HYDROCORTISONE 1% CREAM
Active substance(s): HYDROCORTISONE / HYDROCORTISONE / HYDROCORTISONE
231-30-63038-Y LEA ZENOXONE 1% CREAM TUK
Take special care with Zenoxone
Talk to your doctor before you start to use
this medicine if you:
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• are going to use it on a child under 10 years
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it
using this cream and consult a doctor
contains important information for you.
if you experience any allergic
• This medicine is available without
prescription. However, you still need to use type reactions after using this cream or if
your condition does not improve even after
Zenoxone carefully to get the best results
using this cream.
Taking other medicines
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
• Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you
are taking or have recently taken any other
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more
medicines, including medicines obtained
information or advice.
without a prescription.
• You must contact a doctor if your symptoms
worsen or do not improve after 7 days.
Important information about some of the
• If you get any side effects, talk to your
ingredients of Zenoxone
doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
• Zenoxone contains Chlorocresol which may
possible side effects not listed in this
cause allergic reactions.
leaflet. See section 4.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
IN THIS LEAFLET:
• If you are pregnant, planning to become
pregnant or are breast-feeding, ask your
1. What Zenoxone is and what it is used for
doctor for advice before using this
2. Before you use Zenoxone
3. How to use Zenoxone
and using machines
4. Possible side effects
• Zenoxone is not expected to affect your
5. How to store Zenoxone
ability to drive or operate machinery.
6. Further information
HOW TO USE ZENOXONE
WHAT ZENOXONE IS AND WHAT IT IS
HYDROCORTISONE 1 % CREAM
If your doctor has prescribed this medicine,
always use Zenoxone exactly as your doctor
Zenoxone is the brand name of your
has told you. Otherwise follow the
medicine. It is sometimes known as
instructions below. If you are not sure how to
Hydrocortisone, which is the name of the
use this medicine talk to your doctor or
active ingredient. This medicine will be
referred to as Zenoxone throughout this
• Use the spike in the top of the cap to make
a hole through the seal of the tube.
Zenoxone is a mild topical (applied to the
• Wash your hands before and after applying
skin) corticosteroid, or ‘steroid’ (not to be
Zenoxone but if applying to the hands do
confused with ‘anabolic’ or ‘sex’ steroids).
not wash after application.
Zenoxone is used for the relief of mild
• If symptoms persist after 7 days, consult
inflammatory skin disorders including:
• mild to moderate eczema
• irritant contact dermatitis or allergic contact • Adults (including the elderly) and children
over 10 years old
Apply sufficient cream once or twice a day
• insect bite reactions.
to thinly cover the affected area and gently
BEFORE YOU USE ZENOXONE
rub into the skin until it disappears. Use the
cream for a maximum period of one week.
DO NOT use Zenoxone if you:
• Children under 10 years
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to
Do not use in children under 10 years
hydrocortisone or any of the other
without speaking to your doctor first.
ingredients of this medicine
use more Zenoxone than you should
• are going to apply the cream to your face,
have squeezed out too much cream,
eyes or ano-genital region, or to broken or
wipe off the excess with a paper towel.
infected skin (including cold sores, acne,
If you forget to use Zenoxone
athlete’s foot or chickenpox)
If you forget to apply Zenoxone, apply it as
• are going to apply the cream under
soon as possible and carry on as before. If it
30 July 2015
is 4 hours or less to the next application, then
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ignore the missed dose.
What Zenoxone contains:
If you have any further questions on the use
• The active ingredient is hydrocortisone.
of this product, ask your doctor or
• The other ingredients are white soft
paraffin, cetomacrogol emulsifying wax,
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
liquid paraffin, chlorocresol, and purified
Like all medicines, Zenoxone can cause side
What Zenoxone looks like and contents of
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Most patients using Zenoxone will have no
• Zenoxone is an aqueous cream.
problems when used in the correct amount
• Zenoxone is available in 10 g and 15 g
for the prescribed time.
If the following happens, stop using the
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
cream and tell your doctor immediately or go
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
to the casualty department at your nearest
The Marketing Authorisation holder and
• an allergic reaction (swelling of the lips,
company responsible for manufacture is
face or neck leading to severe difficulty in
TEVA UK Limited, Eastbourne BN22 9AG.
breathing; skin rash or hives).
This is a very serious but rare side effect. You This leaflet was last revised: June 2015
may need urgent medical attention or
If your condition becomes worse during
treatment, you may have an allergy to one of
the ingredients of the cream or an infection.
Stop using Zenoxone and tell your doctor as
soon as possible.
Use of this cream may cause stretch marks on
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: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this
HOW TO STORE ZENOXONE
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store Zenoxone below 25ºC and do not
Do not use Zenoxone after the expiry date
that is stated on the outer packaging. The
expiry date refers to the last day of that
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.
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