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Doublebase Emollient Bath Additive
Information for the user
Doublebase™ Emollient Bath Additive
liquid paraffin 65% 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, nurse or pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
In this leaflet:
1. What Doublebase Emollient Bath Additive is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Doublebase Emollient Bath Additive
3. How to use Doublebase Emollient Bath Additive
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Doublebase Emollient Bath Additive
6. Further information
7. General advice on looking after dry skin conditions
1. WHAT DOUBLEBASE EMOLLIENT BATH ADDITIVE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
2. BEFORE YOU USE DOUBLEBASE EMOLLIENT BATH ADDITIVE
Do not use Doublebase Emollient Bath Additive if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to liquid paraffin or any of the other ingredients of Doublebase Emollient Bath Additive 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 while 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.
Doublebase Emollient Bath Additive contains cetostearyl alcohol
Cetostearyl alcohol may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).
3. HOW TO USE DOUBLEBASE EMOLLIENT BATH ADDITIVE
For maximum benefit, add this product to your bath water every time you have a bath.
For adults, children and the elderly:
For babies and children:
You may prefer to use your normal soap as well as Doublebase Emollient Bath Additive 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 emollient “soap substitute” should be used instead, despite the fact that this type of product does not foam or lather.
If you forget to use Doublebase Emollient Bath Additive
Do not worry if you occasionally forget to use it, just carry on using the product as described the next time you bathe.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Doublebase Emollient Bath Additive can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
This product has been specially designed for use on dry or problem skin. However, in rare cases it can cause skin irritation (mild rashes) 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 additive and tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist:
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 DOUBLEBASE EMOLLIENT BATH ADDITIVE
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Doublebase Emollient Bath Additive contains:
The active ingredient is liquid paraffin (65% w/w).
The other ingredients are isopropyl myristate, glycerol, macrogol cetostearyl ether (cetomacrogol 1000), cetostearyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol and purified water.
What Doublebase Emollient Bath Additive 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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Doublebase Emollient Bath Additive, 00173/0200.
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