- liquid paraffin
- white soft paraffin
GSL: General Sales Licence
This information is intended for use by health professionals
White Soft Paraffin 15.0% w/w
Liquid Paraffin 6.0% w/w
Excipient(s): Cetostearyl alcohol (7.2%w/w), chlorocresol (0.1%w/w)
For a full list of excipients, see section 6.1
A smooth, white to off white cream.
Emcrem is an emollient, moisturising and protective cream for the follow-up treatment with topical steroids or in spacing such treatment. It may also be used as diluent for topical steroids. Emcrem is recommended for the symptomatic treatment of red inflamed, damaged, dry or chapped skin, the protection of raw skin areas and as a pre-bathing emollient for dry/eczematous skin to alleviate drying areas.
For topical use.
Adults, Elderly and Children:
The cream should be applied to the dry skin areas as often as is required and rubbed well into the skin.
There are no absolute contraindications to the use of the cream other than hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
Some of the ingredients in the cream may cause a reaction:-
Cetostearyl alcohol – may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).
Chlorocresol – may cause an allergic reaction.
Skin reactions including pruritus, rash, erythema, skin exfoliation, burning sensation, hypersensitivity, pain, dry skin and dermatitis have been reported with product use.
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 national reporting system in the United Kingdom: Yellow Card Scheme
ATC Code: D02A
Emolllients and Protectives
The ingredients provide emollient, moisturising action on dry or chapped skin.
Not applicable due to topical administration and direct action on the skin.
There are no pre-clinical data of relevance to the prescriber which are additional to that already included in other sections of the Summary of Product Characteristics.
Macrogol Cetostearyl Ether
Anhydrous Sodium Dihydrogen Phosphate
Dilute Phosphoric acid
Do not store above 25°C.
50g aluminium epoxy phenolic lined tube with polypropylene screw cap.
500g polypropylene plastic pump pack with polypropylene/HDPE dip tube and cap, or
500g polypropylene jar (container) with a polypropylene dispenser head and cover, the pump system consists of a polyethylene follower plate, a polypropylene pump cylinder, a polyethylene piston with a glass and a polyethylene valve.
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