Heximar 0.005%W/W Ointment

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Composition for Heximar 0.005%W/W Ointment

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₹28.13/Ointment
15 gm in 1 tube
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Substitutes for Heximar

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Medicine Overview of Heximar Ointment

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Uses of Heximar Ointment

Heximar 0.005%W/W Ointment is used in the treatment of psoriasis.
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Side effects of Heximar Ointment

Common

Dry skin, Skin irritation, Itching, Burning sensation, Stinging sensation, Redness of skin, Rash.

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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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Heximar 0.005%W/W Ointment
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Heximar 0.005%W/W Ointment 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Heximar 0.005%W/W Ointment is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Heximar 0.005%W/W Ointment does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Heximar 0.005%W/W Ointment is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Patients with known severe renal impairment should not be treated with calcipotriol
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Missed Dosageuses

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.

Patient Concerns

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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