Cocois Coconut Compound Oil - 40g
How does Cocois work?
This preparation contains coal tar, salicylic acid and precipitated sulphur. Coal tar is mildly antiseptic and relieves itching. It also acts as a keratolytic which works to break down a protein which forms part of the skin structure called keratin. Skin cells are thickened due to the deposition of keratin. Coal tar therefore helps to reduce the excessive hardening, thickening and scaling of the skin.
Salicylic acid and sulphur also act as a keratolytics, which result in the shedding of skin cells from the affected area. Sulphur also has a mild antiseptic and antifungal action.
This preparation is used to treat psoriasis, eczema, dandruff and an inflammatory scalp condition known as seborrhoeic dermatitis.
What is Cocois ointment used for?
- Eczema of the scalp
- Inflammation of the scalp due to excessive oil secretion (seborrhoeic dermatitis)
- Psoriasis of the scalp
- Avoid contact with the eyes.
- This medicine may stain skin and fabric.
- Wash your hands after applying this medicine to avoid inadvertently transfering it to other areas.
- If symptoms persist for longer than 4 weeks consult your doctor.
Use with caution in
- Children between 6 to 12 years
Not to be used in
- Allergy to medicines from the sulphonamide group, eg the antibiotic sulphamethoxazole
- Children under 6 years of age
- Pustular psoriasis
- Skin infections of the scalp
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.
- The safety of this medicine during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
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. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
- Abnormal reaction of the skin to light, usually a rash (photosensitivity)
- Skin irritation
- Inflammation of the hair follicles (folliculitis)
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 Cocois Ointment medicine affect other medicines?
No significant interactions when this medicine is applied to unbroken skin.