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Cetraben prescription emollient for eczema treatment

What is Cetraben emollient bath additive?

Cetraben emollient bath additive contains 82.8% light liquid paraffin, an effective emollient (moisturiser) that hydrates and protects the skin. Cetraben is prescribed for the treatment of dry skin conditions including eczema and dermatitis.

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Cetraben Bath Additive Cetraben Bath Additive £0.01 per ml Prescription only Start questionnaire

How to use Cetraben emollient bath additive

Before using Cetraben emollient bath additive, you should read the enclosed leaflet carefully. The oil should be added to the bath water and mixed evenly – depending on the age of the patient, anything between half a capful and two capfuls should be added. It can also be used in the shower – apply the oil lightly to the skin using a wet sponge, before showering off. Cetraben can make the bath surface very slippery, so you should take special care when getting into and out of the bath.

Is Cetraben emollient bath additive suitable for me?

Cetraben emollient bath additive may not be recommended in certain situations – for example, in patients who are allergic to any of the active or inactive ingredients.

If you are taking any other medicines, either from your doctor or purchased from a pharmacy, please inform the doctor during your consultation.

Please let your doctor know if Cetraben doesn’t appear to be working, as alternative treatments are available.

You should also ensure the doctor has all the information required (a full picture of your health and any other medicines you’re taking) to assess the suitability of Cetraben emollient bath additive for you.

What are the side effects of Cetraben emollient bath additive?

Side effects can be experienced when using Cetraben emollient bath additive. Side effects while considered to be very rare, can include mild skin reactions. If you experience these, you should stop using Cetraben emollient bath additive and talk to your doctor.

Please read the patient information leaflet provided in the pack before using the bath additive.

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