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DERMAX THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO

Active substance(s): BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE / BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE / BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE

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PACKAGE LEAFLET )NFORMATION FOR THE USER

BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE  WW
Read all of this leaflet carefully before using this product.
+EEP THIS LEAFLET 9OU MAY NEED TO READ IT AGAIN
!SK YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION OR ADVICE
)F 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
s $ERMAX 4HERAPEUTIC 3HAMPOO IS A
treatment for dry, scaly scalp conditions
such as:
s SEBORRHOEIC ECZEMA  SEBORRHOEIC
dermatitis (patches of red, scaly, itchy
skin), and;
s PITYRIASIS CAPITIS SEVERE DANDRUFF 
s $ERMAX 4HERAPEUTIC 3HAMPOO IS FOR USE BY
adults, the elderly and children.
s 4HE active ingredient in this product is
BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE )T WORKS BY
s LOOSENING THE SCALES FROM THE SCALP AND
LIFTING THEM FROM THE HAIR AND
s 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 $ERMAX 4HERAPEUTIC 3HAMPOO
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
4HIS PRODUCT CAN BE USED DURING PREGNANCY
AND WHILST BREAST FEEDING 4HE INGREDIENTS HAVE
been in widespread use in this and similar
preparations for many years, without reports
OF PROBLEMS (OWEVER SAFETY TRIALS HAVE NOT
been conducted.
Driving and using machinery
5SING 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
s 7ET THE HAIR THOROUGHLY
s !PPLY A GENEROUS AMOUNT OF SHAMPOO TO THE
scalp.
s 7ITH THE TIPS OF THE FINGERS MASSAGE IN
THOROUGHLY
s 2EMOVE AS MUCH LATHER AS POSSIBLE WITH THE
hands (this is important as it will take the
scales with it).
s 2INSE OUT
s 2EPEAT THE STEPS ABOVE
s 2INSE THE HAIR THOROUGHLY UNDER RUNNING
water, then dry as normal.

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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

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
If you forget to use this product
$O NOT WORRY IF YOU OCCASIONALLY FORGET TO USE THIS
PRODUCT JUST CARRY ON USING IT WHEN YOU REMEMBER
)F 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
3HAMPOO CAN CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS ALTHOUGH NOT
EVERYBODY GETS THEM 4HIS 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 4HESE RARE EFFECTS TEND TO OCCUR DURING OR
soon after the first few uses.
Stop using the product and tell your doctor or
pharmacist:
s IF YOUR SCALP CONDITION SEEMS TO LOOK OR FEEL
worse.
s IF ANY OF THE SIDE EFFECTS GET SERIOUS OR YOU
notice any other side effects not mentioned in
this leaflet.
Reporting of side effects
)F 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 THE 9ELLOW #ARD
3CHEME AT WWWMHRAGOVUKYELLOWCARD
"Y REPORTING SIDE EFFECTS YOU CAN HELP PROVIDE
more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE DERMAX THERAPEUTIC
SHAMPOO
s +EEP IT OUT OF THE REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN
s !LWAYS REPLACE THE CAP TIGHTLY AFTER USE
s +EEP THE BOTTLE IN THE OUTER CARTON
s $O NOT STORE THE PRODUCT ABOVE ª#
s $O NOT USE AFTER THE EXPIRY DATE SHOWN ON THE
bottle and carton. The expiry date refers to the
last day of that month.
s -EDICINES SHOULD NOT BE DISPOSED OF VIA

household refuse. Ask your pharmacist how to
DISPOSE OF MEDICINES NO LONGER REQUIRED 4HESE
MEASURES WILL HELP TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT
6. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT DERMAX
THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO
What Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo contains:
4HE ACTIVE INGREDIENT IS benzalkonium chloride
 WW 
The other ingredients are sodium lauryl ether
sulfate, coconut diethanolamide, dilute
hydrochloric acid, phenoxyethanol, sodium
chloride, lauryldimonium hydroxypropyl
HYDROLYSED COLLAGEN COCONUT OIL AND
purified water.
What Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo looks
like and contents of the pack
s The product is a clear, pale yellow to
STRAW COLOURED VISCOUS SHAMPOO
s )T IS AVAILABLE IN WHITE PLASTIC BOTTLES
CONTAINING ML FITTED WITH DISPENSING CAPS
ML BOTTLES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE TO MEDICAL
and allied professionals.)
The Marketing Authorisation holder is Dermal
Laboratories, Tatmore Place, Gosmore, Hitchin,
(ERTS 3' 12 5+
The Manufacturer is Fleet Laboratories Ltd,
 2ICKMANSWORTH 2D 7ATFORD
Herts, WD18 7JJ, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in -ARCH 
4O LISTEN TO OR REQUEST A COPY OF THIS LEAFLET IN
"RAILLE LARGE PRINT OR AUDIO PLEASE CALL FREE OF
CHARGE    5+ ONLY 
0LEASE BE READY TO GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
$ERMAX 4HERAPEUTIC 3HAMPOO 
4HIS IS A SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE 2OYAL .ATIONAL
)NSTITUTE OF "LIND 0EOPLE 2.)" 

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If the shampoo gets into the eyes
The product, or the lather, may cause irritation if
IT GETS INTO THE EYES )F IT GETS INTO THE EYES RINSE
WITH PLENTY OF WATER )F RINSING ONE EYE TAKE CARE
TO AVOID WASHING PRODUCT INTO THE OTHER EYE )F
irritation persists, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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