SALICYLIC ACID OINTMENT FOR ACNE TREATMENT AND SIDE EFFECTS

14 Nov
2016
By Marie

Salicylic Acid Ointment For Acne Treatment And Side Effects

Today’s environmental conditions and dietary habits of the people have made their skin more and more sensitive and prone to several skin conditions. There are a number of skin conditions that are being faced by people today and the most common among them are acne and psoriasis.  For such skin problems, Salicylic acid ointment Salicylix SF6 is a perfect solution. It is a keratolytic ointment that causes shedding of the outer skin layer and prevents Acne Vulgaris, Seborrhea or Psoriasis, corns, calluses, and warts, etc.This skin formulation is super soft on the skin and does not cause any harm to it.

Manufacturer Salicylic acid Salicylix SF6- This excellent dermatological tested beauty product Salicylix SF6 is manufactured by Reddy’s lab and is popular all around the globe.

Benefits and working of Salicylic acid Salicylix SF6

Salicylic acid Salicylix SF6 treats the skin conditions that involve scaling, overgrowth of skin cells like psoriasis, ichthyoses, dandruff, calluses, corns and warts on the hands or feet. It removes acne by reducing the swelling and redness around the unplugging blocked skin pores thus allowing pimples to shrink.

Never use the Salicylic acid Salicylix SF6 if

  • You are allergic to salicylic acid or any other ingredient in this product
  • You have diabetes, kidney, and liver diseases ( Ask your physician before using)
  • Have any other skin related problem

Always pre-inform your physician in following cases:

  • Children and teenagers who suffer from chicken pox or the flu
  • If you are pregnant, planning to conceive or are breastfeeding

Usage of the Salicylic acid Salicylix SF6 :

The topical salicylic acid should be used several times a day, depending on the condition and the product being used. To get the best benefits of the product, use it regularly.

Method to apply the Salicylic acid Salicylix SF6 :

Apply the product as prescribed on the back of the pack. It is necessary that if you use this ointment regularly then you can have proven results within a few weeks of applying the ointment. Follow the steps to get the best results:

  • Wash your face and hands with a very mild cleanser and do not irritate the skin
  • Take an almond size dollop of ointment on your finger and apply a small amount of ointment near the problem area
  • Spread using your fingertips and rub gently all over
  • Never apply too much of the ointment
  • Do not apply the ointment on open wounds

Side Effects Salicylic acid Salicylix SF6

There are a few common and rare side effects associated with the use of Salicylic acid Salicylix SF6. These reactions could develop for a few minutes after application of the ointment or within a day. Do not make use of the medication if allergic reactions such as hives, swelling of the face, lips or throat occur.

Other side-effects of Salicylic acid Salicylix SF6 include:

  • A severe headache, ringing in your ears, problems with hearing, thinking problems
  • Severe stomach pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Light-headed feeling
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe burning, dryness, and skin irritation

Common side effects of Salicylic acid Salicylix SF6:

  • Minor skin irritation, rash, or peeling
  • Changes in the color of treated skin

WHAT IS DOXYCYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE, USES, DOSAGE AND SIDE EFFECTS

12 Nov
2016
By Marie

Doxycycline Hydrochloride

Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic. The drug fights bacteria in the body. Doxycycline is a drug that treats many bacterial infections such as:

  • Acne
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
  • Intestinal Infections
  • Eye infections
  • Gonorrhea
  • Periodontitis
  • Chlamydia

The drug can also be used for treating blemishes, bumps and acne-like lesions caused by rosacea (skin disease). Other forms of Doxycycline can also be used for preventing malaria or treating infections that are caused by mites, lice or ticks.

What is Doxycycline  and how does it work?

Doxycycline 100mg is a tetracycline antibiotic that is being prescribed for the treatment of blemishes, bumps and acne-like lesions caused by rosacea. The drug does not work for treating facial skin redness as caused by rosacea. It comes in both capsules and tablet form. Doxycycline HCL works by stopping the growth of bacteria.

Things to be kept in mind

Make sure you tell your doctor if you have:

  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Asthma or sulfite allergy
  • History of increased pressure inside the skull
  • If you are pregnant, planning to conceive or are breast-feeding

If you are somehow using Doxycycline HCL for the treatment of gonorrhea, then your doctor may test you for having syphilis.

How much to take it?

Consult your doctor or read the prescription label carefully to know about the recommended dosage of the drug.

What is the strength available?

Doxycycline hydrochloride is available in the following strengths on our website:

Who is the manufacturer?

