Emulsifying Ointment Tub 500g

Emulsifying Ointment Tub  500g
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Emulsifying Ointment Tub 500g

£3.49

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Brand: Emulsifying Ointment
Code: 6602296
Weight: 500g (includes packaging)

Description

This Emulsifying Ointment is a moisturiser that provides a layer of oil on the surface of the skin to prevent water evaporating from the skin surface. Moisturisers such as emulsifying ointment are helpful for very dry skin conditions, particularly eczema and dermatitis, which get worse when the skin is allowed to dry out. Used regularly they help restore the skin's smoothness, softness and flexibility by helping the skin retain moisture. They should be applied frequently to prevent the skin drying out.

Emulsifying ointment can also be used in place of soap when washing to prevent drying the skin.

In conditions such as eczema, using a moisturiser regularly, even once the skin has improved, can help prevent flare-ups of this condition.

Directions

Emulsifying ointment can be used as often as required.

Use regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.

Emulsifying ointment can be used for as long as required. Please consult the patient information leaflet, your doctor or pharmacist for further information.

Warnings

The emulsifying ointment can be a fire hazard. Therefore, keep it away from potential sources of fire, such as lit cigarettes, or gas or electric fires as it can catch on fire. In addition, regularly change clothing or bedding that may be impregnated with the ointment and keep it away from potential sources of fire. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

Remember that many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.

The Yellow Card Scheme allows you to report suspected side effects from any type of medicine (which includes vaccines, herbals and over the counter medicines) that you are taking. It is run by the medicines safety watchdog called the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory agency (MHRA). Please report any suspected side effect on the Yellow Card Scheme website.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.

Alcohol does not affect this drug.

Emulsifying ointment is suitable to take during pregnancy. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any doubts or questions about this.

It is sensible to limit use of medication during pregnancy whenever possible. However, your doctor may decide that the benefits outweigh the risks in individual circumstances and after a careful assessment of your specific health situation.

If you have any doubts or concerns you are advised to discuss the medicine with your doctor or pharmacist.

Emulsifying ointment is suitable to take if you are breastfeeding

It is sensible to limit use of medication during breastfeeding whenever possible. However, your doctor may decide that the benefits outweigh the risks in individual circumstances and after a careful assessment of your specific health situation.

If you have any doubts or concerns you are advised to discuss the medicine with your doctor or pharmacist.

Emulsifying ointment is not known to interact with any drugs.

If you are currently using any of these medications, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting emulsifying ointment:

Any other medicines that are applied to the skin as their effectiveness may be affected by emulsifying ointment.

This information does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using emulsifying ointment tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use.

Emulsifying ointment can be applied liberally. There have been no cases of overdose.

If you think you, or someone you care for, might have accidentally taken more than the recommended dose of emulsifying ointment or intentional overdose is suspected, contact your local hospital, GP or if in the UK call NHS Direct on 0845 4647.

If you forget to use emulsifying ointment, then just apply the ointment when you remember and continue to use as normal.

Ingredients

White soft paraffin, emulsifying wax BP, Liquid paraffin.

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