Aqueous Cream BP
White soft paraffin
Excipient(s) with known effect
This product contains sodium lauryl sulfate 0.9%w/w, cetostearyl alcohol 8.1%w/w and phenoxyethanol 1%w/w, see section 4.4.
For full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
For the topical application to the skin:
As an emollient for the symptomatic relief of dry skin conditions.
As a soap-substitute for skin washing.
Adults, children and the elderly
To be applied to the skin as required.
Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to phenoxyethanol.
For external use only.
An audit of children attending a paediatric dermatology clinic recorded the proportion of immediate cutaneous reactions to emollients (defined as one or more of burning, stinging, itching and redness developing within 20 minutes of application). Aqueous cream was the emollient used by most (71%), which was associated with an immediate cutaneous reaction in 56% of exposures, compared with 18% with other emollients used (details of the other emollients were not reported; n = 100).
Fire Safety Warning
Instruct patients not to 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.
Slip Hazard Warning
This product can make skin and surfaces slippery after use. As a result, patients should be advised to take care following use, especially when entering or leaving the bath/shower.
• Aqueous cream contains sodium lauryl sulphate which may cause local skin reactions (e.g. stinging and contact dermatitis), particularly in children with atopic eczema.
• Contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis)
• Do not use this medicine if you have an allergy to phenoxyethanol or any other ingredient
The product is unlikely to have any adverse effects when used as indicated.
Aqueous cream may be associated with immediate cutaneous reactions when used as a leave-on emollient, such as stinging, burning, itching and redness.
See section 4.4
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 or search for 'MHRA Yellow Card' in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
An overdose is not considered likely when used as indicated.
Aqueous cream acts to hydrate the skin, and aids the penetration of active drug in the preparations in which it is used.
It is used to re-hydrate dry or chapped skin.
No information available.
Emulsifying ointment (contains emulsifying wax which itself contains cetostearyl alcohol and sodium lauryl sulfate)
White soft paraffin
No major incompatibilities are known.
36 months unopened
Store below 25°C. Keep well closed. Do not allow to freeze.
100g: White polyethylene/Aluminium/co-polymer MDPE laminated plastic tube, with polypropylene cap.
Thornton & Ross Ltd.
25/03/1987 / 04/07/2001