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food interaction for DEROBIN

alcohol interaction for DEROBIN

pregnancy interaction for DEROBIN

lactation interaction for DEROBIN

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Derobin ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Coal Tar(5.3% w/w)


Eczema, Psoriasis, Seborrheic dermatitis

How it works

Coal tar belongs to a class of drugs known as keratoplastics. It works by causing the skin to shed dead cells from its top layer and slow down the growth of skin cells. This effect decreases scaling and dryness. Coal tar can also decrease itchiness from these skin conditions.

Common side effects

Increased sensitivity to light, Acneiform eruptions, Allergic reaction, Bacterial eruptions, Contact dermatitis, Inflammation of hair follicles, Irritation, Skin cancer
Dithranol Topical(1.15% w/w)


Dithranol topical is used for treatment of subacute and chronic psoriasis (a long term skin disease that causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick, white, silvery, or red scaly patches) including psoriasis of the scalp.

How it works

Dithranol belongs to the class of medications know as antimitotic drugs. It works by reducing the scaling and thickening of the skin thereby helping to clear patches of psoriasis by restoring normal skin development.

Common side effects

Application site warmth, Application site irritation, Burning sensation, Skin redness, Hair discolouration, Skin staining
Salicylic Acid(1.15% w/w)


Salicylic acid is used to treat skin diseases like warts on hands and feet, acne and blemishes the skin. It is also used in other skin conditions such as psoriasis (inflammatory disease of skin causing patches of redness), dandruff, calluses, corns and diseases which cause skin dryness or scaling.

How it works

Salicylic acid belongs to a class of medication called keratolytics. It works on reducing swelling and redness and thus causing pimples to shrink. It also loosens and softens the dry, scaly skin thus causing it to peel off.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Application site burning, Confusion, Dizziness, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Headache, Hearing loss, Ringing in ear, Skin irritation


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Content on this page was last updated on 19 March, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)