Active substance(s): PARAFFIN SOFT WHITE / PARAFFIN SOFT WHITE / PARAFFIN SOFT WHITE
NAME OF THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT
QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION
No pharmacologically active components.
Diprobase Ointment is an emollient, moisturising and protective ointment for the
follow-up treatment with topical steroids or in spacing such treatment. It may also be
used as diluent for topical steroids. Diprobase Ointment is recommended for the
symptomatic treatment of red inflamed, damaged, dry or chapped skin, the protection
of raw skin areas and as a pre-bathing emollient for dry/eczematous skin to alleviate
Posology and method of administration
Adults and Children:
The ointment should be thinly applied to cover the affected area completely,
massaging gently and thoroughly into the skin. Frequency of application should be
established by the physician. Generally, Diprobase Ointment can be used as often as
Hypersensitivity to any of the components of the ointment is a contraindication to its
Special warnings and precautions for use
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
Fertility, pregnancy and lactation
Effects on ability to drive and use machines
Skin reactions including pruritus, rash, erythema, skin exfoliation, burning sensation,
hypersensitivity, pain, dry skin and bullous dermatitis have been reported with
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal
product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance
of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any
suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
Diprobase Ointment contains no active ingredients and has no pharmacological
action. The ingredients have an emollient action on dry or chapped skin.
Not applicable due to topical administration and direct action on the skin.
Preclinical safety data
There are no pre-clinical data of relevance to the prescriber which are additional to
that already included in other sections of the SmPC.
List of excipients
White soft paraffin and liquid paraffin
60 months (tube presentations)
36 months (500gm plastic jar with screw cap)
Special precautions for storage
Store below 25ºC
Nature and contents of container
5, 50 and 100gm: Epoxy lined aluminium tubes with plastic caps.
500gm: White polypropylene jar closed with a white tamper-evident low
density polyethylene screw cap.
Special precautions for disposal
MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
Bayer plc, Consumer Care Division
MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER(S)
DATE OF FIRST AUTHORISATION/RENEWAL OF THE
DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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