Octenidine

Description

Octenidine is an antiseptic agent used for the treatment of bacterial skin infections such as leg ulcers, burns, pressure ulcers, wounds etc. This medicine is not recommended for use if you are known allergic to it.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Octenidine

  • Redness of skin
  • Itching of skin
  • Burning sensation at the application site

Uses of Octenidine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bacterial skin infections
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, care should be taken such that the infant does not come into contact with the medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Octenidine or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, care should be taken such that the infant does not come into contact with the medicine.
General warnings

External use only

This medicine is only recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the mouth, eyes, mucous membranes, etc.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you report all your current medicines, including any herbs and supplements, to the doctor before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period of time in large volumes. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin film of the gel to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor. Contact your doctor if symptoms do not improve or resolve after two weeks of use.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by killing and preventing the growth of the bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical Antiseptic

Schedule

Schedule H

Octenidine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 10 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB12624

[Internet]. Mri.cts-mrp.eu. 2018 [cited 10 December 2018]. Available from:

https://mri.cts-mrp.eu/Human/Downloads/PL_H_0403_001_FinalPL.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 19 Feb 2019

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