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Dermol 500 Lotion Summary
|Type of medicine||Antimicrobial emollient|
|Works by||Kills bacteria on the skin and restores and locks in moisture into the skin|
|Active ingredient||Benzalkonium chloride 0.1%, Chlorhexidine dihydrochloride 0.1%,Liquid paraffin 2.5%, Sopropyl myristate 2.5%|
|Effective within||From a few days|
|Use with alcohol||No known issues|
Dermol 500 Lotion Information
What is Dermol 500?
Dermol 500 Lotion is an emollient, moisturising lotion that also contains active ingredients that can help prevent the build-up of bacteria that breed infections. This product can be used as a leave-on lotion or as a soap substitute to deeply hydrate the skin, locking moisture in and protecting it against further drying that can cause breakdown and irritation.
Dermol 500 Lotion is a highly effective treatment for dry skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis while also being incredibly gentle on the skin making it a great choice of moisturiser for the whole family including babies.
What is Dermol 500 used for?
Emollient creams such as Dermol 500 Lotion are effective treatment options for dry skin conditions such as:
Not only does Dermol 500 hydrate red, itchy, flaking and inflamed skin it also contains antimicrobial agents that prevent irritated skin from becoming infected and making your skin condition worse.
How does Dermol 500 Lotion work?
Dermol 500 Lotion contains four active ingredients that provide moisturising, emollient action as well as protecting the skin against a build-up of bacteria.
Liquid paraffin and isopropyl myristate are both emollients. They help to keep the skin soft and hydrated by locking moisture into the skin and they prevent further irritation and drying of the skin by rebuilding its protective barrier function.
Benzalkonium chloride and chlorhexidine dihydrochloride are antimicrobials, which work by targeting and killing bacteria on the skin that cause infections due to scratching that can lead to eczema and other skin conditions from becoming more serious.
Alternatives to Dermol 500 Lotion
Dermol 500 Lotion is just one product from our large range of eczema and dermatitis treatments. At The Independent Pharmacy, we stock a wide range of alternative emollients including; Doublebase, Zerobase and Cetraben. See our Dry Skin page for a full range of products.
We also have in stock both prescription and non-prescription steroid creams, ointments and solutions that can be purchased over on our Eczema and Dermatitis Advice page.
If you are unsure what the most appropriate and effective treatment is for you then it is important that first, you discuss your symptoms with a doctor or pharmacist.
How to use Dermol 500 Lotion
Dermol 500 Lotion is for external use only. It can be used by children and adults from birth to treat symptoms of dry skin.
For leave-on applications:
- Use as often as required.
- Apply enough lotion to cover all affected areas of the skin.
- Message the lotion gently into the skin.
- Leave for a few moments for any excess lotion to be absorbed.
For use as a bath substitute:
- Use Dermol 500 lotion instead of your normal soap or shower gel.
- Rinse the skin and pat the skin dry, trying to avoid rubbing.
Before using Dermol 500 Lotion you should take the time to read the Patient Information Leaflet carefully.
Dermol 500 Lotion ingredients
The active ingredients in Dermol 500 Lotion are: Benzalkonium chloride (0.1% w/w), chlorhexidine dihydrochloride (0.1% w/w), liquid paraffin (2.5% w/w) and isopropyl myristate (2.5% w/w).
The other ingredients include: Cetostearyl alcohol, macrogol cetostearyl ether (cetomacrogol 1000), phenoxyethanol and purified water.
Dermol 500 Lotion side effects
Dermol 500 Lotion, like other medications, can cause side effects although this is rare. Not everyone will experience them and not everyone will experience them in the same way.
If you do experience side effects when using Dermol 500 Lotion you should stop using the cream. If you experience any serious side effects or are worried you should seek advice from a doctor or pharmacist immediately.
The side effects listed here are not a comprehensive list. It is essential that before starting treatment using Dermol 500 Lotion that you read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly.
- Localised skin reactions where the lotion has been applied including redness, irritation and itching.
- Serious allergic reaction with swelling of the face, difficulty breathing, dizziness or collapse.
Dermol 500 Lotion warnings
- Dermol 500 Lotion is for external use only. Avoid contact with your eyes and do not swallow.
- This product contains flammable ingredients. Do not smoke or go near naked flames when using Dermol products as this can result in severe burns.
- Dermol 500 Lotion contains Cetostearyl alcohol which may cause localised skin reactions. Do not use this lotion if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
Dermol 500 Lotion in pregnancy & breastfeeding
Dermol products can be used during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. It is advisable to clean off excess lotion from the breasts before feeding.