|EXOREX LOTION (Pharmax)|
This lotion which originally came into this country as a herbal over-the-counter product, has recently become available on prescription It contains some Coal Tar and has fatty acids similar to those found in banana skin. There are other products under this tradename which are not on prescription, but can be purchased in Pharmacies.
Contains Prepared Coal Tar BP 1973 1% w/w
WHAT IS IN YOUR MEDICINE?
Exorex Lotion contains Prepared Coal Tar 1% w/w which is a treatment for Psoriasis. The other ingredients are Polysorbate 80, Vitamin E, Sodium Propyl Paraben 0.05%, Methyl Paraben 0.1%, Complex of Esterified Essential Fatty Acids, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Industrial Methylated Spirits, Xanthan Gum and Water. Exorex Lotion is a dermatological preparation for external use only.
Exorex Lotion is available in bottles of 100ml and 250ml.
USE OF THE MEDICINE
BEFORE YOU APPLY YOUR MEDICINE
Use with care around the eyes and other sensitive areas of the body such as the mouth. If any lotion accidentally enters the eyes, rinse with water immediately. Exorex Lotion should not be applied to the genital or rectal areas.
DO NOT USE IF:
CAN YOU USE EXOREX LOTION WITH OTHER MEDICINES?
Yes, you can apply Exorex while taking other medicines.
WHEN YOU APPLY YOUR MEDICINE
Follow the instructions about when and how to use the product. Your pharmacist can help if you are not sure about anything.
For use in adults and children over 12 years of age
Ensure that all areas of affected skin are clean. Apply a thin layer of Exorex Lotion two to three times a day to these areas. Massage gently and leave to dry.
For use in children under 12 years and the elderly
The Lotion may be diluted by mixing with a few drops of freshly boiled and cooled water. The product is suitable for use on the skin and the scalp. Do not use the Lotion more frequently than this leaflet recommends.
AFTER YOU HAVE APPLIED THE MEDICINE.
Previous users have found the application of a thin layer of an emollient cream to be helpful in keeping the affected areas moist after application of Exorex Lotion. Exorex Lotion can cause sensitivity to the skin in sunlight and exposure to this should be avoided after application of the product. If any Exorex Lotion is accidentally swallowed call your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital casualty department. Always take the bottle with you so the product may be identified.
CAN EXOREX LOTION CAUSE PROBLEMS?
Exorex Lotion does not normally cause problems (side effects). Sometimes the product may cause skin irritation. If this happens discontinue use and consult your doctor. You should also tell your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any other side effects not listed.