Eczmol 1% w/w Cream 250ml
Eczmol 1% w/w Cream 250ml
Eczmol cream contains skin moisturisers and an antiseptic called chlorhexidine gluconate.
It is used as a moisturiser to help prevent and treat the dryness and itching which are common features of skin complaints such as eczema and dermatitis.
Eczmol works by forming a barrier with the skin surface and trapping the moisture in deeper layers of the skin and reducing drying. The chlorhexidine gluconate helps combat germs on the skin that make certain types of eczema worse.
Eczmol cream is for use on the skin only.
The same instructions apply to adults, the elderly and children:
For application to the skin:
- Apply Eczmol to the affected areas.
- Massage well into the skin until absorbed.
- Repeat as often as required.
For use as a soap substitute:
- Eczmol cream may be used as a moisturising cleanser in the bath or shower instead of ordinary soap or shower gel.
- Keep the water temperature warm but not too hot as this can result in the removal of natural oils from the skin.
- After washing, pat dry with a soft towel. Avoid rubbing too vigorously because this can aggravate dry skin conditions.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product ask your doctor or pharmacist.
If you accidentally swallow the cream, contact your doctor or nearest hospital. If a significant quantity of the cream is accidentally swallowed the following symptoms may occur: a feeling of drunkenness, feeling sick, vomiting, slurred speech, a staggering walk and drowsiness. In the case of massive ingestion stomach upset and liver damage may result.
Like all medicines Eczmol cream can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Cases of anaphylaxis have been reported. This is a serious allergic reaction which causes difficulty in breathing or dizziness. If you experience these symptoms stop using the medicine immediately and seek urgent medical advice.
The following side effects have also been reported:
- You may notice some irritation of the skin or allergic (itchy) reaction when it is first applied to that area.
There have been some reports of general allergic reactions to chlorhexidine gluconate (the active ingredient of Eczmol 1% w/w Cream). This may cause redness or irritation of the skin away from the site of application. If you get any side effects, stop using this medicine and talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
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 stated on the packaging.
Keep at room temperature below 30ºC.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
Do not use Eczmol cream if you know you are sensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients.
Take care to avoid application to the ears and eyes, and any deep cuts involving the head or spine.
Wash out with water if necessary. If any cream gets into the ears remove by very carefully swabbing.
If Eczmol cream comes into contact with fabrics and bleach is used to remove it, brown stains may develop.
If mixed with soap or detergents its effectiveness may be reduced.
If you have problems with the skin on the lower legs such as ulcers or a dry itchy rash (dermatitis).
In these conditions a sensitivity reaction to Eczmol (e.g. skin irritation, rash) is more common.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using or have recently used any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Eczmol cream may be used during pregnancy and breast feeding.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine when you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, are planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
Eczmol cream should not affect your ability to drive or use machinery.
The ingredient cetostearyl alcohol may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis) which can cause an itchy rash.
The active ingredient is Chlorhexidine gluconate 1% w/w.
The other ingredients are cetostearyl alcohol, macrogol cetostearyl ether, isopropyl alcohol, liquid paraffin, white soft paraffin and water.