This information is intended for use by health professionals
White Soft Paraffin BP 10.0% w/w.
Treatment of dry skin conditions including eczema, ichthyosis and pruritus of the elderly.
Adults, children and the elderly: Shake before use. Bathe or shower for not more than ten minutes. Pat dry and apply spray without delay. Do not spray on face. Spray from a distance of approximately 8 inches. Spray away from the face and move the can while spraying to achieve a very light coverage of the body. Spray sparingly; over application may cause the skin to feel oily.
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Do not spray on face. Use in a ventilated area. Avoid inhalation. Guard against slipping. Discontinue use if the condition is made worse. Do not apply to broken skin.
Patients being dispensed or treated with large quantities (> 100g) of any paraffin based product should be advised to regularly change clothing or bedding impregnated with the product and keep away from naked flames as there is a fire hazard.
May cause contact dermatitis
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.
Emollients are fats or oils used for their local action on the skin and, occasionally, the mucous membranes. These oleaginous substances, also known as occlusive agents and humectants, are employed as protectives and as agents for softening the skin and rendering it more pliable. White soft paraffin forms an effective occlusive lipid film. The mechanism of action is by occluding water loss from the outer layer of skin.
White soft paraffin exerts its physiological effects by forming an occlusive layer on the surface of the skin. It is effective because it is not subject to absorption or subsequent distribution in the body, excretion or metabolism. Pharmacokinetic particulars are not appropriate in these circumstances.
No relevant pre-clinical data has been generated.
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Store below 25°C. Pressurised container. Highly flammable, Protect from sunlight and do not puncture, burn or expose to temperatures over 50°C even when empty. Do not spray on a naked flame or any incandescent material.
Pressurised aerosol. Pack sizes 50 ml, 250 ml, 75 ml, 150 ml, 200 ml, 300 ml, 400 ml, and 500 ml.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
No special instructions for use or handling.
Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited