Cetryid® oral gel
topical anaesthesia

¤ Cetryid® oral gel is used to obtain a local anaesthesia effect to the inside lining of the mouth (buccal mucosa) before performing dental procedures.
¤ It contains two active ingredients:
Lidocaine, a local anaesthetic, which numbs the pain-ful area temporarily.
Cetrimide, an antiseptics, with both bactericidal and detegent properties.

Cetryid® oral gel contains:

  • Lidocaine HCL       5%
  • Cetrimide                    0.15%

¤ Cetryid® oral gel is indicated for the production of topical anaesthesia in the buccal cavity, especially in the following procedures:

  • Anaesthesia of the mucous membrane before injection, lancing of abscesses, or scaling. 
  • Surface anaesthesia for the extraction of mobile, deciduous or permanent teeth.

¤ Cetryid® oral gel is used for children over 4 years old and adults.

  • Hypersensitivity to (lidocaine HCL or cetrimide).
  • If you have a severe infection or an inflammation in the area to be treated.
  • Children under 4 years old.
  • The safety of this drug on pregnant and brest feeding women has not been proved yet; However Cetryid® oral gel should be used with caution during pregnancy and lactation.

¤ Systemic adverse reactions are extremely rare. However, as with any local anaesthetic, adverse reactions may result from high plasma levels due to excessive dosage, or rapid absorption, or any result for hypersensitivity:

  • Nervous manifestations: nervousness, dizziness, blurred vision, tremors, drowsiness, convulsions,unconsciousness, respiratory arrest.
  • Cardiovascular manifestations: heart rate decrease,    
    hypotension, myocardial depression, cardiac arrest.
  • General manifestations: allergic reactions characterized by cutaneous lesions, urticaria and oedema.

Over dose:

  • If you swallow a lot of gel, or if you think your child has swallowed any of the gel, tell your dentist.

¤ Your dentist will explain to you why you are being treated with Cetryid® oral gel. And he or she will adjust the dosage depending on the treatment you are having.

  • The usual dose of Cetryid® oral gel is 100 to 500 mg (about 2 to 10 mm of gel).
  • A lower dose than usual may be used in patients who are ill or weak and in children or the elderly.
  • Over dosage may increase lidocaine concentration in serum causing dangerous adverse effects, so must necessary follow dosage and physician instructions.
  • Only a dentist can administer this product.
  • Soaps should be used with caution when you receive Cetryid® oral gel, as they can decrease the efficiency of the active substance cetrimide.
  • Avoid chewing gums or any type of hot food as long as the anaesthesia persists, as there is a risk of biting.
  • Cetryid® oral gel: aluminum tube 15g.
  • Store at temperature below 25°C.