Ledercort 0.1% Ointment

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Introduction

Ledercort 0.1% Ointment is a type of medicine known as a topical steroid. It is used to treat certain skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and rash. It helps reduce symptoms like swelling, itching, and redness.

You should always use Ledercort 0.1% Ointment exactly as your doctor has told you. It is only for use on the skin but do not use the cream or ointment on your face for more than recommended. Do not cover the area you have treated with a bandage or plaster unless your doctor tells you to. You should use this medicine regularly but do not apply large amounts or use it for longer than prescribed. It should be spread thinly. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve after 2 weeks of treatment.

Ledercort 0.1% Ointment has a few potential side effects but not everyone will get them. These may include allergic skin reactions, bacterial skin infections, acne, thinning or a change in color of the skin, burning, stinging, and itching. Serious allergic reactions to this drug are rare but let your doctor know if you are bothered by side effects or they do not go away. Not all creams are likely to work for all skin conditions and may make some worse. Make sure you read the instructions that come with your medicine.

Let your doctor know about any medical issues you have, especially poor blood circulation, diabetes, and immune system problems, as well as about other medicines you are taking (particularly steroids).

Uses of Ledercort Ointment

Benefits of Ledercort Ointment

In Skin conditions with inflammation & itching

Ledercort 0.1% Ointment is effective in treating skin conditions with inflammation and itching like eczema, dermatitis, or rash. It works by reducing the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation of the skin. When used correctly it is a safe and effective treatment. It reduces the redness, rash, pain or itchiness caused by your skin’s reaction to an irritant. It thus improves your self-esteem and confidence as your appearance changes.

You should always use it as prescribed and only apply the amount you have been told to. Keep using it for as long as it is prescribed to get the full benefits.

In Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis or RA is an autoimmune disorder, in which the immune system starts attacking the lining of your joints. This causes pain and swelling in the joints.

Ledercort 0.1% Ointment helps treat rheumatoid arthritis. It makes the immune system function normally and prevents it from attacking the body. This gives relief from the symptoms such as pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints. This helps in easy movement and makes you do your daily activities more easily.

In Treatment of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints.
Ledercort 0.1% Ointment can give you relief from this pain and swelling. It also reduces stiffness in the joints and helps in easy movement. This will help you do your daily activities more easily and thus improve your quality of life. Ledercort 0.1% Ointment should be taken at the same time each day to get maximum benefits. You should continue taking it until your doctor asks you to stop. Mild symptoms of osteoarthritis can sometimes be managed by doing light exercises, losing weight, and wearing suitable footwear.

Side effects of Ledercort 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 Ledercort

  • Bacterial infection
  • Skin discoloration
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Ledercort 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 Ledercort Ointment works

Ledercort 0.1% Ointment is a steroid. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen, and itchy.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ledercort 0.1% Ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ledercort 0.1% Ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Ledercort Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Ledercort 0.1% 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

  • Ledercort 0.1% Ointment is used to treat the redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
  • It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
  • Don't use it more often or for longer than 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.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become infected you should stop using Ledercort 0.1% Ointment and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after 2 weeks of treatment. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Glucocorticoids
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA
Action Class
Glucocorticoids

Interaction with drugs

Taking Ledercort with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): M Spirin, Aspirin, Asalite
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Samlodon, Amodep, Amleod
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B
SERIOUS

Patient concerns

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Rheumatoid arthritis with osteoarthritis
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Orthopaedics
Please refer to a Rheumatologist
I have joint pain in my rt wrist since 6 yrs. What are the possible reasons?
Dr. Trilok Kumar Jha
Orthopaedics
It may be Tenosynovitis, or Rheumatoid arthritis or any other type of arthritis
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FAQs

Q. What is Ledercort 0.1% Ointment? What is it used for?

Ledercort 0.1% Ointment belongs to a group of medicines called steroids, also known as corticosteroids. Ledercort 0.1% Ointment is used to treat various allergic skin conditions such as eczema and atopic dermatitis. Ledercort 0.1% Ointment effectively reduces symptoms such as swelling, itching, and redness associated with such conditions.

Q. How does Ledercort 0.1% Ointment work?

Ledercort 0.1% Ointment works by decreasing the inflammation caused by allergies. It reduces inflammation by blocking the release of certain natural substances that cause allergic symptoms such as swelling, redness, and pain.

Q. How long does Ledercort 0.1% Ointment take to start working?

The time required by Ledercort 0.1% Ointment to start showing its effects may differ from person to person. Usually, it starts showing relief within 8 hours of starting Ledercort 0.1% Ointment. It may even take several days before you see maximum benefits. To improve your symptoms faster, it is important to take the medicine regularly to gain maximum benefit from the medicine.

Q. Is Ledercort 0.1% Ointment good for burns?

No, Ledercort 0.1% Ointment should never be applied in those areas of the skin that have burns, cuts, or scrapes. If Ledercort 0.1% Ointment accidentally gets onto such areas, rinse the area thoroughly with water. You should use this medicine only as directed by your doctor to avoid any adverse effects and worsening of your condition.

Q. How to use Ledercort 0.1% Ointment?

Before using Ledercort 0.1% Ointment, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Ledercort 0.1% Ointment gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.

Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Ledercort 0.1% Ointment?

Be careful not to get Ledercort 0.1% Ointment into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Ledercort 0.1% Ointment if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines. Do not cover the area being treated with Ledercort 0.1% Ointment with a bandage, as this may increase absorption of this medicine and increase the side effects. Do not use more than what is recommended to relieve your symptoms faster. Using more than what is advised will only increase the side effects. Also, let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive to avoid any harm to the baby. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should use Ledercort 0.1% Ointment only if prescribed by the doctor.

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Country of origin: India

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