Oilatum

Oilatum Cream, Emulsion, Soap, Gel, Bar

White Soft Paraffin and Liquid Paraffin are emollients with occlusive properties for topical application. There is no significant systemic absorption of the active ingredients but has substantial penetration into the stratum corneum.

Uses

For general use as an emollient in the symptomatic relief of dry skin conditions.

Oilatum

Trade Name Oilatum
Generic White Soft Paraffin + Liquid Paraffin
Weight 6%+15%, 63.4%+5%, 6%w/w, 70%w/w, 7.5%
Type Cream, Emulsion, Soap, Gel, Bar
Therapeutic Class Emollients & combined preparations
Manufacturer Glaxosmithkline Pharma, Glaxosmithkline, Stiefel India Pvt Ltd
Available Country India, Bangladesh, Pakistan
Last Updated: June 23, 2021 at 9:00 am

Structure

Oilatum
White Soft Paraffin + Liquid Paraffin Structure

Dosage

Oilatum dosage

Apply a thin film of the ointment to the affected area of the skin, in the direction of hair growth, as required. Repeat as necessary. Ideally the product should be applied three or four times a day or at least twice a day. In adults, where a large area of the body is affected, up to 500 g a week may be used. For topical administration only.

Side Effects

Prolong use may cause folliculitis, should this occur, use of the product should be discontinued.

Precaution

The ointment should be applied in the direction of hair growth to reduce the incidence of folliculitis.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding use

The safety of White Soft Paraffin and Liquid Paraffin during pregnancy and lactation has not been established, but use during this periods is not considered to constitute a hazard.

Acute Overdose

This ointment has low toxicity and if ingested treatment should be supportive and symptomatic. Gastric lavage should not be attempted following ingestion of paraffin-based products, due to the risk of inhalation or aspiration into the lungs.

Storage Condition

Do not store above 30° C. Keep away from light and out of the reach of children.