Generic Lotrisone (Betamethasone / Clotrimazole)
Lotrisone
Lotrisone inhibits growth of several types of fungi.
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Product Description
Common use

Lotrisone is an anti-fungal medication which is a lotion or cream and its active components are a combination of two drugs: a steroid (betamethasone) and an antifungal drug (clotrimazole). Clotrimazole inhibits growth of several types of fungi by affecting the process of fungal membranes formation. Betamethasone is a synthetic corticosteroid that suppress inflammation as well as the body's immune response.



Dosage and direction

Lotrisone cream should be gently massaged into the skin and around the area affected by fungi twice a day (morning and evening). Do not use bandage or wrapping over the treated area to avoid excessive absorption of the medication. Treatment of of tinea corporis or tinea cruris should not continue longer than two weeks while one of tinea pedis should not last longer than four weeks.



Precautions

Avoid getting of the Lotrione cream into your eyes. Steroid drugs influence activity of the adrenal, hypothalamic, and pituitary glands, can lead to excessive blood sugar levels, as well as to a Cushing's syndrome characterized by acne, depression, excessive hair growth, humped upper back, insomnia, moon-faced appearance, muscle weakness, obese trunk, paranoia, stretch marks, stunted growth (in children), wasted limbs, and susceptibility to bruising, fractures, and infection.



Contraindications

This medication cannot be used in children younger 17 y.o., in individuals with hypersensitivity to the components of Lotrisone, or to similar steroid and antifungal medications. Cautiousness should be exercised in adults over age 65.



Possible side effect

The most common adverse reactions are local reddening, blistering, burning, dry skin, decreased pigmentation, stretch marks allergic reactions like hives, flue symptoms, bacterial infection, irritated skin, peeling, rash, stinging, swelling, tingling sensation, edema.



Drug interaction

Long-term use or withdrawal of topical corticosteroids may worsen symptoms of psoriasis. An interval of at least 1 week is needed between the discontinuance of topical steroids and the beginning of treatment with anthralin (Psoriatec).



Missed dose

If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or almost time for your next dose. Do not take double or extra doses. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.



Overdose

Misuse or overuse of Lotrisone on wide skin areas can cause disorders such as Cushing's syndrome. Inform your doctor about it. Life treating overdose of Lotrisone is unlikely.



Storage

Store at room temperature between 59-77 F (15-25 C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets. Do not use after expiration term.



Disclaimer

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Accutane

Other names used:

  • Roaccutane®

Active Ingredients:

  • Isotretionin

How does Accutane work and what pharmaceutical group does it belong to?

Isotretionin the active ingredient of Accutane belongs to a group of drugs called retinoids, which are used mainly in treatment of skin disorders. The exact mechanism of Accutane is not currently known however it is clinically determined that the drug exerts dose-dependent suppressive effect on the sebaceous glands activity and decreases their size. The drug also expresses anti-inflammatory effect on skin as well as inhibits the formation of comedones. The effects of the drug are temporary however the acne remissions may be controlled.

Which conditions are treated with Isotretinoin?

The drug is indicated in treatment of:

  • Severe cystic acne vulgaris
  • Acne rosacea
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa

What should a patient know before using Accutane?

The Isotretinoin should not be used in cases of:

  • Known hypersensitivity to any components of the preparation or to other retinoids
  • Pregnancy
  • Liver or renal failure
  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis
  • Severe hyperlipidemia

Tell your doctor about the following if any apply to you:

  • You have relatives with increased levels of lipids in blood and are predisposed to hyperlipidemia
  • You or your relatives suffer from diabetes
  • You are suffering from Alcoholism
  • You are treating a depression

Which adverse effects may manifest when using the medication?

The side effects of Accutane include:

  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis manifested in the following: dry skin and mucous membranes, haemorrhage in the nasal cavity, hoarseness, conjunctivitis and etc.
  • Skin problems: rash, itching, facial dermatitis, sweatiness, hyperpigmentation, reversible allopecia and etc.
  • Locomotor system: muscle pain, joint pain, hyperostosis, tendonitis
  • CNS: behavior changes, depression, headache, increased intracranial pressure, seizures
  • Sensory organs: decreased vision acuity, photosensibilisation, cataract, decreased hearing , keratitis
  • Gastrointestinal tract: nausea, colitis, GI hemorrhage, rarely hepatitis.
  • Respiratory organs: bronchospasm
  • Haemopoietic system: decreased leukocyte and erythrocyte levels, increase or decrease of thrombocyte levels
  • Immune system: local or systemic infections caused be gram-positive bacteria
  • Other: Hematuria, pancreatitis, vasculitis, lymphadenopathy

It is not necessary that the side effects will manifest in an individual but the possibility still exist. For more information please consult your health care provider.

Which groups of drugs or specific preparations may interact with Isotretinoin?

The drug is affected by the following:

  • Vitamin A supplements
  • Corticosteroids
  • Tetracycline antibiotics
  • Epilepsy treatment
  • Oral contraceptives
  • St.John's worth

Tell your doctor about all the herbal preparations as well as prescription drugs that you are currently taking even if they are not on the list.

Important information for the patient: Accutane is supplied for individual use. Do not use it to treat other conditions not listed in the leaflet. Keep the product out of children reach. Do not reuse any disposable materials if supplied with the preparation.