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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.

Incompatibilities
None known.

Shelf life
100g plastic tubes – 36 months. 500g Flexi-dispenserTM – 36 months. 500g/125g tub – 36 months.

Special precautions for storage
Store below 25°C. Do not freeze.

Nature and contents of container
100g sleeve material plastic LLDPE shoulder material plastic LDPE. Cap PP. 500g Flexi -dispenserTM material plastic LDPE. Cap PP. 500g tub container material plastic PP. Lid PE.

Special precautions for disposal and other handling
None.

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.

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