Cetylpyridinium chloride


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : Mouth/Throat Antiseptic; Oral hygiene; Mouth infections As mouthwash: Rinse mouth with 15 mL or 20 mL for 30 seconds bid or tid. Do not swallow. Sore throat As 0.025% liquid: Gargle with 15 mL of undiluted liquid bid or tid. Do not swallow. Topical/Cutaneous Minor, superficial skin wounds; Superficial burns As 0.025% liquid: Apply undiluted liquid onto the affected area.
Dosage Details
Mouth/Throat
Sore throat
Adult: As 0.025% liquid: Gargle with 15 mL of undiluted liquid bid or tid. Do not swallow.
Child: >6 years Same as adult dose.

Mouth/Throat
Antiseptic, Mouth infections, Oral hygiene
Adult: As mouthwash: Rinse mouth with 15 mL or 20 mL for 30 seconds bid or tid. Do not swallow.
Child: ≥6 years Same as adult dose.

Topical/Cutaneous
Minor, superficial skin wounds, Superficial burns
Adult: As 0.025% liquid: Apply undiluted liquid onto the affected area.
Child: Same as adult dose.
Incompatibility
Incompatible with anionic surfactants (e.g. soaps).
Special Precautions
Children.
Adverse Reactions
Gastrointestinal disorders: Dental or tongue discolouration, mouth irritation.
Immune system disorders: Hypersensitivity reactions.
Patient Counseling Information
Do not use over extensive areas of the body or use for prolonged periods. Avoid contact with eyes.
Overdosage
Symptoms: Accidental ingestion of large quantities may result in pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, slurred speech, euphoria, muscle incoordination, impaired consciousness, coma, and hypoglycaemia in children. Management: Supportive treatment. Perform gastric aspiration and lavage. Administer oral or IV glucose for hypoglycaemia in children.
Action
Description: Cetylpyridinium chloride, a quaternary cationic antiseptic with activity against both gram-positive and gram-negative organisms.
Chemical Structure

Chemical Structure Image
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Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Compound Summary for CID 31239, Cetylpyridinium chloride. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Cetylpyridinium-chloride. Accessed Aug. 25, 2020.

Storage
Store below 30°C. Protect from light.
ATC Classification
R02AA06 - cetylpyridinium ; Belongs to the class of antiseptics used in throat preparations.
D08AJ03 - cetylpyridinium ; Belongs to the class of quaternary ammonium compound antiseptics. Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
References
Advanced Guard Rinse (H-E-B). DailyMed. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/. Accessed 06/08/2020.

Alcohol Free Antiseptic Mouthwash (Rite Aid). DailyMed. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/. Accessed 06/08/2020.

Anon. Cetylpyridinium. Lexicomp Online. Hudson, Ohio. Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information, Inc. https://online.lexi.com. Accessed 06/08/2020.

Buckingham R (ed). Cetylpyridinium Chloride. Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference [online]. London. Pharmaceutical Press. https://www.medicinescomplete.com. Accessed 06/08/2020.

First Aid Antiseptic Liquid or Antiseptic Liquid (The Boots Company PLC). MHRA. https://products.mhra.gov.uk/. Accessed 06/08/2020.

Therabreath Healthy Gums Oral Rinse (Dr. Harold Katz, LLC). DailyMed. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/. Accessed 06/08/2020.

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