NYSTAFORM HC OINTMENT
Active substance(s): CHLORHEXIDINE ACETATE / HYDROCORTISONE / NYSTATIN
Nystaform HC Ointment
Nystatin 100,000 i.u./g, Chlorhexidine acetate 1% w/w, Hydrocortisone 1% 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
1. What Nystaform HC Ointment is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Nystaform HC Ointment
3. How to use Nystaform HC Ointment
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Nystaform HC Ointment
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT NYSTAFORM HC OINTMENT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Nystaform HC Ointment 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 OINTMENT
Do not use Nystaform HC Ointment
• if you are allergic to nystatin, chlorhexidine acetate, 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 Ointment.
Nystaform HC Ointment 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 Ointment and contact your doctor as soon as possible
(see under section 4).
Take special care with Nystaform HC Ointment
• Nystaform HC Ointment is for external use only and should not be used near your eyes, mouth or be swallowed.
• If swallowed accidentally, seek medical advice immediately.
• If Nystaform HC Ointment gets in your eyes accidentally, you should rinse your eyes immediately and contact
• Use Nystaform HC Ointment 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.
• Take 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.
• Use Nystaform HC Ointment with care in infants. As Nystaform HC Ointment contains hydrocortisone (steroid),
long term continuous use in infants should be avoided.
Other medicines and Nystaform HC Ointment
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 Ointment 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.
3. HOW TO USE NYSTAFORM HC OINTMENT
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are
For application to the skin only.
Apply the ointment to the infected area two or three times daily.
Continue treatment for a maximum of seven days.
If you forget to use Nystaform HC Ointment
Apply the ointment 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 Ointment 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 Ointment 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: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE NYSTAFORM HC OINTMENT
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25 C.
Do not use Nystaform HC Ointment 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 Ointment contains
- The active substances are nystatin (100,000 i.u./g), chlorhexidine acetate (1% w/w) and
hydrocortisone (1% w/w).
- The other ingredient is white soft paraffin.
What Nystaform HC Ointment looks like and contents of the pack
Nystaform HC Ointment is a light yellow ointment which comes in 30g aluminium tubes.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Typharm Ltd, 14D Wendover Road, Rackheath Industrial Estate, Norwich, NR13 6LH.
Pharmaserve Ltd, Clifton Technology Park, Wynne Avenue, Swinton, Manchester, M27 8FF.
This leaflet was last revised in August 2015.