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ANTIPEOL OINTMENT

Active substance(s): ICHTHAMMOL / SALICYLIC ACID / ZINC OXIDE

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ST. JAMES ointment PIL V8
29.10.14

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

St James’ ointment
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important
information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need
to use St James’ ointment carefully to get the best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
• You must see a doctor if your symptoms get worse or do not
improve after 7 days.
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What St James' ointment is and what it is used for
2. Before you use St James' ointment
3. How to use St James' ointment
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store St James' ointment
6. Further information

1. What St James' ointment is and what it is used for
St James' ointment is a soothing balm used for the relief of minor
skin problems.
St James' ointment contains:
• zinc oxide - soothes and protects the skin
• ichthammol and salicylic acid - stop the growth of bacteria on the
skin
• urea – helps to keep moisture in the skin.

2. Before you use St James' ointment
Do not use St James' ointment if:
• you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients of
St James' ointment (listed in Section 6).
Do not use St James' ointment if the above applies to you. If you are
not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using the medicine.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using any medicine,
if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Important information about some of the ingredients of
St James’ ointment
St James' ointment contains lanolin (wool fat). If you are allergic to
lanolin, do not use St James' ointment.

3. How to use St James' ointment
If this medicine is from your doctor or pharmacist, do exactly as they
have told you. Otherwise, follow the instructions below. If you do not
understand the instructions, or you are not sure, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.
• This medicine is for your skin only.
• Do not get this medicine in your eyes.

How to apply the product
1. Wash the affected area with soap and water.
2. Dry the area with a clean towel.
3. Apply the ointment on and around the affected area.
4. Wash your hands very well afterwards.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, St James' ointment can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them. The following side effects may
happen with this medicine:
Stop using this medicine if you notice any of the following:
irritation to the skin
rash or swelling where you have applied the medicine (contact
dermatitis).
If you notice any of the above, stop using this medicine.




If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects:
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or
nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can
help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

5. How to store St James' ointment






Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use St James' ointment after the expiry date which is
stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of
that month.
Store in the original container in a cool place.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.

6. Further information
What St James’ ointment contains
• The active substances are zinc oxide 20% w/w,ichthammol
(1 in 3 dilution) 2.8% w/w and salicylic acid 0.1% w/w
• The other ingredients are liquid paraffin, yellow soft paraffin,
wool fat, lavender oil and urea.
What St James’ ointment looks like and contents of the pack
St James' ointment is an off-white ointment.
The pack contains 37g of ointment.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Sestri Sales Ltd, 26-27 Capitol Way, Colindale, London NW9 0EQ
PL 05091/0001
Manufacturer
Thorpe Laboratories, Enterprise Road, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire LN12 1NB
This leaflet was last revised in October 2014

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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