UNIROID-HC OINTMENT

Active substance: HYDROCORTISONE

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Uniroid-HC Ointment

CHEMIDEX PHARMA

Hydrocortisone, Cinchocaine hydrochloride
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine.





203404

LC178

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Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

In this leaflet:
1. What this medicine is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Uniroid-HC Ointment
3. How to use Uniroid-HC Ointment
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Uniroid-HC Ointment
6. Further information

1. What this medicine is and what it is used for
Uniroid-HC Ointment contains hydrocortisone and cinchocaine
hydrochloride.
 Hydrocortisone soothes and relieves irritations and
inflammation of the skin.
 Cinchocaine hydrochloride, a local anaesthetic, provides pain
relief.
It is used to treat:
 external haemorrhoids (piles), providing short-term relief of pain,
irritation and associated itching around the back passage (anus)
 internal haemorrhoids using the nozzle applicator provided.

2. Before you use Uniroid-HC Ointment
Do NOT use Uniroid-HC Ointment if you:
 are allergic to hydrocortisone, or to any other steroids
 are allergic to cinchocaine, or to any other local anaesthetics
 are allergic to any of the other ingredients (see Section 6)
 have tuberculosis
 have any kind of skin infection (e.g. thrush of the back passage,
viruses affecting the skin).
Do not use the ointment in children under 12 years of age
unless directed by the doctor.
If any of the above apply to you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Take special care with Uniroid-HC Ointment
Before using the ointment, tell you doctor if you:
 have had a bad reaction to this or similar products before

are pregnant or planning a pregnancy
are breast-feeding.
Do NOT cover the skin with bandages, plasters or any other
dressing. However, it is safe to cover the skin with your clothes.



Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have
recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained
without a prescription, and herbal preparations.
Some medicines may be affected by Uniroid-HC or they may affect
how well Uniroid-HC will work.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not use the ointment if pregnant or breast-feeding unless advised
by your doctor.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine
if you might be pregnant or breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
Uniroid-HC is unlikely to affect your ability to operate machinery or to
drive.
Important information about some of the ingredients of
Uniroid-HC Ointment


cetostearyl alcohol
This may cause local skin reactions, such as contact dermatitis.

3. How to use Uniroid-HC Ointment
Always use Uniroid-HC Ointment exactly as your doctor has told you,
and always read the label. Your doctor will decide on the appropriate
dose to suit your condition. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are
not sure.
 To open the tube remove and turn the cap upside down and
use it to pierce the seal at the top of the nozzle.
 Gently wash the area around the back passage with water and
pat dry with cotton wool.
Continued over page

Using without the applicator
1. Wash your hands, then squeeze a small quantity of the ointment
onto a finger and spread it onto the affected area without
rubbing. Do NOT use toilet paper to apply the ointment.
2. Wash your hands thoroughly.
Using with the applicator (inside the back passage)
1. Your ointment contains a plastic nozzle applicator to help you
apply the ointment inside the back passage. Clean the nozzle
applicator thoroughly in warm, soapy water before and after
each use.
2. Screw the nozzle applicator onto the end of the ointment tube
and insert the nozzle applicator fully into the back passage.
3. Squeeze the tube gently from the lower end while slowly pulling
it out of the back passage.
4. Unscrew the nozzle applicator and wash both it and your hands.
Do NOT apply a dressing after using this ointment as this can
increase the risk of an allergic reaction (see Section 4).
Doses
Adults, elderly and children over 12 years: apply the ointment
twice a day (morning and evening) and after each time you empty
your bowels unless your doctor has told you otherwise.
Do not use the ointment for more than 7 days. If the problem is no
better, tell your doctor.
Children under 12 years: this medicine is NOT suitable for
children under 12 years.
If you use more than you should
If you apply too much ointment, wipe off the excess with cotton wool.
If you accidentally insert too much ointment or if you or anyone
else swallows any of the ointment:
1. Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nearest hospital casualty
department immediately.
2. Take the ointment tube with you so that people can see what you
have used or taken.
3. Do this even if you feel well.
If you forget to use
If you forget to use the ointment, use it as soon as you remember,
but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and
continue as usual.
Do not use a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Uniroid-HC Ointment can cause side effects,

although not everybody gets them. Do not be alarmed by this list of
possible side effects. You may not experience any of them.
Tell your doctor if you get the following side effect:
 an allergic reaction such as itching, pain or rash around the
back passage.
Large doses and regular use may suppress the adrenal glands.
This may cause complex changes in your body. If you use
Uniroid-HC Ointment regularly, discuss this with your doctor.
If any of the side effects get troublesome, or if you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

5. How to store Uniroid-HC Ointment





Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use after the expiry date stated on the tube and on the
carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original package.
Do not throw it away with your household waste or in water.
Return all the unwanted medicine to your pharmacist. This will
help to protect the environment.

6. Further information
What Uniroid-HC Ointment contains
 The active ingredients are hydrocortisone (5 mg in 1 g of
ointment) and cinchocaine hydrochloride (5 mg in 1 g of ointment).
 The other ingredients are cetostearyl alcohol and white soft
paraffin.
(See end of Section 2 for further information on cetostearyl
alcohol).
What Uniroid-HC Ointment looks like and contents of the pack
Uniroid-HC Ointment is a translucent or off-white odourless ointment.
It is available in aluminium tubes of 15 g and 30 g. Not all pack sizes
may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Chemidex Pharma Ltd, Chemidex House, Egham Business Village,
Crabtree Road, Egham, Surrey TW20 8RB.
Manufacturer
Purna Pharmaceuticals NV, Rijksweg 17, 2870 Puurs, Belgium.
This leaflet was last revised in
July 2012
'Uniroid' and 'Chemidex' are registered trademarks.
CHEMIDEX PHARMA

1/L/m/4.1

LC178

203404

Uniroid-HC Ointment
Hydrocortisone, Cinchocaine hydrochloride

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Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine.
hKeep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
hIf you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
hThis medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
hIf any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What this medicine is and what it is used for
2. Before you use
3. How to use
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store
6. Further information
1.

