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Doublebase Gel

Doublebase Gel (500g)

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Doublebase gel is a widely prescribed emollient used in dry skin conditions to keep the skin moisturised and healthy. It is highly moisturising and is recommended as a first-line treatment for the management of symptoms such as dry, cracked, and itchy skin.

Doublebase Gel is available to buy online from The Independent Pharmacy without the need for a prescription.

Doublebase Gel Information

  • Age: N/A

    Maximum per order: 12

  • Pregnancy: Suitable

    Breastfeeding: Suitable

What is Doublebase Gel?

Doublebase is a clinically-proven emollient that has been prescribed to treat dry skin conditions for many years. Doublebase contains a high moisture content that is normally associated with a cream and the easy absorption of a gel. Doublebase has gained a reputation for being non-greasy, despite its high oil content.

Doublebase is made by Diomed (Dermal Labs) and is available in 100g & 500g packs. Doublebase is free from steroids,  SLS, parabens, MI preservatives, colourings and fragrances.

 

How does Doublebase Gel work?

The oily ingredients, isopropyl myristate and liquid paraffin, encourage rehydration and softening of dry skin by forming an occlusive barrier within the skin surface, thus reducing drying from evaporation of water that diffuses from the underlying layers.

Doublebase's specially developed gel formulation breaks down when in contact with salts in the skin, irreversibly separating the oil and water parts of the gel. The oils in Doublebase Gel are no longer suspended in the water, which means they can be absorbed into the skin, form a protective layer and are less susceptible to removal by washing.

Glycerol helps retain residual water from the gel formulation and reduces evaporation of water through the skin leaving it moisturised and healthy.

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*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Doublebase Gel directions

Doublebase Gel should be applied to external skin only. Avoid contact with the eyes, nostrils, and mouth.

Doublebase Gel is suitable for use by adults, the elderly, infants and children. It is suitable for use in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • Apply Doublebase to the affected areas as often as necessary, normally up to four times daily.
  • For best results use a few gentle strokes to smooth Doublebase across the skin in the same direction as hair growth. If necessary, allow time for any excess to soak in. Do not rub vigorously.
  • Doublebase may also be applied before washing, showering or having a bath to prevent further drying of the skin.
  • If additional topical treatments are being used on the same skin areas, Doublebase should be applied between these applications.

If you struggle to apply Doublebase Gel up to four times daily, Doublebase Dayleve Gel may be a more appropriate option for you; it retains the same moisturising properties of Doublebase Gel but its long-lasting formula only requires twice daily application.

Doublebase Gel side effects

Adverse effects from using Doublebase Gel are uncommon, however, local skin reactions can occur in rare cases. In this event, treatment with Doublebase Gel should be discontinued and you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Ensure you read the Patient Information Leaflet for full details of side effects and what to do if you experience them.

Doublebase Gel ingredients

The active ingredients in Doublebase gel are: Isopropyl Myristate 15% w/w & Liquid Paraffin 15% w/w.

Doublebase Gel also contains glycerol, carbomer, sorbitan laurate, trolamine, phenoxyethanol, purified water.

Doublebase Gel warnings

Do not use Doublebase Gel if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to isopropyl myristate, liquid paraffin or any of the other ingredients of Doublebase Gel listed in the Patient Information Leaflet.

Do not 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.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Doublebase Gel Reviews

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Andy Boysan

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Published on: 10-11-2020

Last modified on: 10-11-2020


Andy is a co-founder, the superintendent pharmacist and director at The Independent Pharmacy.

Reviewed By:

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Leanne Sinclair

BPharm

Reviewed on: 10-11-2020

Next review date: 10-11-2022


Leanne is a clinical pharmacist with years of experience working in pharmacy.


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