Drapolene Antiseptic Cream – 100g
About Drapolene cream and how it works
This medicine is used to protect and help heal the skin in conditions such as nappy rash and in people who suffer from incontinence. It can also be used to treat minor burns and sunburn.
It contains two main antiseptics: cetrimide and benzalkonium chloride which kill germs that could lead to skin infections. It also helps protect and moisturise the skin.
This medicine is available as a cream that is applied on to skin. Before applying this medicine, wash and dry the affected areas of skin.
Speak to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.
Before using Drapolene 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 having 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. This medicine is unlikely to have any important interactions. But speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you get any unusual symptoms while having this medicine with other medicines.
Possible side effects of Drapolene 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 having this medicine:
allergic reactions or rash – stop using this medicine if you get a reaction while using this medicine
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 having 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 what dose you should apply and if there is anything that you need to do if you apply more than the recommended dose. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine is for external use only.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.