Enzolic

Enzolic

Manufacturer:

Zhejiang Jingwei

Distributor:

AGlobal Care

Marketer:

AGlobal Care
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Benzoic acid, salicylic acid.
Description
Each gram contains Benzoic acid 120 mg, Salicylic acid 60 mg.
Benzoic acid + salicylic acid (Enzolic) 120 mg (12% w/w) + 60 mg (6% w/w) per g ointment is a white smooth ointment.
Indications/Uses
Treatment of mild superficial fungal skin infections such as athlete's foot (alipunga), ringworm (buni) and tinea versicolor (an-an).
Dosage/Direction for Use
Directions for Use: Wash hands before and after each application.
Clean the affected and surrounding areas of the skin with mild soap.
Rinse thoroughly with water and pat dry.
Apply a sufficient amount of Benzoic Acid + Salicylic Acid (Enzolic) ointment and rub gently on the affected areas of the skin 2 or 3 times daily. Or, as directed by a doctor.
For patients with athlete's foot between toes: Apply the medicine to affected skin between and around the toes. Avoid wearing tight footwear. Change socks at least once daily.
Missed Dose: Apply the missed dose if still needed for the particular condition being treated and then continue with regular dosing schedule. Do not double the dose.
Overdosage
The use of large doses of topical salicylic acid may lead to salicylate intoxication and even death, particularly in children (see Adverse Reactions).
However, when used as recommended, an overdose of topical benzoic acid + salicylic acid ointment is unlikely to occur.
If patient used more than the recommended dosage, or in case of accidental swallowing, seek medical help.
Special Precautions
Allergy to any component of the product.
Patients with diabetes and those with impaired or poor circulation.
Avoid contact with the eyes, eyelids and mucous membranes. If the ointment comes in contact with the areas mentioned, rinse out and promptly and thoroughly with water.
Should not be used for prolonged periods, in high concentrations, on large areas of the body, or on broken or inflamed skin.
Do not use after the expiry date on label.
Pregnancy and lactation.
Infants and children younger than 2 years old.
For external use only.
Adverse Reactions
Topical Benzoic Acid + Salicylic Acid is generally well tolerated when used as directed. Undesirable effects are most likely to occur when the medicine is used in younger children, in patients with impaired liver or kidneys, on broken or inflamed skin, in high concentrations, over large skin areas, prolonged use, and/or presence of occlusion (i.e., application on skin folds, use of plastic bandages or dressings that prevent air from circulating to the area being treated).
The following undesirable effects have been observed after topical application: Benzoic acid: Irritation, itchy rash, allergic reactions, may lead to salicylate toxicity.
Salicylic acid: Local irritation, skin inflammation, signs of salicylate toxicity (eg, thirst, tinnitus or ringing in the ears, loss of hearing, headache, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, depression and disorientation). Allergic reactions including itchy rash, anaphylaxis and erythema multiforme (skin reaction characterized by small, red elevations or blisters arranged around a common center).
Drug Interactions
This medicine contains Salicylic Acid which may be absorbed and cause interactions with a number of other medicines.
Tell the doctor if the patient is using the following medicines: Topical and oral salicylates (e.g., methyl salicylate-containing products, aspirin): May lead to salicylate toxicity.
Other topical medicines (eg, corticosteroids): Salicylic acid promotes shedding of the outermost skin layer which may increase the clinical effect of certain topical medicines by increasing drug penetration into the skin.
Acetazolamide, anticoagulants, dipyridamole, heparin, methotrexate, moxalactam and hypoglycemics (eg, chlorpropamide, glibenclamide, glimepiride): Toxicity of these drugs may be increased.
Bumetanide, captopril, probenecid: Efficacy of these drugs may be decreased.
Storage
Keep container tightly closed.
Store at temperatures not exceeding 30°C.
Do not freeze.
ATC Classification
D01A - ANTIFUNGALS FOR TOPICAL USE ; Used in the treatment of fungal infection.
Presentation/Packing
Cream (tube) 30 g x 1's.
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