Like all medicinal products, this medicinal product can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Side effects after an application of Cathejell are rare if the product is used according to the recommendations for dosage and application and in compliance with the necessary precautions (see Precautions).
The development of side effects is mostly due to accelerated absorption (from the site of application into the bloodstream), overdosage or hypersensitivity.
Rare (may affect up to 1 in every 1000 patients): Allergic reactions such as respiratory distress caused by a constriction of the airways (bronchospasm), general respiratory distress (respiratory distress syndrome), allergic skin reactions such as redness, stinging or pruritus, urticaria, swelling of tissue (oedema).
Unknown (frequency not assessable based on the available data): Allergic reaction concomitant with drop in blood pressure, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, respiratory distress and unconsciousness (anaphylactic shock); nervousness/ anxiety, dizziness, shaking, drowsiness, unconsciousness, convulsions, disorientation, impaired speech, bleary look, dilation of the pupils, low blood pressure, slowed heartbeat, cardiac arrest, cardiac arrhythmias, rise in blood pressure, rise in heart rate, respiratory arrest, vomiting, muscle twitching, irritation of pharynx, hoarseness (when applied as lubricant for the breathing hose through the windpipe), irritation at the site where the gel is applied (application site).
Reporting of side effects: If the patient gets any side effects, talk to a doctor or a healthcare professional. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this monograph.
By reporting side effects, the patient can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.