What this medicine is and what it is used for

Uniroid-HC ointment contains hydrocortisone and cinchocaine
hydrochloride.
hHydrocortisone soothes and relieves irritations and
inflammation of the skin.
hCinchocaine hydrochloride, a local anaesthetic, provides pain
relief.
It is used to treat:
hexternal haemorrhoids (piles), providing short-term relief of pain,
irritation and associated itching around the back passage (anus)
hinternal haemorrhoids using the nozzle applicator provided.

2. Before you use
Do NOT use Uniroid-HC ointment if you:
hare allergic to hydrocortisone, or to any other steroids
hare allergic to cinchocaine, or to any other local anaesthetics
hare allergic to any of the other ingredients (see Section 6)
hhave tuberculosis
hhave any kind of skin infection (e.g. thrush of the back passage,
viruses affecting the skin).
Do not use the ointment in children under 12 years of age
unless directed by the doctor.
If any of the above apply to you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Take special care with Uniroid-HC ointment
Before using the ointment, tell you doctor if you:
hhave had a bad reaction to this or similar products before

Using without the applicator
1. Wash your hands, then squeeze a small quantity of the ointment
onto a finger and spread it onto the affected area without
rubbing. Do NOT use toilet paper to apply the ointment.
2. Wash your hands thoroughly.
Using with the applicator (inside the back passage)
1. Your ointment contains a plastic nozzle applicator to help you
apply the ointment inside the back passage. Clean the nozzle
applicator thoroughly in warm, soapy water before and after
each use.
2. Screw the nozzle applicator onto the end of the ointment tube
and insert the nozzle applicator fully into the back passage.
3. Squeeze the tube gently from the lower end while slowly pulling
it out of the back passage.
4. Unscrew the nozzle applicator and wash both it and your hands.
Do NOT apply a dressing after using this ointment as this can
increase the risk of an allergic reaction (see Section 4).
Doses
Adults, elderly and children over 12 years: apply the ointment
twice a day (morning and evening) and after each time you empty
your bowels unless your doctor has told you otherwise.
Do not use the ointment for more than 7 days. If the problem is no
better, tell your doctor.
Children under 12 years: this medicine is NOT suitable for
children under 12 years.
If you use more than you should
If you apply too much ointment, wipe off the excess with cotton wool.
If you accidentally insert too much ointment or if you or anyone
else swallows any of the ointment:
1. Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nearest hospital casualty
department immediately.
2. Take the ointment tube with you so that people can see what you
have used or taken.
3. Do this even if you feel well.
If you forget to use
If you forget to use the ointment, use it as soon as you remember,
but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and
continue as usual.
Do not use a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Uniroid-HC Ointment can cause side effects,

hare pregnant or planning a pregnancy
hare breast-feeding.
Do NOT cover the skin with bandages, plasters or any other
dressing. However, it is safe to cover the skin with your clothes.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have
recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained
without a prescription, and herbal preparations.
Some medicines may be affected by Uniroid-HC or they may affect
how well Uniroid-HC will work.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not use the ointment if pregnant or breast-feeding unless advised
by your doctor.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine
if you might be pregnant or breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
Uniroid-HC is unlikely to affect your ability to operate machinery or to
drive.
Important information about some of the ingredients of
Uniroid-HC ointment
hcetostearyl alcohol
This may cause local skin reactions, such as contact dermatitis.

3. How to use
Always use Uniroid-HC ointment exactly as your doctor has told you,
and always read the label. Your doctor will decide on the appropriate
dose to suit your condition. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are
not sure.
hTo open the tube remove and turn the cap upside down and
use it to pierce the seal at the top of the nozzle.
hGently wash the area around the back passage with water and
pat dry with cotton wool.
Continued over page

although not everybody gets them. Do not be alarmed by this list of
possible side effects. You may not experience any of them.
Tell your doctor if you get the following side effect:
han allergic reaction such as itching, pain or rash around the
back passage.
Large doses and regular use may suppress the adrenal glands.
This may cause complex changes in your body. If you use
Uniroid-HC ointment regularly, discuss this with your doctor.
If any of the side effects get troublesome, or if you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

5. How to store
hKeep out of the reach and sight of children.
hDo not use after the expiry date stated on the tube and on the
carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
hDo not store above 25°C. Store in the original package.
hDo not throw it away with your household waste or in water.
Return all the unwanted medicine to your pharmacist. This will
help to protect the environment.

6. Further information
What Uniroid-HC Ointment contains
hThe active ingredients are hydrocortisone (5 mg in 1 g of ointment)
and cinchocaine hydrochloride (5 mg in 1g of ointment).
hThe other ingredients are cetostearyl alcohol and white soft
paraffin.
(See end of Section 2 for further information on cetostearyl
alcohol).
What Uniroid-HC Ointment looks like and contents of the pack
Uniroid-HC Ointment is a translucent or off-white odourless
ointment.
It is available in aluminium tubes of 15 g and 30 g. Not all pack sizes
may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Chemidex Pharma Ltd, Chemidex House, Egham Business Village,
Crabtree Road, Egham, Surrey TW20 8RB.
Manufacturer
PF Jelfa SA, Wincentego Pola Street, 58-500 Jelenia Gora, Poland.
This leaflet was last revised in
October 2009
'Uniroid' and 'Chemidex' are registered trademarks.
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