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Brand name: Colifoam Rectal Foam

Colifoam Rectal Foam is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) hydrocortisone acetate. On this page you will find out more about Colifoam Rectal Foam, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: hydrocortisone acetate

Information for medicine and pack size:
Colifoam Rectal Foam 10% enema, 21.1 g

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

This product approved for registraiton as a variation of a product accepted for inclusion in the ARTG as 'currently supplied' at the commencement of the Act. Indications are held in ARTG paper records. Previous Product Number AUST R 15654. Product Information not reviewed. INDICATIONS AS AT 21 AUGUST 1998: Topical treatment of inflammation occurring in the rectal mucosa, eg ulcerative colitis, proctosigmoiditis and granular proctitis.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White, aerosol foam.
Dosage Form Enema
Route of administration Rectal
Medicine schedule
21.1g: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Jar/Can
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Do not Refrigerate
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 May 2018

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