Australian Approved Name (AAN): Yellow soft paraffin
Common name/s and synonyms: Yellow petroleum jelly; Paraffin – soft yellow.
Superseded AAN: Paraffin – soft yellow
Warnings and restrictions: Only for use in topical medicines for dermal application. When used as an active ingredient, can only be supplied as an uncompounded medicine substance packed for retail sale, and must comply with an uncompounded substance monograph of the British Pharmacopeia.
Allowable purpose of the ingredient: Active. Excipient
TGA reference: British Pharmacopoeia