This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
Caldob Cream is a combination of four medicines: lidocaine, calcium dobesilate, hydrocortisone and zinc oxide. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic which works by blocking pain signals from the nerves to brain thereby decreasing pain sensation. Calcium dobesilate is a vasoprotective medicine which works by strengthening the walls of the small blood vessels to prevent bleeding. It also improves blood flow by decreasing viscosity/thickness of blood, thereby relieving inflammation (redness and swelling) in piles, and promoting healing. Hydrocortisone is a steroid which reduces redness, itching, and swelling. Zinc has astringent and antiseptic action.
Caldob Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Caldob Cream is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby. The baby's skin should not come into direct contact with the treated area of skin. Water-miscible cream/gel is preferred as ointments may expose the baby to harmful effects of Caldob Cream via licking.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 29th May 2018.