FLUDROXYCORTIDE 0.0125% W/W CREAM
Active substance(s): FLUDROXYCORTIDE
Haelan Cream 0.0125% w/w
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
- 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 only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
What is in this leaflet:
What Haelan Cream is and what it is used for
What you need to know before you use Haelan Cream
How to use Haelan Cream
Possible side effects
How to store Haelan Cream
Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT HAELAN CREAM IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Haelan Cream is a white cream for application to the skin. Haelan Cream belongs to a group of medicines
called topical steroids and is used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis of all types,
especially when the skin is dry and scaly. Haelan Cream can be used in adults and children.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU USE HAELAN CREAM
Do not use Haelan Cream
for skin tuberculosis.
for rosacea of the face.
for dermatitis around the mouth.
for itchiness of the genitals or anus.
for skin conditions in babies including eczema or napkin rash.
for bacterial skin infections such as impetigo.
for viral skin infections such as cold sores.
for fungal skin infections such as athlete’s foot.
Do not use Haelan Cream if you are allergic to fludroxycortide or any of the other ingredients of this
medicine (listed in section 6).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Haelan Cream.
The cream should not be used on or near your eyes or inside your mouth.
Do not use Haelan Cream for long periods of time and do not cover it tightly under dressings or clothes.
Do not use Haelan Cream on large areas of damaged skin or in skin folds such as the armpits or
• Do not use Haelan Cream on your face for more than five days and do not cover it up tightly.
• If you have a skin infection or think you have a skin infection, tell your doctor.
• Do not use Haelan Cream on children’s skin for more than five days and do not cover it up tightly.
Other medicines and Haelan Cream
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using, have recently used or might use any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not use Haelan Cream if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are
planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Haelan Cream
Haelan Cream contains cetyl alcohol and propylene glycol
Haelan Cream contains cetyl alcohol which may cause local skin reactions such as contact
dermatitis and propylene glycol which may cause skin irritation.
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3. HOW TO USE HAELAN CREAM
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check the label for how to use your
medicine and how often to use it. Only put the cream on the parts of your skin your doctor wants to
treat. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Only use Haelan Cream on your skin. Do not put it in your mouth or eyes.
Apply the cream gently to the affected area of skin two or three times each day. If you are elderly
your skin may be thin so you will need to apply the cream sparingly.
If your doctor has told you to cover the skin tightly where you are using Haelan Cream, you should
only have to cover a small area.
If you forget to use Haelan Cream
If you forget to use Haelan Cream do not worry, just put on the next application when it is due.
If accidently swallowed, contact your nearest hospital casualty department or tell your doctor
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Some patients may have one or more of the following side effects in the area where they apply
• Burning, itching, irritated or dry skin.
• Inflammation at the bottom of skin hairs.
• Excess hair growth.
• Acne pimples.
• Pale skin.
• Dermatitis around the mouth.
• Allergic contact dermatitis.
• Limp, flabby or thin skin where the cream was.
• Skin softening.
• Skin infections may get worse.
• Red spots or lines on the skin.
• Blood vessels in the skin become visible.
• Infected wounds may take longer to heal.
The amount of sugar in your blood and urine may change or some of your hormones may be
affected causing weight gain, menstrual irregularities and hair growth. These effects are very rare.
Some steroids are known to affect certain hormones. If your doctor thinks you need to be treated for
longer periods of time, they may arrange for you to have hormone tests. If the cream is affecting your
hormones, your doctor may tell you to stop using it. Then your hormones should return to normal.
Children treated with topical steroids have rarely had high fluid pressure in their skulls. This has
caused headaches and swelling.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE HAELAN CREAM
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25 C.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the tube crimp and on the carton
after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Haelan Cream contains
- The active substance is fludroxycortide, 0.0125% w/w.
- The other ingredients are stearic acid, cetyl alcohol, polyoxyl 40 stearate, liquid paraffin,
propylene glycol, sodium citrate, citric acid anhydrous and water.
What Haelan Cream looks like and contents of the pack
Haelan Cream is white and comes in a 60g aluminium tube.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Typharm Ltd, 14D Wendover Road, Rackheath Industrial Estate, Norwich, NR13 6LH.
PURNA PHARMACEUTICALS NV/SA, Rijksweg 17, 2870 Puurs, Belgium.
This leaflet was last revised in July 2016.
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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