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DOUBLEBASE EMOLLIENT WASH GEL
Isopropyl Myristate 15% w/w; Liquid Paraffin 15% w/w.
A highly emollient and protective hydrating base for regular first-line treatment and prophylaxis of dry or chapped skin conditions which may also be pruritic (itchy) or inflamed. The product may also be used as an adjunct to other topical treatments.
For adults, the elderly and children. For cutaneous use only. Use regularly and as often as necessary.
• Use the product to gently wash the skin.
• Rinse off and pat the skin dry using a soft towel. (Avoid rubbing as this can irritate the skin).
Do not use in cases of known sensitivity to any of the ingredients.
Take care not to slip if using the product in the bath or shower. Surfaces that have been in contact with the product should be cleaned with a proprietary detergent.
Although the product has been specially formulated for use on dry, problem or sensitive skin, local skin reactions can occur in rare cases. In this event, treatment should be discontinued.
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.
ATC code: D02A, emollients and protectives.
The oily ingredients, isopropyl myristate and liquid paraffin, encourage rehydration and softening of dry skin by forming an occlusive barrier within the skin surface, thus reducing drying from evaporation of water that diffuses from the underlying layers. The product is also suitable for use as a soap substitute owing to the presence of a non-ionic emulsifier (cetomacrogol).
Because the product is designed to deliver the emollient ingredients into
the stratum corneum when gently applied to areas of dry skin, it is relatively non-greasy despite its high oil content.
There are no preclinical data of relevance to the prescriber, which are additional to those already included in other sections of the SmPC.
Glycerol; Carbomer; Sorbitan Laurate; Trolamine; Phenoxyethanol; Macrogol Cetostearyl Ether (cetomacrogol); Purified Water.
Do not store above 25°C. Do not freeze.
200g plastic bottle with pump dispenser.
Tatmore Place, Gosmore
Hitchin, Herts SG4 7QR, UK.