Patient Information Leaflet

Dermovate-NN Cream 30g

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IT IS IMPORTANT TO READ THIS CAREFULLY BEFORE STARTING TREATMENT

Following this advice gives the cream a chance to work safely and effectively.

Dermovate-NN Cream is one of a group of medicines called topical steroids "Topical" means they are put on the skin Topical steroids reduce the redness and itchiness of certain skin problems. (They should not be confused with "anabolic" steroids misused by some body builders and taken as tablets or injections).

Dermovate-NN Cream also has other ingredients to help prevent or clear up some bacterial and fungal infections of the skin

The cream contains:

The main active ingredient - clobetasol propionate 0.05%

an antibacterial agent - neomycin sulphate 0.5%

an anticandidal agent - nystatin 100,000 units per gram

an antioxidant - propyl gallate in a base containing titanium dioxide (E171), polyoxyethylene cetyl ether,

arachis oil, beeswax substitute, microcrystalline wax and light liquid paraffin

The cream does not contain any lanolin or parabens

Product Licence held by

Glaxo Pharmaceuticals UK Limited, Stockley Park, England UB11 1BT

Manufactured by

Glaxo Operations UK Limited, Barnard Castle, Co Durham, England

Dermovate-NN Cream is a strong and rapidly effective treatment for inflamed skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. In addition it can help to prevent or clear up some bacterial and fungal infections that can make such conditions worse.

This cream has been prescribed to treat the skin problem that you showed to your doctor.

DO NOT put it on any other skin problems as it could make them worse, especially

acne and conditions called rosacea (severe flushing of skin on and around the nose)

and perioral dermatitis (spotty red rash around the mouth)

and skin conditions such as cold sores, herpes, chicken pox, impetigo, ringworm

and athletes foot, which are mainly caused by infections

DO NOT USE around the anus (back passage) or genitals (private parts) unless your

doctor has told you to do so.

If you have ever had an allergy to any creams or ointments in the past

If you think you may be pregnant

If you have been told your kidneys are not working as well as they should do

Did you tell your doctor at the last visit or an earlier visit?

IF YOU DID NOT TELL YOUR DOCTOR THEN YOU SHOULD DO SO BEFORE STARTING THE TREATMENT

Even so, your doctor may still want you to use the cream.

Face

YOU SHOULD NOT normally use on the face where the skin thins easily - BUT if your doctor has advised you to use it on the face then, if possible, the course of treatment should not last more than five days. It is important that you DO NOT let the cream get in your eyes.

Ears

YOU SHOULD NOT use inside the ear if the eardrum is perforated.

Children

DO NOT use on a child under one year of age, or under the napkin, or airtight dressing of an infant older than one year. (These make it easier for the active ingredient to pass through the skin).

In children older than one year try, if possible, to use it for no more than five days at a time.

If your doctor has told you in detail HOW MUCH to use and HOW OFTEN then keep to this advice.

If you are not sure then follow the advice on the back of this leaflet.

Unless told by your doctor:

If your doctor has prescribed the cream for psoriasis you should let your doctor review your progress at regular intervals, as such treatment needs careful supervision.

This cream is for use on the skin only, but if accidentally swallowed small amounts are not harmful. continued

If your doctor has told you in detail how to use the cream then keep to that advice otherwise:

Twice a day, after washing your hands, gently rub the correct amount of cream into the skin until it has all disappeared.

For an adult:

You should find that

two fingertips of cream will treat both hands or one foot

three fingertips of cream will treat one arm

six fingertips of cream will treat one leg

fourteen fingertips of cream will treat the front and back of one trunk

Fingertip Units

 

 

Do not worry if you find you need a little more or a little less than this - it is only a rough guide.

Wash your hands before using the cream. Gently rub the correct amount into the skin until it has all disappeared. Unless used for treating the hands wash them again after using the cream. Anyone who helps to rub in the cream should also do the same or wear disposable plastic gloves.

The bacteria and fungi that cause infections like the warm, moist conditions under bandages or dressings so always clean the skin before a fresh dressing is put on.

For a child

It should not be used in children under one year of age.

The smaller the child the less you use.

A child of 4 years needs about a third of the adult amount.

A course of treatment for a child should not normally last more than five days unless your doctor has told you to use it for longer.

Most people find using this cream causes no problems when used in the right amount for the correct length of time (See above).

IF you find your condition gets worse during treatment you may be allergic to the cream or have a skin infection.

STOP USING THE CREAM AND TELL YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Using more than the correct amount may:

- thin the skin so it damages easily

- allow the active ingredient to pass through the skin and affect other pans of the body especially in infants and children, and during pregnancy.

Repeated courses of topical steroids over a long time may sometimes cause changes in hair growth and skin colour.

If you feel unwell or have any unusual discomfort you do not understand, tell your doctor as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patient Information Leaflet

Dermovate-NN Ointment 30g

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The ointment contains:

The main active ingredient - clobetasol propionate 0.05%

an antibacterial agent - neomycin sulphate 0 5%

an anticandidal agent - nystatin 100,000 units per gram

in a base containing titanium dioxide (E171), white soft paraffin and liquid paraffin

The ointment does not contain any lanolin or parabens.