml pack may
also be used to clean the bladder.

2. What you need to know before you are given Sterexidine

Contraindications
Do not use Sterexidine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to chlorhexidine gluconate or any of the other
ingredients of Sterexidine (listed in section 6).

Warnings and precautions
Sterexidine may in rare cases cause severe allergic reactions, leading to a drop in blood pressure and even to
unconsciousness. Early symptoms of a severe allergic reaction may be skin rash or asthma. If you notice these
symptoms, stop using Sterexidine and contact your doctor as soon as possible (see under section 4: “Possible
side effects”).

Children:
Use with care in newborn babies, especially those born prematurely. Sterexidine may cause chemical skin burns.

Take special care with Sterexidine:
The solution will not be used unless it is clear and the container is not damaged.

Other medicine and Sterexidine
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Please tell your doctor if you are pregnant, think you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Driving and using machines
Sterexidine has no effect on driving or using machines.

3. How you are given Sterexidine
Sterexidine is used as needed in adults, children and the elderly.
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor if you are not sure.
If you use more Sterexidine than you should
It is very unlikely, as your doctor will know the correct amount to use. However, tell your doctor if you have any
concerns.
If accidental swallowing occurs
A stomach wash may be needed by using milk, egg white, gelatin or mild soap.
If accidentally injected
A blood transfusion may be necessary.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you experience any
of the following reactions stop using Sterexidine and get immediate medical help:
Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat; a red itchy skin rash; wheezing or difficulty breathing; feeling faint and
dizzy; a strange metallic taste in the mouth; collapse. You may be having an allergic reaction.
If you develop a rash or your skin becomes itchy, red, dry or inflamed where you have used the product as a skin
wash, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If this medicine is used to wash the bladder it may irritate the lining of the bladder causing a burning sensation
and you may also notice blood in your urine.
Additional side effects in children
Sterexidine may cause chemical skin burns in newborn babies, especially those born prematurely.

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.

5. How to store Sterexidine

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Your doctor and hospital pharmacist are responsible
for the correct storage, use and disposal of Sterexidine. Store below 25˚C. Do not freeze. Do not use this
medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

6. Contents of the pack and other information

What Sterexidine contains:
The active ingredient is sterile chlorhexidine solution 0.02% w/v. The other ingredients are: Water for Injections BP

What Sterexidine looks like and contents of the pack.
Sterexidine comes in a plastic pack. Pack sizes: 1000 ml, 500 ml, 150 ml and 100 ml. Not all pack sizes may be
marketed.

Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer:
Terumo BCT Ltd.
Old Belfast Road
Millbrook
Larne
Northern Ireland
BT40 2SH
United Kingdom

For any information about this medicinal product, please contact the Marketing Authorisation Holder.
This leaflet was last amended in September 2016

Terumo BCT Ltd.
Larne, BT40 2SH, U.K.

LEAF/624/9

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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