Care Antiseptic First Aid Cream

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Care Antiseptic First Aid Cream


Read all the leaflet before you use this medicine. It includes 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 you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

1.    What the medicine is for

Care Antiseptic First Aid Cream contains cetrimide which has antibacterial properties.

The cream is used to treat minor burns, grazes and nappy rash.

2.    Before you use this medicine

Do not use the medicine if you or your child have ....

•    An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in section 6.

Take special care with this medicine ....

•    Avoid contact with the eyes.

•    For external application to the skin. Do not use in body cavities.

Pregnant or breastfeeding..

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

A Important information about some of the ingredients

• This product contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).

• It also contains chlorocresol which may cause allergic reactions (rash, itching, wheezing).

3. How to use this medicine

Apply it to the skin.

Adults, the elderly and children

• Apply directly to the affected area.

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.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Care Antiseptic First Aid Cream can have side effects although these don't affect everyone. Possible side effects are:

• Skin irritation.

• Long term or frequent use of this product may cause an allergy to cetrimide.

If you notice these or any other side effects, 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.

•    Do not store above 25°C.

•    Do not allow to freeze.

•    Do not use after the expiry date shown on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

•    Medicine should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of any unused medicine. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6.    Further information

What is in this medicine The active ingredient is: cetrimide 0.5% w/w. The other ingredients are: cetostearyl alcohol, liquid paraffin, chlorocresol, purified water.

What the medicine looks like

Care Antiseptic First Aid Cream is a white cream with a faint smell. It is supplied in 30g tubes.

Marketing authorisation holder and manufacturer

Thornton and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield,

HD7 5QH, UK.

This leaflet was revised in October 2014


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

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1 Date 07.10.2014