Active substance(s): COAL TAR
distilled coal tar 6% w/w
Read all of this leaflet carefully before using this product.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
If any of the side effects get serious or if you notice any side effects
not listed in this leaflet please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
1. WHAT PSORIDERM CREAM IS AND
WHAT IT IS USED FOR
• Psoriderm Cream is a treatment for
application to areas of your skin and scalp
affected by a particular type of psoriasis
that doctors refer to as sub-acute
or chronic plaque psoriasis.
This type of psoriasis involves areas of raised,
red, sometimes itchy, patches of skin, covered
with silvery scales (without any blistering or
tenderness). The patches often occur on the
elbows, knees, lower back and scalp.
• Psoriderm Cream is recommended for use
by adults, the elderly and children.
• This product contains the active ingredient
distilled coal tar, which stops itching and
restores normal skin development.
2. BEFORE YOU USE PSORIDERM CREAM
Do not use Psoriderm Cream:
• if you are allergic (hypersensitive)
to distilled coal tar, or any of the other
ingredients of Psoriderm Cream listed in
• on psoriasis that feels and looks sore and
angry, or on pustular psoriasis (which is very
tender, inflamed, and involves small blisters
filled with pus);
• on infected skin.
Take special care when using this product:
Keep the cream away from:
• the eyes;
• your mouth;
• the inside of your nose;
• your genital (sex) or rectal (bottom) areas;
• cuts and grazes.
Using other medicines
This product is not known to affect, or to be
affected by, any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
This product can be used during pregnancy and
whilst breast-feeding. The ingredients have been
in widespread use in this and similar preparations
for many years, without reports of problems.
However, safety trials have not been conducted.
Driving and using machinery
Using this product is not known to affect your
ability to drive or use machinery.
Important information about one of the
ingredients of Psoriderm Cream
The product contains a small amount of
propylene glycol. This ingredient may cause
skin irritation in a small number of people who
are intolerant to it. If your doctor has told you
that you have an intolerance to propylene glycol,
please talk to your doctor before using this product.
3. HOW TO USE PSORIDERM CREAM
Use this cream only to treat the particular type
of psoriasis that it is recommended for.
For adults, children and the elderly:
Apply the cream to the affected areas once or
twice daily, or as often as advised by your doctor.
• Always wash your hands after use.
In this leaflet:
1. What Psoriderm Cream is and what
it is used for
2. Before you use Psoriderm Cream
3. How to use Psoriderm Cream
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Psoriderm Cream
6. Further information
If you apply too much cream
Do not worry if you apply too much cream, simply
remove any excess with a tissue.
If you forget to use this product
Do not worry if you occasionally forget to use this
product, just carry on using it when you remember.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this product can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
• The following can occur rarely, in which case
you should stop using the product:
• skin irritation;
• acne-like eruptions;
• skin photo-sensitivity (sensitivity to sunlight).
• In rare cases, it may stain the skin, hair or fabric.
5. HOW TO STORE PSORIDERM CREAM
• Keep it out of the sight and reach of children.
• Always replace the cap tightly after use.
• Do not store the product above 25°C.
• Do not use after the expiry date shown on the
jar and the carton. The expiry date refers to the
last day of that month.
• 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.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT
What Psoriderm Cream contains:
The active ingredient is distilled coal tar
The other ingredients are lecithin, stearic acid,
isopropyl palmitate, propylene glycol, trolamine,
phenoxyethanol and purified water.
hat Psoriderm Cream looks like and
contents of the pack
• The product is a buff-coloured cream.
• The cream is available in amber glass jars
containing 225ml. The jars are fitted with
If any of the side effects get serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
The Marketing Authorisation holder is Dermal
Laboratories, Tatmore Place, Gosmore, Hitchin,
Herts, SG4 7QR, UK.
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 in this leaflet. You can also
report side effects directly (see details below).
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.
Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/
HPRA Pharmacovigilance, Earlsfort Terrace,
IRL - Dublin 2; Tel: +353 1 6764971;
Fax: +353 1 6762517. Website: www.hpra.ie;
The Manufacturer is Fleet Laboratories Ltd, 94
Rickmansworth Road, Watford, Herts, WD18 7JJ,
This leaflet was last reviewed in May 2017.
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If the cream gets into the eyes, nose or mouth
The product may cause irritation if it gets into the
eyes, nose or mouth. If this happens, rinse the
affected areas with plenty of water. If rinsing one
eye, take care to avoid washing product into the
other eye. If irritation persists, tell your doctor
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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