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Sigmacort

Active Ingredients:(Hydrocortisone acetate)

How to use it

Apply a thin smear to affected areas two to four times a day or as directed.

Occlusive dressings are not necessary unless advised by your doctor.

It is important to use SIGMACORT exactly as your doctor (or pharmacist) has told you.

If you use it less than you should, it may not work as well and your skin problem may not improve.

Using it more often than you should may not improve your skin problem any faster and may cause or increase side effects.

Use SIGMACORT at the same time every day.

How long to use it

Your doctor or pharmacist will tell you how long to use SIGMACORT.

Reduce the number of applications as the disorder subsides.

If you use SIGMACORT for a long time, the chance of side effects increases.

If you forget to use it

If you forget to use SIGMACORT, use it as soon as you remember and then go back to your normal times for applying SIGMACORT.

Do not try to make up for the amount you missed by using more than you normally use.

If you swallow it

Telephone your doctor or the Poisons Information Centre (phone 13 11 26) for advice or go to the Accident and Emergency Centre at your nearest hospital immediately if anyone swallows SIGMACORT.

Keep the telephone numbers of these places handy.

Things you must do

Tell all your doctors and pharmacists who are treating you that you are using SIGMACORT.

Tell your doctor if you feel that SIGMACORT is not helping your condition.

Tell your doctor if, for any reason, you have not used SIGMACORT exactly as prescribed.

Otherwise, your doctor may think that it was not effective and change your treatment unnecessarily.

Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while using SIGMACORT.

Things you must not do

Do not use SIGMACORT under dressings or on large areas of skin unless your doctor tells you.

Do not use SIGMACORT in or near the eyes.

Do not give SIGMACORT to anyone else even if their symptoms seem similar to yours.

Do not use SIGMACORT to treat other conditions unless your doctor tells you.

Your doctor has prescribed SIGMACORT especially for you and your condition. If you use it for another condition, it may not work or make the condition worse.

Things to be careful of

Do not use large amounts of SIGMACORT for a long time.

If you use large amounts for long time, the chance of systemic absorption through the skin and the chance of side effects increase.

Ask your doctor (or pharmacist) if you are concerned about the length of time you have been using SIGMACORT.

Only use SIGMACORT under the arm or in the groin if your doctor tells you.

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