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Logo POLYTAR EMOLLIENT (Bath Additive)

SCHEDULING STATUS
Unscheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form)

POLYTAR EMOLLIENT (Bath Additive)

COMPOSITION
Active Ingredient: Polytar 25,0 g/100 g 
Comprising: Coal tar solution 2,5%
  Cade oil (Juniper tar) 7,5%
  Tar (Pine Tar) 7,5%
  Arachis oil extract of coal tar 7,5%
PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION
A 13.9.1

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION
Polytar Emollient is a concentrated, tar-medicated bath additive containing a unique combination of tars. Coal tar preparations have been used extensively for over 50 years in the management of various skin disorders, especially psoriasis and eczema. Tars have keratolytic, anti-pruritic and antiseptic action.

INDICATIONS
Polytar Emollient is indicated in the treatment of psoriasis, eczema, atopic and pruritic dermatoses. The use of Polytar Emollient may be combined with ultra violet radiation and other adjunctive therapy. Polytar Emollient may also be of value in removing loose psoriatic scales and pastes following dithranol treatment.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS
Polytar Emollient should not be used by patients who have acne or other greasy skin conditions.

WARNINGS
Patients should exercise caution when entering or leaving the bath in order to avoid slipping.
If irritation occurs or persists, discontinue use.
For external use only.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Two to four capfuls of Polytar Emollient should be added to an 8 inch (20 cm) bath and the patient instructed to soak for 20 minutes.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
No side effects have been reported.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT
No specific symptoms may be expected from excessive topical use of the product.

Ingestion may result in nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Following ingestion, administer copious quantities of water.

CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION
None

IDENTIFICATION
Black oily liquid with a tar odour and an oily feel when applied to the skin.

PRESENTATION
Polytar Emollient is presented in bottles of 30 mL, 150 mL and 350 mL capacity.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
Store below 30°C
Keep Out of Reach of Children.

REGISTRATION NUMBER
G2049 (Act 101/1965)

APPLICANT
Stiefel Laboratories (SA) Pty Limited
20 Julbert Road
BENROSE
JOHANNESBURG

DATE OF PUBLICATION
January 1990

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