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Last Updated : Jul 2018
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General Information on Allantoin

Generic Name : Allantoin

Pronunciation : al-lan- to-in

Latest prescription information about Allantoin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Antipsoriatics

Why is Allantoin Prescribed? (Indications)

Allantoin is used as a moisturizing agent to prevent or treat various skin disorders such as dry, itchy, scaly skin or the psoriasis symptoms and for specific skin irritations such as minor burns due to radiotherapy or a diaper rash.

It works by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin that traps moisture in the skin.  

When should Allantoin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

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

What is the dosage of Allantoin?

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

How should Allantoin be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Allantoin?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Allantoin?

   Local : Sensitivity to light, skin irritation and burning sensation.

What are the other precautions for Allantoin?

For external use only; avoid contact with eyes and mouth.

What are the storage conditions for Allantoin?

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

Last Updated : Jul 2018
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