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Difflam Cream

Benzydamine hydrochloride
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it
contains important information for you.
•  his medicine is available without
­ rescription. However, you still need to
use it carefully to get the best results.
•  eep this leaflet. You may need to read it
•  sk your doctor or pharmacist if you
need more information or advice.
•  ou must contact a doctor if your
­ ymptoms worsen or do not improve.

before using Difflam Cream if you are
taking any other medicines, even medicines obtained without a prescription.

In this leaflet:
1.  hat Difflam Cream is for
2.  efore you use Difflam Cream
3.  ow to use Difflam Cream
4.  ossible side effects
5.  ow to store Difflam Cream
6.  urther information.

Always use Difflam Cream exactly as your
pharmacist has told you. You should check
with your doctor or pharmacist if you are
not sure.

1.  hat Difflam Cream is for
Difflam Cream belongs to a group of
medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDS.
Difflam Cream works by stopping pain and
swelling (inflammation). When rubbed into
the skin of the affected area it used to treat
aches and pains including:
• Sprains
• Strains
• Bruises
• Sore muscles
• Stiff joints.
2.  efore you use Difflam Cream
Do not use Difflam Cream if
•  ou are allergic to benzydamine
•  ou are allergic to any of the other
ingredients of Difflam Cream
(see section 6).
If either of these applies to you, talk to your
doctor, dentist or pharmacist.
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor, dentist or pharmacist

Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant, trying to become
pregnant or breast-feeding ask your
doctor, dentist or pharmacist for advice
before using Difflam Cream.
3.  ow to use Difflam Cream

If you get Difflam Cream in your eyes,
mouth, nose or around your genitals or
Do not use Difflam Cream in or near your
eyes, mouth, nose or around your genitals
or anus. If any cream does get in or onto
these parts of your body, wash them
immediately with cold water.
How much Difflam Cream to use
The amount of cream used will depend on
the size of the area to be treated.
The normal length of cream to be squeezed
out of the tube is between a half and a full
finger length (35 - 85mm).
How to use the cream
Rub the cream gently into the affected area
until it seems to disappear.
The cream should be used three times
each day for no more than 10 days. Your
doctor may tell you to use it more often.
Please wash your hands after applying
the cream (unless your hands are being
If your symptoms worsen or do not
Contact your doctor if your symptoms
worsen or they do not improve.

If you use more Difflam Cream than you
It should not cause you any problems if you
accidentally swallow some of your medicine.
If you have any concerns, contact your
doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to use Difflam Cream
Do not apply a double dose to make up for
a missed dose. Simply apply the next dose
as planned.
If you have any further questions about the
use of this medicine, ask your doctor or
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines Difflam Cream can
cause side effects, although not everybody
gets them.
You may experience the following:
• Itching
• Skin rash
• Skin redness or swelling
• Difficulty breathing and wheezing.
Some people become more sensitive to the
effects of sunlight after using this cream.
This means that the skin may become red and
painful after only a few minutes in the sun.
These side effects should disappear if you
stop using the cream.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in
this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
5.  ow to store Difflam Cream
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Difflam Cream after the expiry
date on the tube. The expiry date refers to
the last day of that month.

6. Further information
What Difflam Cream contains
The active substance is 3% w/w
­ enzydamine hydrochloride.
The other ingredients are Cutina (glycerol
stearate), cetyl alcohol, Cetiol V (decyl
oleate), Eumulgin B1 (macrogol cetostearyl
ether), propylene glycol, perfume, methyl
hydroxybenzoate, propyl hydroxybenzoate
and purified water.
For advice on what to do if you are allergic
to any of these ingredients see section 2.
What Difflam Cream looks like
Difflam Cream is a white cream. It comes in
a 35 g, 50 g or 100 g tube. Not all pack
sizes may be marketed
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Meda Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Skyway House
Parsonage Road
Bishop‘s Stortford
CM22 6PU
3M Health Care Limited
3M House
Morley Street
LE11 1EP
This leaflet was last updated
September 2010.
If this leaflet is difficult to see or read or
you would like it in a different format,
please contact Meda Pharmaceuticals
Ltd, Skyway House, Parsonage Road,
Takeley, Bishop‘s Stortford, CM22 6PU.

Do not store above 30°C. Do not store in
the refrigerator or freezer.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Return
any medicine you no longer need to your

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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