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VESAGEX ANTISEPTIC CREAM

Active substance(s): CETRIMIDE / CETRIMIDE / CETRIMIDE

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PACKAGE LEAFLET:
INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Vesagex Antiseptic Cream
[Cetrimide]

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start using 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 or nurse.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you
only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their signs of illness are the
same as yours.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
See section 4.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Vesagex Antiseptic Cream is and what
it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use
Vesagex Antiseptic Cream
3. How to use Vesagex Antiseptic Cream
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Vesagex Antiseptic Cream
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT VESAGEX ANTISEPTIC CREAM
IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Vesagex Antiseptic Cream is an antiseptic cream
used to treat
• Cuts and abrasions
• Minor skin disorders
• Dry and cracked skin
• Minor burns
• Nappy rash

2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE
YOU USE VESAGEX ANTISEPTIC
CREAM
Do not use Vesagex Antiseptic Cream
• If you are allergic to cetrimide or any of the
other ingredients of this medicine (listed in
section 6).
Warnings and precautions
• Avoid contact with the eyes
• For external application to the skin. Do not
use in any body orifice (e.g. mouth, ears,
nostrils)
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you
may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby,
ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking this medicine.
Vesagex Antiseptic Cream contains
chlorocresol and cetostearyl alcohol
Chlorocresol may cause allergic reactions,
which may show as a skin rash, redness or
itching. Cetostearyl alcohol may cause local
skin reactions such as contact dermatitis
(inflammation of the skin). See Section 4.
3. HOW TO USE VESAGEX ANTISEPTIC
CREAM
Always use Vesagex Antiseptic Cream exactly as
your doctor has told you. You should check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
For external use only.
Vesagex Antiseptic Cream can be used for all
ages if children and adults, including babies.
Apply liberally as required in all the indications
below:
• Cuts and abrasions (damage to the skin such
as grazes)
• Minor skin disorders
• Dry and cracked skin

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• Minor burns
• Nappy rash
First aid: gently wash and dry the affected area,
then apply the cream to soothe and help prevent
infection.
Nappy rash: when changing the nappy, gently
wash and dry the baby’s skin and then apply the
cream.
If you use more Vesagex Antiseptic Cream
than you should
If you accidentally ingest the cream please
contact your doctor or local hospital emergency
department. Symptoms may include nausea and
vomiting.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Excessive dryness of the skin may occur in
patients who become allergic (hypersensitive)
to cetrimide. Hypersensitivity may occur,
presenting as localised inflammation of the skin
(contact dermatitis). See section 2.
If you notice these or any other side effects, 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,
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 VESAGEX
ANTISEPTIC CREAM
Keep this medicine out of the sight and
reach of children.
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not use Vesagex Antiseptic Cream after the
expiry date which is stated on the label.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not throw away any medicines via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no
longer use. These measures will help protect the
environment.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND
OTHER INFORMATION
What Vesagex Antiseptic Cream contains
• The active substance is Cetrimide 1% w/v
• The other ingredients are Chlorocresol,
Liquid paraffin, Cetostearyl alcohol, Glycerol,
Verbena oil, Purified water.
What Vesagex Antiseptic Cream looks like
and contents of the pack
Vesagex Antiseptic Cream is a white, opaque
cream.
White plastic tubs: Pack size 500g.
Aluminium tubes: Pack size 15g, 30g and 60g.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer
Co-pharma
Unit 4 Metro Centre,
Tolpits Lane, Watford,
Hertfordshire, WD18 9SS.
This leaflet was last revised in 06/2017.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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