This information is intended for use by health professionals
No pharmacologically active components
Diprobase Ointment is an emollient, moisturising and protective ointment for the follow-up treatment with topical steroids or in spacing such treatment. It may also be used as diluent for topical steroids. Diprobase Ointment is recommended for the symptomatic treatment of red inflamed, damaged, dry or chapped skin, the protection of raw skin areas and as a pre-bathing emollient for dry/eczematous skin to alleviate drying areas.
Adults and Children :
The ointment should be thinly applied to cover the affected area completely, massaging gently and thoroughly into the skin. Frequency of application should be established by the physician. Generally, Diprobase Ointment can be used as often as required.
Hypersensitivity to any of the components of the ointment is a contraindication to its use.
Skin reactions including pruritus, rash, erythema, skin exfoliation, burning sensation, hypersensitivity, pain, dry skin and bullous dermatitis have been reported with product use.
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.
Diprobase Ointment contains no active ingredients and has no pharmacological action. The ingredients have an emollient action on dry or chapped skin.
Not applicable due to topical administration and direct action on the skin.
There are no pre-clinical data of relevance to the prescriber which are additional to that already included in other sections of the SmPC.
White soft paraffin
60 months (tube presentations)
36 months (500gm plastic jar with screw cap)
Store below 25°C.
5, 50 and 100gm: Epoxy lined aluminium tubes with plastic caps.
500gm: White polypropylene jar closed with a white tamper-evident low density polyethylene screw cap.
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24 November 2014