- liquid paraffin
- isopropyl myristate
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Doublebase Emollient Shower Gel
Information for the user
Doublebase™ Emollient Shower 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 Emollient Shower Gel is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Doublebase Emollient Shower Gel
3. How to use Doublebase Emollient Shower Gel
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Doublebase Emollient Shower Gel
6. Further information
7. General advice on looking after dry skin conditions
1. WHAT DOUBLEBASE EMOLLIENT SHOWER GEL IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
2. BEFORE YOU USE DOUBLEBASE EMOLLIENT SHOWER GEL
Do not use Doublebase Emollient Shower Gel if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to isopropyl myristate, liquid paraffin or any of the other ingredients of Doublebase Emollient Shower Gel listed in Section 6.
Take special care when using this product:
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.
Important Safety Information (when used as a leave-on emollient)
Paraffin is a common, important and very effective ingredient in emollient products applied to the skin. However, care should be taken as emollients which soak into medical dressings or fabrics (clothing, pyjamas, bed linen, etc.) can increase the flammability of these items.
Patients using emollients (and their parents/carers) should take particular care to avoid these materials coming into contact with naked flames or lit cigarettes, etc. As a precaution, dressings and clothing, etc., should be changed frequently and laundered thoroughly.
3. HOW TO USE DOUBLEBASE EMOLLIENT SHOWER GEL
This product is only for application to the skin. For maximum benefit you should use the gel whenever you shower.
For all age groups who normally shower:
You can use Doublebase Emollient Shower Gel in any of the following ways (whichever suit you best):
You may prefer to use your normal soap or shower gel as well as Doublebase Emollient Shower Gel when showering. As a general rule, however, the use of normal soaps and shower gels (even those labelled “moisturising”) is best avoided, or at least kept to a minimum.
If you forget to use Doublebase Emollient Shower Gel
Do not worry if you occasionally forget to use it, just carry on using the shower gel as described the next time you shower.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Doublebase Emollient Shower 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 shower 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. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE DOUBLEBASE EMOLLIENT SHOWER GEL
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Doublebase Emollient Shower Gel contains:
The active ingredients are isopropyl myristate (15% w/w) and liquid paraffin (15% w/w).
The other ingredients are macrogol cetostearyl ether (cetomacrogol), glycerol, carbomer, sorbitan laurate, trolamine, phenoxyethanol and purified water.
What Doublebase Emollient Shower Gel looks like and contents of the pack
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The Manufacturer is
This leaflet was last revised in April 2017.
7. GENERAL ADVICE ON LOOKING AFTER DRY SKIN CONDITIONS
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