Acriflex 0.25% W/W Cream












Acriflex 0.25% w/w Cream

Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Important information about Acriflex

•    This medicine treats minor burns, cuts, blisters and infected cracked skin.

•    It can be used by adults, the elderly and children.

Do not use....

•    In body cavities (e.g. mouth, vagina, inner ear).

Now read the rest of the leaflet before you

use this medicine. It includes other

information which might be especially

important for you.

•    Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.

•    Ask your pharmacist if you need any more information or advice.

•    If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

1.    What the medicine is for

Acriflex is a cream which contains chlorhexidine gluconate, an antibacterial agent.

It can be used to treat minor burns and scalds, abrasions, scratches, sunburn blisters or infected cracked skin.

2.    Before you use this medicine

□ Do not take/use Acriflex ....

•    If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to chlorhexidine gluconate or any of the other ingredients of Acriflex (see section 6).

•    If you have an operation, as contact with the brain or spinal cord, and the middle ear should be avoided.

A Special warnings and precautions

Acriflex may in rare cases cause allergic reactions, leading to a drop in blood pressure and even to unconsciousness. Early symptoms of a severe allergic reaction may be a skin rash or asthma.

If you notice these symptoms, stop using Acriflex and contact your doctor as soon as possible (see under section 4: Possible side effects).

A Pregnant or breastfeeding..

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant, might be pregnant or are breastfeeding.

3. How to use this medicine

Apply it to the skin as needed.

•    Avoid contact with the eyes.

•    Do not use in body cavities (e.g. mouth, vagina, inner ear).

Adults, the elderly and children

For general use

•    Apply freely and smooth gently into the affected skin.

For cuts, abrasions or burns

•    Spread freely and if necessary cover with a dressing.

^^If you swallow some

If you accidentally swallow some, see a doctor straight away. Take the pack with you to show which medicine you have swallowed.

A Important information about some of the ingredients

• This product contains cetostearyl alcohol    Turn over &

which may cause local skin reactions

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4.    Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Acriflex can have side effects, although these don't affect everyone.

If you experience any of the following reactions stop use and get immediate medical help: Swelling of the face, lips, tongue and throat; a red itchy skin rash; wheezing or difficulty breathing; feeling faint and dizzy; a strange metallic taste in the mouth; collapse. You may be having an allergic reaction.

If you notice any other side effect not included above, 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: By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

5.    Storing this medicine

•    Keep it out of the sight and reach of children.

•    Thtreare no special conditions forstoring this medicine.

•    Dtnot ure after the expiry date shown on the carton. ure expilydcte refers to the last day of that month.

•    Meditire shouldnoObedisposed of via wasteweter or honooholdl waste. Ask your phormaciet howtodispooo of onyuousod medicine. These measures will help to protect tfe tnvitonment.

6. Further information

What is in this medicine

The active ingredient is: chlorhexidine

gluconate 20% solution 1.25% v/w.

The other ingredients are: arlatone, cetostearyl alcohol, liquid paraffin, dimeticone 20, glycerol, quinoline yellow lake (E104) and purified water.

What the medicine looks like

Acriflex is a pale yellow cream.

It is supplied in 30g tubes.

Marketing authorisation holder and manufacturer

Thornton and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield,

HD7 5QH, UK.

This leaflet was revised in June 2014

Acriflex is a trade mark of Thornton and Ross Ltd.


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Acriflex 0.25% w/w Cream







210 x 148mm flat (27 x 148mm folded)

3 Date 18.06.2014




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