Beclometasone topical: Beclometasone is used to reduce swelling, irritation, redness and itchiness of skin problems such as eczema, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis of scalp, hands, and feet. It is also used to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, severe asthma, certain blood disorders, and eye conditions. Lidocaine topical: Lidocaine is used for temporary relief of pain caused by mouth ulcers, denture irritation, anal or rectal problems. Lidocaine is commonly used before minor surgeries as a local anesthetic. Phenylephrine: Phenylephrine is a nasal decongestant used for stuffy nose and sinus relief which are caused by common cold or seasonal nasal allergies. Phenylephrine uses also include sinusitis and bronchitis treatment as it can relieve the symptoms associated with the conditions.
How does the drug work ?
Beclometasone topical: Beclometasone is a corticosteroid. It works by modifying the body’s immune response to various conditions and thereby reduces the inflammation on the skin. Therefore, this drug is used to treat skin problems and various allergic conditions. Lidocaine topical: Lidocaine belongs to a class of drugs known as local anesthetics. Lidocaine acts by blocking the sensation of pain by acting on peripheral nerves in the body. Phenylephrine: Phenylephrine constricts the blood vessels by stimulating the receptors on them. This relieves nasal congestion by decreasing the flow of blood in the blood vessels of the nose.
What are the common side effects ?Beclometasone topical: The common side effects of Beclometasone include rash, inflammation, burning sensation, wheezing, raised bumps with pus, pain, irritation or itching. In rare conditions, stretch marks may also develop. Lidocaine: The common side effects of Lidocaine are abnormal sensation, skin redness at the application site and swelling. Phenylephrine: The most common phenylephrine side effects include nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath, difficulty in urination, facial swelling, headache, high blood pressure, and loss of appetite, rash, restlessness, and irregularity in heart rate.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Do not use Anovate medicine if allergic to any of the ingredients in it.
• Be cautious when using Anovate medicine in children.
• Do not exceed 5 days of treatment with Anovate medicine until and unless instructed by doctor.
• Consult a doctor before using Anovate medicine during pregnancy and breast feeding..
• Use Anovate medicine only in recommended doses.
1. Is Beclometasone available over the counter (OTC) product? Beclometasone is not available as OTC product. You doctor should prescribe this medicine.
2. Can I use Beclometasone for face? Beclometasone is a very strong steroid and can damage the sensitive facial skin. So, do not use it continuously for more than 5 days. However, consult your doctor before using it as usage of cream on your face also depends on the skin conditions.
3. Is Beclometasone used for acne/ringworm? No, Beclometasone can be used in conditions like eczema, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis.
4. Is Beclometasone preferred for treating retention edema? No, Beclometasone should be avoided in retention edema as it increases the fluid and causes salt retention thereby aggravating the edema.
5. Does Beclometasone cause any other side effects? Yes, it causes other side effects like tingling sensation, dry skin, hair follicle inflammation and skin lightening. Lidocaine:
1. Are lidocaine, lignocaine, and xylocaine same? Yes. These are all the other names of local anesthetic, lidocaine.
2. Is lidocaine an opioid drug? No. Lidocaine is an amide ype local anesthetic used to relieve pain.
3. Is lidocaine available over the counter? No. It is available only as a prescription medication.
4. Is lidocaine safe in children? Lidocaine, when used along with Benzoxonium Chloride, is unsafe for children as it may lead to fatal syndrome known as Reye’s syndrome.
5. Is lidocaine addictive? Lidocaine, when taken in the prescribed does, is not addictive or habit forming. Phenylephrine:
1. Is phenylephrine safe for older adults? Older adults with conditions such as high blood pressure and irregular heart rate should avoid phenylephrine as it worsens the condition. Before taking the tablet consult your doctor.
2. Does phenylephrine cause drowsiness? No. Phenylephrine does not cause drowsiness but when taken in combination with other drugs such as chlorpheniramine, it can cause sedation.
3. Is pseudoephedrine similar to phenylephrine in usage? Yes, both the drugs are used as nasal decongestants that relieve a stuffy nose.
4. Is phenylephrine available over the counter? Yes, but phenylephrine is banned in few countries.
5. Can I use phenylephrine for my child for sinus relief? Phenylephrine is not indicated for use in children.
6. What is the oral phenylephrine dosage for treating nasal congestion? About 10-20 mg of phenylephrine should be taken by mouth for every 4 hours to relieve nasal congestion.