GSL: General Sales Licence
This information is intended for use by health professionals
E45 Itch Relief Cream
For the treatment of pruritus, eczema, dermatitis, and scaling skin conditions where an antipruritic and/or hydrating effect is required. It may also be used for the continued treatment and follow-up treatment of these skin diseases.
Adults, the elderly, children and infants over the age of 1 month: E45 Itch Relief Cream should be applied to each affected area twice a day. The duration of treatment depends on the clinical response.
Patients with known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. It should not be used to treat acute erythroderma, acute inflammatory, oozing or infected skin lesions.
E45 Itch Relief Cream may cause irritation if applied to broken or inflamed skin.
Instruct patients not to smoke or go near naked flames – risk of severe burns. Fabric (clothing, bedding, dressings etc) that has been in contact with this product burns more easily and is a serious fire hazard. Washing clothing and bedding may reduce product build-up but not totally remove it.
There are no specific restrictions concerning its use during pregnancy, but it is not to be used on the breasts immediately prior to breast feeding during lactation.
E45 Itch Relief Cream has been reported to cause a burning sensation, erythema, pruritus or the formation of pustules. Contact allergy has also been reported.
Reporting of Suspected Adverse Reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
Urea is a physiological product derived from human protein metabolism. It is found naturally in the skin and when applied topically it can increase the horny layer's capacity to retain water. E45 Itch Relief Cream has been shown to increase skin hydration and when used as recommended provides hydration for 24 hours. Patients with eczema and psoriasis have been shown to have decreased levels of urea in their skin. Urea is not allergenic and is well- tolerated at a concentration of 5%.
Lauromacrogols have the properties of a topical anaesthetic and have an antipruritic effect. The local tolerability of lauromacrogols is good.
E45 Itch Relief Cream has also been shown to increase the lipid content of the epidermis thus, soothing and smoothing the skin.
Little urea is absorbed after topical application. It is mainly excreted in the urine, and to a lesser extent in perspiration.
There is no evidence of systemic availability of lauromacrogols after topical administration.
No specific studies have been performed with E45 Itch Relief Cream. Urea and lauromacrogols have been used therapeutically for many years in humans. Information from animal studies are unlikely to provide any further relevant information.
Dimeticone, phenyl dimeticone, liquid paraffin, cetyl palmitate, stearic palmitic acid, octyldodecanol, glycerol 85%, polysorbate, carbomer, trometamol, benzyl alcohol, purified water.
Do not store above 25°C.
Aluminium tubes with double internal lacquer of epoxy phenol resin and closure made of polyoxyethylene. Content: 10g, 35g, 50g, 60g, 75g, 100g and 110g.
Plastic pump dispensers. Content: 175g, 200g and 500g.
A pump pack, made of polypropylene and polyethylene, consisting of a piston pump system with an airless dispenser. Pack size: 500g
Not all pack sizes are necessarily marketed.
Crookes Healthcare Limited
Trading as Crookes Healthcare 1 Thane Road West Nottingham
19 October 1999
Crown House, 2-8 Gloucester Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1FH
+44 (0)1737 857 700
+44 (0) 1737 857701