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  • Diporbase cream shortage of supply

    Can Diprobase ointment be substituted for the cream?
    Called up the DI dept at Schering Plough but could not get a definitive answer , employee was yapping on about the viscosity of the cream etc

    From my p'ceutics experience I thot one was water-based whilst the other oily-based

    The script called for diprobase (form not stated) to be used as a soap substitute and emollient, wasn't too sure whether the ointment could be used as a soap substitute or not

    I know emulsifying ointment can be used as a soap substitute but its not that oily

    Anyone out there who knows the answer, or would it be best to ask the GP to change script to something else....say cetraben?

    Thanks in advance; sorry if the answer is obvious!
    Kemzo the pharmacist forumly known as kemzero

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    Re: Diporbase cream shortage of supply

    Originally posted by kemzero View Post
    Can Diprobase ointment be substituted for the cream?
    No!

    link to info: Diprobase ointment
    ....just my opinion

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    • #3
      Re: Diporbase cream shortage of supply

      Originally posted by DavidS View Post
      No!

      link to info: Diprobase ointment
      Thanks 4 your replay DavidS

      script hasn't specified formulation, also indications are same for both crm and oint

      Sorry couldn't open link !
      Kemzo the pharmacist forumly known as kemzero

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      • #4
        Re: Diporbase cream shortage of supply

        We've been able to get the 50g tubes, although they may now have gone MCS!

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        • #5
          Re: Diporbase cream shortage of supply

          500g pumps of cream now back in stock at AAH - small tubes still out though is it because of the knock on effects from the packaging refresh of the pumps?
          “It's not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren't doing.”

          Terry Pratchett

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          • #6
            Re: Diporbase cream shortage of supply

            Originally posted by kemzero View Post
            Thanks 4 your replay DavidS

            script hasn't specified formulation, also indications are same for both crm and oint

            Sorry couldn't open link !
            Quote from "inside" link:

            "Diprobase ointment doesn't contain any active ingredients as such. It is a mixture of liquid paraffin and white soft paraffin that produces a greasy moisturiser. It works by providing a layer of oil on the surface of the skin to prevent water evaporating from the skin surface."

            ie its just using the diprobase cream reputation to sell it, IMHO. Diprobase cream is often given as a soap substitute as well as emolient, and this won't do that.
            ....just my opinion

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            • #7
              Re: Diporbase cream shortage of supply

              What do pigs use when they're unwell?
              Ans Oinkment
              Boom Boom

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              • #8
                Re: Diporbase cream shortage of supply

                what does a cyber/internet clown use for hypertension?

                Ateno-LOL!!!
                We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams and God damn we are that good

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                • #9
                  Re: Diporbase cream shortage of supply

                  End of thread.
                  Don't Stop Believing

                  http://youtube.com/watch?v=rnT7nYbCSvM

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                  • #10
                    Re: Diporbase cream shortage of supply

                    Just to remind you that Cetomacrgol Cream A very similar to Diprobase I believe.
                    johnep

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