- liquid paraffin
- isopropyl myristate
This information is intended for use by health professionals
Isopropyl Myristate 15% w/w; Liquid Paraffin 15% w/w.
For excipients see List of Excipients.
White opaque gel.
A highly emollient and protective hydrating base for regular first-line treatment and prophylaxis of dry or chapped skin conditions which may also be pruritic (itchy) or inflamed. Doublebase may also be used as an adjunct to other topical treatments.
For external use only.
For adults, the elderly, infants and children:
• Apply Doublebase to the affected areas as often as necessary. For best results use a few gentle strokes to smooth Doublebase across the skin in the same direction as hair growth. If necessary, allow time for any excess to soak in. Do not rub vigorously.
• Doublebase may also be applied before washing, showering or having a bath to prevent further drying of the skin.
If additional topical treatments are being used on the same skin areas, Doublebase should be applied between these applications.
Do not use in cases of known sensitivity to any of the ingredients.
No special precautions.
No special precautions.
Although Doublebase has been specially formulated for use on dry, problem or sensitive skin, local skin reactions can occur in rare cases. In this event, treatment should be discontinued.
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.
The oily ingredients, isopropyl myristate and liquid paraffin, encourage rehydration and softening of dry skin by forming an occlusive barrier within the skin surface, thus reducing drying from evaporation of water that diffuses from the underlying layers.
Because Doublebase is designed to deliver the emollient ingredients into the stratum corneum when gently applied to areas of dry skin, it is relatively non-greasy despite its high oil content.
No relevant information additional to that contained elsewhere in this SPC.
Glycerol; Carbomer; Sorbitan Laurate; Trolamine; Phenoxyethanol; Purified Water.
Do not store above 25°C. Do not freeze.
1 kg and 500 g plastic bottle with pump dispenser or 100 g plastic laminate tube with screw cap.
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