Active Ingredients: Cetrimide
..................................... 0.1 % w/w
White smooth cream.
Cetrimide is a quaternary ammonium disinfectant with properties and uses
typical of cationic surfactants. In addition to the emulsifying and
detergent properties usually associated with surfactants, it has
bactericidal activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms
but higher concentrations are necessary to kill the later type. it is
however relatively ineffective against bacterial spores, acid-fast
bacterial, viruses and fungi.
Most effective in neutral or slightly alkaline solution and its bactericidal
activity is appreciably reduced in acid media. To effect maximum
bactericidal activity, it is essential to ensure that the skin to which it
is applied is free from soap. Activity is greatly reduced in the presence of
blood, cotton and other organic matter.
Win-Aid Antiseptic Cream is for the treatment of cuts, abrasions, burns and
wounds. Its actions include preventing as well as treating infected wounds.
Apply to affected area 2 to 3
times a day.
Overdosage and Treatment:
Cetrimide has depolarising muscle relaxant properties and toxic symptoms
include dyspnoea and cyanosis due to paralysis of the respiratory muscles,
possibly leading to asphyxia. Depression of central nervous system (possibly
preceded by excitement and with convulsions), hypotension and coma may also
Give milk, gelatin solution or egg white; the use of a mild soap solution
has been suggested; avoid alcohol. Assist respiration and treat shock.
Control convulsion by the intravenous injection of Diazepam.
For External use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Not to be taken
Generally do not cause skin imitation and rarely hypersensitivity.
Keep out of reach of children. Store below 25°C. Protect from light. Keep cap
3 years from the date of