PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET ALCODERM* CREAM
What you should know about Alcoderm Cream
Please read this leaflet carefully before you start using Alcoderm Cream. Don’t throw it away, you might want to read it again. If you follow the advice in this leaflet you will give this cream a chance to work. If you have any questions, or are not sure about anything, please ask your doctor or pharmacist
What is in this cream?
The name of this product is Alcoderm Cream. It contains liquid paraffin, isopropyl palmitate,cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, sorbitan monostearate, cetyl esters wax, dimethicone, sodium huryl sulphate sorbitol (non-crystallising) solution, perfume Chemoderm 6435, methylparaben, propylparaben, citnc acid or sodium hydroxide and purified water. 1
This Cream has a double moisturising effect (i) It quickly helps to provide moisture to the surface layer of your skin and (ii) at the same dme, oil droplets form a thin, protective layer of film on the skin. This film gives the cream its special quality, protecting the skin against rapid loss of moisture.
It is available in tubes of 60g from your pharmacist
Marketing Authorisation holder Galdenna (UK) Limited, Leywood House. 47 Woodside Road, Amersham, Bucks HP6 6AA. The product is manufactured by Laboratoires Galderma, 74540 Alby-sur-Cberan, France.
---What does Alcoderm Cream do?
Your doctor or pharmacist has recommended this medicine to treat your dry, chafed or irritated skin. It treats any skin condition where the moisture content of the skin surface (the homy layer) is below the normal level, and the skin is no longer soft and supple.
This Cream is also recommended .
(a) for acute reddening to the skin, but where the skin is intact, such as with sunburned or windbumed
skin, or . .
(b) as a soothing, moisturising cream in certain dry, sore and scaly conditions of the skin such as ichthyosis (where the skin takes on the appearance of fish scales), chilblains(also called winter itch) and atopic eczema (a type of reaction by the skin to certain pollutants found in the atmosphere and/or environment).
Before using Alcoderm Lotion, please note..
• Do not use this product if in the past you have had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in the producL
Check by reading the list above. ,
• Avoid contact with the eyes, eyelids, lips and other mucous membranes such as the lining ot
your nose. , ...
Upon accidental contact, rinse the affected area with clean water.
Please read the back of this leaflet
How to use your Alcoderm Cream
Alcoderm Cream is for EXTERNAL USE ONLY. In the rare event that you accidentally swallow any of this product, seek medical advice. ✓
First gently wash and dry the affected areas of your skin.
Apply the cream and rub it in gently (wiping way any excess cream with a tissue).
Apply the cream as often as required, or as recommended by your doctor or pharmacist.
How long you will have to use this product will depend on how quickly your condition improves. If you are not sure of anything please seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist.
In the rare event of a skin reaction stop using this product and seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist.
If the condition worsens, or you experience any other problems that you think may be caused by this product, please seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist.
How to store your Alcoderm Cream
Do not use this cream after the ‘Use Before’ date shown on the container and carton. Store at room temperature (below 25 °C), in its original container.
Store the closed container away from direct heat such as direct sunlight or radiators. Store it in a place where children cannot see it or reach it
REMEMBER: Your doctor or pharmacist recommended this product to von. Never give it to other people to use, even if they appear to have or tell you they have the same skin problem
Distributed in the UK by: Novex Pharma Limited, Marlow, Bucks SL7 1TB Distributed in Ireland by: Intra Pharma Limited, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Marketing Authorisation Nos.: PL 10590/0004 (UK) PA 590/1/1 (Ireland).
* Trade Mark Date of preparation of this leaflet: April 1996. C Galderma (UK) Limited
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