EUCERIN INTENSIVE LOTION 10% W/W CUTANEOUS EMULSION
Active substance(s): UREA
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Intensive Lotion 10% w/w
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again while you are receiving your treatment.
• If you have any further questions, please ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• If 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.
2. Before you use Eucerin ®
Do not use Eucerin ® :
The name of your medicine is Eucerin ® Intensive Lotion 10% w/w Cutaneous Emulsion.
• if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of Eucerin ®
(see list under ‘What Eucerin ® contains’)
• on broken, inflamed skin
• on large areas of skin if you have kidney trouble
In the rest of this leaflet it is called Eucerin ® .
Taking other medicines:
In this leaflet:
What Eucerin ® is and what it is used for
Before you use Eucerin ®
How to use Eucerin ®
Possible side effects
How to store Eucerin ®
1. What Eucerin ® is and what it is used for
Eucerin is a hydrating agent. It is used for the treatment of:
• ichthyosis (an inherited condition in which the skin is dry, rough and scaly
because of a defect in cornification),
• xeroderma, especially in the elderly (a mild form of ichthyosis in which the skin
develops slight dryness and forms scales) and hyperkeratosis (thickening of the outer
layer of the skin)
• other chronic dry skin conditions such as atopic eczema (dermatitis).
Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are using any other medicines on your
skin, including those obtained without a prescription. Eucerin ® may increase the
penetration of some substances into the skin e.g.:
• medicines known as corticosteroids
If you have any doubts about whether you should use this medicine, then talk to
your doctor or pharmacist.
Important information about some of the ingredients:
The ingredients PEG-7 hydrogenated castor oil and PEG-2 hydrogenated castor oil
belong to a group of castor oils known as polyoxyl hydrogenated castor oils.
These ingredients may cause skin reactions.
3. How to use Eucerin ®
Eucerin ® is for EXTERNAL USE ONLY
Avoid contact with the eyes
Seek medical advice immediately if you accidentally swallow Eucerin ® .
Always follow the instructions for use below or use as directed by your doctor or the
pharmacist. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
• Apply twice daily, or as directed by your doctor, to the affected areas of the skin and
gently massage into the skin.
• If symptoms persist consult your doctor or pharmacist.
If you use more Eucerin ® than you should
Using too much Eucerin ® may cause skin irritation. This usually resolves quickly
when treatment with the lotion is stopped. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor
4. Possible side effects
Like many medicines, Eucerin ® may cause side effects.
Local skin irritation may sometimes occur, particularly if Eucerin ® is applied to
inflamed or sensitive skin or in excessive amounts. This usually resolves quickly
when treatment with the lotion is stopped. However, if the condition of your skin
worsens or if there is no improvement, consult your doctor.
If you notice any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet, or feel that the medicine
is affecting you badly, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. How to store Eucerin ®
Keep this medicine out of the reach and sight of children.
This medicine should not be used after the expiry date shown on the pack and the
bottle. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25°C.
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Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will
help to protect the environment.
6. Further Information
What Eucerin ® contains:
Eucerin ® contains the active ingredient Urea 10% w/w.
It also contains benzyl alcohol, PEG-45/dodecyl glycol copolymer, methoxy PEG-22/
dodecyl glycol copolymer, sorbitan isostearate, PEG-2 hydrogenated castor oil,
ozokerite, hydrogenated castor oil, PEG-7 hydrogenated castor oil, light liquid paraffin,
isopropyl palmitate, medium chain triglycerides, octyldodecanol, glycerol, sodium
lactate solution, lactic acid, magnesium sulphate, dimethicone and purified water.
What Eucerin ® looks like and contents of the pack:
Eucerin ® is a white, shiny smooth viscous cutaneous emulsion in a plastic container.
Eucerin ® is available in pack sizes of 30ml, 150ml and 250ml (although not all of
these may be marketed).
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Beiersdorf UK Ltd, 2010 Solihull Parkway,
Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham, B37 7YS, UK.
Beiersdorf AG, 20245 Hamburg, Germany.
The leaflet was last revised in June 2012.
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