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p er Added Extra Added Confi dence Adex Gel Adex Gel does not contain topical corticosteroids Adex Gel off ers an eff ective, simple and diff erent approach to the treatment and management of mild to moderate eczema, contact dermatitis and psoriasis. Adex Gel emollient can help reduce infl ammation and redness because Adex Gel provides Added Extra anti-infl ammatory action. Prescribe Adex Gel and see the results Essential Information: Adex ™ Gel Presentation: White opaque gel. Uses: Highly moisturising and protective emollient with an ancillary anti-infl ammatory medicinal substance for the treatment and routine management of dry and/or infl amed skin conditions such as mild to moderate atopic dermatitis, various forms of eczema, contact dermatitis and psoriasis. Directions: Adults, the elderly and children from 1 year of age. For generalised all-over application to the skin. Apply three times daily or as often as needed. Adex Gel can be used for as long as necessary either occasionally, such as during fl ares, or continuously if the added anti-infl ammatory action is benefi cial. Seek medical advice if there is no improvement within 2-4 weeks. Contra-indications, warnings, side effects etc: Do not use if sensitive to any of the ingredients. Keep away from the eyes, inside for further information the nostrils and mouth. Temporary tingling, itching or stinging may occur with emollients when applied to damaged skin. Such symptoms usually subside after a few days of treatment, however, if they are troublesome or persist, stop using and seek medical advice. Rarely skin irritation (mild rashes) or allergic skin reactions can occur on extremely sensitive skin, these tend to occur during or soon after the fi rst few uses and if this occurs stop treatment. As safety trials have not been conducted during pregnancy and breast-feeding, seek medical advice before using this product. Care should be taken as emollients which soak into clothing, pyjamas, bedlinen etc. can increase the fl ammability of these items. Patients should avoid these materials coming into contact with naked fl ames or lit cigarettes etc. As a precaution, dressings and clothing, etc., should be changed frequently and laundered thoroughly. Ingredients: Carbomer, glycerol, isopropyl myristate, liquid paraffi n, nicotinamide, phenoxyethanol, sorbitan laurate, trolamine, purifi ed water. Pack sizes and NHS prices: 100g tube £2.69, 500g pump pack £5.99. Legal category: Class III medical device with an ancillary medicinal substance. Further information is available from the manufacturer: Dermal Laboratories, Tatmore Place, Gosmore, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 7QR, UK. Date of preparation: August 2017. ‘Adex’ is a trademark. Adverse events should be reported to Dermal. Visit