Preparation H® Anti-Itch Cream Hydrocortisone 1%

For effective relief of anal itch, Preparation H® Anti-Itch Cream
Hydrocortisone 1% provides maximum strength without a prescription.

RELIEVES: SEVERE ITCH, DISCOMFORT

BENEFITS
  • Maximum-strength anti-itch formula
  • Smooth cream formula
  • Doctor-prescribed ingredient
  • Maximum strength without a prescription
USE:

External

SIZE:
  • 0.9 oz.
APPLICATION:

Apply to affected area not more than 3 to 4 times daily.

WARNING:

For children under 12 years of age, consult a doctor. Please read the package for product warnings and complete labeling information.

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Preparation H® Anti-Itch Cream Hydrocortisone 1%

This is the most current labeling information and may differ from labels on product packaging. If there are any differences between this website labeling and product package labeling, this website labeling should be regarded as the most current.

Drugs Facts

Active ingredient

Purpose

Hydrocortisone 1% Anti-itch

Uses

  • temporary relief of external anal itching
  • temporary relief of itching associated with minor skin irritations and rashes
  • other uses of this product should be only under the advice and supervision of a doctor

Warnings

For external use only

Do not use for the treatment of diaper rash. Consult a doctor.

When using this product

  • avoid contact with the eyes
  • do not exceed the recommended daily dosage unless directed by a doctor
  • do not put into the rectum by using fingers or any mechanical device or applicator

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • bleeding occurs
  • condition worsens
  • symptoms persist for more than 7 days or clear up and occur again within a few days. Do not begin use of any other hydrocortisone product unless you have consulted a doctor.

Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Directions

  • adults: when practical, cleanse the affected area by patting or blotting with an appropriate cleansing wipe. Gently dry by patting or blotting with a tissue or soft cloth before application of this product.
  • when first opening the tube, puncture foil seal with top end of cap
  • adults and children 12 years of age and older: apply to the affected area not more than 3 to 4 times daily
  • children under 12 years of age: do not use, consult a doctor

Other information

Store at 20°-25°C (68-77°F).

Inactive ingredients

anhydrous citric acid, butylated hydroxyanisole, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, cetyl alcohol, citric acid monohydrate, edetate disodium, glycerin, glyceryl oleate, glyceryl stearate, lanolin, methylparaben, propyl gallate, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water, simethicone emulsion, sodium benzoate, sodium lauryl sulfate, stearyl alcohol, white petrolatum, xanthan gum

Questions or comments?

Call weekdays 9 AM to 5 PM EST at 1-800-99PrepH or 1-800-997-7374

LBL Document Number: LBL-00000033 (Version 13.0)

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1-800-99PrepH or 1-800-997-7374
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

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PCH Product Information
Pfizer Inc.
PO Box 1043
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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Did You Know?

  • Q: Why do hemorrhoids itch?
    A:

    Internal hemorrhoids generally do not cause symptoms. However, they can become painful when straining pushes them out through the anus (also called a “prolapsed hemorrhoid). When this happens, it can collect small particles that may cause irritation and itching.

    * Harvard Health Publications. “Hemorrhoids and what to do about them.” Harvard Women’s Health Watch, 2004.

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