BALNEUM PLUS CREAM
Active substance(s): LAUROMACROGOLS / UREA
Urea 5,0 %,
Lauromacrogols 3,0 %
80009175 / GB / 0415
For the treatment of itching and
dry skin associated with eczema,
dermatitis and scaling skin conditions
Balneum Plus Cream is an easily absorbed cream containing an ingredient called lauromacrogols which
relieves itching. It has a soothing and softening effect on your skin and also works by replacing the much
needed oils in your dry skin. This helps to prevent loss of skin moisture. The cream also contains urea. This
substance is found naturally in the skin and helps the skin to retain water. Many people with eczema and
psoriasis have reduced amounts of urea in their skin and Balneum Plus Cream can help by replacing it. This
cream has been shown to increase skin moisture for up to 24 hours.
The indicated skin conditions worsen when the skin is allowed to become dry.
Do not use:
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to urea, lauromacrogols or to any of the other ingredients.
• If you are suffering from severe and widespread reddening of the skin.
• If the affected area has suddenly become inflamed or is oozing and/or infected.
• On the breasts immediately prior to breast feeding.
• Talk to your doctor before using Balneum Plus Cream in children.
Warnings and precautions: Your medicine may cause irritation if applied to broken or inflamed skin.
Avoid contact to mucous membranes and eyes.
Directions: For external use by adults, the elderly and children. Using clean hands, apply the cream to the
affected areas twice a day until the symptoms have eased. Your doctor will tell you for how long you need to use
the cream. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using other medicines. Urea may increase the
penetration through the skin barrier of other topically applied medicines (e.g. corticosteroides, dithranol and
fluorouracil) when used at the same time.
Possible side effects: Like all medicines, Balneum Plus Cream can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them. Treated skin can get worse after using it.
• You may experience a burning sensation, redness, itching or the formation of pustules or your eczema
may get worse if the cream is used on inflamed skin.
• The frequency in which rash and with pustules accompanying rash may occur is not known.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not
listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Do not use after expiry date (see top of the label, refers to the end of that month.)
Do not store above 25°C.
KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN
Active Ingredients: urea Ph Eur 5 % w/w , lauromacrogols 3% w/w.
Also contains: dimethicone, phenyl dimethicone, liquid paraffin,
cetyl palmitate, stearic palmitic acid, octyldodecanol, polysorbate,
carbomer, glycerol, benzyl alcohol, trometamol, purified water.
Balneum Plus Cream is a white smooth cream.
Text revised: 03/2015
Licence holder and Manufacturer:
Almirall Hermal GmbH
Scholtzstraße 3, 21465 Reinbek, Germany
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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