Drapolene® Cream’s active ingredients are Benzalkonium chloride 0.01% w/w & Cetrimide 0.2% w/w. Uses: Drapolene® Cream is indicated for the relief of nappy rash and for use as an adjunct to baby care hygiene for the prevention of nappy rash. Drapolene® Cream is indicated for the relief of urinary dermatitis in adults and as an adjunct to patient care hygiene for the prevention of urinary dermatitis. Drapolene® Cream is also indicated for the symptomatic relief of minor burns, limited sunburn and the effects of weather.
Side Effects: Allergic hypersensitivity reactions may occur in individuals who are sensitive to one or several components of Drapolene® Cream.
Contraindications: It is inadvisable to apply Drapolene® Cream to a baby or adult who has an established hypersensitivity to benzalkonium chloride, cetrimide or lanolin. Use should be discontinued if an allergic hypersensitivity reaction is suspected.
Directions: (Source 1 & 2)
Babies: The skin under the nappy should be washed then dried thoroughly at each nappy change. Drapolene® Cream should be applied, paying particular attention to folds in the skin.
Adults: The affected area (or the area of application) should be washed and dried thoroughly before applying Drapolene® Cream. Regular routine application is advised. Drapolene® Cream should be applied as required for minor burns, limited sunburn and the effects of weather.
Category: GSL. PL Holder: Ravira Ltd, Markou Botsari 3, 3040, Limassol, Cyprus. Date of Preparation: July 2021. Adverse events should be reported to 0330 1359 441. Reporting forms and information can be found at yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk. Managed by Supra Enterprises Ltd. www.supra.org.uk
2. Community Practitioner Magazine Sept/Oct 2021