Hexetidine


Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Mouth/Throat
Local infections, Oral hygiene
Adult: As 0.1% soln: Rinse or gargle 15 mL undiluted soln bid-tid. Do not swallow.
Child: ≥6 yr Same as adult dose.
Special Precautions
Childn.
Adverse Reactions
GI: Taste disturbances, transient anaesthesia, irritation, sensitization.
Action
Description: Hexetidine is a bactericidal and fungicidal antiseptic w/ a broad spectrum antimicrobial activity against gm +ve and gm –ve bacteria, yeasts (e.g. Candida albicans) and fungi.
Chemical Structure

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Hexetidine

Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Database. Hexetidine, CID=3607, https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Hexetidine (accessed on Jan. 23, 2020)

Storage
Store below 30°C. Protect from light.
ATC Classification
A01AB12 - hexetidine ; Belongs to the class of local antiinfective and antiseptic preparations. Used in the treatment of diseases of the mouth.
References
Buckingham R (ed). Hexetidine. Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference [online]. London. Pharmaceutical Press. https://www.medicinescomplete.com. Accessed 13/06/2017.

Joint Formulary Committee. Hexetidine. British National Formulary [online]. London. BMJ Group and Pharmaceutical Press. https://www.medicinescomplete.com. Accessed 13/06/2017.

Oraldene (McNeil Products Limited). MHRA. https://products.mhra.gov.uk/. Accessed 13/06/2017.

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