DERMACORT HYDROCORTISONE CREAM

Active substance: HYDROCORTISONE

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Dermacort Hydrocortisone Cream

- Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
- Keep this leaflet.You may need to read it again.
- If you have any further questions, please ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not pass this medicine on to others. It may harm them, even if
their symptoms are the same as yours.
In this leaflet:
1. What Dermacort is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Dermacort
3. How to use Dermacort
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Dermacort
6. Further information

1.WHAT DERMACORT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR

The name of the medicine is Dermacort. The active ingredient is
0.1% Hydrocortisone, in a lanolin-free cream base that is quickly
absorbed into the skin to treat the irritation that causes itching.
Dermacort reduces swelling and redness and allows healing.
Dermacort can be used for the treatment of skin irritations,
dermatitis and rashes due to reactions to plants, insect bites,
jewellery, toiletries, deodorants, soaps and detergents. It may
also be used for the treatment of mild to moderate eczema.

2. BEFORE YOU USE DERMACORT
Do not use Dermacort:
• if you have had an allergy to any creams or ointments in the past
• on the eyes or face
• on the ano-genital region
• on broken or infected skin, including cold sores, acne and athlete’s foot
• if you think you may be pregnant
• in children under 10 years of age without medical advice.
Important information about some of the ingredients of
Dermacort

Dermacort contains propylene glycol which may cause skin irritation.
3. HOW TO USE DERMACORT

Dermacort is for EXTERNAL USE ONLY.















Adults and children over 10 years: Apply a thin layer to cover
the affected area once or twice a day.
You should find that:
- two fingertips of cream will treat both hands or one foot
- three fingertips of cream will treat one arm
You should only apply the cream to the affected area.
Rub in gently until the cream disappears.
Wash your hands before and after application, unless used for
treating the hands.

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Do not use Dermacort for more than one week. If the condition
does not improve after one week consult your doctor.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

You may find that your condition gets worse during treatment,
you may be allergic to the cream or have a skin infection. If this
happens stop using the cream and contact your doctor or
pharmacist as soon as possible.
5 HOW TO STORE DERMACORT

Do not use Dermacort after the expiry date stamped on the tube
and the pack. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.
Dermacort should be stored in a cool, dry place (below 25°C)
Keep this medicine out of the reach and sight of children

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household
waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer
required. These measures will help protect the environment.
6 FURTHER INFORMATION

What Dermacort contains
The cream does not contain Lanolin.

Then active substance in Dermacort is 0.1% Hydrocortisone.
The other ingredients are propylene glycol, emulsifying ointment,
citric acid and purified water.
Contents of the pack
Dermacort is available in packs of 15g.

Marketing Authorisation Holder
Marlborough Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
35A High Street, Marlborough, Wilts SN8 1LW, UK
Tel 01672 514187

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PL23138/0007

Manufacturer
Pharmasol Limited, Andover, Hants, SP10 5AZ
Dermacort is a registered trademark.

For information in large print,
tape, CD or Braille,
telephone 01672 514187

This leaflet was last approved in March 2013

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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