What is a Patient Information Leaflet and why is it useful?

The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.

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Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone 100,000 units/g/1%/1% Ointment

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone 100,000 units/g/1%/1% Ointment

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 Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone Ointment is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone Ointment
3. How to use Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone Ointment
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone Ointment
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. WHAT NYSTATIN/CHLORHEXIDINE ACETATE/HYDROCORTISONE OINTMENT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR

Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone Ointment is a light yellow ointment 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 NYSTATIN/CHLORHEXIDINE ACETATE/ HYDROCORTISONE OINTMENT

Do not use Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone 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

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.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone Ointment. Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone 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 Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone Ointment and contact your doctor as soon as possible (see under section 4).

Take special care with Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone Ointment

  • Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone 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 Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone Ointment gets in your eyes accidentally, you should rinse your eyes immediately and contact your doctor.
  • Use Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone 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.

Children

  • Use Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone Ointment with care in infants.
    As Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone Ointment contains hydrocortisone (steroid), long term continuous use in infants should be avoided.

Other medicines and Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone Ointment

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Do not use Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone 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 NYSTATIN/CHLORHEXIDINE ACETATE/HYDROCORTISONE OINTMENT

Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

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 Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone 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 Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone Ointment and get immediate medical help:

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 medicine, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

If a new infection appears, stop using Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone 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 or search for MHRA Yellow Card Scheme in the Google Play or Apple App Store.

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

5. HOW TO STORE NYSTATIN/CHLORHEXIDINE ACETATE/HYDROCORTISONE OINTMENT

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not store above 25°C.

Do not use Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone 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 Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone Ointment contains

  • The active substances are nystatin (100,000 units/g), chlorhexidine acetate (1% w/w) and hydrocortisone (1% w/w).
  • The other ingredient is white soft paraffin.

What Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone Ointment looks like and contents of the pack

Nystatin/Chlorhexidine acetate/Hydrocortisone 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

Manufacturer

PURNA PHARMACEUTICALS NV/SA
Rijksweg 17
2870 Puurs
Belgium

This leaflet was last revised in March 2019.

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