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DERMAX THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO

Active substance(s): BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE

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PACKAGE LEAFLET )NFORMATIONFORTHEUSER

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Read all of this leaflet carefully before using this product.
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not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

1. WHAT DERMAX THERAPEUTIC
SHAMPOO IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
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treatment for dry, scaly scalp conditions
such as:
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dermatitis (patches of red, scaly, itchy
skin), and;
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adults, the elderly and children.
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scalp conditions worse.
2. BEFORE YOU USE DERMAX
THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO
Do not use Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo if
you are allergic (hypersensitive) to
BENZALKONIUMCHLORIDEORANYOFTHEOTHER
INGREDIENTSOF$ERMAX4HERAPEUTIC3HAMPOO
listed in section 6.
Take special care WHENUSINGTHISPRODUCT
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
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ANDWHILSTBREAST FEEDING4HEINGREDIENTSHAVE
been in widespread use in this and similar
preparations for many years, without reports
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been conducted.
Driving and using machinery
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ABILITYTODRIVEORUSEMACHINERY
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
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scalp.
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hands (this is important as it will take the
scales with it).
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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,
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CONTINUEASINSTRUCTEDABOVE
If you forget to use this product
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PRODUCT JUSTCARRYONUSINGITWHENYOUREMEMBER
)FYOUHAVEANYFURTHERQUESTIONSONTHEUSEOF
this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Dermax Therapeutic
3HAMPOOCANCAUSESIDEEFFECTS ALTHOUGHNOT
EVERYBODYGETSTHEM4HISPRODUCTHASBEEN
SPECIALLYDESIGNEDFORUSEONDRYORPROBLEM
skin, but in some rare cases it can cause irritant
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soon after the first few uses.
Stop using the product and tell your doctor or
pharmacist:
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worse.
s IFANYOFTHESIDEEFFECTSGETSERIOUS ORYOU
notice any other side effects not mentioned in
this leaflet.
Reporting of side effects
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pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
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more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE DERMAX THERAPEUTIC
SHAMPOO
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bottle and carton. The expiry date refers to the
last day of that month.
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household refuse. Ask your pharmacist how to
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6. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT DERMAX
THERAPEUTIC SHAMPOO
What Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo contains:
4HEACTIVEINGREDIENTISbenzalkonium chloride
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The other ingredients are sodium lauryl ether
sulfate, coconut diethanolamide, dilute
hydrochloric acid, phenoxyethanol, sodium
chloride, lauryldimonium hydroxypropyl
HYDROLYSEDCOLLAGEN COCONUTOILAND
purified water.
What Dermax Therapeutic Shampoo looks
like and contents of the pack
s The product is a clear, pale yellow to
STRAW COLOUREDVISCOUSSHAMPOO
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and allied professionals.)
The Marketing Authorisation holder is Dermal
Laboratories, Tatmore Place, Gosmore, Hitchin,
(ERTS 3'12 5+
The Manufacturer is Fleet Laboratories Ltd,
2ICKMANSWORTH2D 7ATFORD
Herts, WD18 7JJ, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in-ARCH
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If the shampoo gets into the eyes
The product, or the lather, may cause irritation if
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irritation persists, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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