What is a Patient Information Leaflet and why is it useful?

The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.

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The text only version may be available from RNIB in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information call RNIB Medicine Leaflet Line on 0800 198 5000. The product code(s) for this leaflet are: PL00014/5202R, PL 00014/5202R.

Aqueous Cream B.P. 500g

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

Almus Aqueous Cream B.P.

(Liquid Paraffin, White Soft Paraffin)

e 500G

A dermatological cream for the symptomatic relief of dry skin. This non-perfumed emollient cream helps to soothe, soften and moisturise dry skin conditions.

Lanolin free

Read all of this label for full instructions.

Uses:

For the relief of the symptoms of dry skin conditions and for use instead of soap to wash the skin.

Before you use this medicine

Do not use:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medicine

You can use this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Contains sodium lauryl sulphate and cetostearyl alcohol, both of which may cause local skin reactions (e.g. stinging and contact dermatitis). Contains chlorocresol, which may cause allergic reactions.

How to use this medicine

Check the tub seal is not broken before first use. If it is, do not use the cream.

Adults and children: Apply to the skin when you need to.

For use on the skin only.

If symptoms do not go away talk to your doctor.

If anyone accidentally swallows some of the cream: Talk to a pharmacist or doctor.

Possible side effects

Most people will not have problems, but some may get some of these

  • Occasional allergic reactions (e.g. stinging, burning, itching and redness)

If any side effect becomes severe, or you notice any side effect not listed here, please tell your pharmacist or doctor.

KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN.

Use by the date on the base of the tub. Store in a cool place.

Active ingredients

This cream contains Liquid Paraffin 6% w/w, White Soft Paraffin 15% w/w.

Also contains: purified water, emulsifying wax (containing cetostearyl alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate), chlorocresol 0.1% w/w.

If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.

PL 00014/5202 Text prepared 4/13

Marketing Authorisation holder:

BCM
Nottingham
NG2 3AA

Manufacturer:

BCM
Nottingham
NG2 3AA

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