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HYDROCORTISONE OINTMENT

Active substance(s): HYDROCORTISONE

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Label for Almus Hydrocortisone 1% Ointment – CURRENT
FRONT OF PACK (Refer to Brand Principles and readability guideline)

Hydrocortisone 1% Ointment
For the relief of contact dermatitis, reactions to insect bites and mild to moderate
eczema
15g e
BACK OF PACK (Refer to Brand Principles and readability guideline)
Read and keep carton for full instructions.

 How to use this medicine
Pierce tube seal with end of cap before first use.
Apply to the skin only.
Adults and children of 10 years and over: Use a very small amount on the affected area.
Apply to the skin once or twice a day.
Don’t use for more than 7 days.
Do not us on children under 10 years, unless your doctor tells you to.
Do not use more than the amount recommended.
If symptoms do not go away, see your doctor.
This ointment contains Hydrocortisone 1% w/w.
Also contains: white soft paraffin.
Do not store above 25°C
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
PL 00014/0364 [P]
PL Holder: BCM Nottingham NG2 3AA
Lot:
Use By:
Item code
Component code
PACK MOCK UP BOX
Product Name: Almus Hydrocortisone 1% Ointment
Product Licence No: PL00014/0364
Wording Ref: CURRENT
Status: Almus Internally Approved 9/10/14
Pack details: tube
Pack size: 15g
Version No: 1, draft 3
Date issued: MHRA approved 06/07/2011
Reason for change: A4 text label submitted with ADR reporting statement on carton-leaflet

Carton for Almus Hydrocortisone 1% Ointment – Yellow Card warning

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FRONT OF PACK (Refer to Brand Principles and readability guideline)

Hydrocortisone 1% Ointment
For the relief of contact dermatitis, reactions to insect bites and mild to moderate
eczema
[P] PHARMACY MEDICINE
15g e
BACK OF PACK (Refer to Brand Principles and readability guideline)
Read all of this carton for full instructions.

What this medicine is for
A corticosteroid ointment, which reduces swelling. For the relief of allergic contact dermatitis
(e.g. reactions to plants, cosmetics), irritant contact dermatitis (e.g. reactions to detergents)
reactions to insect bites and mild to modrate eczema.

Before you use this medicine
X Do not use:





If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medicine
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, unless your doctor tells you to
On broken or infected skin including impetigo, cold sores, acne, athlete’s foot
On the face, eyes, anal or genital areas

 How to use this medicine
Check the tube seal is not broken before first use.
Pierce tube seal with end of cap. Apply to the skin only.
Adults and children of 10 years and over: Use a very small amount on the affected area.
Apply to the skin once or twice a day.
Don’t use for more than 7 days.
Do not us on children under 10 years, unless your doctor tells you to.
Do not use more than the amount recommended.
If symptoms do not go away, see your doctor.

Possible side effects
Most people will not have problems.
If you get these side effects, stop using the ointment and see a doctor.
 Allergic reaction (e.g. skin rash, red or itchy skin, worsening of the condition you are treating)

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any
possible side effects not listed on this carton. You can also report side effects directly via the

Carton for Almus Hydrocortisone 1% Ointment – Yellow Card warning

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Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can
help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How to store this medicine
Do not store above 25°C.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
Use by the date on the end flap of the carton.

Active ingredient
This ointment contains Hydrocortisone 1% w/w.
Also contains: white soft paraffin.
PL 00014/0364
PL Holder: BCM Nottingham NG2 3AA
Manufacturer: BCM Ltd Nottingham NG2 3AA
Almus® is a registered trademark
If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.
Text prepared 4/15
Lot:
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Item code
Component code
BRAILLE NAME (on back of pack)
Almus Hydrocortisone #1% Ointment
PACK MOCK UP BOX
Product Name: Almus Hydrocortisone 1% Ointment
Product Licence No: PL00014/0364
Wording Ref: A4 text as not currently marketed
Status: Almus Internally Approved
Pack details: Carton-leaflet
Version No: 1
Date issued: 09/10/14
Reason for change: Inclusion of ADR reporting statement

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