Cocois is for the treatment of dry scaly skin disorders of the scalp such as psoriasis, eczema, dandruff and other inflammatory conditions causing irritation and scaliness.
What Is Cocois Ointment And What Is It Used For
Cocois contains coal tar, salicylic acid and sulphur for external use. Coal tar and sulphur are mildly antiseptic and relieves itching. Sulphur also has an antifungal action. Coal tar, salicylic acid and sulphur help to reduce the excessive hardening, thickening and scaling of the skin. Cocois is for the treatment of dry scaly skin disorders of the scalp such as psoriasis, eczema, dandruff and other inflammatory conditions causing irritation and scaliness.
Before You Use Cocois Ointment
Do not use Cocois if:
• You are allergic to any of the ingredients in Cocois
• You have any acute infection of the skin
• You have broken or infected skin
• You suffer from any form of psoriasis which causes the appearance of blisters filled with pus (acute pustular psoriasis).
• If the patient is under 6 years old.
If any of the above applies to you talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
How To Use Cocois Ointment
Follow these instructions about how to use your medicine. If you are unsure about anything, ask your pharmacist. Remember:
• Avoid any contact with your eyes and mouth.
• Cocois may stain clothes and jewellery. Care should be taken to protect or remove these before application.
• Cocois should only be used under medical supervision in children aged 6-12 years.
• It is not recommended for use in children under the age of six years.
• Do not use Cocois if the tube membrane is broken
Instructions for use:
• Pierce the tube membrane by inverting the cap.
• Attach the scalp applicator to the threaded portion of the tube.
• Part your hair and apply a thin ribbon of Cocois to the affected areas of your scalp.
• Take care to avoid contact with your eyes.
• Gently rub in the ointment and leave in contact with the scalp for approximately one hour.
• Wash your hands afterwards.
• After one hour, Cocois should be shampooed out of the hair with warm water.
• Take care to avoid getting the application in your eyes.
• Always wash your hands immediately after use.
• In severe scaly scalp conditions, it is usually necessary to apply Cocois daily for three to seven days until control has been obtained.
• With mild scaliness, use intermittently as necessary, e.g., once a week.
• If, after the first week, the condition does not improve, or symptoms persist after four weeks, consult your doctor. If you accidentally get Cocois in your eyes, wash it out immediately with plenty of cold water. If your eyes become irritated, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
The active ingredients are: Coal tar 12%w/w, Salicylic acid 2%w/w and sulphur for external use 4%w/w. The other ingredients are: coconut oil, white soft paraffin, cetostearyl alcohol, glycerol, liquid paraffin, polyoxyethylene glycerol monostearate, hard paraffin
Like all medicines, Cocois can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
• Irritation of the skin
• Inflammation of the hair follicles
• Acne like eruptions
• Hair loss
• Discolouration of skin and hair
• A rash from sensitivity to sunlight.
This is rare.
• If you have asthma or if anyone in your
family is allergic to asprin, Cocois may
cause difficulty in breathing or tightness in
your chest. This is very rare.