POM: Prescription only medicine
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Dioderm 0.1% w/w Cream
PACKAGE LEAFLET Information for the user
Dioderm 0.1% w/w Cream
Please read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this product.
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. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours. 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 Dioderm is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Dioderm
3. How to use Dioderm
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Dioderm
6. Further information
1. WHAT DIODERM IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
2. BEFORE YOU USE DIODERM
Do not use Dioderm:
Take special care when using this product:
Using other medicines
Dioderm is not known to affect, or to be affected by, any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
It is unclear whether this product is safe for use during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Animal birth defects have occurred with similar medicines containing corticosteroids, so there may be a very small risk of these problems in humans.
You should therefore not normally use this product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, unless your doctor has recommended you to do so.
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 Dioderm
The product contains a small amount of propylene glycol. This ingredient may cause skin irritation in a small number of people who are sensitive to it. If you have been told by your doctor that you are sensitive to propylene glycol, please talk to your doctor before using this product.
3. HOW TO USE DIODERM
Use Dioderm only on eczema and dermatitis.
Before you use this tube of cream for the first time, unscrew the cap, turn it upside down and use the sharp point in the top of the cap to pierce the tube membrane.
For adults, the elderly and children:
When you can see that the skin condition is getting better, you can start to apply Dioderm less often, only once a day or even less. The frequency of application should be reduced to the minimum necessary to keep the skin condition under control.
For infants and babies (including in the treatment of nappy rash):
If the cream accidentally gets into the eyes it may cause irritation. If it gets into the eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water. If rinsing one eye, take care to avoid washing product into the other eye. If irritation persists, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
If you accidentally swallow some of the cream, it is unlikely to harm you but you should tell your doctor or pharmacist.
If you occasionally forget to use Dioderm, do not worry, 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, Dioderm can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them:
If you experience any of the above, or if you experience any other side effect not mentioned in this leaflet, stop using this product and 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 (see details below). By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
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5. HOW TO STORE DIODERM
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Dioderm contains:
The active ingredient is hydrocortisone (0.1% w/w).
The other ingredients are citric acid, emulsifying wax, white soft paraffin, liquid paraffin, propylene glycol and purified water.
What Dioderm looks like and contents of the pack
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The Manufacturer is:
This Patient Information Leaflet was last revised in January 2015.
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