Wound cleansing
Adult: Apply 0.1-1% aqueous solution or 0.5% cream onto affected area.
Seborrhoeic dermatitis
Adult: Apply 10% shampoo solution onto the scalp.

Incompatibility: Incompatible with soaps and other anionic surfactants, bentonite, iodine, phenylmercuric nitrate and alkali hydroxides.
Hypersensitivity; contact with eyes, brain, meninges and middle ear; use in body cavities or as an enema; sterilising surgical instruments and heat-labile articles; disinfection of soft contact lenses.
Warnings / Precautions
Prolonged usage may increase risk of hypersensitivity reactions. To be used externally only.
Adverse Reactions
Oral: Nausea and vomiting, oesophageal damage and necrosis. IV/Intrauterine: Haemolysis. Topical: Rarely, burns.
Mechanism of Actions
Cetrimide has actions and uses typical of cationic surfactants which dissociates in aqueous soln into a smaller inactive anion and into a large and complex cation responsible for the surface activity. It has bactericidal activity against gram-positive bacteria.
ATC Classification
D08AJ04 - cetrimide ; Belongs to the class of quaternary ammonium compound antiseptics. Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
D11AC01 - cetrimide ; Belongs to the class of medicated shampoos.
Available As
  • Cetrimide 0.01%
  • Cetrimide 0.01% w/v
  • Cetrimide 0.02% w/v
  • Cetrimide 0.1%
  • Cetrimide 0.1% w/v
  • Cetrimide 0.1% w/w
  • Cetrimide 0.10% w/v
  • Cetrimide 0.3% w/v
  • Cetrimide 0.5 gm
  • Cetrimide 0.5%
  • Cetrimide 0.5% w/v
  • Cetrimide 0.5% w/w
  • Cetrimide 0.50% w/w
  • Cetrimide 0.6%
  • Cetrimide 0.6% w/v
  • Cetrimide 0.6% w/w
  • Cetrimide 1% w/v
  • Cetrimide 1.125% w/w
  • Cetrimide 15%
  • Cetrimide 15% v/v
  • Cetrimide 15% w/v
  • Cetrimide 20%
  • Cetrimide 20% w/v
  • Cetrimide 3% v/v
  • Cetrimide 3% w/v
  • Cetrimide 5%
  • Cetrimide 7.5% v/v
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