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SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not scheduled.

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

SAVLON ANTISEPTIC (solution)

COMPOSITION:
An aqueous solution containing 0,3 g
chlorhexidine gluconate and 3,0 g cetrimide as active ingredients per 100 mL and 2,84% m/v n-propyl alcohol and 0,056% m/v benzyl benzoate as preservatives.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 13.1 Antiseptics and cleansing agents.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
SAVLON ANTISEPTIC
has detergent and antiseptic cleansing properties.

INDICATIONS:
General purpose antiseptic cleanser

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
For external use only.

SAVLON ANTISEPTIC should not come into direct contact with the eyes, brain, meninges or middle ear. Do not use in body cavities.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
First Aid: Minor cuts, abrasions, stings and insect bites –Dilute 5 mL in 100 mL water.
General antiseptic cleansing: Dilute 60 - 90 mL in 1,0 - 1,5 L of water.
SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Idiosyncratic skin reactions may occur. SAVLON ANTISEPTIC should not be applied repeatedly to the skin and wet dressings should not be left in contact as sensitivity may occur. Ototoxicity has been reported after direct instillation into the middle ear.

Hypochlorite bleaches may cause brown stains to develop in fabrics which have previously been in contact with SAVLON ANTISEPTIC. An oxidising bleach such as sodium perborate should be used in laundering.

SAVLON ANTISEPTIC is incompatible with anionic agents and its activity is reduced in the presence of organic matter and soap.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Accidental ingestion could cause nausea and vomiting, dyspnoea and cyanosis due to paralysis of the respiratory muscles, possibly leading to asphyxia. Depression of the central nervous system with convulsions, hypertension and coma may occur. Empty stomach by aspiration and lavage. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.

IDENTIFICATION:
A clear orange-yellow liquid with a pine-like odour.

PRESENTATION:
Clear PVC bottles of 50 mL, 125 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL, 1 litre, 2 litres and natural HDPE containers of 5 litres.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25°C.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
G 1393 (Act 101/1965)

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT:
Pharmedica (Pty) Ltd.
Rattray Road
Dawn
EAST LONDON

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
30 August 1984

[2 May 1995]

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