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Metacon 0.1% Ointment

Prescription Required

Overview

Introduction

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

You should always use Metacon 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 the recommended duration. Do not cover the area, which needs to be 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 as a thin layer. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve after 2 weeks of treatment.

Metacon 0.1% Ointment has a few potential side effects but not everyone will get them. These may include thinning or a change in color of the skin, burning, stinging and itching. Serious allergic reaction to this drug is 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 such as thinning of skin, any skin infection, broken or ulcerated skin, diabetes and immune system problems. Also, inform the doctor about other medicines you are taking (particularly steroids). Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Side effects of Metacon Ointment

Common
  • Skin atrophy
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
  • Stinging sensation

How to use Metacon 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 Metacon Ointment works

Metacon 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
Metacon 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Metacon 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 Metacon Ointment?

If you miss a dose of Metacon 0.1% Ointment, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Metacon 0.1% Ointment
₹6.65/gm of Ointment
Dermos 0.1% Ointment
Litaka Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹11.54/gm of Ointment
73% costlier
Moskyn 0.1% Ointment
Win-Medicare Pvt Ltd
₹14/gm of Ointment
110% costlier
Momtas 0.1% Ointment
Oaknet Healthcare Pvt Ltd
₹15.48/gm of Ointment
133% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Metacon 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.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Do not 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 Metacon 0.1% Ointment and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after 2 weeks of treatment. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Metacon 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): Amom, Samlodon, Amodep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Atazor
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Hello i am right now suffering from psoriasis. And i am using the ointment pasitrex c for the rashes over my body. since last 4 days the paoriasis have developed on my penile area mostly at the tip and also sometimes i see some flared up skin in that area. I just want if you can suggest some mild ointment for the application in my penile area as sometimes it starts itching as well. I read over the internet 1% OTC hydrocortisone and hydrocortisone with iodoquinol creams can be useful. would request you if you can Just share the name of some ointment which help me. Thank you PATIENT
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
U can use tacroz forte 0.1 % ointment - twice daily for 2wks
sir can u please suggest some gud ointment foe ECZEMA.
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
All skin conditions need to be assessed in clinic to reach a diagnosis and get treated accordingly
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