Lycor 1% Cream

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SALT COMPOSITION
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Introduction

Lycor 1% Cream is a topical steroid used for treatment of mild to moderate inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema. It prevents the release of substances that cause inflammation and provides relief from swelling, redness, and itching in the affected area.

Lycor 1% Cream is meant only for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. You should normally clean and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of the medicine evenly on the affected skin. You should not apply it on open wounds or damaged skin.

Use it regularly to get the maximum benefit from it. Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. Rinse it off with plenty of water in case of accidental contact. Avoid covering the treated area with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor.

It is usually well tolerated with little or no side effects. However it may cause application site reactions such as burning, irritation, itching, and redness in some people. These side effects are temporary and usually go away with time. However, if they persist or worsen, let your doctor know. It is important for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to consult their doctors before using this medicine.

Uses of Lycor Cream

Benefits of Lycor Cream

In Treatment of Eczema

Eczema is a skin condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, and rough. Lycor 1% Cream helps in treating inflammation and itching in eczema. When used correctly it is a safe and effective treatment. Lycor 1% Cream reduces the redness, rash, pain or itchiness caused by your skin’s reaction to an irritant. This improves your self-esteem and confidence as your appearance changes. You should always use the cream or ointment 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 Severe allergic reactions

Lycor 1% Cream is a corticosteroid. In addition to the many other benefits, it can be used in the treatment of severe allergic reactions. This medicine works by reducing the inflammation associated with allergies. It is a highly effective medicine. Take it in the exact dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor to get most benefit from it.

In Treatment of Allergic conditions

Lycor 1% Cream prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It can be used to treat a great many different inflammatory and allergic conditions including arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis which affect the skin, blood, eyes, lungs, stomach, and nervous system. It works by lowering your immune system’s response to these conditions thereby reducing symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching and other allergic-type reactions.

You should always take it as it has been prescribed for you. Do not stop taking it without your doctor’s advice. This can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Because this medicine weakens your immune system, you should avoid being near people who are ill or have infections.

In Treatment of Cancer

Lycor 1% Cream helps in the treatment for a variety of cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma. It works by suppressing the immune system thereby reducing inflammation around the site of the cancer. It is used specifically to decrease swelling (edema), associated with tumors of the spine and brain. Moreover, it helps to treat or prevent allergic reactions in cancer patients. This medicine also treats nausea and vomiting associated with some chemotherapy medicines. Besides, it is also used to stimulate appetite in cancer patients with severe appetite problems, thus aiding in cancer treatment.

In Treatment of Skin disorders

Lycor 1% Cream prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It can be used to treat a great many different inflammatory and allergic conditions of the skin such as eczema, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. It works by lowering your immune system’s response to these conditions thereby reducing symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching and other allergic-type reactions.

In Treatment of Eye disorders

Lycor 1% Cream helps relieve symptoms of eye infections such as redness, swelling, itching and watering of eyes. This medicine works by decreasing the production of certain chemicals that cause inflammation of the eyes. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. Use it as prescribed to get the most benefit. If you see no improvement even after a week, talk to your doctor.

Side effects of Lycor Cream

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 Lycor

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Lycor Cream

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 apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Lycor Cream works

Lycor 1% Cream is a steroid medicine which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers that make the skin red, swollen and itchy.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lycor 1% Cream 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
Lycor 1% Cream is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Quick tips

  • Lycor 1% Cream is used to treat the redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of eczema.
  • 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 Lycor 1% Cream 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
RESPIRATORY
Action Class
Glucocorticoids

Interaction with drugs

Taking Lycor 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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What is the cause of increase level of IgE
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello , it generally increase in allergic disorders. But sometimes it may also suggest underlying serious blood disorders. Please consult a nearest pediatrician for clinical evaluation and management options. An opinion of pediatric hrmatologist may also be required.
Allergic skin conditions in leg
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
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FAQs

Q. Can Lycor 1% Cream be used on the face?

No, Lycor 1% Cream should not be used on the face. In addition to this, Lycor 1% Cream should not be used on the axillae (armpits), groin and if there is atrophy (wasting away of tissues) at the treatment site. In certain circumstances, it can be exceptionally considered to be used by the doctors. It should be used only after consultation with your physician and if possible, the application on the face should be limited to a maximum of 5 days.

Q. Can we use Lycor 1% Cream in infections?

Lycor 1% Cream is not an antimicrobial or antifungal agent. It is a steroid medication. It should not be used in infections as being a corticosteroid it suppresses the immune system and increases the risk of infections. Bacterial infections are prone to worsen if the infection is covered with a dressing after using Lycor 1% Cream. In case the inflammatory lesions get infected or there is any spread of infection, consult your doctor immediately. The doctor will withdraw the use of Lycor 1% Cream and provide appropriate antimicrobial therapy.

Q. How to use Lycor 1% Cream?

Before using Lycor 1% Cream, 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 Lycor 1% Cream gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.

Q. Can I stop taking Lycor 1% Cream when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Lycor 1% Cream and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before your treatment is complete. Stopping Lycor 1% Cream before your treatment is completed can bring back your symptoms of skin.

Q. What are the precautions that are needed to be taken while using Lycor 1% Cream?

Lycor 1% Cream should not be used on the face. Do not use the medication for longer periods of time than you have been advised. Do not apply a bandage or dressing to the area being treated, as this will increase absorption of the preparation and increase the risk of side-effects. This medicine should only be used when advised by the doctor and never given to other people even if their condition appears to be the same.

Q. Who should not use Lycor 1% Cream?

Lycor 1% Cream should not be used in people who are allergic to Lycor 1% Cream or any of its ingredients. It should also be avoided if a person has any kind of infection of the skin, eyes etc. It is important to inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a baby or breastfeeding to avoid any harm to your baby.

Q. What should I do if I forget to use Lycor 1% Cream?

If you forget to use Lycor 1% Cream, do not worry and continue using Lycor 1% Cream as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.

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Country of origin: India

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