Summary of Product Characteristics Updated 06-Jan-2021 | Almirall Limited
Soya oil 84.75 % w/w bath additive
Soya oil, 84.75% w/w
Excipients with known effect:
1 g of bath additive contains 0.1 mg of buthylhydroxytoluene (E321) and fragrance containing allergens.
For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
Oily liquid for external use.
Dry skin conditions including those associated with dermatitis and eczema.
The liquid should be added to bath water and thoroughly mixed until evenly distributed
For full bath (approx. 100 litres) 20ml (1 measure)
For child's bath (approx. 25 litres) 5ml (1/4 measure)
For partial bath (approx. 5 litres) 2.5ml (1/8 measure)
In particularly dry skin, 2-3 times the above quantities can be used. Generally, 2-3 baths should be taken weekly. For babies and infants a daily bath is recommended.
The temperature of the bath water should not exceed 36 °C as the re-greasing effect is diminished at higher temperatures.
For the treatment of pruritus the temperature should be 32 °C or as low as can be tolerated.
The bath should not be longer than 20 minutes. In the case of infants and small children a bath of only a few minutes is mostly sufficient.
The duration of the therapy depends on the course of the disease. The instructions in the section 4.4 “Special warnings and precautions for use” should be taken into account.
• hypersensitivity to the active ingredient or to any of the excipients listed in section 6.1.
• hypersensitivity to peanut or soya
• fresh pustular forms of psoriasis (Psoriasis pustulosa).
In cases of
• major injuries to the skin and acute skin diseases of unknown cause,
• severe febrile and infectious diseases,
• cardiac muscle weakness (cardiac insufficiency),
• high blood pressure (hypertension)
full baths should only be taken - irrespective of the ingredients - after consultation with a doctor.
Do not apply in the area of the eyes. In cases of accidental contact with the eyes rinse out immediately with copious amounts of cold water. Consult an ophthalmologist if irritation continues.
Butyl hydroxytoluene may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis), irritations of the eyes and mucous membranes.
This medicine contains fragrance with allergens. These allergens (benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, benzyl salicylate, cinnamyl alcohol, citral, citronellol, coumarin, eugenol, farnesol, geraniol, hydroxycitronellal, isoeugenol, d-limonene, linalool) may cause allergic reactions.
There is an increased risk of slipping due to the oil film on the skin and the oil film in the bath or shower.
The bathtub, shower and children's bathtub (if applicable) should be cleaned immediately after every bath using conventional household detergent and then rinsed out with hot water.
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.
The additional use of soaps or syndets neutralises the effect of Balneum.
There are no known restrictions with respect to use during pregnancy and the lactation period.
The data given for frequency of adverse reactions is based on the following categories:
Very common (≥ 1/10)
Common (≥ 1/100 to < 1/10)
Uncommon (≥ 1/1,000 to < 1/100)
Rare (≥ 1/10,000 to 1/1,000)
Very rare (< 1/10,000)
Not known (frequency based on available data not assessable)
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders:
During the use of Balneum there may be very rare cases of reddening, itching and burning.
Immune system disorders:
Soya oil may cause allergic reactions in very rare cases (<1/10,000).
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, Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store
There are no known harmful effects resulting from excessive oil concentrations in the bath water.
Balneum was developed in response to the need for a suitable non-irritant cleansing agent for patients with eczema. As the skin in this condition requires the application of large amounts of fat, cleansing properties as well as greasing properties were combined. Balneum is a mixture of plant oils having a high proportion of unsaturated fatty acid (linolic acid up to 60%). The emulsifier used is a mixture of fatty acid amides with aliphatic alcohol and readily dispersible polyoxyethylene lauryl ester. Butylhydroxytoluene is added as an antioxidant.
Polyoxyethylene lauryl ether (4mol EO), oleic acid diethanolamide, perfume oil DV5171 (benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, benzyl salicylate, cinnamyl alcohol, citral, citronellol, coumarin, eugenol, farnesol, geraniol, hydroxycitronellal, isoeugenol, d-limonene, linalool),), propylene glycol (E1520), butylated hydroxytoluene (E321), ascorbyl palmitate, citric acid monohydrate.
HDPE bottle - 5 years
Foil Laminate sachet - 5 years
Blister pack (20ml) - 2 years
Container: HDPE bottle with polyethylene or polypropylene cap and with or without
LDPE dispensing insert.
Contents: Each bottle contains one of the following amounts; - 20ml, 95ml, 100ml,
150ml, 200ml,225ml, 250ml, 300ml, 500ml, 2x500ml, 600ml, 1000ml.
Container: Foil laminate sachets.
Contents: Each sachet contains one of the following amounts: 10ml, 20ml.
20ml blister pack, consisting of blister foil (PET/PB) and cover foil (PET/aluminum/PE)
Any unused medicinal product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
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31 July 1998
18 December 2020
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