Drapolene Cream For Nappy rash
drapolene cream what is it used for?
- Nappy rash.
- Urinary rash.
- Minor burns or sunburn.
How does it work?
Drapolene cream contains two active ingredients, benzalkonium chloride and cetrimide. Both of these have antiseptic and disinfectant actions.
Drapolene cream also contains a mixture of white soft paraffin, wool fat and cetyl alcohol 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.
This combination of ingredients results in a protective cream which cools and soothes any soreness and prevents infection. It is suitable for the treatment of urinary rash, nappy rash in children and for treating minor wounds.
- This cream is for external use only.
- Avoid contact of this medicine with the eyes.
- This preparation contains cetyl alcohol, which may cause skin irritation. If your skin becomes irritated, red or there is a burning sensation after using this cream, you should stop using the cream and consult your doctor.
Not to be used in
- Known sensitivity or allergy to any ingredient
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to 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.
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, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
Skin irritation in people hypersensitive to any of the ingredients.
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the medicine’s manufacturer.