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PSORIDERM EMULSION 40% W/V BATH ADDITIVE

Active substance(s): COAL TAR / COAL TAR / COAL TAR

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PACKAGE LEAFLET Information for the user

distilled coal tar
Read all of this leaflet carefully before using this product.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
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.

1. WHAT PSORIDERM EMULSION BATH
ADDITIVE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
s 0SORIDERM %MULSION "ATH !DDITIVE IS A
treatment for you to add to your bath water
when bathing.
s )T HELPS TREAT A PARTICULAR TYPE OF PSORIASIS
that doctors refer to as sub-acute or chronic
PLAQUE PSORIASIS
s 4HIS TYPE OF PSORIASIS INVOLVES AREAS OF RAISED
RED SOMETIMES ITCHY PATCHES OF SKIN COVERED
with silvery scales (without any blistering or
TENDERNESS  4HE PATCHES OFTEN OCCUR ON THE
ELBOWS KNEES LOWER BACK AND SCALP
s 4HIS PRODUCT IS RECOMMENDED FOR USE BY
adults, the elderly and children.
s 4HE ACTIVE INGREDIENT IN THIS PRODUCT IS
distilled coal tar WHICH STOPS ITCHING AND
RESTORES NORMAL SKIN DEVELOPMENT
2. BEFORE YOU USE PSORIDERM
EMULSION BATH ADDITIVE
Do not use Psoriderm Emulsion Bath
Additive:
s IF YOU ARE allergic (hypersensitive)
to distilled coal tar or any of the other
ingredients of Psoriderm Emulsion Bath
Additive listed in section 6;

s ON PSORIASIS THAT FEELS AND LOOKS SORE AND
ANGRY OR ON PUSTULAR PSORIASIS WHICH IS
VERY TENDER INFLAMED AND INVOLVES SMALL
BLISTERS FILLED WITH PUS 
s ON INFECTED SKIN
Take special care WHEN USING THIS PRODUCT
s $O NOT USE IT UNDILUTED
s !VOID SPILLING IT
s +EEP IT AWAY FROM THE EYES AND BROKEN OR
INFLAMED SKIN
Using other medicines
4HIS PRODUCT IS NOT KNOWN TO AFFECT
OR TO BE AFFECTED BY ANY OTHER MEDICINES
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
4HIS PRODUCT CAN BE USED DURING PREGNANCY AND
WHILST BREAST FEEDING 4HE INGREDIENTS HAVE BEEN
IN WIDESPREAD USE IN THIS AND SIMILAR PREPARATIONS
FOR MANY YEARS WITHOUT REPORTS OF PROBLEMS
(OWEVER SAFETY TRIALS HAVE NOT BEEN CONDUCTED
Driving and using machinery
5SING THIS PRODUCT IS NOT KNOWN TO AFFECT YOUR
ability to drive or use machinery.
3. HOW TO USE PSORIDERM EMULSION
BATH ADDITIVE
5SE THIS PRODUCT ONLY TO TREAT THE PARTICULAR TYPE
OF PSORIASIS THAT IT IS RECOMMENDED FOR
For adults, the elderly and children:
s !DD ML OF THE PRODUCT TO A BATH
of warm water
s 3OAK FOR  MINUTES
s Pat THE SKIN DRY WITH A soft towel.
s Avoid rubbing with the towel because this
MAKES SKIN CONDITIONS WORSE

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In this leaflet:
1. What Psoriderm Emulsion Bath Additive is and
what it is used for
2. Before you use Psoriderm Emulsion Bath
Additive
3. How to use Psoriderm Emulsion Bath Additive
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Psoriderm Emulsion Bath
Additive
6. Further information

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If the product gets into the eyes, nose
or mouth
4HE PRODUCT MAY CAUSE IRRITATION IF IT GETS INTO THE
EYES NOSE OR MOUTH )F THIS HAPPENS RINSE THE
AFFECTED AREAS WITH PLENTY OF WATER )F RINSING ONE
EYE TAKE CARE TO AVOID WASHING PRODUCT INTO THE
OTHER EYE )F IRRITATION PERSISTS TELL YOUR DOCTOR OR
PHARMACIST
If you use too much of this product
$O NOT WORRY IF YOU USE TOO MUCH 0SORIDERM
%MULSION "ATH !DDITIVE 3IMPLY ADJUST THE AMOUNT
of water in the bath.
If you forget to use this product
$O NOT WORRY IF YOU OCCASIONALLY FORGET TO USE THIS
PRODUCT JUST CARRY ON USING IT WHEN YOU REMEMBER
)F YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS ON THE USE OF THIS
PRODUCT ASK YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST

5. HOW TO STORE PSORIDERM EMULSION
BATH ADDITIVE
s +EEP IT OUT OF THE REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN
s !LWAYS REPLACE THE CAP TIGHTLY AFTER USE
s $O NOT STORE THE PRODUCT ABOVE ª#
s $O NOT USE AFTER THE EXPIRY DATE SHOWN ON THE
BOTTLE AND CARTON 4HE EXPIRY DATE REFERS TO THE
last day of that month.
s -EDICINES SHOULD NOT BE DISPOSED OF VIA
HOUSEHOLD REFUSE !SK YOUR PHARMACIST HOW TO
DISPOSE OF MEDICINES NO LONGER REQUIRED 4HESE
MEASURES WILL HELP TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT
6. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT
PSORIDERM EMULSION BATH ADDITIVE
What Psoriderm Emulsion Bath Additive
contains:
4HE ACTIVE INGREDIENT IS distilled coal
tar  WV 
4HE other ingredients ARE POLYSORBATE 
TROLAMINE PHENOXYETHANOL AND PURIFIED WATER

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
,IKE ALL MEDICINES 0SORIDERM %MULSION "ATH
!DDITIVE CAN CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS ALTHOUGH NOT
everybody gets them.
s 4HE FOLLOWING CAN OCCUR RARELY IN WHICH CASE
you should stop using the product:
s SKIN IRRITATION
s ACNE LIKE ERUPTIONS
s SKIN PHOTO SENSITIVITY SENSITIVITY TO SUNLIGHT 
s )N RARE CASES IT MAY STAIN THE SKIN HAIR OR FABRIC

The Marketing Authorisation holder is $ERMAL
,ABORATORIES 4ATMORE 0LACE 'OSMORE (ITCHIN
(ERTS 3' 12 5+

)F 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

The Manufacturer is &LEET ,ABORATORIES ,TD
 2ICKMANSWORTH 2OAD 7ATFORD (ERTS
7$ ** 5+

Reporting of side effects
)F YOU GET ANY SIDE EFFECTS TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR
PHARMACIST OR NURSE 4HIS INCLUDES ANY POSSIBLE
side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
REPORT SIDE EFFECTS DIRECTLY SEE DETAILS BELOW 
"Y REPORTING SIDE EFFECTS YOU CAN HELP PROVIDE
more information on the safety of this medicine.

This leaflet was last revised in
*ANUARY 

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"RAILLE LARGE PRINT OR AUDIO PLEASE CALL FREE OF
CHARGE    5+ ONLY 
0LEASE BE READY TO GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
0SORIDERM %MULSION "ATH !DDITIVE 
4HIS IS A SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE 2OYAL .ATIONAL
)NSTITUTE OF "LIND 0EOPLE 2.)" 

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What Psoriderm Emulsion Bath Additive looks
like and contents of the pack
s 4HE PRODUCT IS A BUFF COLOURED LIQUID EMULSION
s )T IS AVAILABLE IN AMBER GLASS BOTTLES CONTAINING
ML 4HE BOTTLES ARE FITTED WITH SCREW CAPS

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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