HYDROCORTISONE 1.0% W/W OINTMENT
Active substance(s): HYDROCORTISONE MICRONISED
HYDROCORTISONE 1.0% w/w OINTMENT
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine.
· Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
· If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
· You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after one week.
· This medicine is for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms
are the same as yours.
· If any side effect becomes more serious, or if you notice any side effect not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Hydrocortisone Ointment is and
what it is used for
2. Before you use Hydrocortisone Ointment
3. How to use Hydrocortisone Ointment
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Hydrocortisone Ointment
6. Further information
Do not use:
· If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to
corticosteroids, including hydrocortisone.
· If you are allergic to any of the other ingredients.
· If you suffer from a chronic skin disease
(psoriasis)marked by itchy, scaly patches, unless
instructed by your doctor.
· If you are pregnant or breast feeding, unless
instructed by your doctor.
· On broken or infected skin including cold sores,
acne and athletes foot.
· On the face, eyes, anal or genital area.
The name of your medicine is:
Hydrocortisone 1.0% w/w Ointment..
If you are unsure, or if you have any further questions,
talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using
It is used for the treatment of irritant dermatitis,
allergic contact dermatitis, insect bite reactions and Hydrocortisone Ointment.
mild to moderate eczema.
Hydrocortisone Ointment is one of a group of
medicines called topical steroids. Topical means
they are put on the skin. Topical steroids reduce the
redness and itchiness of certain skin problems.
Important information about some of the
ingredients of Hydrocortisone Ointment:
This medicine contains Wool Fat (lanolin), which may
cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).
Always use Hydrocortisone Ointment as explained 53 # ( ( !& ")( # ('&!
in this leaflet. You should check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.
Store below 25ºC and protect from light.
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· For external use only.
· Do not use with bandages or dressings that do
not allow the air to circulate to the affected area
· Refer to Do not use information in Section 2.
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· Wash your hands before and after application,
unless used for treating the hands.
· Use the ointment sparingly over a small area once
or twice a day.
· Rub in gently until the ointment disappears.
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continue as before.
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condition does not improve after one week consult
your doctor. If used for a longer period of time you
increase the possibility of absorption through the
skin and therefore the likelihood of side effects.
Do not use Hydrocortisone Ointment after the expiry
date which is stated on the tube and carton. The
expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines
no longer required.
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The active substance is hydrocortisone 1.0% w/w.
The other ingredients are White Soft Paraffin,
Liquid Paraffin and Wool Fat (lanolin).
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This medicine is an off-white translucent ointment,
contained in a tube with a screw cap. The tube is
presented in a carton with an information leaflet.
Each tube contains 15g of Hydrocortisone Ointment.
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Do not use without medical supervision.
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If you have any further questions on the use of this Runcorn, WA7 1NU, UK.
product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
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Like all medicines, as well as benefits, Hydrocortisone
Ointment can cause side effects. Most of these side
effects are rare, affecting less than 1 in 1000 patients. This leaflet was last revised February 2011.
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burning, red or itchy skin) or '') !
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and talk to your doctor.
Other side effects that may occur:
· Slight stinging irritation.
· Thinning of the skin.
· Reddish purple lines (stretch marks).
· Steroid induced acne.
· Problems when stopping use of this medicine
(topical corticosteroid withdrawal syndrome).
If any of these side effects occur, you should consult
your doctor or pharmacist.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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