Derobin Ointment 30 Gm
Coal tar is used to treat skin conditions such as dermatitis (rash or irritation), keratoses (abnormal skin growth), and psoriasis (scaly skin rash). Dithranol is used to treat skin conditions such as dermatitis (rash or irritation), keratoses (abnormal skin growth), and psoriasis (scaly skin rash). Salicylic acid is given for the treatment of pimples, i.e. acne.
How does the drug work?
Coal tar caUSES shedding of the skin cells from the top layer and also delays the growth of the skin cells. Thus, it helps to treat the skin conditions. Dithranol works by inhibiting the division of the skin cells, thus, preventing the scaling and thickening of the skin. This clears the patches of psoriasis allowing for the restoration of normal skin development. Salicylic acid reduces the redness and swelling, resulting in the shrinkage of the pimples. It softens and loosens the dry and scaly skin which gets easily peeled off.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of coal tar are allergic reactions, inflammation of hair follicles, skin cancer, an increased sensitivity to light. The common side effects of dithranol are skin staining and redness, irritation, burning sensation, and hair discoloration. The side effects which are common with salicylic acid are skin itching, irritation, burning sensation, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), diarrhea, dizziness and headache.
• Do not use the Derobin ointment if an allergic reaction was seen in the past with the use of any of its ingredients.
• Use the exact Derobin dosage as directed by the physician. Higher doses can increase the risk of Derobin ointment side effects.
• Avoid contact of the Derobin topical ointment with eyes, groins and rectal area.
• Take precautions to protect skin from the effect of harmful UV rays after applying the ointment Derobin.
• Derobin ointment use in pregnant and nursing women needs a doctor’s supervision
FAQs :coal tar
1. Does coal tar provide a permanent relief from psoriasis? No. Coal tar is only a temporary solution for the symptoms of psoriasis.
2. Can I use the coal tar ointment for my child? Do not use the coal tar ointment for children unless under the supervision of the doctor.
3. How many times should I apply the coal tar ointment? Apply the coal tar ointment as directed by your physician. Some forms may be applied up to 4 times in a day.
4. What to do if coal tar ointment enters my eyes? Rinse your eyes immediately with water if the coal tar ointment accidentally enters your eyes.
5. How to protect my skin from sunburn while using the coal tar ointment? Avoid exposure to harmful sun rays. Apply sunscreen products of an SPF higher than 1
5. Wear protective clothing. Do not use tanning beds. Dithranol
1. How long should I keep the dithranol ointment after application? Wash the dithranol ointment after one hour. Do not keep it beyond this time as it can cause burning and soreness of the skin.
2. Can I apply the dithranol ointment to treat psoriasis on the face? No. Do not apply the ointment on the face to treat psoriasis or lesions.
3. Is dithranol a steroid drug? No. Dithranol is an antimitotic drug but not a steroid drug.
4. How to store the dithranol ointment? Store the dithranol ointment in a dry and cool place, away from light. Keep it out of reach from children. Discard the expired medicine.
5. What to do if I have a burning sensation with dithranol ointment? Stop using the dithranol ointment and seek advice from a pharmacist or doctor. salicylic acid
1. Does salicylic acid treat dandruff? Yes. Salicylic acid is used in the treatment of dandruff.
2. Can I use salicylic acid for treating warts on the face? No. Salicylic acid should not be used for treating warts on the face.
3. Can I apply salicylic acid to my child? Ask a doctor before using salicylic acid in children.
4. What is the dose of salicylic acid? Use the exact dose as prescribed by your physician which depends on the individual.
5. Should I cover the skin after applying the salicylic acid? No. Do not cover the skin immediately after applying the salicylic acid.