About Drapolene Cream for nappy rash

Drapolene Cream is a non greasy, antiseptic cream. It is easy to apply and does not clog the nappy.

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Non-greasy

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Easy to Apply

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Antiseptic

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Antibacterial

Drapolene Cream is an effective medicine that has been used for generations by parents to treat and prevent nappy rash. It is also used to treat and prevent sore skin caused by incontinence in adults, medically known as adult urinary dermatitis.

After reading our training guide, you will:

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Understand how Drapolene Cream can be used to both prevent and treat nappy rash.
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Have a good understanding of the role of each of the ingredients of Drapolene Cream.

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Feel confident to recommend Drapolene Cream to customers for nappy rash and its other indications; adult urinary dermatitis and minor burns.
Drapolene healthcare leaflet
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Drapolene Cream for urinary dermatitis

Often associated with incontinence in older adults. Urinary dermatitis presents as itching or inflammation of the skin, caused by contact with an irritant such as urine or stools.

Drapolene Cream is used to treat and prevent urinary dermatitis. The active ingredients soothe irritated or inflamed skin. Meanwhile, the cream forms a clear, protective barrier over the skin to help prevent the condition.

Apply Dapolene Cream to the infected area regularly at each toilet visit to effectively treat, soothe and protect the skin.

 

Minor burns

The gentle soothing antiseptic qualities of Drapolene Cream provides effective relief from minor burns. Apply a thin layer to the affected area when it is clean and dry.

Care tip

Burns can sometimes blister. Do not attempt to burst any blisters that may appear.

 

Minor burns

The gentle soothing antiseptic qualities of Drapolene Cream provides effective relief from minor burns. Apply a thin layer to the affected area when it is clean and dry.

Care tip

Burns can sometimes blister. Do not attempt to burst any blisters that may appear.

Drapolene Cream treats nappy rash, urinary dermatitis associated with incontinence, minor burns and sunburn.

Essential Information

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*: 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

Sources*

1 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/baby/caring-for-a-newborn/nappy-rash/

2 Lawton, S (2020) Nappy rash: current evidence for the prevention and management. British Journal of Midwifery 28(5): 291-5.

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