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Author Topic: What have they done to Germolene?  (Read 81167 times)

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #45 on: 28 November, 2014, 08:05:41 AM »
It seems that you can get it from Boots with a Prescription , Online or Instore  !! , this attachment is from Boots web site oday 27.11.2014 , I don't know if you could get a prescription form your Docs for it

The ointment is a category P product, which means that you can buy it over the counter in a pharmacy, where the pharmacist is able to supervise the sale. You would need a prescription to buy it online because the pharmacist would be unable to oversee the purchase.

Thanks  that clears that up! The remaining question I have is what is the offending ingredient that has lifted this 'folk medicine' to a            'P 'status?
« Last Edit: 28 November, 2014, 08:07:18 AM by antonymous »
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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #46 on: 28 November, 2014, 08:55:47 PM »
It doesn't necessarily have to be restricted for a particular ingredient. The legal sale category is determined by the licence holder in their licence application - the medicines authorities decide if they have selected appropriately, but if the applicant asks for P (pharmacy only) when GSL (general sale, over the counter anywhere) would be appropriate , the product would be still awarded P status - perhaps they would not like the stigma of their product being on a supermarket shelf, or they feel that the product is best sold by a pharmacist.

I don't think it is relevant, anyway, as the product appears to be licensed for the GSL category, and it just looks like Boots are being stroppy about mail order supplies. Ref: http://www.ciplus.co.uk/ezine/files/assets/downloads/page0264.pdf

It would appear I had a brainfart when I thought it was in the P category - I went for the likely explanation without checking. Sorry.
« Last Edit: 28 November, 2014, 08:59:24 PM by crabfoot »

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #47 on: 28 November, 2014, 09:44:02 PM »
All is now clear, as regards it's status, GSL, as for it's disappearance from the shelves, which has been the subject of thousands of posts on the internet bemoaning the fact - it must have been a manufacturing glitch (or perhaps a marketing blunder). Or perhaps some entrepreneur
cornered the market (it was selling on eBay at exhorbitant prices).Nuff said.

As an afterthought, I swear by Savlon - you can almost watch the healing effect take place, so Germolene doesnt figure on my shopping list.
« Last Edit: 28 November, 2014, 11:48:28 PM by antonymous »
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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #48 on: 07 December, 2014, 11:38:36 AM »
I think that I will try mixing clean vaseline with germoline cream to see if it behaves like tge ointment ...

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #49 on: 07 December, 2014, 02:54:26 PM »
I think that I will try mixing clean vaseline with germoline cream to see if it behaves like tge ointment ...

Why Vaseline? It was never in the original recipe.

The original pink ointment is available - just ask the pharmacist.
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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #50 on: 07 December, 2014, 11:44:31 PM »
Vaseline is white soft paraffin - which is in the ointment formula.  OTOH the ingredient most likely to "help" from the ointment formula is wool fat, AKA lanolin.

It appears, from looking around, that the ingredient which has been discontinued is the TIN. You can get the ointment in tubes at all good pharmacies, and the formulation appears unchanged.

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #51 on: 14 December, 2014, 03:54:22 PM »
hi everbody just to let you know I have 100 tubes of Germolene ointment (yes the pink one)
If you email me I can help you out
04/11/14
Yes please, how much and how can I purchase please ?
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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #52 on: 14 December, 2014, 09:32:03 PM »
hi everbody just to let you know I have 100 tubes of Germolene ointment (yes the pink one)
If you email me I can help you out
04/11/14
Yes please, how much and how can I purchase please ?
Fiona Hardy

Go to your local pharmacy and ask the pharmacist, maybe not the first one you visit, but try them all.
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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #53 on: 06 January, 2015, 02:20:57 PM »
hi everbody just to let you know I have 100 tubes of Germolene ointment (yes the pink one)
If you email me I can help you out
04/11/14

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #54 on: 20 January, 2015, 08:32:42 PM »
Hiya,

Hope you are well.

Please can I have some germolene.

How much is it for 10 tubes please and what size are they?

Thanks!!

Where can I get more from??
xXx

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #55 on: 24 January, 2015, 08:10:30 PM »
I wrote to Bayer in December '14 to ask about the disappearance of the ointment and they replied saying that the active ingredient, Octafonium Chloride, was no longer manufactured and therefore they were unable to make the original product.
If Steven Dyer still has some Germolene ointment available I would be pleased to hear from him with a view to buying some.

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #56 on: 26 January, 2015, 11:04:31 AM »
Without wishing to offer any endorsement, the email address of the user who says he has got tubes of original Germolene (above) is steve.dycer@me.com

He is happy for me to post this so that people can contact him direct (and of course, you do so entirely at your own risk!)

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #57 on: 08 February, 2015, 02:17:57 PM »
Presuming that the ointment is gone for good, does anybody have a suggestion for a good alternative type of ointment?

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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #58 on: 10 February, 2015, 05:50:02 AM »
Presuming that the ointment is gone for good, does anybody have a suggestion for a good alternative type of ointment?

Try Savlon - it ticks all the boxes.
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Re: What have they done to Germolene?
« Reply #59 on: 10 February, 2015, 01:01:17 PM »
Blimey! I didn't realise how close to British hearts Germolene has become!

I mean, I just noticed that this thread has already clocked up 58 Replies and, with answer, a staggering 17,247 Views.

Is this a record? Does this make Germolene Intelligent Answer's most answered post of all time?
« Last Edit: 10 February, 2015, 01:03:27 PM by P-Kasso2 »
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