How to Take Allantoin and Dose of Allantoin


Find out how to take Allantoin (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Allantoin


How it should be taken  

It comes as a cream to apply topically as directed by your physician.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

Topical- 0.5%- Apply a thin layer over the affected area, three times per day.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Contraindicated in patients with mastitis or breast abscess, and hypersensitivity.

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.

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

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.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at room temperature (25C). Protect from excess light.
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