Cetraben® Lotion provides a lighter option for patients for use between flare-ups. Its light and cosmetically acceptable feel makes it ideal for use on the face, hands and hirsute skin. Cetraben® Lotion can be used where patient compliance is a challenge. It contains:

  • White soft paraffin forms a protective barrier on skin surface and decreases transepidermal water loss TEWL
  • Light liquid paraffin replaces lost skin oils to increase skin surface lipids (SSL)
  • Glycerin (humectant) attracts and holds water in the outer layers of the skin and to compensate for reduced levels of Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF) in diseased and older skin

The fuss-free, airless pumps provide <2% wastage and reduces the risk of bacterial contamination, in adherence with NICE recommendations.2

Cetraben® Lotion is available in a 500ml Rieke pump for ease of use to help improve patient adherence.

Pump dispenser

Less than 2% wastage

500ml for use at home

Patient preference

In a study of patients with dry skin conditions1:

of patients agree Cetraben® Lotion feels pleasant on the skin

How to use

Cetraben® Lotion is simple to apply, suitable for use on the hands and face throughout the day. The lotion is packaged with a pump dispenser, helping avoid mess and waste while ensuring easy and measured applications.

  • Apply to the skin as often as required, or directed by your pharmacist or GP, to ensure continued hydration throughout the day. We recommend that you treat skin as frequently as possible, or as a minimum at least twice a day
  • Apply liberally to the affected skin, as often as necessary, ensuring that the area is well covered
  • Apply gently in the direction of hair growth until absorbed
  • Avoid rubbing vigorously as this could trigger itching, creating more heat in the skin
  • Apply emollient before and after you bathe to protect skin from dryness

How to prime the Cetraben® pump:

Remove the tamper evident clip

Place fingertip over the nozzle

Fully depress the pump several times to expel any air

Check lotion is being dispensed. If not, repeat steps 2-4

Prescribing information

Please refer to the Medical Device Core Data sheet before prescribing

Cetraben Lotion:

Manufacturer: Thornton & Ross Ltd, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK

Code # of Notified Body: N/A

Legal classification: Class I

Product name: Cetraben Lotion

Ingredients: Purified Water, Emulsifying Wax (SLS free), White Soft Paraffin 5% w/w, Light Liquid Paraffin 4% w/w, Glycerol, Phenoxyethanol, Cetostearyl Alcohol.

Indications: A lotion used for the relief of the symptoms of eczema, dermatitis and other dry skin conditions.

Adverse reactions: Mild skin reactions, such as redness and rash, have been seen very rarely. In the unlikely event of side effects, you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This product contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local skin reactions.

Precautions: Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed. If the skin is badly cracked, infected or bleeding do not apply; seek medical advice before use. Avoid contact with the eyes. If you accidentally swallow this product see a doctor straight away. Show this label or pack. For external use only. Do not use if tamper evident collar is broken or missing at first use (500ml). Using Cetraben Lotion during pregnancy and breastfeeding is unlikely to have any ill effects. If unsure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Keep out of the sight and reach of children. Do not refrigerate or freeze. Do not use after expiry date. Fire hazard. Do not smoke or go near naked flames; clothing or bedding with this product dried on them can catch fire easily. Washing clothing and bedding may reduce product build-up but not totally remove it. Use within 3 months of opening.

Contra-indications: Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.

Method of administration: Prime the pump before first use by depressing fully until cream appears. If the pump stops working do not dismantle the pack. Re-start by covering the nozzle, then fully depress the pump several times to expel air. Adults, the elderly and children over 1 year: Wash and dry hands before use. Apply to dry skin areas as often as required, or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. Smooth gently into the skin, following the direction of hair growth. Children under 1: Seek HCP advice before use.

Date of preparation: 22/03/2021

Adverse incidents should be reported on 01484 848164, at thorntonross@medinformation.co.uk or alternatively at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.

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  1. Data on file. Cetraben® Lotion preference study September 2013
  2. NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries – Emollients. Available from: https://cks.nice.org.uk/eczema-atopic#prescribinginfosub:1

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