- benzalkonium chloride
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Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo
PACKAGE LEAFLET Information for the user
Dermax® Therapeutic Shampoo
benzalkonium chloride 0.5% w/w
Read all of this leaflet carefully before using this product.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
If any of the side effects get serious or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo
3. How to use Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo
6. Further information
1. WHAT DERMAX THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
2. BEFORE YOU USE DERMAX THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO
Do not use Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to benzalkonium chloride or any of the other ingredients of Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo listed in section 6.
Take special care when using this product: Keep the undiluted shampoo, and the lather, away from the eyes.
Using other medicines
This product is not known to affect, or to be affected by, any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
This product can be used during pregnancy and whilst 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.
Driving and using machinery
Using this product is not known to affect your ability to drive or use machinery.
3. HOW TO USE DERMAX THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO
Use Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo only to treat the scalp conditions that it is intended for.
For adults, the elderly and children:
Use as a shampoo, daily if necessary, until your scalp condition gets better:
If the shampoo gets into the eyes
The product, or the lather, may cause irritation if it gets into the eyes. If it gets into the eyes, rinse with plenty of water. If rinsing one eye, take care to avoid washing product into the other eye. If irritation persists, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
If you use too much of this product
Do not worry if you use too much shampoo, simply rinse hair under running water and continue as instructed above.
If you forget to use this product
Do not worry if you occasionally forget to use this product, just carry on using it when you remember.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. This product has been specially designed for use on dry or problem skin, but in some rare cases it can cause irritant or allergic skin reactions on extremely sensitive skin. These rare effects tend to occur during or soon after the first few uses.
Stop using the product and tell your doctor or pharmacist:
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. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE DERMAX THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO
6. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT DERMAX THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO
What Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo contains:
The active ingredient is benzalkonium chloride (0.5% w/w).
The other ingredients are sodium lauryl ether sulfate, coconut diethanolamide, dilute hydrochloric acid, phenoxyethanol, sodium chloride, lauryldimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolysed collagen, coconut oil and purified water.
What Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo looks like and contents of the pack
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The Manufacturer is
This leaflet was last revised in March 2015.
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