Effidex Ointment 15 gm

Category:
Type

Ointment – Tube

Feature

15 gm

Unit

gm

Formula

Betamethasone Dipropionate

Composition

Betamethasone Dipropionate 15 mg / 0.1 ml

Brand

Pharma Health Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

{{Product}} is commonly prescribed for the treatment of skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, allergies, or rash. {{Product}} performs the function of decreasing swelling, itching, inflammation, and redness in the following conditions. {{Product}} comprises corticosteroids of strong strength. {{Product}} is not to be used on a diaper rash, face, groin, or underarms unless instructed by the doctor to do so. 

{{Product}} comes in the form of a cream/lotion which is to be applied by a clean hand in a thin layer and should be rubbed gently 1-2 times a day or as instructed by the doctor following the severity of the condition. The affected area is not supposed to be covered by a bandage or wrap unless instructed by the doctor to do so. {{Product}} comprises anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive qualities. 

{{Product}} is to not be applied near the eye or inside as it may cause glaucoma or harm to the eye. Patients are also advised to avoid getting the medication anywhere near the mouth, nose, or ear. If the medication gets into these areas, patients are required to rinse it immediately with plenty of water and inform a doctor. {{Product}} is only to be applied on the prescription of a doctor. 

Indications

{{Product}} can be used to treat:

  • Eczema 
  • Dermatitis 
  • Allergies 
  • Rash 
  • Reducing swelling, itching 
  • Severe inflammatory skin disorders 
  • Lichen simplex and planus 
  • Otitis externa 
  • Prurigo 
  • Psoriasis

How Does {{Product}} Work

{{Product}} comprises corticosteroids that stop the skin cells from growing and multiplying to prevent the worsening of skin conditions and heal it. It also performs the function of anti-inflammation which reduces itching, redness, and irritation. 

How To Use {{Product}} 

{{Product}} comes in the form of a cream/lotion which is to be applied on the affected area with a clean hand in a thin layer and rubbed gently on it. If a lotion is being used, the patient is required to shake the bottle well before every use. 

Dosage

Adult Dosage

Apply 1-2 times a day daily for 2-4 weeks. A thin layer is to be applied. 

Elderly Dosage

Not be applied more than twice a day. A thin layer is to be applied each time. 

Pregnancy And Lactation Use

It has been unsure whether {{Product}} causes any harm to pregnant or nursing women as no medical research has been carried over this topic. However, it should still only be applied by pregnant or nursing women when highly important and no other safer options are available. If a woman gets pregnant during the treatment, she is advised to contact her doctor. 

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Effidex Ointment 15 gm:

  • Hypersensitivity 
  • Widespread plaque psoriasis 
  • Rosacea 
  • Fungal or viral skin lesions such as impetigo 
  • Paronychia 
  • Erysipelas 
  • Cellulitis 
  • Angular cheilitis 
  • Erythrasma 
  • Use on face, groin, or axilla 

Precautions

Please inform your doctor about the following before consuming Effidex Ointment 15 gm:

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Children 
  • Applying large quantities as it can then be absorbed in the bloodstream and cause harm. 
  • Avoid prolonged use 

Interactions With Other Medicines

  • Other skin infection medications 

Adverse Effects

Common Effects

  • Burning 
  • Itching 
  • Irritation 
  • Dryness at the application site 
  • Photosensitivity 

Rare Effects

  • Stretch marks 
  • Acne 
  • Skin thinning 
  • discoloration/ hyperpigmentation 
  • unwanted/ extreme hair growth 
  • Folliculitis 
  • Allergic reaction 

How To Cope-Up with Some Effects 

Skin Rash- can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream. Apply a cold compress to the rash helps reduce itchiness and redness caused by rash

Dryness- apply a moisturizer to the skin and wait for 10-15 minutes after which apply Effidex Ointment 15 gm onto the skin. This will prevent the skin from getting dry and flaky.

Redness/burning Of the Skin- can be combated by applying a cold pack to the affected area.

Acne- if a patient experiences acne they are required to not touch the affected skin and to use natural aloe vera gel on the affected area to lessen the severity. A doctor should also be informed. 

Skin irritation- can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream. Apply a cold compress to the area helps reduce itchiness and redness

Key Points

  • {{Product}} may cause glaucoma to patients if they encounter the eye, hence the patient is required to not apply it anywhere near the eye. 
  • Patients are required to not use cosmetics or any other skin product on the affected area during treatment with the medication.
  • If symptoms do not improve in 2 or more weeks, then the patient is advised to pause treatment with medication and contact a doctor. 

FAQs

Q1. HOW TO STORE Effidex Ointment 15 gm?

Effidex Ointment 15 gm is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

Q2. WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Effidex Ointment 15 gm?

{{Product}} is to be applied in a small quantity over the affected skin in a thin layer. In case of excessive application {{Product}} may get absorbed into the skin and enter the bloodstream. 

Q3. WILL Effidex Ointment 15 gm AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

Q4. Can I Take Effidex Ointment 15 gm During My Pregnancy?

It is unsure as no medical research has been done on it, however, it should only be used when highly important. 

Q5. WILL Effidex Ointment 15 gm AFFECT MY FERTILITY??

No, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in fertility.

Q6. HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO CONTINUE TAKING THE MEDICATION?

Medication is to be applied for a 2–4-week period of time. 

Q7. CAN Effidex Ointment 15 gm BE APPLIED TO INFANTS?

{{Product}} is not recommended for the use of children.

Q8. HOW DOES Effidex Ointment 15 gm WORK?

{{Product}} comprises corticosteroids that stop the skin cells from growing and multiplying to prevent the worsening of skin conditions and heal it. It also performs the function of anti-inflammation which reduces itching, redness, and irritation.