- liquid paraffin
- benzalkonium chloride
- isopropyl myristate
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Dermol 600 Bath Emollient
Information for the user
liquid paraffin 25% w/w, isopropyl myristate 25% w/w, benzalkonium chloride 0.5% 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 or pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
In this leaflet:
1. What Dermol 600 Bath Emollient is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Dermol 600 Bath Emollient
3. How to use Dermol 600 Bath Emollient
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Dermol 600 Bath Emollient
6. Further information
7. General advice on looking after dry skin conditions
1. WHAT DERMOL 600 BATH EMOLLIENT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
2. BEFORE YOU USE DERMOL 600 BATH EMOLLIENT
Do not use this product if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to benzalkonium chloride, liquid paraffin, isopropyl myristate, or any of the other ingredients of Dermol 600 Bath Emollient listed in Section 6.
Warnings and precautions
Do not 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.
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 whilst 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.
3. HOW TO USE DERMOL 600 BATH EMOLLIENT
For maximum benefit add this product to your bath water every time you have a bath.
For adults, older children and the elderly:
For babies and younger children:
It is not necessary to use soap for additional cleansing. If desired, however, a fragrance-free soap substitute should be used. This type of product does not foam or lather.
If you forget to use Dermol 600 Bath Emollient
Do not worry if you occasionally forget to use it, just carry on using the product as described the next time you require it.
If the product gets into the eyes
The product may cause irritation if it gets into the eyes. Rinse the eyes with plenty of water.
If rinsing one eye, take care to avoid washing product into the other eye. If irritation persists, seek medical advice.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Dermol 600 Bath Emollient can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
This product has been specially designed for use on dry or problem skin, but in some very rare cases it can cause local skin reactions (involving redness, irritation and/or itching).
Stop using this bath emollient and tell your doctor or pharmacist:
If you swallow Dermol 600 Bath Emollient
If you accidentally swallow the product and you then feel unwell, seek medical attention.
Do not attempt to cause vomiting.
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 DERMOL 600 BATH EMOLLIENT
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Dermol 600 Bath Emollient contains:
The active ingredients in this product are benzalkonium chloride (0.5% w/w), liquid paraffin (25% w/w) and isopropyl myristate (25% w/w).
The other ingredients are sorbitan monostearate, polysorbate 60, industrial methylated spirits and purified water.
What Dermol 600 Bath Emollient looks like and contents of the pack
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This leaflet was last revised in May 2020.
7. GENERAL ADVICE ON LOOKING AFTER DRY SKIN CONDITIONS
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