- undecenoic acid
This information is intended for use by health professionals
Undecenoic Acid BP
For full list of excipients, see Section 6.1.
Ceanel Concentrate is a clear, viscous, golden-yellow coloured liquid.
As an adjunct in the management psoriasis of the scalp, seborrhoeic dermatitis, dandruff-psoriasis of the trunk and limbs.
For topical use only.
Adults, Children and the Elderly:
Wet the scalp and hair with warm water. Protect the eyes with a towel to avoid discomfort. Apply ½ - 1 teaspoonful of Ceanel to the wetted scalp. Then apply a small amount of water and work up into a lather. Rinse and repeat. Finally rinse the hair and scalp thoroughly. Use three times in the first week and twice weekly thereafter.
Other areas of the body.
Wet the area to be treated with warm water; apply sufficient Ceanel Concentrate by gentle massage to cover the wetted area. Allow to remain in contact for two minutes. Remove the Ceanel by thorough rinsing with warm water. Use as required.
Hypersensitivity to one of the ingredients.
In common with other shampoos, it is suggested that the eyes be closed during treatment to avoid discomfort or that they may be protected with a towel.
There is inadequate evidence of safety in human pregnancy, but it has been in wide use for many years without apparent ill consequence. As with other medicaments it may be used during pregnancy if the anticipated benefits outweigh the risks. No problems are anticipated during lactation.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
Ceanel Concentrate is for external use only. Following accidental ingestion, nausea and vomiting may occur as well as respiratory problems and hypotension. Treatment is supportive and symptomatic avoiding gastric lavage.
Cetrimide is particularly active against Gram-positive organisms. This feature combined with the fungicidal properties of undecenoic acid makes Ceanel Concentrate particularly effective in the treatment of dermatological conditions. Ceanel Concentrate is effective in removing debris and scale in seborrhoea capitis and psoriasis of the scalp.
Poly Oxy Propylene Stearyl Ether
Purified Water BP
Ceanel Concentrate should be stored in a cool, dry place avoiding extremes of temperature i.e. not less than 5°C and not more than 30°C.
Ceanel Concentrate is available in polyethylene bottles with a screw top containing 50ml, 150ml, 500ml. The 50ml presentation is cartoned and contains a patient information leaflet.
No special instructions.
Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited
1 January 2004
05 February 2016