Cymex cream contains four active ingredients; urea, dimeticone, cetrimide and chlorocresol.
Urea is a moisturiser that works by penetrating into the lips, where it attracts and retains water. Urea also breaks down keratin in the skin cells, helping them to shed, which softens and improves the appearance of dry, cracked lips. This action also improves the ability of moisturising ingredients to penetrate the lips and rehydrate them.
Dimeticone acts as a water repellant to help protect the lips.
Cetrimide and chlorocresol are mild disinfectants that help control infection.
The cream also contains liquid paraffin and cetostearyl alcohol, which are moisturising agents that prevent water evaporating from the lips.
These ingredients provide a triple action that helps relieve cold sores and painful dry cracked lips.
The cream should be applied every hour until the cold sore fades.
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
There are currently no other lipcare preparation available in the UK that contain this combination of ingredients.