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1. Name of the medicinal product

DERMALO™ BATH EMOLLIENT

2. Qualitative and quantitative composition

Liquid Paraffin 65.0% w/w; Acetylated Wool Alcohols 5.0% w/w.

3. Pharmaceutical form

Bath additive. Dye- and fragrance-free colourless to straw coloured clear oily liquid.

4. Clinical particulars
4.1 Therapeutic indications

For the symptomatic relief of contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, senile pruritus, ichthyosis and related dry skin disorders.

4.2 Posology and method of administration

Adults, including the elderly: Add 15 to 20 ml (1½ to 2 capfuls) to a standard bath of water (8 inch depth). Immerse and cover the affected areas with the bath water and soak for 10 to 20 minutes. Pat dry with a towel. Alternatively, use a similar amount smoothed onto wet skin following a shower. Rinse off thoroughly and pat dry with a towel.

Infants and children: Add 5 to 10 ml (½ to 1 capful) to a small bath or wash basin of water. Immerse and cover the affected areas with the bath water and soak for 10 to 20 minutes. Alternatively, repeatedly gently sponge over the affected areas. Pat dry with a towel.

There is no differentiation between the dosage quantities for the symptomatic relief of the conditions listed.

4.3 Contraindications

Sensitivity to any of the ingredients.

4.4 Special warnings and precautions for use

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. Keep out of the reach of children. For external use only.

4.5 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

None known.

4.6 Pregnancy and lactation

The constituents are not percutaneously absorbed or toxic if ingested. There is no evidence of safety of the drug used in pregnancy or lactation, but the active constituents have been in widespread use and in similar preparations for many years without apparent ill consequence.

4.7 Effects on ability to drive and use machines

None known.

4.8 Undesirable effects

Contact sensitivity reactions or mild irritant reactions may occur occasionally. In either case, 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.

4.9 Overdose

Accidental ingestion may result in a purgative action due to the liquid paraffin and the oily nature of the product. Treat symptomatically. Fluid and electrolyte replacement may be necessary.

5. Pharmacological properties
5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties

For dry skin conditions it is important to use an emollient while bathing. Dermalo Bath Emollient contains 65% Liquid Paraffin and 5% Acetylated Wool Alcohols for their moisturising and skin softening properties, and is specially formulated to facilitate dispersion in bath water or for ease of application after a shower.

5.2 Pharmacokinetic properties

The active constituents are not absorbed percutaneously. Pharmacokinetic particulars are thus not relevant.

5.3 Preclinical safety data

No relevant information additional to that contained elsewhere in the SPC.

6. Pharmaceutical particulars
6.1 List of excipients

Isopropyl Myristate; Macrogol Isotridecyl Ether.

6.2 Incompatibilities

None known.

6.3 Shelf life

36 months.

6.4 Special precautions for storage

Do not store above 25°C.

6.5 Nature and contents of container

500 ml white plastic bottle fitted with a dispensing plug and screw cap. Supplied in original packs (OP).

6.6 Special precautions for disposal and other handling

Not applicable.

7. Marketing authorisation holder

Dermal Laboratories

Tatmore Place, Gosmore

Hitchin, Herts SG4 7QR, UK.

8. Marketing authorisation number(s)

00173/0182.

9. Date of first authorisation/renewal of the authorisation

29 August 2008.

10. Date of revision of the text

September 2015.