Epimax Original Cream, Epimax Oatmeal Cream, Epimax ExCetra Cream, Epimax Isomol Gel, Epimax Ointment, Epimax Paraffin-Free Ointment Prescribing Information
Presentation: Creams and gels available in a 500g Flexi-dispenser or 100g tube, ointments available in a 500g or 125g tub. Main ingredients: Epimax Original Cream: White soft paraffin 15% w/w and liquid paraffin 6% w/w; Epimax Oatmeal Cream: Avena sativa (oat) kernel flour; Epimax ExCetra Cream: White soft paraffin 13.2% w/w and light liquid paraffin 10.5% w/w; Epimax Isomol gel: Isopropyl myristate 15% w/w and liquid paraffin 15% w/w; Epimax Ointment: Liquid paraffin 40% w/w and yellow soft paraffin 30% w/w; Epimax Paraffin-Free Ointment: Polyoxyethylene (40) hydrogenated castor oil 38% w/w. Indications: As an emollient for the relief of dry skin in eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions. Creams: Also for use as a soap substitute for skin washing. Gels: Also for the relief of dry or chapped skin which may also be itchy or inflamed. Ointments: Also as a bath additive or soap substitute for skin washing. Method of use: Adults, Elderly and Children: apply to the skin areas as frequently as required. Smooth into the skin in the direction of hair growth. If necessary, allow time for any excess to soak in. As a soap substitute (creams and ointments): Use as required instead of soap when washing or in the shower. As a bath additive (ointments): melt 4g in hot water and add to the bath. Dosage: Use as required to manage symptoms. Warnings: Do not smoke or go near naked flames – risk of severe burns. Fabric (clothing, bedding, dressings etc) that has been in contact with these products burns more easily and is a serious fire hazard. Avoid contact with the eyes. Talk to your doctor or healthcare professional before use if the skin is broken, badly cracked, infected or bleeding. Contraindications: Patients with known hypersensitivity to any component. Known sensitising ingredients in the products include: Epimax Original Cream: Cetostearyl Alcohol and Phenoxyethanol; Epimax Oatmeal Cream: Cetostearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Isopropyl Palmitate and Benzyl Alcohol; Epimax ExCetra Cream: Cetostearyl Alcohol and Phenoxyethanol; Epimax Isomol Gel: Phenoxyethanol and Triethanolamine; Epimax Ointment: Cetostearyl Alcohol; Epimax Paraffin-Free Ointment: Cetostearyl Alcohol. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: No special precautions required. Side effects: Rarely mild reactions such as skin rash can occur. Allergic reactions. Legal category: Class I Medical Devices. Cost: Epimax Original Cream: £2.49 (500g), £0.75 (100g); Epimax Oatmeal Cream: £2.99 (500g), £1.99 (100g); Epimax ExCetra Cream: £2.95 (500g), £1.75 (100g); Epimax Isomol Gel: £2.92 (500g), £1.99 (100g); Epimax Ointment: £2.99 (500g), £1.92 (125g); Epimax Paraffin-Free Ointment: £4.99 (500g). Legal Manufacturer: DermatoLogical Ltd. Distributor: Aspire Pharma Ltd, Unit 4, Rotherbrook Court, Bedford Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3QG, UK. Date reviewed: April 2020. Version number: 1010451581 v 4.0.