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Logo CALOPLAST (Kaolin Poultice)

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Unscheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

CALOPLAST (Kaolin Poultice)

COMPOSITION:
Each 10 g contains:
Glycerin 4,25 g
Boric Acid 0,45 g

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 13.9 Special combinations.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Combines the mild antiseptic properties of boric acid with glycerin, whose hygroscopic action absorbs moisture from the skin, drawing to the surface the cause of the inflammation.

INDICATIONS:
The treatment of boils, carbuncles and other inflammatory skin conditions.

WARNINGS:
Refer to Side-effects & Special Precautions.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
For external use only.
Remove lid and stand container in boiling water, taking care that the water does not enter. Stir the poultice to ensure uniform heat. When the poultice is as hot as can be borne, spread over the affected part in a layer about 3 mm thick. Cover with cotton wool (or lint) and an impervious dressing. Keep in position for 12 hours.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Because glycerin has a much higher boiling point than water, the Caloplast can be raised to a temperature high enough to cause serious injury. Care should be taken in applying the Caloplast.

IDENTIFICATION:
Heavy, beige-grey ointment, with characteristic menthol odour.

PRESENTATION:
Tins of 200 g and 400 g.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 30°C out of direct sunlight. Keep tightly closed.
Keep out of reach of children.

APPLICATION NUMBER:
G2154 (Wet/Act 101/1965)

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT:
ADCO DRUG CO. (PTY) LTD.
491 Sydney Road
Durban

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:

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