This information is intended for use by health professionals
Liquid Paraffin 25.0% w/w; Isopropyl Myristate 25.0% w/w; Benzalkonium Chloride 0.5% w/w.
Pale blue bath additive and cutaneous emulsion.
An antimicrobial bath emollient for use as an aid in the treatment of dry and pruritic skin conditions, especially eczema, dermatitis, ichthyosis or xeroderma. It permits the rehydration of the keratin by replacing lost lipids, and its antiseptic properties assist in overcoming secondary infection.
For adults, children and the elderly:For use in the bath
Add 7 - 30 ml Emulsiderm to a bath of warm water (more or less according to the size of the bath and individual patient requirements). 1 litre bottle - use graduated measuring cup provided; 300 ml bottle - use ½ to 2 capfuls. Soak for 5 - 10 minutes. Pat dry.For application to the skin
Rub a small amount of undiluted emollient into the dry areas of skin until absorbed.
Sensitivity to any of the ingredients.
Keep away from the eyes. For external use only. Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Take care to avoid slipping in the bath.
Although the emollient has been specially formulated for use on dry or problem skin, in the unlikely event of a reaction discontinue treatment. These reactions are very rare (<1/10,000, based on spontaneous reporting) and may be irritant or allergic in nature. Reactions have been observed occasionally when used excessively as a leave-on application in areas of folded skin such as the anogenital area.
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.
For dry skin conditions it is important to add an emollient to the bath water. Emulsiderm contains 50% of oils emulsified in water as well as the well-known antiseptic, benzalkonium chloride which assists in overcoming secondary infection.
Emulsiderm contains 0.5% of the quaternary ammonium antiseptic, benzalkonium chloride. The large positively charged cation is readily adsorbed from the formulation onto negatively charged bacterial cell surfaces, thereby conferring substantial antimicrobial activity. Even at extended dilution, it is particularly effective against Staphylococcus aureus
, a bacterium which is known to colonise the skin in large numbers in patients with eczema, especially atopic eczema. Apart from its emollient properties, Emulsiderm therefore also helps to prevent and overcome secondary infection which may exacerbate the eczematous condition.
The safety and efficacy of the emollients (liquid paraffin and isopropyl myristate) and the antiseptic (benzalkonium chloride) in topical dosage forms have been well established over many years of widespread clinical usage.
Sorbitan Stearate; Polysorbate 60; Industrial Methylated Spirit 95%; Methylthioninium Chloride; Purified Water.
Do not store above 25°C. Always replace the cap after use.
Supplied in plastic bottles; a 300 ml bottle with a measuring cap, and a 1 litre bottle with a measuring cup.
Tatmore Place, Gosmore
Hitchin, Herts SG4 7QR, UK.