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Aqueous cream

Last updated on 03/08/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Aqueous cream



BRAND NAME(S) IN HONG KONG: Ovelle 愛爾, Mannings 萬寧

DRUG CLASS: Emollients

SUB CLASS: Mineral oil

USED FOR: Soap substitute, Prevent or relieve dry skin condition

– cream

What is Aqueous cream for?

Aqueous cream can moisturise the skin to prevent and relieve the symptoms of dry skin conditions, such as redness or itching. It is used as a leave-on emollient and soap substitute.

How to use it?

Aqueous cream can be applied to skin. Apply a thin layer of cream to skin as often as required, or use as directed by doctors. If used as a soap substitute, gently massage and completely wash off.

What are the side effects of Aqueous cream?

Common side effects of Aqueous cream include skin stinging, burning or redness.

Who should not take Aqueous cream?

– People who are allergic to any component of the formulation.
– People with eczema should be cautious in use.

Pharmacist Tips:

– As some products may contain a substance called Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), it may irritate the skin and worsen the condition of eczema (especially children). Therefore, SLS-containing Aqueous cream must be rinsed off well and not left the cream on skin for prolonged periods.
– Be careful to avoid slipping when you are using it in the bath or shower, because the cream would make the bath or shower more slippery than usual.
– Avoid smoking and keep away from flame, as clothing contacting with the ointment is more easily ignited. 

Common dosing schedule:
Aqueous cream can be used frequently as needed.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Aqueous cream may interact with:
No known significant interactions.

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Aqueous cream in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Aqueous cream is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Aqueous cream in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.