Siopel® Cream contains two active ingredients, cetrimide and dimeticone. Cetrimide is an antiseptic which destroys a wide range of bacteria (germs), including those found in wounds, whilst dimeticone protects the skin from water.
Siopel® cream is therefore useful whenever the skin needs to be protected from water-soluble irritants or external irritants.
How to Use Siopel® Cream:
- Wash and dry the skin. Apply the cream sparingly and massage well into the skin.
- Apply three to five times daily for the first three to four days. Then, once or twice daily.
- Do not use on skin that is acutely inflamed or weeping, or before the skin has been cleansed of irritants, such as dirt.
Where to Obtain Siopel® Cream:
Siopel® Cream can be bought at your local pharmacy and is also available on prescription from your doctor.
Siopel® Cream contains Arachis oil (peanut oil) and should not be applied by patients known to be allergic to peanut. As there is a possible relationship between allergy to peanut and allergy to soya, patients with soya allergy should also avoid Siopel® Cream.
Due to regulatory changes, the content of the Patient Information Leaflet (Revised August 2015) may vary from the one found in your medicine pack. Please compare the ‘Leaflet prepared/revised date’ towards the end of the leaflet in your pack, with the date on the document below, to establish if there have been any changes.
Strong Cetrimide Solution, 0.75% v/w
Dimeticone 1000, 10% w/w