DERMAX THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO

Active substance: BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE

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PACKAGE LEAFLET Information for the user

Therapeutic Shampoo
benzalkonium chloride 0.5% w/w
Read all of this leaflet carefully before using this product.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
If any of the side effects get serious or if you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

1. WHAT DERMAX THERAPEUTIC
SHAMPOO IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
• Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo is a
treatment for dry, scaly scalp conditions
such as:
• seborrhoeic eczema / seborrhoeic
dermatitis (patches of red, scaly, itchy
skin), and;
• pityriasis capitis (severe dandruff).
• Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo is for use by
adults, the elderly and children.
• The active ingredient in this product is
benzalkonium chloride. It works by;
• loosening the scales from the scalp and
lifting them from the hair, and;
• acting as a mild antiseptic to combat the
micro-organisms that can make these
scalp conditions worse.
2. BEFORE YOU USE DERMAX
THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO
Do not use Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo if
you are allergic (hypersensitive) to
benzalkonium chloride or any of the other
ingredients of Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo
listed in section 6.
Take special care when using this product:
Keep the undiluted shampoo, and the lather,
away from the eyes.

Using other medicines
This product is not known to affect, or to be
affected by, any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
This product can be used during pregnancy
and whilst breast-feeding. The ingredients have
been in widespread use in this and similar
preparations for many years, without reports
of problems. However, safety trials have not
been conducted.
Driving and using machinery
Using this product is not known to affect your
ability to drive or use machinery.
3. HOW TO USE DERMAX THERAPEUTIC
SHAMPOO
Use Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo only to
treat the scalp conditions that it is intended for.
For adults, the elderly and children:
Use as a shampoo, daily if necessary, until your
scalp condition gets better:
• Wet the hair thoroughly.
• Apply a generous amount of shampoo to the
scalp.
• With the tips of the fingers, massage in
thoroughly.
• Remove as much lather as possible with the
hands (this is important as it will take the
scales with it).
• Rinse out.
• Repeat the steps above.
• Rinse the hair thoroughly under running
water, then dry as normal.
TP13/08/1

In this leaflet:
1. What Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo is and
what it is used for
2. Before you use Dermax Therapeutic
Shampoo
3. How to use Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo
6. Further information

continued…

If the shampoo gets into the eyes
The product, or the lather, may cause irritation if
it gets into the eyes. If it gets into the eyes, rinse
with plenty of water. If rinsing one eye, take care
to avoid washing product into the other eye. If
irritation persists, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

The other ingredients are sodium lauryl ether
sulphate, coconut diethanolamide, dilute
hydrochloric acid, phenoxyethanol, sodium
chloride, lauryldimonium hydroxypropyl
hydrolysed collagen, coconut oil and
purified water.

If you use too much of this product
Do not worry if you use too much shampoo,
simply rinse hair under running water and
continue as instructed above.

What Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo looks
like and contents of the pack
• The product is a clear, pale yellow to
straw-coloured viscous shampoo.
• It is available in white plastic bottles
containing 250ml fitted with dispensing caps.
(25ml bottles are also available to medical
and allied professionals.)

If you forget to use this product
Do not worry if you occasionally forget to use this
product, just carry on using it when you remember.
If you have any further questions on the use of
this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Dermax Therapeutic
Shampoo can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them. This product has been
specially designed for use on dry or problem
skin, but in some rare cases it can cause irritant
or allergic skin reactions on extremely sensitive
skin. These rare effects tend to occur during or
soon after the first few uses.
Stop using the product and tell your doctor or
pharmacist:
• if your scalp condition seems to look or feel
worse.
• if any of the side effects get serious, or you
notice any other side effects not mentioned in
this leaflet.

The Marketing Authorisation holder is Dermal
Laboratories, Tatmore Place, Gosmore, Hitchin,
Herts, SG4 7QR, UK.
The Manufacturer is Aeropak, Viking Road,
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 0NU, UK.
This leaflet was last approved in May 2008.
To listen to or request a copy of this leaflet in
Braille, large print or audio, please call free of
charge: 0800 198 5000 (UK only).
Please be ready to give the following information:
Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo, 00173/0198.
This is a service provided by the Royal National
Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

6. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT DERMAX
THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO
What Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo contains:
The active ingredient is benzalkonium chloride
(0.5% w/w).

TP13/08/1

5. HOW TO STORE DERMAX THERAPEUTIC
SHAMPOO
• Keep it out of the reach and sight of children.
• Always replace the cap tightly after use.
• Keep the bottle in the outer carton.
• Do not store the product above 25°C.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on the
bottle and carton. The expiry date refers to the
last day of that month.
• Medicines should not be disposed of via
household refuse. Ask your pharmacist how to
dispose of medicines no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the environment.

