Diprobase Ointment Emollient - 50g Tube

Diprobase Ointment Emollient - 50g Tube
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Diprobase Ointment Emollient - 50g Tube

Soothing, healing and protecting the nationís sore skin for over 25 years


Diprobase Ointment Emollient - 50g Tube

Soothing, healing and protecting the nation’s sore skin for over 25 years

Main use

Active ingredientManufacturer

Dry skin conditions

Liquid paraffin, white soft paraffin

Schering-Plough

How does it work?

Diprobase ointment doesn't contain any active ingredients as such. It is a mixture of liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin that produces a greasy moisturiser. It works by providing a layer of oil on the surface of the skin to prevent water evaporating from the skin surface.

Dry skin results from lack of water in the outer layer of skin cells known as the stratum corneum. When this layer becomes dehydrated it loses its flexibility and becomes cracked, scaly and sometimes itchy. The stratum corneum contains natural water-holding substances that retain water seeping up from the deeper layers of the skin. Water is also normally retained in the stratum corneum by a surface film of natural oil (sebum) and broken-down skin cells, which slow down evaporation of water from the skin surface.

The skin dries out when too much water evaporates from its surface. This increases as we get older and is made worse by washing, because hot water and soap remove the layer of natural oil on the skin surface.

Moisturisers are helpful for all dry skin conditions, particularly eczema and dermatitis, which get worse when the skin is allowed to dry out. Used regularly they help restore the skin's smoothness, softness and flexibility by helping the skin retain moisture. They should be applied frequently, particularly before or after washing, to prevent the skin drying out.

In conditions such as eczema, using a moisturiser regularly, even once the skin has improved, can help prevent flare-ups of this condition.

What is it used for?

  • Dry skin conditions.

Warning!

  • Diprobase ointment is for external use on the skin only.
  • Keep away from potential sources of fire, such as lit cigarettes or gas or electric fires or stoves when using this ointment. Paraffin is highly flammable and dressings, bandages, clothing, bed linen, towels or other fabrics that have been in contact with this ointment can be easily ignited by a naked flame or cigarette, particularly if large amounts of the ointment have been used, or the fabric or dressing have become soaked with the ointment. You should not smoke or use naked flames while this ointment is in contact with your clothes, dressing or bandages. You should regularly (preferably daily) change bedding and clothing that has become impregnated with the ointment. You should also be careful to make sure that the paraffin does not soak into chairs, seating or other furniture because of the potential fire hazard.

Not to be used in

  • Known sensitivity or allergy to any ingredient.

This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.

  • There are no known harmful effects when this medicine is used by pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.

Side effects

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.

  • Mild skin reactions.

The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer.

For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

How can this medicine affect other medicines?

By smoothing and softening the skin moisturisers can increase the absorption of other medicines that are applied to the skin. This is useful in conditions such as eczema because it improves the ability of other medicines, such as corticosteroid creams, to penetrate the skin and reduce inflammation.

However, if the moisturiser is applied just before or after applying other medicated creams, ointments or lotions, the moisturiser could dilute the other medicated product. For this reason you should try to leave a few minutes between applying moisturisers and medicated skin products, unless otherwise directed by your doctor

 

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Delivery Information

Standard Delivery (2 to 5 Working Days) Royal Mail - £2.95*

Orders dispatched using Standard Delivery can take between 2 to 5 working days to arrive.

Standard Delivery orders are dispatched using the Royal Mail Tracked Service.

This is a priority service with a tracking number so you can follow the progress of you order on its journey to you. You will be required to sign for the parcel so please ensure that you are available at you delivery address between 9am and 5pm on your expected delivery day. (see Tracking My order)

*Standard Delivery is FREE for orders over £50.

*For orders of less than £50 there will be a delivery charge of £2.95

Next Day Delivery (Next Working Day)* Starting at £6.95


This is our express delivery option and orders placed before 2pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched on the same day using Royal Mail Next day service, for a guaranteed Next Working Day Delivery.

This service has a tracking number for your parcel so you can follow the progress of your order on its journey to you (see Tracking My Order). You will be required to sign for the parcel so please ensure that you are available at your delivery address between 9am and 5pm on you expected delivery day.          

Delivery Terms and Conditions

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Next Day Delivery Prices

 Weight (KG) Price
 0.00 - 0.50 £6.95
 0.50 - 1.00 £8.95
 1.00 - 2.00 £12.95
 2.00 - 10.00 £39.95

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