- liquid paraffin
- wool alcohols, acetylated
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Dermalo Bath Emollient
Information for the user
liquid paraffin 65% w/w, acetylated wool alcohols 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 Dermalo Bath Emollient is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Dermalo Bath Emollient
3. How to use Dermalo Bath Emollient
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Dermalo Bath Emollient
6. Further information
7. General advice on looking after dry skin conditions
1. WHAT DERMALO BATH EMOLLIENT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
2. BEFORE YOU USE DERMALO BATH EMOLLIENT
Do not use this product if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to liquid paraffin, acetylated wool alcohols, or any of the other ingredients of Dermalo 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 very 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 DERMALO BATH EMOLLIENT
For maximum benefit you should use this product whenever you bath or shower.
Adults, older children and the elderly:
Babies and young children:
For application to the skin while showering (for all age groups who normally shower):
You may prefer to use your normal soap as well as Dermalo Bath Emollient when bathing.
As a general rule, however, the use of normal soaps and foaming bath products (even those labelled “moisturising”) is best avoided, or at least kept to a minimum. Ideally, a fragrance-free soap substitute should be used instead, despite the fact that this type of product does not foam or lather.
If you forget to use Dermalo 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.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Dermalo 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 rare cases it can cause irritant 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 bath emollient and tell your doctor or pharmacist:
If you swallow Dermalo Bath Emollient
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 DERMALO BATH EMOLLIENT
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Dermalo Bath Emollient contains:
The active ingredients in this product are liquid paraffin (65% w/w) and acetylated wool alcohols (5% w/w).
The other ingredients are isopropyl myristate and macrogol isotridecyl ether.
What Dermalo Bath Emollient looks like and contents of the pack
The Marketing Authorisation holder is
The Manufacturer is
This leaflet was last revised in May 2019.
7. GENERAL ADVICE ON LOOKING AFTER DRY SKIN CONDITIONS
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