Fitgum Uses

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Fitgum indications

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Fitgum-BARAKAT is indicated for the treatment of primitively bacterial skin diseases or diseases subject to superinfection.

Uses of Fitgum 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.

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

Fitgum description

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

Fitgum dosage


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.


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.

Fitgum interactions

The quaternary ammoniums are incompatible with soaps and anionic compounds.

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

Fitgum side effects


Chlorhexidine and Fitgum 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 Fitgum Irrigation Solution has been used.

Fitgum 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).


Active ingredient matches for Fitgum:


Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
FITGUM GUM 1 packet / 15 ML chewing gums each (J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd)$ 0.70
Fitgum NA Chewing Gums (J B Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd)$ 0.05

List of Fitgum substitutes (brand and generic names):

Spray; Topical; Cetrimide 0.5%
Freescab Gamma benzene Hexachloride 1%, Cetrimide 1 %. LOTION / 100ml (Santiago)
100ml (Santiago)
FREESCAB lotion 100ml (Santiago)$ 0.76
Funstar Skin 75 gm Soap/Bar (Novasearch Dermocare (Ultramark Healthcare Pvt Ltd))$ 0.01
Funstar Skin 75 gm Biosearch Cream (Novasearch Dermocare (Ultramark Healthcare Pvt Ltd))$ 0.87
Gabscab Skin 100 ml Lotion (Dermocare Laboratories (Guj) Pvt Ltd)$ 0.35
Gamariv Skin 100 ml Lotion (East African (I) Remedies Pvt Ltd)$ 0.51
Gamazex Lindane 1 %, Cetrimide 0.1 %. EMULSION / 100ml (Daksh Pharma)$ 0.59
100ml (Daksh Pharma)$ 0.59
Gamazex Lindane 1 %, Cetrimide 0.1 %. EMUL / 100ml (Daksh Pharma)$ 0.59
Gamazex Skin 100 ml Emulsion (Daksh Pharma)$ 0.59
GAMAZEX topical emulsion 100ml (Daksh Pharma)$ 0.89
Gamnic C Skin 100 ml Lotion (Syntonic (Sanify Healthcare Pvt Ltd))$ 0.71
Gbtop Gamma benzene hexachloride 1 %w/v, Cetrimide 0.1 % w/v. LOTION / 100ml (Mint)
100ml (Mint)
GBTOP lotion 100ml (Mint)
Gelon Mouth/Throat 100 ml Mouth Wash/Gargle (Gujarat Pharmalab Pvt. Ltd.)$ 0.00
Gemide Cetrimide 0.1 %. LOTION / 100ml (Arrowin)$ 0.57
100ml (Arrowin)$ 0.57
GEMIDE lotion 100ml (Arrowin)$ 0.57
Gynocream Chlorhexidine gluconate 0.3 %w/w, Cetrimide 0.6 % w/w. CRM / 20g (Pharma Synth Formulations Ltd.)$ 0.56
20g (Pharma Synth Formulations Ltd.)$ 0.56
Gynocream Vaginal Cream Cream (Pharma Synth Formulations Ltd.)$ 0.63
GYNOCREAM cream 20g (Pharma Synth Formulations Ltd.)$ 0.56
Gynocream 0.6%/3% Cream (Pharma Synth Formulations Ltd.)$ 0.95
HEALBURN CREAM 1 tube / 20 GM cream each (Ind Swift Laboratories Ltd)$ 0.24
Hexinol Strong Skin 100 ml Solution (Agrawal Pharmaceuticals)$ 0.67
Cream; Topical; Cetrimide 0.5%
Injectable; Injection; Lidocaine Hydrochloride 2% (Antibiotice)
Injectable; Injection; Lidocaine Hydrochloride 4% (Antibiotice)
Microshield Antiseptic Conc Cetrimide 15 % w/v, Chlorhexidine gluconate 7.5 %v/v. T-SOLN / 100ml$ 0.78


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