This information is intended for use by health professionals
Oilatum Shower Gel Fragrance-Free
Light liquid paraffin 70.0% w/w
Gel for topical use
Oilatum Shower Gel Fragrance-Free is indicated in the treatment of contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, senile pruritis, ichthyosis and related dry skin conditions.
Adults, children and the elderly:
Oilatum Shower Gel Fragrance-Free may be used as frequently as necessary. Oilatum Shower Gel Fragrance-Free should always be applied to wet skin, normally as a shower gel.
Shower as usual. Apply Oilatum Shower Gel Fragrance-Free liberally to wet skin and massage gently. Rinse briefly and lightly pat the skin dry.
Oilatum Shower Gel Fragrance-Free should not be used on greasy skin. Use care to avoid slipping in the shower.
Oilatum Shower Gel Fragrance-Free should be used with caution in patients with a known sensitivity or allergy to light liquid paraffin (LLP) or to any of the excipients in the preparation.
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.
There are no data on the use of Oilatum Shower Gel Fragrance-Free on human fertility.
No effects during pregnancy are anticipated, since systemic exposure to Oilatum Shower Gel Fragrance-Free is expected to be low.
It is not known if Oilatum Shower Gel Fragrance-Free is excreted in human milk. Risk to the infant is likely to be low since systemic exposure is low. Patients should be advised to ensure that any residual product is fully washed off the breast prior to breast-feeding.
Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are listed below by MedDRA system organ class and by frequency. Frequencies are defined as: very common (≥1/10), common (≥1/100 and <1/10), uncommon (≥1/1,000 and < 1/100), rare (≥1/10, 000 and <1/1,000); very rare (<1/10, 000) and not known (cannot be estimated from the available data).
Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders
Rare: Application site reactions including application site irritation, rash, erythema, pruritus
Immune System Disorders
Rare: Application site hypersensitivity reactions including application site dermatitis
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.
Symptoms and signs
The product is intended for cutaneous use only. Accidental ingestion may cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
In case of accidental ingestion, management should be as clinically indicated or as recommended by the national poisons centre, where available.
Light liquid paraffin exerts an emollient effect by forming an occlusive oil film in the stratum corneum. This prevents excessive evaporation of water from the skin surface thus improving hydration.
Not applicable. The relevant information is given in Section 4 of the Summary of Product Characteristics
Polyethylene glycol 400 dilaurate.
Polyoxyethylene 40 sorbitol septaoleate
Polypropyleneglycol-2-myristyl ether propionate
Polyphenylmethyl siloxane copolymer
For the product as packaged for sale
Store below 25 °C.
High density polyethylene tube fitted with a polypropylene screw cap. Capacity 25 g, 30 g, 125 g and 150g.
Polyethylene/ethylene vinyl alchol co-polymer (EVOH)/polyethylene laminate with a polyethylene shoulder, membrane seal, and a polypropylene cap. Capacity 30g and 150g.
There are no special instructions for use or handling of Oilatum Shower Gel Fragrance-Free.
Thornton & Ross Ltd.
HD7 5QH, UK
24 June 1993