Cetrimide is a Medicine belongs to Disinfectant and antiseptic group whose information about Brand can be referenced from   Book : Martindale    Page : 1742   Edition : 38,

  ►   Brandname : Vesagex,Cetavlex,Medicaid,Medi-Prep

  ►  Strength : Solution with   , Cream with   , Shampoo with   , Ointment with   , Eye Drop with   ,

Reference of this Medicine for its Strength can be taken from   Book :    Page :    Edition : , Martindale    Page : 1742   Edition : 38,
A Route of administration in pharmacology and toxicology is the path by which a drug, fluid, poison, or other substance is taken into the body. Routes of administration are generally classified by the location at which the substance is applied. Common examples include oral and intravenous administration.

  ►  Route of administration : Topical,
Reference :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1742   Edition : 38,

Dosing of Medicine differ in Adult & Pediatrics ↓


Adult Dose

S.No Ailment   Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency   Additional Info
1 Burns Topical Solution 0.1 -1 % Cetrimide has been also employed for cleansing skin and wounds.
2 Seborrhoeic Dermatitis Topical Shampoo 10 %.
3 Hydatid cysts Topical Solution 0.5 %.
4 Hydatid cysts Topical Solution 1 %.

Ref :-  Book : Martindale    Page : 1778   Edition : 38,




Pediatric Dose

S.No Ailment   Age Min   Age Max   Weight ( Kg ) Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency  Additional Info  

Ref :- Book :
►  Side Effect : Irritation, If ingested, cetrimide nausea, vomiting; strong solutions may cause oesophageal damage and necrosis, CNS depression, hypotension, coma, and death.,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1742   Edition : 38,

►  Drug Interaction : Drug interaction of Cetrimide is with NA

  ►    Mechanism of Drug Drug Interaction :  ,
Ref :-   Book :    Page :    Edition : ,


►  Contraindication : Contact with the eyes, brain, meninges, and middle ear should be avoided.,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1742   Edition : 38,
  ►  Mechanism of Action :   Cetrimide is a quaternary ammonium antiseptic with actions and uses typical of cationic surfactants. These surfactants dissociate in aqueous solution into a relatively large and complex cation that is responsible for the surface activity and a smaller inactive anion. In addition to emulsifying and detergent properties, quaternary ammonium compounds have bactericidal activity against Gram-positive and, at a higher concentration, against some Gram-negative bacteria. Some Pseudomonas spp. are particularly resistant as are strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. They are ineffective against bacterial spores, have variable antifungal activity, and are effective against some viruses. ,
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 1742   Edition : 38,

Pathway of Dietry Product


​   ► Act.Comp / Nutrient / Food / Herb as follows :- NA


Dietry Substance Interactions


​   ► This Medicine interact with :- NA



ContraIndication Dietry Substance


​   ► This Medicine contraindicate with :- NA

►   Route of Elimination :   NA


►    Plasma Half-life :
  Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA


►    Peak Plasma Concentration :   Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA