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Package leaflet: Information for the user

Lipobase® cream

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Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine
because it contains important information for you.

Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse has told you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
• You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse.
What is in this leaflet
1. What Lipobase is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Lipobase
3. How to use Lipobase
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Lipobase
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What Lipobase is and what it is used for
Lipobase is an emollient cream which is indicated for the treatment of dry,
sensitive and dehydrated skin in adults and children. You may also use it
against skin irritations caused by water or detergents and for maintaining
improvement. You can use Lipobase alternately with creams or ointments
containing corticosteroids.

How Lipobase works
Lipobase enhances the hydration of the outer layer of the skin (epidermis),
reduces dryness, prevents scaling and protects the skin from harm. The
cream is an oil-in-water emulsion with a high lipid content (70%). It does not
contain perfume. The components of the cream are selected to minimise the
risk of allergy.
2. What you need to know before you use Lipobase
Do not use Lipobase:
• if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using Lipobase.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
You may use Lipobase if you are pregnant or if you breast-feed.

Lipobase contains methyl parahydroxybenzoate and cetostearyl alcohol
Lipobase contains methyl parahydroxybenzoate which may cause allergic
reactions (possibly delayed).
Lipobase also contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local skin
reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).
3. How to use Lipobase
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse has told you. Check with your doctor, pharmacist or nurse
if you are not sure.

Apply a thin layer of cream to the skin one to three times per day, or more
often if necessary. You may apply Lipobase to your face. It does not stain
your clothing and can be easily washed off with water. You can use the cream
more often on places where the cream is likely to be removed by washing or
rubbing.
The duration of treatment depends on the condition of the skin. There is no
maximum duration.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
Lipobase may cause allergic reactions of the skin.

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.

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety
of this medicine.
5. How to store Lipobase
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 tube and
carton, after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25°C (which is normal room temperature).

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.
6. Contents of the pack and other information

What Lipobase contains
• Lipobase contains cetostearyl alcohol, macrogol cetostearyl ether, white
soft paraffin, light liquid paraffin, methyl parahydroxybenzoate, sodium
citrate, citric acid and purified water.

What Lipobase looks like and contents of the pack
Lipobase is a white cream and is available in aluminium tubes containing 50 g
cream.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Astellas Pharma Ltd.,
2000 Hillswood Drive,
Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0RS
UK.
Manufacturer:
Temmler Italia S.r.l.,
Via Delle Industrie 2, 20061 Carugate (MI)
Italy

This leaflet was last revised in February 2015.
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© 1999 Astellas Pharma Ltd.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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