Swissmedic-approved patient information
What is Drossadin and when is it used?
Drossadin is a mouth and throat antiseptic and works against Bacteria and fungi, which can cause infections in the mouth and throat. Drossadin has haemostatic, pain-relieving and healing-promoting properties and is also compatible with mucous membranes.
The active ingredient hexetidine in drossadin adheres strongly to the surface of the mucous membrane, so that in many cases an antibacterial effect can still be demonstrated even after 10 - 12 hours.
Drossadin is used for acute inflammatory diseases in the mouth and throat and for oral hygiene in:
•Inflammation of the tonsils
•as additional medication for angina
•Inflammation of the larynx and pharyngeal mucosa
•before and after surgical removal of the tonsils
•in case of inflammation of the oral mucosa
•for inflammation of the tongue and gums
•Inflammation of the dental alveoli
•Injuries in the mouth and throat
When should Drossadin not be used?
In case of hypersensitivity to one of the ingredients.
When is caution required when using Drossadin?
Drossadin 0.1% or 0.2%, solution and 0.2%, spray should not be swallowed and contain 4.8 vol. -% ethanol (alcohol). D. Each application contains 568 mg (Drossadin 0.1% and 0.2%, solution) or 40 mg (Drossadin 0.2%, spray) ethanol (alcohol). It can cause a burning sensation on damaged skin.
If used as intended, no special precautionary measures need to be observed.
If the fever is higher or if there is no improvement within a week, a doctor should be consulted.
Longer use of more than two weeks should only be done after consultation with the doctor.
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or druggist if you:
•suffer from other diseases,
•have allergies or
•Take other medicines (including those you bought yourself!) or use them externally!
Can Drossadin be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
Based on previous experience, there is no known risk for the child if used as directed. However, systematic scientific investigations have never been carried out. As a precaution, you should avoid taking medicines during pregnancy and breastfeeding or ask your doctor, pharmacist or druggist for advice.
How do you use Drossadin?
Drossadin 0.1% and 0.2%, solution:
Adults aged 18+:
Drossadin solution is used undiluted and should be used twice a day (morning and evening) after meals. The recommended daily dose should not be exceeded without a doctor's prescription. In diseases of the oral cavity, rinse with 15 ml drossadin for half a minute, in the case of inflammation in the throat, gargle for just as long and then spit out the solution.
Measure the appropriate dose using the graduated measuring cup provided. After use and before use by another person, rinse the measuring cup with water and dry it.
For local treatment in the mouth and throat, Drossadin should be applied with swabs to the diseased areas.
The 0.2% concentration of Drossadin solution is indicated for more severe cases. It is used like the 0.1% solution unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor.
Children and young people:
The use and safety of Drossadin solution in children and adolescents has not yet been tested.
Drossadine 0.2%, Spray
Adults aged 18+:
With Drossadin 0.2%, spray, diseased areas can be treated locally. The spray is used in an upright position and sprayed into the mouth and throat twice a day (morning and evening) after meals. The recommended daily dose should not be exceeded without a doctor's prescription. 5-10 sprays correspond to a fully effective dose. Excess Drossadin is spat out. It is recommended to use after meals and the oral cavity and throat should not be rinsed with water after use.
To use, turn the spray adapter sideways to the horizontal position and hold the spray upright during use. Before using for the first time, the spray pump must be operated 5x until an even spray emerges.
After use and to close, turn the spray adapter back into the vertical position.
Children and young people:
The use and safety of Drossadin Spray in children and adolescents has not yet been tested.
Stick to the dosage given in the package leaflet or as prescribed by your doctor. If you think the medicine is too weak or too strong, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or druggist.
What side effects can Drossadin have?
The following side effects can occur when using Drossadin:
Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000 users):
Reactions at the application site, irritation of the lining of the mouth and throat, inflammation, blistering and ulceration, and tingling or numbness in the mouth. Dry mouth, difficulty swallowing, nausea, enlargement of the salivary glands and vomiting. Allergic reactions of the skin (such as swelling of the face - angioedema) and respiratory organs (cough, shortness of breath), especially in patients with asthma and hives (chronic urticaria). Changes in taste (however, this disturbance is minor and disappears completely).
With regular use, discoloration of the teeth and/or tongue can occur, which can be removed by intensive tooth and tongue cleaning.
If you notice side effects that are not described here, you should inform your doctor, pharmacist or druggist.
What else needs to be considered?
The medicinal product may only be used up to the date marked «EXP» on the container.
Use by after opening
Drossadin Spray: Can be kept for 6 months after opening.
Store out of the reach of children and at room temperature (15°C-25°C).
Keep the container in the original package in order to protect from light.
What does Drossadin contain?
1 ml Drossadin 0.1%, oromucosal solution contains:
1.0 mg hexetidine
Ethanol, Polysorbate 80, Citric Acid Monohydrate, Mint Oil, Levomenthol, Eucalyptus Oil, Acesulfame Potassium, Sodium Hydroxide. Sodium Saccharin, Neohesperidin DC, Quinoline Yellow (E104), Patent Blue (E131), Purified Water. Contains 4.8% v/v alcohol.
1 ml Drossadin 0.2%, solution and oromucosal spray, solution contains:
2.0 mg hexetidine
Ethanol, Polysorbate 80, Citric Acid Monohydrate, Spearmint Oil, Levomenthol, Eucalyptus Oil, Acesulfame Potassium, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Hydroxide, Sunset Yellow FCF (E110), Neohesperidin DC, Purified Water. Contains 4.8% v/v alcohol.
Where can you get Drossadin? What packs are available?
In pharmacies and drugstores, without a doctor's prescription.
Drossadin 0.1%, solution (colored green): Bottles of 200 ml with graduated measuring cup
Drossadin 0.2%, solution (colored orange): 200 ml bottles with graduated measuring cup
Drossadin 0.2%, spray (colored orange): Bottles of 50 ml
Drossapharm AG, Basel
This leaflet was last checked by the drug authority (Swissmedic) in September 2021.