- liquid paraffin
- isopropyl myristate
This information is intended for use by health professionals
Doublebase Emollient Shower Gel
For excipients see Section 6.1.
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 Emollient Shower Gel may also be used as an adjunct to other topical treatments.
For adults, the elderly and children, who normally shower. For external use only. Use regularly and as often as necessary.
Doublebase Emollient Shower Gel may be applied before, during or after showering, with or without a normal cleanser (according to personal preference), to help prevent the drying and irritant effects of normal showering.
Doublebase Emollient Shower Gel can be used in one or more of the following ways:
• Before showering, apply the gel to dry skin areas using a few gentle strokes.
• During showering, apply the gel using a gentle washing action, rinse off any excess and pat the skin dry using a soft towel (avoid rubbing as this can irritate the skin). If a cleanser is to be used, apply the emollient gel afterwards.
• After showering, apply the gel to dry skin areas, using a few gentle strokes across the skin in the same direction as hair growth. If necessary, allow time for any excess to soak in. Do not rub vigorously.
Do not use in cases of known sensitivity to any of the ingredients.
Take care not to slip in the bath or shower. Surfaces that have been in contact with the product should be cleaned with a proprietary detergent.
Instruct patients not to 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.
No special precautions.
No special precautions.
Although Doublebase Emollient Shower Gel 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 Emollient Shower Gel 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.
Macrogol cetostearyl ether (cetomacrogol)
Do not store above 25°C
Do not freeze.
HDPE bottle (200 g) with polypropylene/silicone valve cap and polypropylene hooked overcap.
HDPE bottle (25 g) with polypropylene flip top cap.
Polyethylene laminate tube (25 g) with polypropylene screw cap.
Diomed Developments Limited
T/A Dermal Laboratories
Hertfordshire, SG4 7QR
06/12/2004 / 25/11/2009
Tatmore Place, Gosmore, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 7QR
+44 (0)1462 458 866
+44 (0)1462 420 565