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STERIPASTE MEDICATED PASTE BANDAGE

Active substance(s): ZINC OXIDE

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Steripaste Medicated Paste Bandage


15% w/w Zinc Oxide.
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains
important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription.
However, you still need to use Steripaste Medicated
Paste Bandages carefully to get the best results
from them.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask a doctor or pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
• You must contact a doctor if your symptoms
worsen or do not improve.
• If you notice any side effects, stop using Steripaste
Medicated Paste Bandages immediately and tell
your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Steripaste Medicated Paste Bandages are
and what they are used for
2. Before you use Steripaste Medicated Paste
Bandages
3. How to use Steripaste Medicated Paste Bandages
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Steripaste Medicated Paste
Bandages
6. Further information
1. What Steripaste Medicated Paste Bandages are
and what they are used for
Steripaste Medicated Paste Bandages are sterile
dressings impregnated with a paste containing Zinc
oxide, which has astringent (tissue-tightening)
properties. Steripaste Medicated Paste Bandage
also works by providing physical support and
protection, and by maintaining moistness, which
aids wound healing.
Steripaste Medicated Paste Bandages are used for
the treatment of venous ulcers.
Steripaste should only be used following consultation
with a doctor or pharmacist.

2. Before you use Steripaste Medicated
Paste Bandages
Do not use Steripaste Medicated Paste Bandages:
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Zinc oxide, or
to any of the other ingredients listed in section 6 of
this leaflet.
• If you have a skin condition caused by severe
eczema, symptoms of which include itching,
reddening, swelling, blistering and weeping of
the skin; unless you are advised to use Steripaste
by a doctor.
- If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you,
talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using
Steripaste.
Take special care with Steripaste Medicated Paste
Bandages
• Tell a doctor or pharmacist if your skin is very soft,
damaged or weeping.
• If you have a leg ulcer, your doctor will need to test
you to see if Steripaste Medicated Paste Bandage
is a suitable treatment for you.
Using other medicines
Consult a doctor or pharmacist before you use any other
medicine on the skin under the Steripaste bandage.
Please tell your doctor if you are taking, or have recently
taken, any other medicines, including medicines
obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Steripaste is safe to use during pregnancy and while
breastfeeding, but you should always ask a doctor or
pharmacist before using any medicine.
Driving and using machines
The use of this product should not affect your ability
to drive or operate machinery.
3. How to use Steripaste Medicated Paste Bandages
For topical use on the skin only.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for instructions
on how to put on a Steripaste Medicated Paste
Bandage before you use it, and for advice on how
often to change it.

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When applying Steripaste Medicated Paste Bandages
to the leg, follow the instructions given with the
diagrams below and then wash your after use:

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doctor immediately or go to the casualty department
of your nearest hospital:
- An allergic reaction. The signs of an allergic
reaction include a rash, itching, difficulty breathing
or swallowing and swelling of the face, lips, mouth
or tongue.
If you notice any of the above or any other side effect
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
5. How to store Steripaste Medicated Paste Bandages

1. Take 11/2 turns of the
bandage around the foot
at the base of the toes.
Cut the bandage. Repeat
the process around 2cm
further along the foot.

2. Bandage from the base of
the toes, around the heel, and
back across the arch of the
foot. Cut the bandage. Repeat
this process to give adequate
coverage of the heel.

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Steripaste Medicated Paste Bandages
after the expiry date which is printed on the carton
and pouch label. The expiry date refers to the last
day of that month.
Do not store the product above 25ºC.
Store in a dry place.
Do not use Steripaste Medicated Paste Bandages if you
notice any damage to the foil pouch.

3. Make a final return around
the foot and onto the ankle.
Fold the bandage behind the
ankle bone and turn back in
the opposite direction.

4. Above the ankle, continue
the bandaging until the
bandage reaches just
below the knee, avoiding
tucks and folds over the
bony prominences.

If you accidentally swallow some of the
Steripaste paste
If, after applying a Steripaste bandage, you
accidentally swallow some of the paste that has got
onto on your fingers, you should contact your doctor
immediately or go to the casualty department of your
nearest hospital. Take this leaflet and any packaging
you have with you to show what you have taken
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Steripaste can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them. If you notice any of
the following, stop using Steripaste and tell your

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 Steripaste Medicated Paste Bandages contain:
• The active ingredient is Zinc oxide BP 15% w/w.
(Each gram of paste on the bandage contains
150mg of Zinc oxide.)
• The other ingredients are: Glycerol (E422),
Fractionated coconut oil, Aluminium magnesium
silicate, Xanthan gum (E415), Polysorbate 80
(E433), Sorbitan mono-oleate (E494), Synthetic
spermacetti and Purified water. The bandage material
is made from cotton.
What Steripaste Medicated Paste Bandages look
like; and contents of the pack
Steripaste Medicated Paste Bandage is an openwove bleached cotton bandage impregnated with
a white paste.
Steripaste Medicated Paste Bandages are sold
individually, wrapped in waxed paper, sealed
in a laminated foil pouch and presented in an outer
cardboard carton.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Medlock Medical Ltd., Tubiton House, Medlock
Street, Oldham, OL1 3HS, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0)161 621 2100 Fax: +44 (0)161 627 0932.

Steripaste is a registered trademark of Medlock Medical Ltd.

This leaflet was last approved in: May 2008.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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