Acriflavine/cetrimide/thymol Uses

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Consists of acriflavine, cetrimide, thymol

Cetrimide indications

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.
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Cetrimide is indicated for the treatment of primitively bacterial skin diseases or diseases subject to superinfection.

Uses of Cetrimide in details

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

Cetrimide protects and heals infection of cuts, grazes, insect bite, minor burns and wounds.

Cetrimide description

Cetrimide is a quaternary ammonium compound used as a detergent and having powerful antiseptic properties, for sterilizing surgical instruments, cleaning wounds, etc.

Cetrimide dosage

Topical/Cutaneous

Wound cleansing

Adult: Apply 0.1-1% aqueous solution or 0.5% cream onto affected area.

Incompatibility: Incompatible with soaps and other anionic surfactants, bentonite, iodine, phenylmercuric nitrate and alkali hydroxides.

Topical/Cutaneous

Seborrhoeic dermatitis

Adult: Apply 10% shampoo solution onto the scalp.

Incompatibility: Incompatible with soaps and other anionic surfactants, bentonite, iodine, phenylmercuric nitrate and alkali hydroxides.

Cetrimide interactions

The quaternary ammoniums are incompatible with soaps and anionic compounds.

-The quaternary ammoniums are inactive in the presence of cellulose and cotton fibers.

Cetrimide side effects

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Chlorhexidine and Cetrimide Irrigation Solution helps most people when used for washing and cleansing the skin or wounds, but it may have some unwanted side-effects in a few people.

All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical treatment if you get some of the side effects.

Tell your doctor if you experience a skin rash or reaction. If you get a skin rash it may be because you have had an allergic reaction to the irrigation. If this is the case, you should no longer use this irrigation.

Tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist as soon as possible if you feel anything unusual during or after Chlorhexidine and Cetrimide Irrigation Solution has been used.

Cetrimide contraindications

Application on the mucous membranes especially genital mucous membranes (risk of balanitis and erosive vaginitis).

- Hypersensitivity to one of the constituents, in particular to the derivatives of quaternary ammoniums and to paraben.

- This product must not come in contact with eyes, brain, meninges, or penetrate the otic cavity in case of tympanic perforation.

- Infants who have previously experienced convulsions with or without fever (due to the terpene derivatives present in the excipients).

Thymol indications

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.
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Thymol is a phenolic antiseptic with antibacterial and antifungal activity. It is more powerful than phenol but its use is limited by its low solubility in water, irritancy, and susceptibility to protein.

Thymol description

A phenol obtained from thyme oil or other volatile oils. It is used as a stabilizer in pharmaceutic preparations. It has been used for its antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal actions, and was formerly used as a vermifuge. (Dorland, 28th ed)

Thymol dosage

Adult : Mouth/Throat

Oral hygiene; Gingivitis

As glycerin thymol compound gargle: Dilute 1 part w/ 3 parts warm water before use. Use as directed. Do not swallow.

Thymol interactions

Increases in GST levels were observed in experiments in mice

Thymol side effects

Contact dermatitis and systemic reactions to thyme have been reported. Cross-reactivity with rosemary is a common finding with skin patch testing.

Thymol contraindications

hypersensitivity to the ingredients

Active ingredient matches for Acriflavine/cetrimide/thymol:

Acriflavine/cetrimide/thymol


References

  1. PubChem. "THYMOL". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/com... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. DrugBank. "Thymol". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB02513 (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. DTP/NCI. "THYMOL: The NCI Development Therapeutics Program (DTP) provides services and resources to the academic and private-sector research communities worldwide to facilitate the discovery and development of new cancer therapeutic agents.". https://dtp.cancer.gov/dtpstandard/s... (accessed September 17, 2018).

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