- coal tar, distilled
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PACKAGE LEAFLET Information for the user
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.
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
1. WHAT PSORIDERM CREAM IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
2. BEFORE YOU USE PSORIDERM CREAM
Do not use Psoriderm Cream:
Warnings and precautions
Do not smoke or go near naked flames – risk of severe burns. Fabric (clothing, bedding, dressings etc) that has been in contact with this product burns more easily and is a serious fire hazard. Washing clothing and bedding may reduce product build-up but not totally remove it.
Take special care when using this product:
Keep the cream away from:
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.
Psoriderm Cream contains propylene glycol (E 1520)
This medicine contains 50 mg propylene glycol in each gram.
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:
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 or pharmacist.
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.
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.
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/ yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
5. HOW TO STORE PSORIDERM CREAM
6. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT PSORIDERM CREAM
What Psoriderm Cream contains:
The active ingredient is distilled coal tar (6.0% w/w).
The other ingredients are lecithin, stearic acid, isopropyl palmitate, propylene glycol (E 1520), trolamine, phenoxyethanol and purified water.
What Psoriderm Cream looks like and contents of the pack
The Marketing Authorisation holder is
The Manufacturer is
This leaflet was last reviewed in January 2020.
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