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MolluDab Solution (5% Potassium Hydroxide) - 2ml (Pack of 6)

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  • MolluDab is an external treatment for Molluscum
  • adults and children from 2 years of age.

MolluDab Solution (5% Potassium Hydroxide) - 2ml (Pack of 6)

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MolluDab is an external treatment for Molluscum. Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin infection that results in raised, round, skin-colored bumps with a dent or dot at the top. These bumps can take on a pink color.
contagiosum, suitable for adults and children from 2 years of age.

MolluDab is a clinically proven topical solution to effectively treat molluscum contagiosum, an infection that causes spots on the skin. MolluDab contains 5% potassium hydroxide which is very effective (when used as directed) to help treat the molluscum contagiosum virus.

How to use this product

Always use MolluDab Solution exactly as described in the patient information leaflet or as your doctor / Online Pharmacy 4U pharmacist has told you. Before you use MolluDab, the box can be used as a stand; simply press in the perforation and place the bottle in the opening to help prevent spillages while using. Once opened, use within 4 weeks.

Open the child safe lid then dab all the molluscum bumps with the flat side of the spatula. After applying it to 1-3 bumps, wet the spatula with the solution again. Allow the solution to dry on the bumps. Apply twice daily (morning and evening).

As soon as inflammation appears (recognisable by redness that lasts for 12 hours or more) stop using the product because it indicates that a molluscum bump is healing. 

Now it’s time to be patient and wait for the molluscum bumps to heal. Once inflamed, healing usually takes between 1 and 4 weeks. Stop using MolluDab after 14 days, even if no inflammation is apparent and consult your doctor for further advice.

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MolluDab is an external treatment for Molluscum contagiosum, suitable for adults and children from 2 years of age.

Traditionally, GPs have taken the approach to do nothing when treating Molluscum contagiosum, as the condition often disappears within 12-18 months of its own accord. New MolluDab helps to kill the virus which causes it and gets rid of the bumps after just 1-5 weeks. It does not cause pain or scarring.

MolluDab contains 5% potassium hydroxide and is applied directly to the bumps to break down the skin cells which encase the virus, allowing the immune system to recognise the virus and respond to it, which happens in after around 4-6 days of treatment. After this, the skin begins healing and the lesions disappear.

Molluscum Contagiosum Tips

Molluscum contagiosum thrives under warm and damp conditions, so keep the skin clean and dry. Try and avoid sharing the affected person's towels, clothing, facecloths, bed linen and toys to avoid spreading the condition.

Those affected should be dissuaded from scratching the bumps and certainly from squeezing them as this can promote spread to other areas of skin not yet affected. In children with the condition, thorough hand washing should be encouraged to remove the virus from the hands. Affected children do not need to stay away from school (or equally, adults, from work).

For adults, shaving on the affected areas should be avoided. Also, if the ano-genital area is affected, refrain from sexual contact until you have seen a healthcare professional.

Always use MolluDab exactly as instructed in the package leaflet. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. 

Twice daily, use the spatula to apply a small quantity of MolluDab precisely onto the molluscum bumps, and allow the solution to dry.

1. Do this before first use
  • Remove the bottle cap and replace it with the cap that has the plastic spatula attached.
  • Note the date of first use on the box. MolluDab should be used within four weeks after it is first opened.
  •  Ensure MolluDab is used in well lit conditions.
2. Wet the spatula with MolluDab
  • Always place MolluDab on a firm and level surface out of the reach of children.
  • The box can be used as a stand: press in the perforation and place the bottle in the resulting opening.
  • Open the child safe closure (push and simultaneously turn to the left).
  • Carefully rub the spatula which is wet with MolluDab against the inside of the bottle opening to remove excess liquid. No drop must be visible on the spatula.
3. Apply MolluDab to the molluscum contagiosum
  • Dab all molluscum bumps with the flat side of the spatula and allow the solution to dry. After 3-5 bumps, you should wet the spatula with MolluDab again.
  • After use, screw the cover with the spatula on again.
  • Always store MolluDab tightly closed, standing upright and out of the reach and sight of children.
4. Repeat the application daily
  • Apply MolluDab as described in steps 2 and 3 twice daily; it is best to do this in the morning and evening.
5. End of use
  • Stop using the product as soon as an inflammation appears because this indicates that a molluscum bump is healing. The inflammation is recognisable by redness which lasts for at least 12 hours.
  • Stop using the product after 14 days, even if no inflammation has occurred. In this case, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
6. Wait for the molluscum lesions to heal
  • The inflammation indicates that your body is fighting the molluscum bumps. Now it is time to be patient and wait for the bumps to heal. MolluDab must not be used on inflamed bumps.

  • Active Ingredient (per 1ml): Potassium Hydroxide 50mg.
  • Other Ingredient: Purified Water.

  • There are no known interactions with medicinal products. However, as a precaution, do not apply MolluDab on to the affected area at the same time as other products.
  • The solution has a shelf life of 4 weeks after first being opened.
  • This solution is highly corrosive. Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Keep the bottle out of their reach, also during use. Use carefully, may cause caustic burns if used wrongly on the skin.
  • MolluDab contains potassium hydroxide solution (caustic potash) and may have a corrosive effect if used wrongly.
  • When applying MolluDab, keep the bottle out of the reach  of children.
  • Do not use MolluDab in infants and young children under  2 years of age.
  • Avoid all contact with the eyes. Wash your hands after every use. If MolluDab accidentally enters the eye, rinse immediately for 15 minutes with large amounts of water and seek medical  advice. See a doctor immediately and show him/her the package leaflet.
  • Ensure that the solution does not come into contact with healthy skin or mucous membranes in order to avoid irritation. Allow the solution to dry thoroughly in order to avoid spreading it to healthy skin. Immediately rinse away solution spilled on skin and mucous membranes with plenty of running water for 15 minutes.
  • If swallowed: Rinse mouth, drink plenty of water. Do not induce vomiting. Immediately call a doctor.
  • In case of overdose or excessive frequent use, painful inflammation of the skin may occur. Follow the directions carefully.
  • Do not allow the solution to come into contact with clothing,  textiles or tablecloths.
  • If MolluDab should be spilled, carefully soak the liquid with an absorbent paper towel and immediately wash the affected area with plenty of water.
MolluDab must not be used:
  • Near the eyes.
  • On mucous membranes (for example mouth or genital region), open wounds or skin which has been scratched open.
  • On already inflamed molluscum bumps.
  • For the treatment of common warts, age warts, birthmarks as well as corns and other callus formations
  • In infants and young children under 2 years of age.
  • When there is a known tendency to form excess scar tissue (hypertrophic scars, keloids).
  • In persons with congenital or acquired immune deficiency (e.g. HIV infection or treatment with medications which suppress the immune system), since there is not sufficient experience with use in this patient group.
Take special care with MolluDab:
  • With molluscum contagiosum during the breastfeeding period on the lactating breast. Avoid contact between the infant and the treated skin.
  • In patients with atopic dermatitis (atopic eczema). MolluDab should not be used during flare-ups of atopic dermatitis. Seek advice from your doctor if the area is affected by molluscum and dermatitis.

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