  • Doxicip – 100mg is manufactured by Cipla. It is available on our website in the 30 capsule pack.
  • Doxrid – 100 mg is manufactured by Ridley company. It is available on our website in thepack of 30, 60 and 90 tablets.

How to take it?

Take doxycycline 100mg tablet or capsule exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all the directions on the prescription label carefully. Avoid taking the drug in larger or smaller amount than recommended. Take the medicine with a full glass of water and drink plenty of liquid while taking the drug.

When to take it?

Take Doxycycline tablet or capsule only after doctor’s recommendation. Timely consumption of medicine is very much important.

For how long should it be taken?

Take the medicine as long as it is recommended to you. Do not stop the consumption of the drug in between the course of the treatment.

What if you forget a dose?

Try to make it your habit that every day you take the medicine at the same time. It will clearly decrease the possibility of missing a dose. In the case if you miss a dose, then don’t mix it with a second dose. Simply skip the first dose and continue with the routine.

What if you overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention the moment you take an overdose of the Doxycycline 100 mg medicine.

What are the side-effects?

Every medication has some side-effects that could range from severe to minor. Consult your doctor immediately if any of the symptoms occur to you:

  • Change in the vision
  • Diarrhea that is watery or bloody
  • Skin rash, numbness, pain, severe tingling, and muscle weakness
  • Fever, body ache, swollen glands, and flu-like symptoms
  • Chest pain and feeling short of breath
  • Confusion, nausea, vomiting, rapid weight gain and swelling
  • Skin reactions such as fever, swelling in the face or tongue and burning in your eyes
  • Increased pressure inside the skull, severe headache, dizziness and pain behind the eyes

Other common symptoms of Doxycycline 100mg are:

  • Skin rash or itching
  • Nausea, vomiting and upset stomach
  • Vaginal itching and discharge

Drug-interactions

Always consult your doctor before you start, stop or change the dose of the medication. Drugs that may interact with thedoxycycline medication are cholesterol lowering medicines likecholestyramine or cholestipol, isotretinoin, tretinoin, and antacids.A product containing bismuth subsalicylate such as Pepto-Bismol, the blood thinner like warfarin, multivitamins, and multi-minerals, or penicillin antibiotics (amoxicillin, ampicillin, dicloxacillin).

There could be several other medicines as well that may affect the working of doxycycline. Never start a new drug without taking proper medical advice from your doctor.

Important information to be taken care of:

  • Never share the medicine with others, even if they experience the same symptoms.
  • Consult your doctor about proper disposal and handling of the drug.
  • Children below the age of 8 years must not use this drug as, it may cause permanent yellowing of their teeth.
  • Throw away the unused medicine after it expires. Taking damaged doxycycline 100mg  may cause damage to the kidneys.

WHAT IS AZELAIC ACID, USES, DOSAGE, SIDE EFFECTS

11 Nov
2016
By Marie

Azelaic acid gel

Azelaic acid gel is a topical medication that is used to clear the bumps, lesions or swelling caused by the skin disease named rosacea.

  • Treats acne
  • Clear bumps, lesion or swelling
  • Reduce pimple and blackhead formation

What is Azelaic acid and how does it work?

Azelaic Acid Gel is one of the naturally occurring acid. It is a topical medication which helps to clear off or reduce pimple and blackhead formation.  It works on acne too. It belongs to the class of medications called dicarboxylic acids. It works in treating acne by killing the bacteria that could infect the pores and by decreasing the production of keratin (the natural substance leading to the formation of acne).

Things to be kept in mind

Before taking Azelaic Acid Gel tell your doctor:

  • If you are allergic to azelaic acid or any other drug
  • What prescription, nonprescription, herbal, vitamins or supplements you take
  • If ever had any medical condition
  • If you are pregnant, planning to conceive or are breastfeeding
  • If you experience any changes in the skin color

How much to apply it?

  • Adult dose for acne- Apply about 20% azelaic acid cream to the affected part two times a day.
  • Adult dose for acne rosacea- Apply 15% azelaic acid gel to the affected part two times everyday.

What are the strengths available?

Azelaic Acid Gel is available in the following strengths on our website:

Who is the manufacturer?

  • Aziderm Cream – 10 % (15gm) and Aziderm Cream – 20 % (15gm) are manufactured by Vision (Micro). They are available on our website in the pack of 1,3 and 6 tubes.
  • Finacea Gel – 1% (30gm) is manufactured by Intendis and is available on our website.

For how long it should be applied?

Even if the results gets positive, one should use it as long as recommended by the doctor.

What if you forget a dose?

