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Logo ACHROMIDE OINTMENT

SCHEDULING STATUS:
S4

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

ACHROMIDE OINTMENT

COMPOSITION:
Each 40 g contains:
Mercurochrome         27,2 mg
Acriflavine         27,2 mg
Sulphanilamide         1,92 g
Zinc oxide         7,608 g
Cod liver oil         4,529 g
Preservative:
Nipastat         0,2 % m/m

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
Category A 14.2 Preparations for treatment of wounds. Wound dressings.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
An antiseptic with a wide range of activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and other organisms. It has mild astringent, emollient and protective actions.

INDICATIONS:
In cases when an antiseptic and protective wound dressing is required. In the treatment of burns, scalds, wounds, cuts, veldsores and ulcers.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Do not use if a known sensitivity to sulphonamides, mercury and mercurial compounds, and acriflavine exists.

WARNINGS:
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
It should not be given to patients with a history of hypersensitivity to sulphonamides as cross-sensitivity may occur between agents of this group.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Clean the wound first with water which has been boiled and cooled or any other suitable method, then apply the ointment with or without a dressing. Apply as often as directed by the medical practitioner.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Hypersensitivity and allergic reactions to mercury and mercurial compounds have been reported.
Dermatitis may occur.
Cross-sensitivity has also been observed between sulphonamides and chemically related drugs such as some diuretics, particularly acetazolamide and thiazides and the sulphonylurea hypoglycaemic agents.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Refer to "Side-effects and Special precautions" above.
Treatment : Discount use immediately and wash the area using soap and water.
Further treatment is symptomatic and supportive.

IDENTIFICATION:
An orange-pink coloured ointment with an odour of cod liver oil, free from grittiness.

PRESENTATION:
25 g, 40 g and 500 g.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store in a cool place (below 30°C) in airtight containers and protect from light.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REFERENCE NUMBER:
H 990 (Act 101/1965)

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
Adcock Ingram Limited
Adcock Ingram Park
17 Harrison Avenue
Bryanston
Private Bag X69, Bryanston, 2021

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
25/11/1974

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