PREDNICARBATE

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Dermatop

GENERIC NAME(S): PREDNICARBATE

 

Description: Prednicarbate is a corticosteroid that possesses anti-inflammatory, antipruritic (itch), vasoconstrictive and antiproliferative properties.

This medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Prednicarbate reduces the swelling, itching and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. This medication is a medium-strength corticosteroid.

 

How to use prednicarbate topical:

Use this medication on the skin only. Do not use it on the face, groin, underarms, inside the vagina, or for diaper rash, unless directed to do so by your doctor.

 

Wash and dry your hands before using. Clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin film of medication to the affected area and gently rub in, usually twice daily or as directed by your doctor. Do not bandage, cover or wrap the area unless directed to do so by your doctor. If used in the diaper area on an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.

 

After applying the medication, wash your hands, unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. When applying this medication near the eyes, avoid getting it in the eyes because this may worsen or cause glaucoma. Also, avoid getting this medication in the nose or mouth. If you get the medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth, rinse with plenty of water.

 

Use this medication only for the condition prescribed. Do not use it on a child for longer than 3 weeks in a row, unless directed to do so by your doctor.

 

Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens after 2 weeks.

Pregnancy Risk: Category C (Risk cannot be ruled out)

Precautions

 

Before using prednicarbate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other corticosteroids (e.g., hydrocortisone, prednisone); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

 

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: poor blood circulation, diabetes, immune system problems, other skin conditions (e.g., rosacea, perioral dermatitis).

 

Do not use if there is an infection or sore in the area to be treated.

 

This medication may reduce the effectiveness of latex-containing products (such as condoms).

 

Rarely, using corticosteroid medications for a long time or over large areas of skin can make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Therefore, before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if you get a serious illness/injury, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication or have used this medication within the past few months.

 

Though it is unlikely, this medication may slow down a child’s growth if used for a long time. The effect on final adult height is unknown. See the doctor regularly so your child’s height can be checked.

 

This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

 

It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk when applied to the skin. Similar medications pass into breast milk when taken by mouth. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

 

Interactions

 

Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

 

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription or nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: oral corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), other topical corticosteroids (e.g., hydrocortisone), drugs that suppress the immune system (e.g., cyclosporine).

 

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

Overdose

 

If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medication may be harmful if swallowed.

 

Notes

Do not share this medication with others. This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Do not use it later for other skin problems unless told to do so by your doctor. A different medication may be necessary in those cases.

 

Laboratory and/or medical tests (such as adrenal gland function tests) may be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects, especially if you use this drug for an extended period of time or apply it over large areas of the body. Consult your doctor for more details.

 

Inform all your doctors you use or have used this medication.

 

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

 

Storage

Store the medication away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

 

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

 

Brands

 

There are no brands containing this molecule.

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