Generic Name : Anthralin Pronunciation : AN-thrah-lin Therapeutic Classification : Antipsoriatics ICD Code : Y56.9
International- Dritho-Scalp, Zithronal RR. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a topical antimitotic, prescribed for psoriasis. It works by slowing the reproduction of skin cells. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with acute psoriatic eruptions or history of hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: Topical- As 0.1% ointment/paste: Apply for a few hr before washing off once daily. How it should be taken :
It comes as a paste and ointment to apply topically as directed by your physician. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of inflamed psoriatic eruptions, folliculitis, other skin problems, kidney disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* For external use only; avoid contact with the eyes, nose, and mouth.
* Avoid use on face, skin flexures, inner thighs, upper arms and genitals.
* Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this medication.
* It may be harmful if swallowed. Side Effects :
Local - Irritation and staining of treated areas.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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