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EUCERIN INTENSIVE 10% W/W UREA TREATMENT CREAM

Active substance(s): UREA

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Eucerin ® Intensive 10% w/w
Urea Treatment Cream

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again while you are receiving your treatment.
• If you have any further questions, please ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• 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.
The name of your medicine is Eucerin ® Intensive 10% w/w Urea Treatment Cream.
In the rest of this leaflet it is called Eucerin ® .

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What Eucerin ® is and what it is used for
Before you use Eucerin ®
How to use Eucerin ®
Possible side effects
How to store Eucerin ®
Further information

1. What Eucerin ® is and what it is used for

2. Before you use Eucerin ®
Do not use Eucerin ® :
• if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of Eucerin ®
(see list under ‘What Eucerin ® contains’)
• on broken, inflamed skin
• on large areas of skin if you have kidney trouble
Taking other medicines:
Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are using any other medicines on your
skin, including those obtained without a prescription. Eucerin ® may increase the
penetration of some substances into the skin e.g.:
• medicines known as corticosteroids
• dithranol
• fluorouracil.
If you have any doubts about whether you should use this medicine, then talk to
your doctor or pharmacist.

3. How to use Eucerin ®

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Eucerin is a hydrating agent. It is used for the treatment of:
• ichthyosis (an inherited condition in which the skin is dry, rough and scaly
because of a defect in cornification),
• xeroderma (a mild form of ichthyosis in which the skin develops slight dryness
and forms scales) and hyperkeratosis (thickening of the outer layer of the skin)
• other chronic dry skin conditions such as atopic eczema (dermatitis).

Eucerin ® is for EXTERNAL USE ONLY
Avoid contact with the eyes or other sensitive areas.
Seek medical advice immediately if you accidentally swallow Eucerin ® .

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Always follow the instructions for use below or use as directed by your doctor or the
pharmacist. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
• Apply sparingly (as a thin film) twice daily to the affected areas of the skin and
rub in.
• If symptoms persist consult your doctor or pharmacist.

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If you use more Eucerin ® than you should
Using too much Eucerin ® may cause skin irritation. This usually resolves quickly
when treatment with the cream is stopped. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor
or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects
Like many medicines, Eucerin ® may cause side effects.
Local skin irritation may sometimes occur, particularly if Eucerin ® is applied to
inflamed or sensitive skin or in excessive amounts. This usually resolves quickly
when treatment with the cream is stopped. However, if the condition of your skin
worsens or if there is no improvement, consult your doctor.
If you notice any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet, or feel that the medicine
is affecting you badly, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

5. How to store Eucerin ®
Keep this medicine out of the reach and sight of children.
This medicine should not be used after the expiry date shown on the pack and the
tube. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
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Eucerin Dry Skin 2012
10%Urea Ointment Leaflet
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Do not store above 25°C.
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 to protect the environment.

6. Further Information
What Eucerin ® contains:
Eucerin ® contains the active ingredient Urea 10% w/w.
It also contains benzyl alcohol, light liquid paraffin, sodium lactate solution,
magnesium stearate, microcrystalline wax, triglycerol diisostearate, isopropyl
palmitate, wool alcohols, magnesium sulphate and purified water.
What Eucerin ® looks like and contents of the pack:
Eucerin ® is a white, shiny cream contained in an internally coated aluminium tube
with a plastic screw cap. Eucerin ® is available in pack sizes of 15ml, 50ml, 100ml
and 150ml (although not all of these may be marketed).
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Beiersdorf UK Ltd, 2010 Solihull Parkway,
Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham, B37 7YS, UK.
Manufacturer:
Beiersdorf AG, 20245 Hamburg, Germany.
The leaflet was last revised in June 2012.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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