Do not forget your dose. In case if you forget a dose, then avoid taking it at the time of the second dose. Never take a double dose to make up for the one that is missed.

What if you overdose?

Immediately consult your dermatologist the moment you realize that extra quantity of Azelaic Acid Cream has been applied to the skin.

What are the side-effects?

Every medication has some side effects which could range from severe to mild. Given below are the following symptoms which are likely to occur:

  • Itching, burning or tingling sensation
  • Rashes
  • Dryness
  • Change in the skin color
  • Peeling, irritation or inflammation of the skin

Drug-interactions

There are some medications that may interact with azelaic acid cream.  So it is better that one should share his whole medical history with the doctor. Make sure you check with your health care provider before starting or changing any dose of the medication.

Important information to be taken care of:

  • It may take few weeks for azelaic acid cream or gel to work and if the symptoms do not get fine within the span of four weeks then consult with the nearest doctor
  • Do not use topical products too frequently as it may make the condition worse.
  • Keep it away from the reach of small children below the age of 12 years.
  • Never take an azelaic acid gel into the mouth as it can cause severe harm to the body.
  • Always talk with your doctor before you use any of the medicines or cleansers on the skin.

What Is Adapalene Gel- Uses, Dosage, Side Effects

11 Nov
2016
By Marie

Adapalene gel

Adapalene gel  is a topical medication which is similar to the vitamin A. The drug helps the skin to renew itself. It helps to treat the problem of acne.

What is Adapalene and how does it work?

Adapalene belongs to the class of medications named retinoid- like compounds. The drug deals with treating the problem of acne Vulgaris.It works by decreasing the number and severity of acne, pimples and promotes quick healing of pimples that are developed. It aims to affect the growth of the cells and decrease swelling and inflammation.

Things to be kept in mind

Avoid using the medication if you are allergic to adapalene. FDA pregnancy category C. The drug can be harmful to the unborn child. Make sure you consult with your doctor and tell him if you are or planning to conceive during the course of the treatment. It is still not known if adapalene gel passes into breast milk or if it may harm anursing baby. Always keep a check and tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

How much to apply it?

Apply the sufficient amount of Adapalene gel to the affected area once a day. You could apply a thin film of the gel on the skin, avoiding areas like lips, eyes, angles of the nose and mucous membranes.

What are the strengths available?

Adapalene is available on our website in the following strength:

Adaferin Gel – 1% (15gm)

Who is the manufacturer?

Adapalene gel is manufactured by Galderma Laboratories. It is available on our website in the pack of 1, 3 and 6 tubes.

How to apply Adapalene gel?

Use Adapalene Gel as directed by your doctor or check the label given on the drug for the exact usage information.

  • Avoid using other medications on the skin without discussing with your doctor.
  • Do not use the drug on the cuts, sunburned skin or abrasions.
  • Clean thearea before you apply the gel on the affected part of the skin.
  • Apply a thin film of the gel to the affected area.

Make sure you ask your health care provider all the questions you may have related to using adapalene gel.

When to apply Adapalene gel?

You could apply the Adapalene gel once in a day during bedtime. Make sure that you follow the prescription label carefully and follow the instructions for usage as given on it.

For how long Adapalene gel should be applied?

Do not discontinue the treatment course in the middle. Follow it as long as it is recommended by a doctor. Even if the results come as positive, then also keep applying the cream and finish the treatment course.

What if you forget a dose?

Always remember to take the dose on time. If you miss a dose, then use it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, then avoid taking it with a second dose.

What if you overdose?

Consult your doctor immediately the moment you realize that high quantity of Adapalene cream has been used.

What are the side-effects of Adapalene Gel ?

Try not to use Adapalene if you experience symptoms like hives, difficulty in breathing or swelling of the face, lips, mouth, andtongue. During the first four weeks of the medication, you could find the skin turning red, dry and scaly. Burning and stinging sensation may also occur.Other, less serious issues include redness, irritation or itching on the skin. Always consult your doctor if the side-effects gets worse or become bothersome.

Drug-interactions

Always use the topical skin products with the doctor’s advice. It will be rare that Adapalene Gel interacts with other medications either taken orally or intravenous. Tell your doctor about entire medical history or the medications you take at present. He is the right person to confirm all the medications that may interact with the Adapalene Gel.

Important information to be taken care of:

  • Consult your doctor or health care provider regarding any query about Adapalene Gel.
  • Never share the drug with the other person even if he shares the same symptoms.
  • In the case symptoms do not improve or gets worse, immediately consult your doctor.
  • Check with the pharmacist about proper disposal or handling of the drug.