Patient Leaflet Updated 15-Apr-2020 | Dermal Laboratories Limited
Doublebase Emollient Wash Gel
Information for the user
DoublebaseTM Emollient Wash Gel
isopropyl myristate, liquid paraffin
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 Wash Gel is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Doublebase Emollient Wash Gel
3. How to use Doublebase Emollient Wash Gel
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Doublebase Emollient Wash Gel
6. Further information
7. General advice on looking after dry skin conditions
1. WHAT DOUBLEBASE EMOLLIENT WASH GEL IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
2. BEFORE YOU USE DOUBLEBASE EMOLLIENT WASH GEL
Do not use Doublebase Emollient Wash Gel if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to isopropyl myristate, liquid paraffin or any of the ingredients 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
If you decide to use this product in the bath or shower, it can make the surfaces slippery, so:
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.
3. HOW TO USE DOUBLEBASE EMOLLIENT WASH GEL
This product is only for application to the skin. Use this product as part of your normal washing routine, instead of your ordinary soap (bar or liquid) or cleanser. For maximum benefit you should use it whenever you wash (including routine hand washing).
Before using this product, turn the top of the pump dispenser anti-clockwise to unlock it. After unlocking, you will need to press down the pump dispenser several times to prime the pump before any product is dispensed.
If you forget to use Doublebase Emollient Wash Gel
Do not worry if you occasionally forget to use this product, just carry on using it the next time you wash.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Doublebase Emollient Wash Gel 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 product 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 WASH GEL
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Doublebase Emollient Wash Gel contains:
The active ingredients are isopropyl myristate (15% w/w) and liquid paraffin (15% w/w).
The other ingredients are macrogol cetostearyl ether (cetomacrogol), glycerol, carbomer, sorbitan laurate, trolamine, phenoxyethanol and purified water.
What Doublebase Emollient Wash Gel looks like and contents of the pack
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This leaflet was last revised in May 2019.
7. GENERAL ADVICE ON LOOKING AFTER DRY SKIN CONDITIONS
Breaking the itch-scratch cycle
Some dry skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis are itchy, and can be quite sore. Although scratching relieves the itching for a short while, it further damages the skin. Badly scratched skin easily gets infected. This makes it itchier and the urge to scratch becomes even greater. It is better if scratching can be avoided by reducing the itching. The regular use of emollients or moisturisers can help with this.
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