The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.
Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet. The original can be viewed in PDF format using the link above.
Glutarol 10% w/v Cutaneous Solution
PACKAGE LEAFLET Information for the user
Glutarol™ cutaneous solution
glutaraldehyde 10% w/v
Please read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this product.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
In this leaflet:
1. What Glutarol is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Glutarol
3. How to use Glutarol
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Glutarol
6. Further information
1. WHAT GLUTAROL IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
2. BEFORE YOU USE GLUTAROL
Do not use Glutarol if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to glutaraldehyde or any of the other ingredients of Glutarol listed in Section 6.
Take special care when using this product:
Using other medicines
This product is not known to affect, or to be affected by any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast feeding
This product can be used during pregnancy and while breast feeding. The ingredients have been in widespread use in this and similar preparations for many years, without reports of problems. However, safety trials have not been conducted.
Driving and using machinery
Using this product is not known to affect your ability to drive or use machinery.
3. HOW TO USE GLUTAROL
Only use Glutarol on warts and verrucas for which your doctor or pharmacist has recommended it.
For adults, children and the elderly:
Repeat the following twice daily until the wart or verruca disappears:
A. Soak the affected area in hot, soapy water for 2 to 3 minutes.
B. Dry the area thoroughly with your own towel (this will help stop the infection from spreading to other people).
C. Gently rub away any loose hard skin from the surface of the wart or verruca with an emery board or a piece of pumice stone;
D. Unscrew the cap of the bottle and, using the applicator attached to the inside of the cap, carefully apply two coats of the paint to the top of the wart or verruca only:
E. There is no need to cover the wart or verruca with a plaster.
F. The length of treatment will vary depending on the size and resistance of the wart or verruca:
If the product accidentally gets onto normal skin, wipe it off straight away with a tissue, and, if necessary, wash the area.
If the product accidentally gets into the eyes, it may cause damage. Rinse the eyes with plenty of water. If rinsing one eye, take care to avoid washing product into the other eye. Then seek urgent hospital attention.
If the product accidentally gets swallowed, seek urgent hospital attention. A stomach washout is required immediately.
If you inhale a lot of the vapour from the product, get plenty of fresh air.
If you forget to use Glutarol
Do not worry if you occasionally forget to use this product, just carry on using it when you remember.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Glutarol can cause side effects although not everybody gets them:
If any of the side effects get serious, or you notice any other side effect not mentioned in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
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 (see details below). By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
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5. HOW TO STORE GLUTAROL
6. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT GLUTAROL
What Glutarol contains:
The active ingredient is glutaraldehyde (10% w/v).
The other ingredients are purified water and industrial methylated spirit.
What Glutarol looks like and contents of the pack
The product is a clear colourless cutaneous solution. The product is available in amber glass bottles containing 10 ml of solution. The bottle cap incorporates a specially designed applicator spatula.
The Marketing Authorisation holder is
The Manufacturer is
This leaflet was last revised in February 2015.
To listen to or request a copy of this leaflet in Braille, large print or audio, please call free of charge: 0800 198 5000 (UK only).
Please be ready to give the following information: Glutarol, 00173/0022.
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