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Naseptin Nasal Cream

Naseptin Nasal Cream

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Naseptin Nasal Cream is designed to treat nose infections caused by staphylococcal bacteria. Directly applied to the nostrils, the cream works both as a way to treat infections and to prevent infections from returning.

Naseptin Nasal Cream is a prescription-only medication, but you can order it today from The Independent Pharmacy — just complete a free online health consultation. In just a few simple steps, you can have your treatment delivered directly to your home as soon as the very next day.

  • Suitable for pregnancy?no
  • Suitable for breastfeeding?no
  • Suitable for age:18 years +
  • Maximum per order:1
  • Consultation required?Yes
    This treatment requires an online consultation for review by our medical team. The decision to supply the specific treatment and quantity requested will be based on whether our medical team are satisfied that it will be safe, appropriate, and effective.

Naseptin Nasal Cream summary

Type of medicineAntibiotic and antiseptic
Works byKills the bacteria responsible for the infection
Active ingredientneomycin sulfate, chlorhexidine dihydrochloride
StrengthChlorhexidine 0.1% w/w and Neomycin 0.5% w/w
Effective within2 - 3 days
Pack size15g
ManufacturerAlliance Pharmaceuticals
GenericNo
Use with alcoholNo known issue

  • What Is Naseptin Nasal Cream?

    Naseptin Nasal Cream is a dual-action antibacterial medication that is applied directly to the nostrils to treat nasal infections. This treatment is suitable for adults, children, and pregnant and breastfeeding women. It contains two active ingredients that combine to eradicate staphylococcal bacteria — the bacteria which causes nasal infections — and treat and prevent infections in the nose.

    Naseptin can also help to prevent frequent nosebleeds and reduce crusting in the nasal cavity, which can lead to further nose picking and sometimes bleeding.

    How does Naseptin Nasal Cream work?

    Naseptin contains the active ingredients chlorhexidine dihydrochloride and neomycin sulphate:

    • Chlorhexidine is an antimicrobial agent which helps to kill and stop the growth of bacterial, fungal, and viral organisms.
    • Neomycin is an antibiotic which is effective against a wide range of bacteria, including staphylococci.

    These ingredients combine to kill the bacteria that cause nose infections, meaning Naspetin is able to treat and prevent infection in the nose quickly and effectively.

    How long does it take for Naseptin to work?

    The time it takes for Naseptin to work can vary from person to person and depends on the severity of the infection. In general, you may start to see some improvement within a few days of using Naseptin, but it's important to complete the full course of treatment as prescribed by your healthcare provider.

    What alternative options are there to using Naseptin

    If you're looking for alternatives, your doctor may consider other antibiotic nasal preparations or recommend different classes of antibiotics, depending on the specific type of infection and its severity. Some alternatives to Naseptin may include:

    • Mupirocin or fucidin nasal ointment: These antibiotic ointments is commonly used to treat nasal infections, particularly those caused by Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
    • Oral antibiotics: In some cases, oral antibiotics may be prescribed to treat nasal infections. Common oral antibiotics for nasal infections include amoxicillin, cephalexin, or doxycycline
    • Topical antiseptic solutions: In certain situations, your healthcare provider might recommend using a saline nasal spray or an antiseptic solution to help manage nasal infections

    It's important to note that the choice of antibiotic or alternative treatment depends on the specific bacteria causing the infection and other individual factors.

    Can I use this treatment for nosebleeds?

    Yes, there is good evidence that this medication can help with nosebleeds it prevents the nosebleed from starting again by keeping the bleeding spot moist and stopping infection. You should use this four times a day for 10 days. Using the nozzle of the tube, gently apply to the inside of your nostril on the side that was bleeding

    What if I have a peanut allergy

    Naseptin has been recently reformulated to remove the peanut oil. There are still some old batches in circulation that contain this ingredient. You should NOT use this medication if you have an allergy to peanuts. Please contact us for advice before you place an order.


  • How to use Naseptin Cream

    Always read the instructions before using Naseptin Nasal Cream. This treatment is intended for use inside the nostrils only.

    To apply the cream, place a small amount on the tip of your little finger and gently insert it into one nostril. Repeat the process in the other nostril.

    How often should I apply Nesaptin?

    Use Naseptin twice a day to prevent an infection, or 4 times a day to treat an infection.

    Most patients will find that there’s no need to continue using Naseptin Nasal Cream after 10 days. If that’s not the case for you, seek the advice of your GP or local pharmacist.

    If you forget to apply a dose, apply it as soon as you remember (unless it’s almost time to apply the next dose). Do not apply a double dose.

  • Naseptin Nasal Cream ingredients

    The active ingredients in this medicine are chlorhexidine dihydrochloride 0.1% w/w and neomycin sulfate 0.5% w/w.

    The other ingredients are arachis (peanut) oil, cetostearyl alcohol/ethylene oxide condensate, cetostearyl alcohol, and water

  • Naseptin Side Effects

    Like all medications, Naseptin Nasal Cream can cause side effects in some people. Some of the more common side effects of Naseptin include:

    • Skin irritation
    • Irritation or dryness of the nasal passages
    • A stinging or burning sensation in the nose
    • Headache
    • Nausea
    • Diarrhoea

    Less common side effects of Naseptin may include:

    • Allergic reactions, such as rash, hives, or difficulty breathing
    • Changes in the sense of taste or smell
    • Earache or ringing in the ears
    • Blurred vision

    It is important to contact your local GP or pharmacist if you experience any of these rarer side effects, or if your side effects are severe.

    If you have a history of allergies or sensitivity to any of the ingredients in Naseptin (listed below), it’s important to discuss this with a medical professional before beginning treatment.

    If you experience an allergic reaction or any other serious side effect while using Naseptin, stop using the cream and seek immediate medical attention.

  • Naseptin warnings

    Please read all packaging and the Patient Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine.

    • Naseptin Nasal Cream is for nasal application only.
    • Naseptin Nasal Cream is not suitable for anyone allergic to peanuts or soy.
    • In rare cases, prolonged use of medications containing neomycin can lead to skin sensitisation, hearing or balance issues, and kidney problems.
  • Naseptin Patient Information Leaflet: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.5524.pdf

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