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SCHOLL ADVANCE ATHLETES FOOT CREAM

Active substance(s): TERBINAFINE HYDROCHLORIDE / TERBINAFINE HYDROCHLORIDE / TERBINAFINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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Scholl Advance Athlete’s Foot Cream
Terbinafine Hydrochloride 1% w /w

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.






This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use this cream
carefully to get the best results from it.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 2 weeks.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

In this leaflet:
1.
What is this cream used for?
2.
Before using this cream
3.
How to use this cream
4.
Possible side effects
5.
How to store this cream
6.
Further information

1.
What is this cream used for?
The cream should be used to treat Athlete's foot (tinea pedis).
Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that occurs only on the feet (usually both, but not always). It is
caused by a common fungus that grows easily in warm, moist conditions. The fungus can be picked
up simply by walking through a public shower at the gym or swimming pool.
Athlete's foot appears as redness between the toes and an itching or burning sensation. Left
untreated, this may develop into cracked and flaking skin between the toes or on the soles of the
feet. If you are unsure whether you have athlete's foot ask your doctor or pharmacist.
2.
Before using this cream
Do not use:

If you have previously had an allergic reaction to terbinafine hydrochloride or to any of
the other ingredients in this product. If you are unsure about this, ask your doctor or
pharmacist. See 'Further information' for the full list of ingredients.

If you are breast feeding.

If you are under 16 years of age
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist:

If you are pregnant or could become pregnant, tell your doctor or pharmacist before
using the cream. If you have already told your doctor, follow his/her instructions
carefully.

This cream is for external use only‐ do not put in your mouth or swallow. If it is
swallowed accidentally, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Keep the cream away from your eyes. If the cream does get in your eyes, wipe the cream
from around the eye and rinse the eye with clean water. Contact your doctor or
pharmacist immediately.



3.





This product contains cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol, which may cause local skin
reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).
How to Use this Cream
Clean and dry the affected area (especially between the toes) and your hands thoroughly,
before applying the cream.
Before use, pierce the tube seal by turning the cap upside down over the end of the tube
and pressing. Place a small amount of cream on your finger.
Apply just enough cream so that there is a thin layer of cream on the affected area and skin
just surrounding it, then rub in gently.
Wash your hands.

It may be helpful to cover the application with a gauze strip, especially at night. If you do use gauze,
use a clean, new strip each time.
Use the cream once or twice each day for exactly 1 week. If you do not use the cream for long
enough it may not work.
The symptoms of fungal skin infections, such as itching or soreness, should improve within a few
days of treatment although redness and scaling may take longer to disappear. Your symptoms
should continue to improve even after you have stopped using the cream.
If symptoms do not improve within 2 weeks of finishing the treatment, consult your doctor or
pharmacist.
You can help the treatment to work if you follow these simple self‐help tips:

Although the affected area will itch, try not to scratch. Scratching will damage the
surface of the skin and cause the infection to spread further.

Keep affected skin areas clean and dry, but avoid excessive rubbing.

To protect yourself from further re‐infection, it may be helpful to regularly wash your
own towels, socks or tights etc. and not share them with others.
If you forget to use this cream
It is important to try and use the cream at the correct times as missing applications could risk the
infection returning. If you forget an application of the cream, apply the cream as soon as possible
and then continue the rest of your treatment as usual. If you only remember at the time of the next
application, just apply that application and carry on as normal.
4.
Possible side effects
As with other medicines, this cream may cause side‐effects in some people.

You may experience redness, stinging and itching after applying the cream.

Rarely, people may be allergic to this product which could cause swelling and pain or
rashes.
If your symptoms get worse or persist, or you feel you are reacting badly to this medicine in any way,
tell your doctor or pharmacist.
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 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 this cream
Keep out of the reach and sight of children
Do not use the cream after the expiry date, which is printed at one end of the carton and
on the end of the tube.
Once the tube has been open for 2 weeks, do not use the cream. Return it to your local
pharmacist who will dispose of it properly.
If you find that you still have this medicine after its expiry date, return it to your local
pharmacist who will dispose of it properly.

REMEMBER: If you have any doubts about using Scholl Advance Athlete’s Foot Cream correctly,
ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
6.
Further information
Scholl Advance Athlete’s Foot Cream contains 1% by weight of the active ingredient terbinafine
hydrochloride. Terbinafine hydrochloride is one of a group of medicines called antifungals, which
are used to treat fungal infections. The other ingredients are sodium hydroxide, benzyl alcohol,
sorbitan stearate, cetyl palmitate, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, isopropyl myristate
and purified water. The cream comes in a tube containing 7.5g or 15g.

Marketing Authorization Holder: Scholl Consumer Products Ltd 103‐105 Bath Road, Slough, SL1
3UH, United Kingdom
Manufactured by Laboratorios Liconsa S.A. Poligono Industrial Miralcampo. Avda. Miralcampo, 7
19200 Azuqueca de Henares – Guadalajara, Espana.
This medicinal product is authorized in the Member States of the EEA under the following names:
UK Scholl Advance Athlete’s Foot Cream
DE Terbinafin‐Fubpilz Extern 10 mg/g Crème
IT MICOREX
PO Krem przeciwgrzybiczny do stop
RO Terbinafina Scholl 1% crema

This leaflet was last approved in 01/2017
Scholl and the Scholl Logo are trademarks of the SSL group

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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