DermAid

DermAid

hydrocortisone

Manufacturer:

Ego

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Hydrocortisone.
Description
DermAid contains dissolved hydrocortisone 0.5% for improved effectiveness in a special occlusive cream base. It is paraben-, lanolin- and chlorocresol-free with a pH 5.
Action
Anti-inflammatory, antipruritic topical corticosteroid.
Indications/Uses
Noninfected acute dermatitis or eczema, including infantile eczema, atopic eczema, contact and allergic dermatitis, otitis externa, nummular eczema, pruritus vulvae and pruritus ani, sunburn.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Apply a small amount to affected skin 1-2 times daily as required.
Contraindications
Sensitivity to any of the ingredients of DermAid, herpes and other viral diseases of the skin (vaccinia, smallpox, chickenpox), perioral dermatitis, tuberculosis or syphilitic skin disorders.
Special Precautions
For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use for acne. Do not use under waterproof bandages.
Adjunct Therapy: As soap may irritate the skin, cleanse with a soap alternative eg, Pinetarsol gel or QV wash. As prolonged use is not advisable, use alternatives eg, Egoderm ointment (for soothing effect), or Egoderm cream (for emollient effect if the skin is dry) for continued control if long-term therapy is required. To help prevent recurrence, use QV cream.
Use in pregnancy & lactation: Prolonged use should be avoided.
Use in infants: Prolonged use should be avoided as adrenal suppression may occur in infants.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Prolonged use should be avoided in pregnancy and lactation.
Side Effects
After application, a slight stinging sensation may occasionally be noticed. This transient symptom is most likely to disappear after several applications.
Intolerance to the occlusive dressing (miliary eruptions, folliculitis) may be observed, as with other corticosteroids. In such cases, the use of an occlusive dressing should be discontinued. The use of the steroid may also need to be reduced or discontinued, depending on the severity of the reaction.
In long-term treatment of extensive skin areas with occlusive dressing, one should bear in mind the possibility of inhibition of adrenal function. Therefore, adrenal function should be monitored under these circumstances.
Storage
Store below 25°C.
ATC Classification
D07AA02 - hydrocortisone ; Belongs to the class of weak (group I) corticosteroids. Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Cream 0.5% x 15 g.
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