Brulidine cream (Dibrompropamidine)

How does it work?

Brulidine cream contains the active ingredient dibrompropamidine, which is is an antimicrobial agent. It can be used to treat skin infections.

Dibrompropamidine works by stopping bacteria and fungi from growing and multiplying, which controls the numbers causing an infection. The remaining bacteria and fungi die or are killed by the body's immune system. This treats the infection.

Brulidine cream can be used to treat various forms of mild skin infections.

What is it used for?

  • First aid treatment for minor burns, scalds, abrasions and other open injuries.
  • Superficial bacterial skin infections.
  • Superficial fungal skin infections including scalp ringworm.
  • Inflammation and infection of the outer part of the ear canal (otitis externa).
  • Treatment of pyodermas (pus-producing skin disorders) such as impetigo and barber's rash (sycosis barbae).
  • Nappy rash.

How do I use it?

  • This cream is for external use on the skin only.
  • Brulidine cream should be applied to the affected areas two or three times a day. The cream can be put on to a light dressing and then put on to the affected area if required.
  • If symptoms persist consult your doctor.

Use with caution in

  • Infants.

Not to be used in

  • Known sensitivity or allergy to any ingredient.

This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy. If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.

  • There is no information available about the safety of this medicine during pregnancy. The manufacturer states that it is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless considered essential by your doctor. Seek medical advice from your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant.
  • The safety of this medicine for use during breastfeeding has not been established. If you are breastfeeding you should get medical advice from your doctor before using this medicine.

Side effects

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.

  • Allergic inflammation of the skin (contact dermatitis).

The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the medicine's manufacturer. For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

How can this medicine affect other medicines?

This medicine is not known to affect any other medicines.