Allantoin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Allantoin

Generic Name : Allantoin
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Allantoin are provided here.

Pronunciation : al-lan- to-in

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Allantoin, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y56.9 Therapeutic Classification : Antipsoriatics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Allantoin

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International :


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 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.