Therapeutic actions: Topical steroids reduce the redness and itchiness of certain skin problems.
What is it used for? Dermovate ointment is a strong and rapidly effective treatment for more resistant inflamed skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis on which milder topical steroids do not work.
Contraindications and cautions: This preparation is for external use only. This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. If corticosteroids are used long-term, on large areas of skin, raw skin, skin folds, or under airtight dressings (including nappies) they are absorbed into the body more. This increases the risk of local side effects such as skin thinning, and those on other parts of the body, such as a decrease in the production of natural hormones by the adrenal glands. For this reason, continuous, long-term use of this medicine should be avoided wherever possible, particularly in children and on large areas of skin. You should only use airtight dressings over the affected area if instructed by your doctor. This medicine should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected area(s). Avoid contact of this medicine with the eyes and the moist membranes lining the inside of certain parts of the body, eg mouth, nasal passages (mucous membranes). Rinse with cold water if accidental contact occurs. Prolonged use of this medicine should be avoided. If there is no improvement in your skin after two to four weeks of treatment consult your doctor. Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Not to be used in • Acne vulgaris • Children less than 1 year of age • Chronic inflammatory disorder of the facial skin (acne rosacea) • Infections of the skin with viruses (eg Herpes simplex, chickenpox), fungi (eg thrush, ringworm, athleteis foot) or bacteria (eg impetigo) • Inflammatory rash around the mouth (perioral dermatitis) • Itching around the back passage and genitals • Widespread plaque psoriasis
Side effects: Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect. • Thinning of the skin • Changes in skin pigmentation • Stretch marks (striae) • Groupings of fine blood vessels becoming prominent under the skin (telangiectasia) • Excessive hair growth (hypertrichosis) The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drugis manufacturer.
Interactions: There are no significant interactions reported with this medicine