23 May 2012

Carbo-Dome Cream (Coal Tar Solution) - United Kingdom

Updated: 23 May 2012

Carbo-Dome Cream

The coal tar solution in Carbo-Dome* Cream has a keratoplastic and antipruritic effect in psoriasis.

Indications: Psoriasis.

Carbo-Dome Cream Description, Presentation and Dosage

Carbo-Dome Cream Description

Carbo-Dome Cream Drug Class Description

Antipruritic and Keratoplastic

Carbo-Dome Cream Drug Description

Each 100g of cream contains coal tar solution BP 10g.

Carbo-Dome Cream Generic Name

Coal Tar Solution

Carbo-Dome Cream Presentation

Carbo-Dome Cream Presentation

Cream.

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Carbo-Dome Cream Dosage

Carbo-Dome Cream Adult Dosage

For topical application only.

Adults and children over 12 years of age:

Ensure that the lesions are clean. Apply a thin layer of Carbo-Dome* Cream two or three times a day on to the affected areas massage in gently and leave to dry.

For young children under 12 years of age and the elderly:

The emulsion may be diluted by mixing it with a few drops of cooled freshly boiled in the palm of the hand.

Carbo-Dome Cream Precautions, Reactions and Contraindications

Carbo-Dome Cream Special Precautions

Carbo-Dome Cream Special Precautions

For topical administration only.

Coal tar may cause skin irritation, should this occur the treatment should be reviewed and if necessary discontinued.

Coal tar enhances photosensitivity of the skin after applying Carbo-Dome* Cream exposure to direct sunlight should be avoided.

Use with care near the eyes and mucous membranes. If any emulsion should accidentally enter the eye, flush with normal saline solution or water.

Do not apply to genital and rectal areas.

Apply with caution to the face do not get in the eyes.

Hydrogenated polyoxyl castor oil may cause skin reactions. Methyl and propyl hydroxybenzoates may cause allergic reactions that might be cause a delayed reaction.

Carbo-Dome Cream Adverse Reactions

Carbo-Dome Cream Adverse Reactions

Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders:

Skin irritation, photosensitivity of the skin, coal tar may cause acne-like eruptions of the skin.

There is an increased risk of skin cancer in psoriatic patients treated with a combination of coal tar and UVB radiation has been reported. However epidemiological studies of patients treated with coal tar on its own are inconclusive. The risk of toxicity should be taken into account when considering the prescribing this product for the patient.

Carbo-Dome Cream Contraindications

Carbo-Dome Cream Contraindications

Coal tar should not be used when a patient has known sensitivity to coal tar or any of the other ingredients.

If you have folliculitis and acne vulgaris.

Carbo-Dome* Cream should not be used on patients who have disease characterised by photosensitivity such as lupus erythematosus or allergy to sunlight.

Carbo-Dome* Cream should not be applied to inflamed or broken skin.

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