Derobin Ointment

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Introduction

Derobin Ointment has a combination of medicines that are used to treat psoriasis. It helps to provide relief from redness, itching, and swelling. It removes dead skin cells and helps in softening the skin.

Derobin Ointment should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Wash your hands before using this medicine. It is advised to check the label for directions before use. It is for external use only.

Do not use this medicine more than the recommended dose. Inform your doctor if you have known allergies from this medicine. The common side effects of this medicine include irritation and staining of skin at the application site.

If these side effects or any other symptoms which you think are because of this medicine persist for a longer duration, please consult your doctor. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or are suffering from any other disease.

Uses of Derobin Ointment

Benefits of Derobin Ointment

In Treatment of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a condition where the skin cells in the body grow too quickly and form scales and dry patches. They can grow anywhere, but most appear on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back. Derobin Ointment reduces the scaly, itchy patches which may develop on the different parts of the body. Use it exactly as prescribed and for as long as it is prescribed to get the most benefit. It may take several months to become fully effective. You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Side effects of Derobin Ointment

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Derobin

  • Application site irritation
  • Skin staining

How to use Derobin Ointment

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 gently massage the ointment.

How Derobin Ointment works

Derobin Ointment is a combination of three medicines: Salicylic Acid, Dithranol and Coal Tar, which treats psoriasis. Salicylic Acid and Coal Tar are keratolytic medicines. They work by breaking down keratin clumps which removes dead skin cells and softens the skin. Dithranol is a tar-like substance which works by slowing down the rapid growth of skin cells.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Derobin Ointment during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
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Information regarding the use of Derobin Ointment during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Derobin Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Derobin Ointment, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Derobin Ointment is used to treat the redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort associated with psoriasis.
  • It is advisable to apply it once a day. For best effect, leave it on during the day if you have applied it in the morning, or overnight if you have used it in the evening.
  • Apply to the affected areas as a thin film two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
  • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • Use moisturizer regularly to overcome skin dryness during the course of treatment.
  • Do not use this medicine on open wounds and cuts.
  • Your skin may become more sensitive to sunlight than normal while you are using Derobin Ointment. Try to avoid sitting out in the sun and do not use sunbeds.
  • It may take several weeks to show its action. Keep using it as suggested by your doctor.

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Patient concerns

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Can I use Derobin for white paches on my skin The paches are small round in shape
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Please send pictures for better diagnosis and treatmentCause of the white patch has to be determined
By wearing underwear my side thighs were caught infected so I have applied derobin ointmnt of USV company That area has been totally burnt Nd very much burning sensation what should I do now
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
You should visit skin specialist for proper examination and treatment immediately
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FAQs

Q. How to use Derobin Ointment?

Follow the directions given by the doctor. Apply the medication to the affected skin areas thinly and in sufficient quantity to cover the affected areas. Wash your hands after using Derobin Ointment, unless it is used for treating skin infections on the hands.

Q. Can I overuse Derobin Ointment?

No, do not overuse Derobin Ointment for long periods or on large areas of skin. It can result in over-absorption of the medicine into the body. This may lead to the thinning or weakening of the skin and other serious side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can I stop taking Derobin Ointment when I feel well?

No, do not stop taking Derobin Ointment even if you start to feel better. You should finish the full course of treatment.

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References

  1. Salicylic Acid. Huddersfield: Thornton & Ross Ltd.; 1985 [revised 20 Feb 2018]. [Accessed 03 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Dithranol. [Accessed 26 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. ScienceDirect. Coal Tar. [Accessed 29 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Arvind Vithal Gandhi Chowk, BSD Marg, Station Road, Govandi East, Mumbai - 400 088. , India.
Country of origin: India

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