Medicine Overview of Heximar Ointment
Uses of Heximar Ointment
Heximar 0.005%W/W Ointment is used in the treatment of psoriasis.
Side effects of Heximar Ointment
Dry skin, Skin irritation, Itching, Burning sensation, Stinging sensation, Redness of skin, Rash.
How to use Heximar 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. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
How Heximar Ointment works
Heximar 0.005%w/w ointment is a synthetic form of vitamin D belonging to the class of medicines called ‘anti-psoriatics’. It lowers the rate with which skin cells grow, thereby controlling the psoriatic condition.
In Depth Information on Heximar Ointment
Expert advice for Heximar Ointment
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. In case you have been advised to use this drug while breast feeding, do not apply it on breast area.
- Before using calcipotriol, inform your doctor if you are taking ultraviolet (UV) light treatment.
- Excessive exposure to sunlight should be avoided while on this treatment.
- If you have been diagnosed with psoriasis types like ‘generalised pustular psoriasis’ or ‘erythrodermic exfoliative psoriasis’, consult your doctor before using calcipotriol.
- Application of calcipotriol on face is not recommended.
Special precautions for Heximar 0.005%W/W Ointment
No interaction found
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Heximar 0.005%W/W Ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
Heximar 0.005%W/W Ointment is probably safe to use during la+more
ctation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby....
Heximar 0.005%W/W Ointment does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Heximar 0.005%W/W Ointment in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.+more
Use of Heximar 0.005%W/W Ointment is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease....
Use of Heximar 0.005%W/W Ointment is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
There is limited information available on the use of Heximar 0.005%W/W Ointment in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.+more
Use of Heximar 0.005%W/W Ointment is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease....
Use of Heximar 0.005%W/W Ointment is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Calcipotriol, take 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.
Frequently asked questions for Heximar 0.005%W/W Ointment
Frequently asked questions for Calcipotriol
No. Heximar is not a steroid
No. Calciportiol is not an ‘over the counter' drug. It is available only by prescription
Heximar is used in treatment of psoriasis (development of red/silver colored scaly patches on skin)
Heximar is considered to be effective when used at the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor
For best results Heximar is used once/twice daily (as instructed by your doctor). Usually changes in the skin can be seen after around two weeks as the psoriatic patches clear up/flatten. Redness of the skin will also start to reduce then
Heximar is a drug used in treatment of psoriasis. It is available in different forms like cream, ointment, gel or solution for application to the affected areas of skin or scalp.
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Substitutes for Heximar
No substitutes found for this medicine