PACKAGE LEAFLET Information for the user

Therapeutic Shampoo
benzalkonium chloride 0.5% w/w
Read all of this leaflet carefully before using this product.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
If any of the side effects get serious or if you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

1. WHAT DERMAX THERAPEUTIC
SHAMPOO IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
• Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo is a
treatment for dry, scaly scalp conditions
such as:
• seborrhoeic eczema / seborrhoeic
dermatitis (patches of red, scaly, itchy
skin), and;
• pityriasis capitis (severe dandruff).
• Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo is for use by
adults, the elderly and children.
• The active ingredient in this product is
benzalkonium chloride. It works by;
• loosening the scales from the scalp and
lifting them from the hair, and;
• acting as a mild antiseptic to combat the
micro-organisms that can make these
scalp conditions worse.
2. BEFORE YOU USE DERMAX
THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO
Do not use Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo if
you are allergic (hypersensitive) to
benzalkonium chloride or any of the other
ingredients of Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo
listed in section 6.
Take special care when using this product:
Keep the undiluted shampoo, and the lather,
away from the eyes.

Using other medicines
This product is not known to affect, or to be
affected by, any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
This product can be used during pregnancy
and whilst breast-feeding. The ingredients have
been in widespread use in this and similar
preparations for many years, without reports
of problems. However, safety trials have not
been conducted.
Driving and using machinery
Using this product is not known to affect your
ability to drive or use machinery.
3. HOW TO USE DERMAX THERAPEUTIC
SHAMPOO
Use Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo only to
treat the scalp conditions that it is intended for.
For adults, the elderly and children:
Use as a shampoo, daily if necessary, until your
scalp condition gets better:
• Wet the hair thoroughly.
• Apply a generous amount of shampoo to the
scalp.
• With the tips of the fingers, massage in
thoroughly.
• Remove as much lather as possible with the
hands (this is important as it will take the
scales with it).
• Rinse out.
• Repeat the steps above.
• Rinse the hair thoroughly under running
water, then dry as normal.
TP14T-2

In this leaflet:
1. What Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo is and
what it is used for
2. Before you use Dermax Therapeutic
Shampoo
3. How to use Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo
6. Further information

continued…

If the shampoo gets into the eyes
The product, or the lather, may cause irritation if
it gets into the eyes. If it gets into the eyes, rinse
with plenty of water. If rinsing one eye, take care
to avoid washing product into the other eye. If
irritation persists, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

The other ingredients are sodium lauryl ether
sulphate, coconut diethanolamide, dilute
hydrochloric acid, phenoxyethanol, sodium
chloride, lauryldimonium hydroxypropyl
hydrolysed collagen, coconut oil and
purified water.

If you use too much of this product
Do not worry if you use too much shampoo,
simply rinse hair under running water and
continue as instructed above.

What Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo looks
like and contents of the pack
• The product is a clear, pale yellow to
straw-coloured viscous shampoo.
• It is available in white plastic bottles
containing 250ml fitted with dispensing caps.
(25ml bottles are also available to medical
and allied professionals.)

If you forget to use this product
Do not worry if you occasionally forget to use this
product, just carry on using it when you remember.
If you have any further questions on the use of
this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Dermax Therapeutic
Shampoo can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them. This product has been
specially designed for use on dry or problem
skin, but in some rare cases it can cause irritant
or allergic skin reactions on extremely sensitive
skin. These rare effects tend to occur during or
soon after the first few uses.
Stop using the product and tell your doctor or
pharmacist:
• if your scalp condition seems to look or feel
worse.
• if any of the side effects get serious, or you
notice any other side effects not mentioned in
this leaflet.

The Marketing Authorisation holder is Dermal
Laboratories, Tatmore Place, Gosmore, Hitchin,
Herts, SG4 7QR, UK.
The Manufacturer is Fleet Laboratories Ltd,
94 Rickmansworth Rd, Watford,
Herts, WD18 7JJ, UK.
This leaflet was last approved in May 2008.
To listen to or request a copy of this leaflet in
Braille, large print or audio, please call free of
charge: 0800 198 5000 (UK only).
Please be ready to give the following information:
Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo, 00173/0198.
This is a service provided by the Royal National
Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

6. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT DERMAX
THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO
What Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo contains:
The active ingredient is benzalkonium chloride
(0.5% w/w).

TP14T-2

5. HOW TO STORE DERMAX THERAPEUTIC
SHAMPOO
• Keep it out of the reach and sight of children.
• Always replace the cap tightly after use.
• Keep the bottle in the outer carton.
• Do not store the product above 25°C.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on the
bottle and carton. The expiry date refers to the
last day of that month.
• Medicines should not be disposed of via
household refuse. Ask your pharmacist how to
dispose of medicines no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the environment.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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