18 Nov 2011

POLYTAR Emollient (Tar, cade oil, coal tar, arachis oil extract of crude coal tar, light liquid paraffin) - United Kingdom

Updated: 18 Nov 2011

POLYTAR Emollient

Topical. Polytar Emollient is indicated in the treatment of psoriasis, eczema, atopic and pruritic dermatoses. The use of Polytar Emollient may be combined with ultraviolet radiation and other adjunctive therapy. Polytar Emollient is also of value in removing loose psoriatic scales and paste following dithranol treatment. .

POLYTAR Emollient Description, Presentation and Dosage

POLYTAR Emollient Description

POLYTAR Emollient Drug Class Description


POLYTAR Emollient Drug Description

Tar Blend 25.00% w/w, Light Liquid Paraffin 35.00% w/w. Tar Blend comprises: Pine tar BP 30% w/w, Cade oil BPC 30% w/w, Coal Tar Solution BP 10% w/w, Arachis Oil extract of Coal Tar BP 30% w/w.

POLYTAR Emollient Generic Name

Tar, cade oil, coal tar, arachis oil extract of crude coal tar, light liquid paraffin

POLYTAR Emollient Presentation

POLYTAR Emollient Presentation

Liquid bath additive.

POLYTAR Emollient Manufacturer

Stiefel Laboratories (UK) Limited

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POLYTAR Emollient Dosage

POLYTAR Emollient Adult Dosage

Adults, children and the elderly:

Two to four capfuls of Polytar Emollient should be added to an 8 inch bath and the patient instructed to soak for 20 minutes.

POLYTAR Emollient Precautions, Reactions and Contraindications

POLYTAR Emollient Special Precautions

POLYTAR Emollient Special Precautions

Patients should be instructed to guard against slipping when entering or leaving the bath. If skin irritation occurs and persists, discontinue use and consult your doctor. Tar products may stain baths and fabrics.

Polytar Emollient contains arachis oil (peanut oil) and should not be used by patients known to be allergic to peanut. As there is a possible relationship between allergy to peanut and allergy to soya, patients with soya allergy should also avoid Polytar Emollient.

POLYTAR Emollient Adverse Reactions

POLYTAR Emollient Adverse Reactions

Tar products may cause skin irritation, rashes and rarely, photosensitivity. In the event of such a reaction, discontinue use and consult your doctor.

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