Key Points to Discuss with Patients Using AproDerm® Barrier Cream:
Some key points to cover with your patient during consultation are:
Before applying AproDerm® Barrier Cream for the first time patients should test it on a small area of skin and leave for 48 hours. If there is no reaction or irritation they can then apply all over the affected area. This limits any potential reaction to a small area.
Patients should clean and dry the skin before applying.
AproDerm® Barrier Cream is scientifically formulated to maximise skin coverage and protection so only a small amount is required for each application. Patients should apply the cream sparingly to the affected area smoothing gently onto the skin, following the direction of hair growth. They should ensure that all the area is covered and repeat if necessary. If the skin feels too greasy, then too much has been applied.
It is important to remind patients that they should not rub the cream into the skin too vigorously as rubbing can cause further irritation.
Frequency of application will be determined by severity of the condition. As a general guide it is recommended that AproDerm® Barrier Cream should be applied sparingly to cover the affected area on the skin twice a day or as directed by a doctor or pharmacist.
Apply sparingly, if the patient has applied too much then the skin will free greasy.
Use during pregnancy or breastfeeding is unlikely to have any ill effects when the product is used as directed
If your patient has an allergy to any of the listed ingredients they should not use this product.
Should not be applied to infected areas of skin.
Avoid contact with the eyes.
AproDerm® Barrier Cream contains:
Active Ingredients: Dimethicone and Trimethylsiloxysilicate (4%)
Other Ingredients: Aqua, Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Petrolatum, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Chloride.
Store below 25°C. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
AproDerm® Barrier Cream is for external use only, if your patient accidentally swallows some of it they should seek medical advice immediately.