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PICON 1% LOTION

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Composition FOR PICON

Pimecrolimus(10mg)

food interaction for PICON

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No interaction found
No interaction found
Picon 1% lotion 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Picon 1% lotion is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR PICON

Pimecrolimus(10mg)

Uses

Picon 1% lotion is used in atopic dermatitis (a type of eczema)

How it works

Picon 1% lotion belongs to a class of drugs called as immunosupressants. It prevents specific cells of immune system (T cells) from aggravating the symptoms of eczema such as redness and itching.

Common side effects

Edema, Pain, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Application site burning, Skin malignancy, Skin peeling, Worsening of eczema, Itching, Irritation

SUBSTITUTES FOR PICON

No substitutes found

Expert advice FOR PICON

  • Do not use the pimecrolimus tablet if you are allergic to pimecrolimus or to any other ingredient in the medicine.
  • Do not use pimecrolimus if you have skin conditions other than atopic dermatitis; or affected by a viral infection.
  • Avoid using pimecrolimus if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Do not use pimecrolimus if you have skin allergies or erythroderma (redness all over the skin) or skin tumors (cancers or swelling of lymph nodes).
  • Avoid exposure to the sun while on pimecrolimus treatment. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing while going out in the sun.
  • Avoid alcohol intake while using this drug as it may cause flushing.

Frequently asked questions FOR PICON

Pimecrolimus

Q. Is pimecrolimus a steroid?
No. Pimecrolimus is an immuno-suppressant. It is not a steroid

Q. Is pimecrolimus safe?
Yes. Pimecrolimus is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is pimecrolimus available over the counter?
No. Pimecrolimus is a prescription drug. It is not available over the counter

Q. What is pimecrolimus cream used for?
Pimecrolimus topical cream is used for treating mild or moderate atopic dermatitis (eczema) of the skin, in cases where corticosteroids cannot be used

Q. How does it work?
Pimecrolimus acts by preventing the immune system from worsening the symptoms of eczema, such as itching and redness.

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Content on this page was last updated on 16 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)