Zinc oxide + Benzyl alcohol + Benzyl benzoate + Benzyl cinnamate + Lanolin

Composition

Zinc oxide: 15.25% w/w
Benzyl alcohol: 0.39% w/w
Benzyl benzoate: 1.01% w/w
Benzyl cinnamate: 0.15% w/w
Lanolin (hypoallergenic): 4.00% w/w

Indications

In the treatment of Napkin rash, Eczema, Bedsores, Acne, Minor burns, Surface wounds, Sunburn, Chilblains.

Pharmacology

  • Zinc oxide: A dermatological agent with astringent, soothing and protective properties.
  • Benzyl alcohol: A local anaesthetic with disinfectant properties.
  • Benzyl benzoate: An acaricide and has been used as a pediculicide, insect repellent and pharmaceutical solubilising agent. It is a constituent of many natural balsams and is one of the principal esters of Peru Balsam.
  • Benzyl cinnamate: This is the other principal ester of Peru Balsal BPC 1973. It is synthetised from benzyl alcohol and cinnamic acid which has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Peru Balsam is categorised as having a mild antiseptic action because of cinnamic acid and its derivatives present.
  • Lanolin: Resembles the sebaceous secretions of human skin. The grade (hypoallergenic) used is manufactured so as to exclude many sensitising substances present in the lanolin.

Dosage & Administration

Apply a thin layer with suitable covering where necessary. Renew application as required. No distinction is required between indications or between adults, children and the elderly. Topical cream for external use only.

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.

Side Effects

Side effects include local hypersensitivity occasionally.

Pregnancy & Lactation

There are no known contraindications in pregnancy & lactation.

Precautions & Warnings

For external use only and should not be allowed to come into contact with the eyes and the mucous membranes. Instruct patients not to smoke or go near naked flames- risk of severe burns. Fabric (clothing, bedding, dressings etc) that has been in contact with this product burns more easily and is a serious fire hazard. Washing clothing and bedding may reduce product build-up but not totally remove it.

Overdose Effects

No case of overdose has been reported. If large amounts are swallowed accidentally, this may cause vomiting, diarrhoea, CNS stimulation and convulsions. Symptomatic treatment should be provided.

Therapeutic Class

Drugs used in diaper rash, Sunblock Preparation

Storage Conditions

Keep below 30°C temperature, away from light & moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.

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