Anabact 0.75% W/W Gel


Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel


Healthcare Supplies Limited


Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine.

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

-    If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

-    This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them even if their symptoms are the same as yours.

-    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.

In this leaflet:

1.    What Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel is and what it is used for

2.    Before you use Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel

3.    How to use Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel

4.    Possible side effects

5.    How to store Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel

6.    Further information


Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel is a clear, pale yellow gel for application to the skin. Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel contains metronidazole which is an antibiotic. It is effective against the bacteria which cause the bad smell in infected tumours and ulcers.


Do not use Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel if you

•    are allergic (hypersensitive) to metronidazole or any of the other ingredients of Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel (see section 6).

Take special care with Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel

Avoid strong sunlight as metronidazole is not stable under ultra-violet light.

Do not use Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel near or in your eyes. If the gel does get into your eyes, rinse carefully with water.

Taking other medicines

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. Special care should be taken if you are taking:

•    anti-coagulant medicines, such as warfarin

•    anti-epileptic medicines, such as phenobarbital

Metronidazole taken by mouth can react with alcohol but this effect has never been reported with metronidazole applied to the skin. Such an effect is extremely unlikely as the amount of metronidazole entering the blood through the skin is very small.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Do not use Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel if you are pregnant, think that you may be pregnant or if you are breast-feeding. Please ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.

Important information about some of the ingredients of Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel

Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel contains Bronopol which can cause local skin reactions such as contact dermatitis, and propylene glycol which may cause skin irritation.


Always use Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel exa ctly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor o5 pharmacist if you are not surd.

Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel should not be used on children under the age of 12 years.

Usual Dose

Anabact 0.75% w/wGel i s for external use only.

Forthe deodorisation ofthe smeN associated with infected tumours and ulcers, clean the wound thoroughly.

Applythe gel overthe complete area and coverwith a non-adherent dressing.

Use once ortwice daily untNthe smeN has disappeared.

If you forget to use Anabact 0.75%w/wGel

If you forget to apply Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel, do so as soon as you remember and then go on as bbeefoforree..

If accidently swallowed, contact your nearest hospital casualty department or tell your doctor im mediately.

Keep using your medicine until your doctor tells you to stop.

Ifyou have any further que stion s on the use ef this p roduct, ask your doctor or pharmacist.


Like all medicines, Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them .

If you experience persistent irritation or burning of the skin or any unusual effects, stop using the

gel oud xontact yo ur doctof

Ana bact 0.75% w/w Gel can cause

•    Dryness of the skin

•    Stinging

•    Irritation

If necessary, remove medication by washing with warm water.

Reporting of side effects

f you get my side effects talk te your doctor, pharmecist or nerse. This inciudes any p ossible side effects net 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 safHty of this medicine.

5.    HOW TO STORE ANABACT 0.75%, w/w GEL

Keep) out of tine sight md reach ef children.

Do not store above 250C.

Replpce the ca p on the tub e aftef use.

Keep the tube in the outer pci'/os to prorect it from Nght.

Oncn thro tube tr aa been opened, discard you! medication aoer 213 deys.

Do not use Anabact 0.75% wpw Gnl after tae ex7iry date that is stated on tfe tube crimp and on tine curton alter EXP. Tho expiry dhte refers to the last day of tiuee month.

If your ulootor teNs you to stop hsing Ama tract 0.75% w/w Gel, take the tube back to the pharmacist fTh nafe d.sposal. Medicines should not be disposed of via household waste.

These measures will help to protect the environment.


What Anabart 0.75%, w/w Gel contains

-    The active subutanne i s m etromdazo le, 0.75% w/w

-    Tiro other i ngredients are Bronopo l, hydroxybenzoic acid esters, hydroxyethylcellulose, propylene glycol, phosphoric acid and purified water.

What Anabact0.75% w/w Gel looks like and contents of the pack

Anabact 0.75% w/w Gel comes in aluminium tubes containing 15g or 30g clear, pale yellow gel.

Marketing Authorisation Holder: Cambridge Healthcare Supplies Ltd, Chestnut Drive Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 9SB

Manufacturer: BioglanAB, PO Box 50310, Borrgatan31, S-202 13, Malmo, Sweden.

Date of revision: March 2015.    910624

Printed in Sweden BERGSTEN, HBG 150413