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Prescribing Information

Please refer to the Summary of Product Characteristics or Core Data sheet before prescribing

Cetraben Cream:

  • Manufacturer: Thornton & Ross Ltd., Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.
  • Legal classification: Class I.
  • Product name: Cetraben Cream.
  • Ingredients: White soft paraffin, Light liquid paraffin, Emulsifying wax (SLS Free), Polysorbate 60, Cetostearyl alcohol, Glycerol, Phenoxyethanol, Citric acid monohydrate, Trisodium citrate dehydrate, Purified water.
  • Indications: Cetraben Cream is an emollient, moisturising and protective cream for the symptomatic relief of red, inflamed, dry or chapped skin, especially when associated with eczema.
  • Adverse reactions: Mild skin reactions, such as redness and rash have been seen very rarely. In the unlikely event of side effects, you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Precautions: For external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes. Children under 1 year should be treated under medical supervision. Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Cetraben Cream contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local skin reactions. Talk to your doctor before use if the skin is badly cracked, infected or bleeding. If this product comes into contact with dressings, clothing and bedding the fabric can be easily ignited with a naked flame. You should keep away from fire when using this product. Using Cetraben Cream during pregnancy and breastfeeding is unlikely to have any ill effects. If unsure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Contra-indications: Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
  • Method of administration: Adults, the elderly and children: Topical administration: Wash and dry hands before use. Cetraben Cream should be applied to dry skin areas as often as required and smoothed in.
  • The cost (ex VAT) of the advertised pack sizes: 50g = £1.40. 150g = £3.98. 500g = £5.99. 1050g = £11.62.
  • Date of preparation: 01/02/2018.

Cetraben Ointment:

  • Manufacturer: Genus Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.
  • Legal classification: Class I.
  • Product name: Cetraben Ointment.
  • Ingredients: White soft paraffin, Light liquid paraffin, Cetostearyl alcohol, Polysorbate 60.
  • Indications: An emollient used to moisturise and soften dry skin in eczema, dry cases of psoriasis and other dry skin conditions. Also used as a skin cleanser or bath additive.
  • Adverse reactions: There are no known side effects.
  • Precautions: For external use only. Contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local skin reactions. Avoid contact with the eyes. Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed. Talk to your doctor before use if the skin is badly cracked, infected or bleeding. Baths and showers may become slippery when used. Take care not to slip. Clean away any residues with household cleaner using warm water. If this product comes into contact with dressings, clothing and bedding the fabric can be easily ignited with a naked flame. You should keep away from fire when using this product. Using during pregnancy and breastfeeding is unlikely to have any ill effects when used as directed. If unsure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Contra-indications: Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
  • Method of administration: Adults, the elderly and children: As an emollient: Apply to the dry skin areas as often as required. Smooth gently into the skin, following the direction of the hair growth. As a bath additive: Melt about 4g in hot water in a suitable container then add to the bath. As a soap substitute: Take a small amount of the ointment and lather it under warm water and use as required when washing or in the shower. Pat skin dry.
  • The cost (ex VAT) of the advertised pack sizes: 125g = £3.49. 450g = £5.39.
  • Date of preparation: 14/06/2017

Cetraben Lotion:

  • Manufacturer: Thornton and Ross Limited, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.
  • Legal classification: Class I.
  • Product name: Cetraben Lotion.
  • Ingredients: White soft paraffin, Light liquid paraffin, Glycerol, Emulsifying wax (SLS Free), Cetostearyl alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Citric acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Purified water.
  • Indications: For the relief of the symptoms of eczema, dermatitis and other dry skin conditions.
  • Adverse reactions: Mild skin reactions, such as redness and rash have been seen very rarely. In the unlikely event of side effects, you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Precautions: For external use only. Do not swallow. Avoid contact with the eyes. Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Cetraben Lotion contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local skin reactions. Talk to your doctor before use if the skin is badly cracked, infected or bleeding. If this product comes into contact with dressings, clothing and bedding the fabric can be easily ignited with a naked flame. You should keep away from fire when using this product. Using Cetraben Lotion during pregnancy and breastfeeding is unlikely to have any ill effects. If unsure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Contra-indications: Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
  • Method of administration: Adults, the elderly and children over 1 year: Apply to the skin and gently smooth in until absorbed. Use as often as required, or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.
  • The cost (ex VAT) of the advertised pack sizes: 200ml = £4.00. 500ml = £5.64.
  • Date of preparation: 01/02/2018.

Cetraben Emollient Bath Additive:

  • Product Authorisation Holder: Genus Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK.
  • Marketing Authorisation number: PL 06831/0260.
  • Legal classification: GSL.
  • Product name: Cetraben Emollient Bath Additive.
  • Ingredients: Light Liquid Paraffin.
  • Indications: Symptomatic relief of red, inflamed, damaged, dry or chapped skin, especially when associated with endogenous or exogenous eczema.
  • Adverse reactions: Very rarely, mild skin reactions have been seen.
  • Precautions: Allergy to any of the ingredients. Care should be taken when entering or leaving the bath. Avoid contact with eyes.
  • Contra-indications: Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
  • Dosage, method of use and method of administration: As a bath additive: Add to a warm water bath (1-2 capfuls for adults, ½-1 capfuls for children). Alternatively, apply lightly to wet skin with a sponge before showering.
  • The cost (ex VAT) of the advertised pack sizes: 500ml = £5.75.
  • Date of preparation: 26/01/2018.

For the Cetraben Cream, Lotion and Ointment full core data sheet, please contact us at cetraben@thorntonross.com

Reporting of suspected adverse reactions

Adverse events should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. Adverse events should also be reported to Medical Information on 01484 848164.