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Prescribing Information

Please refer to the Summary of Product Characteristics or Core Data sheet before prescribing

Cetraben Cream

  • Presentation: A thick white cream. 
  • Main ingredients: White soft paraffin 13.2% w/w, Light liquid paraffin 10.5% w/w. 
  • Indications: An emollient, moisturising and protective cream for the symptomatic relief of red, inflamed, dry or chapped skin, especially when associated with eczema. 
  • Dosage and Administration: Adults, the elderly and children: Apply to dry skin areas as often as required and rub in. Children under 1 year should be treated under medical supervision.
  • Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. 
  • Precautions: For external use only. May cause local skin reactions. Avoid contact with eyes. Talk to your doctor before use if the skin is badly cracked, infected or bleeding. Do not use if allergic to any of the ingredients.
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Using Cetraben Cream during pregnancy and breastfeeding is unlikely to have any ill effects. If unsure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. 
  • Side effects: Mild allergic skin reactions. 
  • Pack size: 50g, 150g, 500g, 1050g Rx packs, 50ml, 200ml & 500ml (with 475ml fill) OTC packs. 
  • Trade Price: 50g: £1.40 150g: £3.98 500g: £5.99 1050g: £11.62 50ml OTC: £3.00 200ml OTC: £4.80 500ml (with 475ml fill) OTC: £7.25 
  • Medical Device: Class I. 
  • Legal Manufacturer: Thornton & Ross Limited, Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK. 
  • Date of preparation: 13.05.2016

Cetraben Lotion

  • Presentation: A smooth white lotion. 
  • Main ingredients: White soft paraffin 5.0% w/w, Light liquid paraffin 4.0% w/w. 
  • Indications: For the relief of the symptoms of eczema, dermatitis and other dry skin conditions. 
  • Dosage and Administration: Adults, the elderly and children: Apply to the skin and gently rub in until absorbed. Use as often as required, or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. 
  • Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. 
  • Precautions: For external use only. Do not swallow. Avoid contact with eyes. May cause local skin reactions. Talk to your doctor before use if the skin is badly cracked, infected or bleeding. Do not use if allergic to any of the ingredients. 
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Using Cetraben Lotion during pregnancy and breastfeeding is unlikely to have any ill effects. If unsure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Side effects: Mild allergic skin reactions. 
  • Pack size: 200ml & 500ml Rx packs, 50ml, 200ml & 500ml (with 475ml fill) OTC packs. 
  • Trade Price: 200ml: £4.00 500ml: £5.64 50ml OTC: £3.00 200ml OTC: £4.80 500ml (with 475ml fill) OTC: £7.25 
  • Medical Device: Class I. 
  • Legal Manufacturer: Thornton & Ross Limited, Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK. 
  • Date of preparation: 05.11.2015.

Cetraben Ointment

  • Presentation: An opaque white ointment. 
  • Main ingredients: White soft paraffin 35.0% w/w, Light liquid paraffin 45.0% w/w. 
  • Indications: An emollient used to moisturize and soften dry skin in eczema, dry cases of psoriasis and other dry skin conditions. Also used as a skin cleanser or bath additive.
  • Dosage and Administration: Adults, the elderly and children: As an emollient: Apply to the affected areas as often as required. Smooth gently into the skin, following direction of the hair growth. As a bath additive: Melt about 4g in hot water in a suitable container then add to the bath. As a soap substitute: Take a small amount of the ointment and lather it under warm water and use as required when washing or in the shower. Pat skin dry. 
  • Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. 
  • Precautions: For external use only. May cause local skin reactions. Avoid contact with eyes. Baths and showers may become slippery when used. If this product comes into contact with dressings and clothes, it can be more easily ignited with a naked flame. Keep away from fire when using this product. Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed. Talk to your doctor before use if the skin is badly cracked, infected or bleeding. 
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Unlikely to have any ill effect when used as directed. If unsure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. 
  • Side effects: None known. 
  • Pack size: 125g & 450g. 
  • Trade Price: 125g: £3.49 450g: £5.39 
  • Medical Device: Class I. 
  • Manufacturer: Thornton & Ross Limited, Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK. 
  • Date of preparation: 05.11.2015

Cetraben Emollient Bath Additive

  • Presentations: Bath additive – Clear liquid containing light liquid paraffin 82.8% w/w. 
  • Indications: Symptomatic relief of red, inflamed, damaged, dry or chapped skin, especially when associated with endogenous or exogenous eczema. 
  • Dosage: Bath additive – Adults: Add one or two capfuls; Children: add half/one capful to a warm water bath or apply with a wet sponge to wet skin before showering. 
  • Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. 
  • Special Warnings and Precautions: Care should be taken if allergy to any of the ingredients is suspected. Care should also be exercised when entering or leaving the bath. Avoid contact with the eyes. 
  • Side Effects: (Click here to view full SmPC) Very rarely, mild allergic skin reactions including rash and erythema have been observed, in which case the product should be discontinued. 
  • Marketing Authorisation Numbers: Cetraben Emollient Bath Additive: PL 06831/0260 
  • Basic NHS Price: Bath Additive - 500ml plastic bottle: £5.75. 
  • Legal Category: GSL. 
  • Date of Preparation: September 2014.

For the Cetraben Cream, Lotion and Ointment full core data sheet, please contact us at cetraben@thorntonross.com.

Reporting of suspected adverse reactions

Adverse events should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. Adverse events should also be reported to Medical Information on 0870 851 207