HYDROCORTISONE 1% w/w Ointment

Active ingredients: Cortisol

Product name and form

Hydrocortisone 1% w/w Ointment.

Pharmaceutical Form

Ointment for cutaneous use only.

Qualitative and quantitative composition

Each 1 gram of the ointment contains 10 mg of Hydrocortisone (i.e. 1% w/w).

Excipient with known effect: Each 1 gram of the ointment contains 100 mg (10% w/w) of wool fat.

For the full list of excipients, see section 6.1.

Active Ingredient

Hydrocortisone is the main glucocorticoid secreted by the adrenal cortex. Hydrocortisone is an anti-inflammatory steroid. Its anti-inflammatory action is due to reduction in the vascular component of the inflammatory response and reduction in the formation of inflammatory fluid and cellular exudates.

List of Excipients

Wool fat
Liquid paraffin
White soft paraffin

Pack sizes and marketing

A collapsible aluminium tube, with a membrane seal at the nozzle, internal epoxy lacquer, latex end seal band in the crimp seal and a white plastic cap for reclosure after piercing membrane.

Pack Sizes: 15g.

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing authorization holder

Pinewood Laboratories Limited, Trading as Pinewood Healthcare, Ballymacarbry, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Marketing authorization dates and numbers

PL 04917/0020

11th November 1997