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Logo DUOFILM LIQUID

SCHEDULING CATEGORY
Unscheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form)

DUOFILM LIQUID

COMPOSITION
Contains per 100g: 16,7g
Salicylic Acid BP and 15,03g Lactic Acid Anhydrous in Flexible Collodion BP.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
A13.8 KERATOLYTICS

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION
DUOFILM has keratolytic properties.

INDICATIONS
DUOFILM is indicated in the treatment of plantar and mosaic warts.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS
Avoid applying to normal surrounding skin. Do not use DUOFILM on face or anogenital regions.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Apply DUOFILM twice daily, using the brush applicator supplied, until the wart is completely cleared and the ridge lines of the skin have been restored.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Skin irritation and dermatitis

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT
Accidental ingestion gives rise to salicylate poisoning. Treatment is supportive and symptomatic.

IDENTIFICATION
A yellowish to amber coloured liquid with a strong odour of ether.

PRESENTATION
DUOFILM is supplied in bottles containing 15 mL.

STORAGE DIRECTIONS
Store below 25°C. Highly inflammable, keep away from naked flame.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

REGISTRATION NUMBER
S/13.8/82

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT
Stiefel Laboratories (SA) (PTY) LTD
20 Julbert Road
Benrose
Johannesburg 2094

DATE OF PUBLICATION
29/8/1984


INSTRUCTIONS FOR PATIENTS
What is a wart?
A wart is a viral infection of the surface layers of the skin. The incubation period varies from a few weeks to several months.
How are warts spread?
By contact of the virus with damaged skin, particularly if warm and moist. This is why one of the most common sources of infection is swimming pools.
What can I expect from treatment?
All warts completely disappear sooner or later without treatment but this can take months or years.
Be patient:
There is no immediate cure. The usual treatment time is 6 to 12 weeks and the successful use of Duofilm can be achieved by following these instructions:
1. Remove any plaster and soak the warts in hot water for five minutes. Dry with your own towel.
2. Rub the surface of the warts carefully with a pumice stone or manicure emery board.
3. Apply Duofilm to the warts, using the brush applicator supplied. Use only enough Duofilm to cover the warts and avoid applying to the surrounding normal skin.
4. Allow Duofilm to dry and cover with plaster if wart is large or on the foot.
5. Continue treatment with Duofilm once or twice daily until the wart is completely cleared and the ridge lines of the skin have been restored.
6. Duofilm should not be used on the face or anogenital regions. If in any doubt consult your doctor.
7. Remember that warts are infectious. To prevent the infection spreading to others always keep to your own towel. Do not walk about barefoot if warts are on the soles of the feet.
Stiefel Laboratories
EF 52-1

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