Germolene Antiseptic Cream - 55g
Dual Action - Antiseptic (helps prevent infection) Local Anaesthetic (Numbs Pain)
This medicine helps relieve pain and also prevents infection following minor skin cuts, scratches, grazes, minor burns, bites and stings. It can also be used on chapped or rough skin.
This medicine contains two main ingredients: chlorhexidine gluconate and phenol, which are both antiseptics and prevent infection. Phenol also has an anaesthetic action that helps to relieve pain.
This medicine is available as a cream that is applied to the skin.
Speak to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.
Before using Germolene Antiseptic cream
This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never have it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before having it.
Always get advice from a healthcare professional before using this medicine if:
- you are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. Before using this medicine consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines including vitamins, supplements and herbal or complementary preparations.
The following medicines may interact with this medicine:
- soaps or detergents that are used on the skin
Possible side effects of Germolene Antiseptic cream
Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone having the same medicine will get the same side-effects.
The following side-effects have been associated with people using this medicine:
- irritation, rashes, or other skin reactions
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
This medicine is not known to cause any problems during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. However, as with all medicines, you should seek medical advice from your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Other important information
Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check how much you should apply and if there is anything that you need to do if you apply more than the recommended amount. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
This cream is for external use only.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.