Eczema (atopic)

Eczmol

Information specific to: Eczmol.

About Eczmol and how it works

This medicine is used to moisturise and protect dry or itchy skin in conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. It forms an oily layer on the skin that helps the skin to retain more moisture. It also contains an ingredient called chlorhexidine which is an antiseptic that helps to kill germs and prevent dry, chapped, or inflamed skin from becoming infected.

This medicine is available as a cream which is applied on the affected areas of skin. It can also be used for skin cleansing in place of ordinary soap or shower gel.

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

Before using Eczmol

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
  • you have leg ulcers in the area needing treatment
  • you have pressure related dermatitis

Medicines interactions

If you are taking or using more than one medicine they may interact with each other. Before using this medicine consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, using or have recently taken or used any other medicines including vitamins, mineral supplements and herbal or complementary preparations.

The following preparations may interact with this medicine:

  • hypochlorite bleaches - these may stain fabrics which have been contact with this medicine
  • soap and other anionic agents

Possible side effects of Eczmol

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:

  • allergic reactions including anaphylaxis
  • skin irritation

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 using this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Other important information

Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check what dose you should use and if there is anything that you need to do if you use more than the recommended dose. 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 it away from your eyes and ears.

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

Content provided by Datapharm

Printable guides available for this medicine: