- liquid paraffin
- isopropyl myristate
The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.
Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet. The original leaflet can be viewed using the link above.
The text only version may be available in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information call emc accessibility on 0800 198 5000. The product code(s) for this leaflet is: PL 00173/0183.
Information for the user
Doublebase TM Gel
isopropyl myristate 15% w/w, liquid paraffin 15% w/w
Please read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
In this leaflet:
1. What Doublebase Gel is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Doublebase Gel
3. How to use Doublebase Gel
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Doublebase Gel
6. Further information
7. General advice on looking after dry skin conditions
1. WHAT DOUBLEBASE GEL IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
2. BEFORE YOU USE DOUBLEBASE GEL
Do not use Doublebase Gel if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to isopropyl myristate, liquid paraffin or any of the other ingredients of Doublebase Gel listed in Section 6.
Warnings and precautions
Do not 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.
Using other medicines
This product is not known to affect, or to be affected by, other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
This product can be used during pregnancy and while breast-feeding. The ingredients have been in widespread use in this and similar preparations for many years, without reports of problems. However, safety trials have not been conducted.
3. HOW TO USE DOUBLEBASE GEL
This product is only for application to the skin.
For maximum benefit you should apply the gel on a regular basis and as often as required.
If you forget to use Doublebase Gel
Do not worry if you occasionally forget to use it, just carry on using the gel as described the next time you require it.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Doublebase Gel can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. This product has been specially designed for use on dry or problem skin. However, in rare cases it can cause skin irritation (mild rashes) or allergic skin reactions on extremely sensitive skin. These rare effects tend to occur during or soon after the first few uses.
Stop using this gel and tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist:
If this product is accidentally swallowed, its oily ingredients may cause diarrhoea.
If this happens:
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly 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. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE THIS PRODUCT
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Doublebase Gel contains:
The active ingredients are isopropyl myristate (15% w/w) and liquid paraffin (15% w/w).
The other ingredients are glycerol, carbomer, sorbitan laurate, trolamine, phenoxyethanol and purified water.
What Doublebase Gel looks like and contents of the pack
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This leaflet was last revised in December 2020.
7. GENERAL ADVICE ON LOOKING AFTER DRY SKIN CONDITIONS
Breaking the itch-scratch cycle
Some dry skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis are itchy, and can be quite sore. Although scratching relieves the itching for a short while, it further damages the skin. Badly scratched skin easily gets infected. This makes it itchier and the urge to scratch becomes even greater. It is better if scratching can be avoided by reducing the itching. The regular use of emollients or moisturisers can help with this.
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