This information is intended for use by health professionals
Cetyl Pyridinium Chloride Ph Eur
For the relief of mouth and throat infections.
For use after dental surgery and for daily oral hygiene.
For adults and children over six years, thoroughly rinse the mouth or gargle with at least 15ml (1 tablespoonful) 2 or 3 times a day.
Do not swallow.
Do not dilute. Product is ready for use.
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients, especially cetyl pyridinium chloride.
Prolonged use of this preparation could lead to hypersensitivity to cetyl pyridinium.
If symptoms persist consult your doctor.
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
No clinically significant interactions known.
The use of this preparation in pregnancy and lactation has not been studied but is unlikely to constitute a hazard.
No adverse effects are anticipated.
Adverse effects are unlikely unless there is sensitivity to the ingredients, especially cetyl pyridinium which may cause nausea or vomiting.
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
If accidentally swallowed in large quantities, signs of toxicity will include those associated with alcohol, sorbitol, menthol and cetyl pyridinium ingestion, including euphoria, slurred speech, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. Treatment includes stomach aspiration and lavage, supportive therapy should include keeping the patient warm. In children, overdosage could lead to hypoglycaemia, correct with dextrose.
Cetyl pyridinium chloride is a cationic disinfectant with gram, positive and negative activity which has been found to be of value in mouthwashes for treating superficial infections of the mouth and throat.
There are no preclinical data of relevance to the prescriber which are additional to that already included in the other sections of the SPC.
Cetomacrogol 1000 croda
Sorbitol solution non cryst
Levomenthol natural or synthetic
Quinoline yellow 14031 anst
Patent Blue V
White flint glass bottle with roll on pilfer proof aluminium cap with a PVDC faced expanded polyethylene liner or a triseal (LDPE/EPE/LDPE) liner.
Alternative cap: unfitted polypropylene cap with a tamper evident band.
A PET bottle with a polypropylene cap with expanded polyethylene liner.
Pack sizes: 30ml, 50ml, 75ml, 100ml, 150ml, 200ml, 210ml, 250ml, 300ml, 500ml.
The Boots Company PLC
1 Thane Road West
Nottingham NG2 3AA
Date of first grant: 18 November 1982
Date of last renewal: 18 November 1992