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Cocois (Coconut Oil Compound Ointment)
Cocois® Coconut Oil compound Ointment
Coal tar 12%w/w, Salicylic acid 2%w/w and sulphur for external use 4%w/w
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use Cocois carefully to get the best results from it.
1. What Cocois is for
2. Before you use Cocois
3. How to use Cocois
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Cocois
6. Further information.
Cocois contains coal tar, salicylic acid and sulphur for external use.
Coal tar and sulphur are mildly antiseptic and relieves itching. Sulphur also has an antifungal action. Coal tar, salicylic acid and sulphur help to reduce the excessive hardening, thickening and scaling of the skin.
Cocois is for the treatment of dry scaly skin disorders of the scalp such as psoriasis, eczema, dandruff and other inflammatory conditions causing irritation and scaliness.
If any of the above applies to you talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Cocois.
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.
Cocois Ointment should not be used during pregnancy or if breast-feeding.
Follow these instructions about how to use your medicine. If you are unsure about anything, ask your pharmacist.
If you accidentally get Cocois in your eyes, wash it out immediately with plenty of cold water. If your eyes become irritated, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you use more Cocois than you should it is unlikely to lead to any serious side effects. If you accidentally swallow any Cocois, immediately tell your doctor or contact your nearest hospital casualty department.
Like all medicines, Cocois can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via Yellow Card Scheme Website www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use after the expiry date shown on the label. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Store between 10°C and 25°C.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Return all unused medicine to your pharmacist.
The active ingredients are: Coal tar 12%w/w, Salicylic acid 2%w/w and sulphur for external use 4%w/w.
The other ingredients are: coconut oil, white soft paraffin, cetostearyl alcohol, glycerol, liquid paraffin, polyoxyethylene glycerol monostearate, hard paraffin
Cocois is a buff coloured ointment. It comes in aluminium tubes with a plastic cap. It is supplied in 5 g, 15 g, 40 g or 100 g tubes. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
This leaflet was last revised in 11/2020.
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