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ECZMOL 1% W/W CREAM

Active substance(s): CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE / CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE / CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

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Eczmol



1% w/w Cream

Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Before you use Eczmol:
Do not use if you are allergic to chlorhexidine gluconate or any of the
other ingredients of this medicine.
Warnings and precautions:
• Eczmol may in rare cases cause severe allergic reactions leading to a
drop in blood pressure and even to unconsciousness. Contact your
doctor as soon as possible (see under ‘Possible Side Effects’ for further
details).
• Avoid contact with the ears, eyes or any deep cuts to the head or spine.
Wash out with water if necessary. If any cream gets into the ears, remove
by very careful swabbing.
• This product may be less effective if mixed with soap or detergents.
• Local skin irritation/rashes are more common if you use this product to
treat skin problems on your lower legs (such as ulcers or dry itchy rash).
• If it comes into contact with fabrics, brown stains may develop if you
use bleach to remove it.
• If you swallow this product go to your nearest accident and emergency
department. If a significant amount is swallowed, you may experience a
feeling of drunkenness, feeling sick, vomiting, slurred speech,
a staggering walk and drowsiness. Ingestion of larger amounts may
result in stomach upsets and liver damage.
Other medicines and Eczmol
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using, have recently used or
might use any other medicines.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Eczmol may be used during pregnancy and breast feeding. Ask your
doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine when you are
pregnant, think you may be pregnant, are planning to become pregnant,
or are breastfeeding.
Driving and using machines
Eczmol should not affect your ability to drive or use machinery.
Possible Side Effects:
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Serious side effects
If you experience any of the following reactions stop using Eczmol and
seek immediate medical help: Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat;
a red itchy skin rash; wheezing or difficulty breathing; feeling faint and
dizzy; a strange metallic taste in the mouth; collapse. You may be having
an allergic reaction.
Other side effects
If you develop a rash, your skin becomes itchy, red, dry, inflamed or
develops wheals, hives or blisters where you have used the product, stop
using it and talk to 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 the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.

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Cream

Repeat as often as required.
For use as a soap substitute – use in place of an ordinary
soap or shower gel. Ensure the water is warm but not too
hot as this can remove your skin’s natural oils. Pat dry with
a soft towel after washing. Avoid rubbing too much as this
can make dry skin conditions worse.
This product contains cetostearyl alcohol which may
cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Store below 30°C.
Active ingredient: Chlorhexidine gluconate 1% w/w
(incorporated as Chlorhexidine Gluconate Solution 5% v/w).
Also contains: cetostearyl alcohol, macrogol cetostearyl
ether, isopropyl alcohol, liquid paraffin, white soft paraffin
and water.
MA holder: Genus Pharmaceuticals, Linthwaite,
Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK
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Read all of this label carefully before you start using this
medicine because it contains important information for
you.
Uses: Eczmol is a moisturising and antimicrobial
emollient cream, which can also be used as an
alternative to soap. It forms a protective barrier on the
skin and helps to retain moisture in deeper layers of the
skin. This helps to prevent and treat dryness and itching
which are common problems for people with eczema and
dry skin conditions.
The active ingredient, chlorhexidine gluconate, is an
antimicrobial which helps combat germs on the skin that
make certain types of eczema worse.
Directions for use:
Do not use if tamper evident collar is broken or missing
at first use. Prime the pump before first use by
depressing fully until cream appears. If the pump stops
working do not dismantle the pack. Re-start by covering
the nozzle, then fully depress the pump several times to
expel air.
Eczmol cream is for external use on the skin only.
Adults, the elderly, infants and children:
For application to the skin – apply the cream to the
affected area and massage into the skin until absorbed.

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.
How to Store Eczmol:
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the
label. Store below 30°C.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use.
These measures will help protect the environment.
Contents of the pack and other information
What Eczmol contains
- The active substance is Chlorhexidine gluconate 1% w/w.
- The other ingredients are; cetostearyl alcohol, macrogol cetostearyl
ether, isopropyl alcohol, liquid paraffin, white soft paraffin and water.
What Eczmol looks like and contents of the pack
Eczmol is a white thin cream available in 250ml bottles with a pump
dispenser and tamper evident collar.
Marketing Authorisation Holder: Genus Pharmaceuticals Ltd.,
Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.
Manufacturer: Thornton & Ross Ltd., Linthwaite, Huddersfield,
HD7 5QH, UK.
This label was last revised in July 2017
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