Eczema (atopic)

Doublebase gel

Information specific to: Doublebase gel.

About Doublebase gel and how it works

This medicine helps treat and prevent dry, rough, and itchy skin associated with conditions such as dermatitis and eczema. It contains liquid paraffin and isopropyl myristate which are emollients that rehydrate dry skin by helping it retain moisture. They replace skin oils and form a waterproof barrier on the skin surface preventing water loss. This moisturises and softens the skin underneath and prevents it from drying out.

This medicine is available in the form of a gel which is applied directly on to the skin.

This medicine should be stroked gently onto the skin in the direction of hair growth. It should not be rubbed in vigorously. Allow time for any excess to be absorbed. This medicine can be applied before washing or showering to help reduce excessive drying of the skin caused by other skin cleansers.

If you are applying other skin preparations on the same skin areas, try to avoid mixing the two products. This can be achieved by applying the treatments alternately, leaving sufficient time to allow the previous application to soak in.

Consult your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.

Before using Doublebase gel

This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never have it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before having it.

Always get advice from a healthcare professional before having this medicine if:

  • you are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine

Medicines interactions

If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. This medicine is unlikely to have any important interactions. But speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you get any unusual symptoms while having this medicine with other medicines.

Possible side effects of Doublebase gel

Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone having the same medicine will get the same side-effects.

The following side-effects have been associated with people having this medicine:

  • skin reactions - stop using this medicine if you get a reaction

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

This medicine is not known to cause any problems during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. However, as with all medicines, you should seek medical advice from your doctor before applying this medicine if you are pregnant or are breast-feeding.

Other important information

Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check how much you should apply and if there is anything that you need to do if you apply more than the recommended amount. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

This medicine is for external use only.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

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