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Germolene Antiseptic Ointment
Zinc Oxide Ph. Eur. 6.55%, Methyl Salicylate Ph. Eur. 3%, Phenol Ph. Eur. 1.19% and Octafonium Chloride 0.3%.
Ointment for topical administration.
For minor cuts and grazes, minor burns and scalds and blisters, sore or rough skin, wash-day hands, sunburn and the symptomatic relief of muscular pain and stiffness.
Minor cuts and grazes etc.:
Clean the wound and apply directly or on a dressing.Minor burns, scalds and blisters:
Apply liberally and cover with a light bandage.Sore, rough skin, wash-day hands
, sunburn etc.:
Apply directly and rub in gently.Stiff, aching muscles:
Apply liberally and massage in thoroughly.
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
For external use only.
Keep out of the reach of children.
If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
Use in pregnancy and lactation is not contraindicated. However, as with all medicines during pregnancy, caution should be exercised.
Local allergic reactions may occur. Very rarely, contact dermatitis may occur.
It is very unlikely that overdose would occur with this pharmaceutical form. Theoretically, frequently repeated topical application on the same site could lead to skin irritation. However, since the product is only intended for minor skin trauma, extensive exposure is unlikely.
Zinc oxide is a mild astringent. Methyl salicylate is a topical analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Phenol is an antiseptic and local anaesthetic. Octafonium chloride is an antiseptic. Wool fat, yellow soft paraffin, white soft paraffin, light liquid paraffin and starch all have emollient properties.
There are no preclinical data of any relevance additional to that already included in other sections of the SmPC.
Yellow soft paraffin
White soft paraffin
Light liquid paraffin
Colours: ponceau 4R (E124) & tartrazine (E102).
Flexible aluminium tube, unlacquered internally, fitted with an integral nozzle and a polypropylene cap, containing 27g of ointment.
Replace closure firmly after use.
Trading as: Bayer plc; Consumer Care Division