Generic Name : Allantoin Pronunciation : al-lan- to-in Therapeutic Classification : Antipsoriatics ICD Code : Y56.9
India- Masse Cream.
International- Blistex. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a topical agent, prescribed for psoriasis, and other skin diseases. It works by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin that traps water in the skin. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with mastitis or breast abscess, and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Topical- 0.5%- Apply a thin layer over the affected area, three times per day. How it should be taken :
It comes as a cream to apply topically as directed by your physician. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of open wounds, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Patient may experience excessive tenderness or irritation; if it is so stop the medication. Side Effects :
Local - Sensitivity to light, skin irritation and burning sensation.
* For external use only; avoid contact with eyes and mouth. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (25°C). Protect from excess light.
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