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SCHEDULING STATUS
(Not Scheduled)

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form)

ORABASE PROTECTIVE PASTE

COMPOSITION
Orabase is composed of
gelatin, pectin and sodium carboxymethylcellulose in Plastibase (plasticised hydrocarbon gel).

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
Category A 13.4.2 Other Dermatological Preparations.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION
By virtue of its superior adhesive properties ORABASE paste adheres tenaciously and remains in intimate contact with mucous membranes of the mouth and gums, protecting the afflicted area in the mouth against further irritation from chewing, swallowing and other normal mouth activity. It acts like an invisible bandage.

ORABASE Paste adheres to the skin around ileostomies, fistulas and colostomies and used in conjunction with Stomahesive wafers, protects the peristomal skin against excoriation, and allows excoriated skin to heal.

INDICATIONS
To protect and soothe any sore and painful areas in the mouth or on the gums, including ulcers, sore spots from dentures, and toothbrush injury.

To protect the skin around ileostomies, colostomies, fistulas and ileal conduits.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS
ORABASE Paste is non-irritating and harmless when swallowed. There are no contraindications.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Mucous membranes of the mouth:
Take a small dab of ORABASE Paste and coat the involved area of the mouth with a thin film. Hold in position until it becomes sticky. Do not attempt to rub it in. Use as often as needed for continuous relief particularly after eating, or use as directed by a dentist or physician.

NOTE: If applied too thickly in the mouth the excess simply peels off leaving a thin film in contact with the sore spot.

Ileostomies, Colostomies, Ileal Conduits, Fistulas:
Fill in skin defects such as folds or operation scars around the stoma with ORABASE Paste prior to the application of Stomahesive waters.

When a flange is used squeeze a ring of ORABASE Paste liberally around the stoma to provide a seal, and then pack cotton wool on top of the ORABASE Paste and press down towards the flange.

ORABASE Paste applied as a ring around the edge of a flush stoma prior to application of a Stomahesive wafer, will ensure a leak free seal. Between bag changes, apply ORABASE Paste to the base of the stoma to protect the skin.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Intolerance to ORABASE Paste is extremely rare. Should a mouth irritation or skin excoriation not heal within 7 days, consult your dentist or physician.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT
Treatment of overdosage should be symptomatic and supportive.

IDENTIFICATION
A smooth, light tan coloured ointment, practically odourless.

PRESENTATION
ORABASE Paste is available in 5 g and 30 g tubes.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
Store at room temperature not exceeding 25°C.
Avoid excessive heat.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REFERENCE NUMBERS
G 1600 (Act 101 of 1965)

NAME AND BUSINESS NESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB (PTY) LTD*
AMR Park, 1 Concorde Road East
Bedfordview. 2008.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT
December 1991.

* Authorised user of the TM ORABASE, STOMAHESIVE and PLASTIBASE

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