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Emulsifying ointment

Last updated on 03/08/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Emulsifying ointment




DRUG CLASS: Emollients

SUB CLASS: Mineral oil

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

– ointment

What is Emulsifying ointment for?

Emulsifying ointment can moisturize the skin to prevent and relieve the symptoms of dry skin conditions, such as redness or itching, as well as to reduce water loss from the skin. It is used as a leave-on emollient and soap substitute.

How to use it?

Emulsifying ointment can be applied to skin. Apply a thin layer of ointment to skin as often as required, or use as directed by doctors. If used as a soap substitute, gently massage and rinse off with water to leave a thin layer of ointment.

What are the side effects of Emulsifying ointment?

Common side effects of Emulsifying ointment include skin irritation.

Who should not take Emulsifying ointment?

People who are allergic to any component of the formulation.

Pharmacist Tips:

– Be careful to avoid slipping when you are using it in the bath or shower, because the ointment 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:
Emulsifying ointment can be used frequently as needed.

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

Some common medications Emulsifying ointment 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 Emulsifying ointment in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Emulsifying ointment 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 Emulsifying ointment 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.