What is Cocois Ointment?
Cocois contains coal tar, salicylic acid and sulphur for external use. Coal tar and sulphur are mildly antiseptic and relieves itching. Sulphur also has an antifungal action. Coal tar, salicylic acid and sulphur help to reduce the excessive hardening, thickening and scaling of the skin. Cocois is for the treatment of dry scaly skin disorders of the scalp such as psoriasis, eczema, dandruff and other inflammatory conditions causing irritation and scaliness.
< Dandruff may be the result of a dry scalp, or a skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis. It could also be caused by eczema, psoriasis, or, very commonly, an overgrowth of a yeast like fungus called malassezia, use this medicine to treat any of these skin conditions.
How should Cocois Ointment be used?
Follow these instructions about how to use your medicine. If you are unsure about anything, ask your pharmacist. Remember to avoid any contact with your eyes and mouth, Cocois may stain clothes and jewellery. Care should be taken to protect or remove these before application. Cocois should only be used under medical supervision in children aged 6- 12 years, it is not recommended for use in children under the age of six years. Do not use Cocois if the tube membrane is broken.
Instructions for use:
1) Pierce the tube membrane by inverting the cap.
2) Attach the scalp applicator to the threaded portion of the tube.
3) Part your hair and apply a thin ribbon of Cocois to the affected areas of your scalp.
4) Take care to avoid contact with your eyes.
5) Gently rub in the ointment and leave in contact with the scalp for approximately one hour
6) Wash your hands afterwards
7) After one hour, Cocois should be shampooed out of the hair with warm water
How to store Cocois Ointment
Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not use this product after the expiry date shown on the label, the date refers to the last day of that month. Store between 10 and 25 degrees, medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Return all unused medicine to your pharmacist.
When should Cocois Ointment not be used?
Do not use Cocois if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Cocois (see section 6) • You have any acute infection of the skin, if you have broken or infected skin, you suffer from any form of psoriasis which causes the appearance of blisters filled with pus (acute pustular psoriasis), or if the patient is under 6 years old.
Do I need a prescription to order Cocois Ointment?
You do not require a prescription to order this product.
Can I use Cocois Ointment if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Cocois Ointment should not be used during pregnancy or if breast-feeding.
Like all medicines, Cocois can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them they can include:
1) Irritation of the skin
2) Inflammation of the hair follicles
3) Acne like eruptions
4) Hair loss
5) Discolouration of skin and hair
If you notice any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet, contact your doctor or another healthcare professional.
Always read the information leaflet before use.
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The active ingredients are:
- Coal tar 12% w/w
- Salicylcid acid 2% w/w
- Sulphur 4% w/w
Other ingredients are:
- Coconut oil
- White soft paraffin
- Cetostearyl alcohol
- Liquid paraffin
- Polyoxyethylene glycerol monostearate
- Hard paraffin
Can I use this on other areas of the body?
This ointment is for external use on the scalp only.
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