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Last updated on 19/10/2021.

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DRUG CLASS: Emollient

SUB CLASS: Mineral oil

USED FOR: Eczema, Allergic dermatitis


What is Cetaphil for?

Cetaphil is a brand product that contains many ingredients to help soothe and moisturize the skin. Regular use of Cetaphil is recommended in people with chronic dry and sensitive skin like eczema, and it should form the basis of eczema care management.

How to use it?

Apply daily to dry skin as needed, two times or more per day for everyday use.

What are the side effects of Cetaphil?

Cetaphil has no known side effects. In very rare cases, it may cause skin sensitivity and allergic reactions.

Who should not take Cetaphil?

Cetaphil is generally safe to use and no specific cautions in use.

Pharmacist Tips:

– Regular use of emollients is necessary for managing eczema.
– For skin inflammation, it is recommended to use mild steroids like hydrocortisone 1% cream.
– Exposure to known allergens should be avoided in people with eczema.

Common dosing schedule:
Apply daily to dry skin as needed.

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

Some common medications Cetaphil 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 Cetaphil in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Cetaphil 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 Cetaphil 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.