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Logo KROKO CORN AND CALLUS REMOVER

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Unscheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

KROKO CORN AND CALLUS REMOVER

COMPOSITION:
Each 15 g contains:
       
Salicylic acid        4.199 g
       
Lactic acid        209.747 mg

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 13.8 Dermatological preparations - Keratolytic.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Salicylic acid has a keratolytic action when applied to the skin.

INDICATIONS:
Kroko ointment is indicated for the removal of corns, calluses and warts.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Hypersensitivity to salicylic acid.

WARNING:
DO NOT APPLY TO HEALTHY SKIN OR NEAR THE FACE AND EYES.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
a)        For Corns and Warts (See also diagram at foot of page)
        1.        Soften the corn or wart by bathing in hot water.
        2.        Dry thoroughly.
        3.        Mask the area surrounding the corn or wart either by covering the area with a piece of adhesive plaster in which a hole the size of the corn (or wart) has been cut, or by the use of a suitably sized adhesive corn ring. The corn or wart will thus be exposed in the open hole in the centre of the plaster whilst the surrounding skin will be protected by the adhesive plaster.
        4.        Apply the ointment to the hole in the plaster so that it covers the exposed corn or wart.
        5.        Cover the corn/wart with a further piece of plaster.
        6.        Change the dressing every second day until the corn or wart peels off - usually by the eighth day.
Resistant cases may take longer, but the administration should be limited to 14 days.
b)        For Calluses (See also diagram at foot of page).
        1.        Soften the callus by bathing in hot water.
        2.        Dry thoroughly.
        3.        Mask the area surrounding the callus either with adhesive plaster or a layer of petroleum jelly or lanoline, to protect the surrounding healthy skin.
        4.        Apply Kroko to the callus.
        5.        Cover with a dressing or large piece of adhesive plaster so that the Kroko is not wiped off.
        6.        Change the dressing every second day. By the eighth day the skin should turn white and start to . Do not tear the loosening callus as it will come off easily after sufficient treatment.
Resistant cases may take longer than eight days, but the administration should be limited to 14 days.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Ensure that Kroko comes into contact with the affected skin only.
Do not apply to healthy skin or near the face and eyes.
In rare cases continuous use of Kroko may cause contact dermatitis. If salicylic acid is applied to large areas of the skin, acute systemic salicylic poisoning can occur.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Contact dermatitis and acute salicylic acid poisoning may occur and should be treated by a doctor.
Discontinue treatment.

IDENTIFICATION:
A smooth white ointment

PRESENTATION:
Tins of 15 g

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25°C.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

APPLICATION NUMBER:
H1008 (Act 101/1965)

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT:
Lennon Limited
7 Fairclough Road
PORT ELIZABETH
6001

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
06.12.74

        P745
L.LTD.L. 18302/24869

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