NYSTAFORM HC CREAM
Active substance(s): CHLORHEXIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE / HYDROCORTISONE / NYSTATIN
Nystaform HC Cream
Nystatin 100,000 i.u./g, Chlorhexidine hydrochloride 1% w/w, Hydrocortisone 0.5% 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.
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.
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
1. What Nystaform HC Cream is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Nystaform HC Cream
3. How to use Nystaform HC Cream
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Nystaform HC Cream
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT NYSTAFORM HC CREAM IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Nystaform HC Cream is a light yellow cream for application to the skin. It is used to treat skin infections
caused by either fungi and/or bacteria, such as ringworm, athlete’s foot and infected nappy rash.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU USE NYSTAFORM HC CREAM
Do not use Nystaform HC Cream
• If you are allergic to nystatin, chlorhexidine hydrochloride, hydrocortisone or any of the other ingredients
of this medicine (listed in section 6).
• If you have tuberculosis of the skin.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Nystaform HC Cream.
Nystaform HC Cream may in rare cases cause severe allergic reactions, leading to a drop in blood
pressure and even to unconsciousness. Early symptoms of a severe allergic reaction may be skin
rash or asthma. If you notice these symptoms, stop using Nystaform HC Cream and contact your
doctor as soon as possible (see under section 4).
Take special care with Nystaform HC Cream
ystaform HC Cream is for external use only and should not be used near your eyes, mouth or be
• If swallowed accidentally, seek medical advice immediately.
• If Nystaform HC Cream gets in your eyes accidentally, you should rinse your eyes immediately and
contact your doctor.
se Nystaform HC Cream on large areas of your skin only if told to do so by your doctor, as the
hydrocortisone (steroid) may be absorbed into your bloodstream.
ake care not to cover the treated area of skin with tight clothes or bandages, as this may also
cause the hydrocortisone (steroid) to be absorbed into your bloodstream.
se Nystaform HC Cream with care in infants. As Nystaform HC Cream contains hydrocortisone
(steroid), long term continuous use in infants should be avoided.
Other medicines and Nystaform HC Cream
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
Do not use Nystaform HC 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 Nystaform HC Cream
Nystaform HC Cream contains cetostearyl alcohol
Nystaform HC Cream contains the ingredient cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local skin reactions
(e.g. contact dermatitis) in some patients.
3. HOW TO USE NYSTAFORM HC CREAM
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist
if you are not sure.
For application to the skin only.
Apply the cream to the infected area two or three times daily.
Continue treatment for a maximum of seven days.
If you forget to use Nystaform HC Cream
Apply the cream as soon as you remember and then continue the rest of your treatment as usual.
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.
If you experience any of the following reactions stop using Nystaform HC Cream and get immediate
Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat; a red itchy skin rash; wheezing or difficulty
breathing; feeling faint and dizzy; a strange metallic taste in the mouth; collapse. You
may be having an allergic reaction.
If you develop a rash or your skin becomes itchy, red, dry or inflamed where you have used the product,
stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If a new infection appears, stop using Nystaform HC Cream and consult your doctor. An alternative
treatment may need to be used.
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 NYSTAFORM HC CREAM
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25 C.
Do not use Nystaform HC Cream after the expiry date which is stated on the tube 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 Nystaform HC Cream contains
he active substances are nystatin (100,000 i.u./g), chlorhexidine hydrochloride (1% w/w) and
hydrocortisone (0.5% w/w).
other ingredients are cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate,
cetyl esters wax, benzyl alcohol and purified water.
What Nystaform HC Cream looks like and contents of the pack
Nystaform HC Cream is a light yellow cream which comes in aluminium tubes of 15g and 30g.
Not all pack sizes may be available.
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 August 2016.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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