Picon 1%W/V Lotion

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Composition for Picon 10mg Lotion

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20 ml in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Picon Lotion

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Uses of Picon Lotion

Picon 1%W/V Lotion is used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis
It is usually used only after topical corticosteroids or emollients have not worked for you.
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Side effects of Picon Lotion

Common

Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness), Skin infection.

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How to use Picon Lotion

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake it well and apply to the area evenly.

How Picon Lotion works

Picon 1%w/v lotion is an immunosuppressant that works by decreasing inflammation in the skin which causes redness and itching of the skin.

In Depth Information on Picon Lotion

Expert advice for Picon Lotion

  • Wash your hands before applying Picon. Apply a thin layer to the areas of skin affected by atopic dermatitis (eczema).
  • Make sure your skin affected by atopic dermatitis (eczema) is completely dry especially after bath or shower.
  • Limit sun exposure during treatment even when the medicine is not applied on the skin.
  • Do not cover the skin being treated with bandages or dressings. You can wear normal clothing.
  • Avoid getting Picon in the eyes or mouth. If the Picon gets on any of these areas, it should be thoroughly wiped off and/or rinsed off with water.
  • Stop Picon when the signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis (eczema) such as itching, rash, and redness go away or consult your doctor.
  • Not recommended to be used for more than 6 weeks and if needed, treatment may be repeated with breaks in-between.
  • Can’t be used if your immune system is weak (for example, if you have cancer or are taking steroids for a long time).
  • Inform your doctor if you have any infection on your skin including chicken pox or herpes.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Many people see an improvement in their skin in as early as one week.
  • Not recommended in children aged below 2 years.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Picon 1%W/V Lotion
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Driving
SAFE
Picon 1%W/V Lotion does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Picon 10mg Lotion

Frequently asked questions for Pimecrolimus (topical)

No. Picon is not a steroid. It is an immunosuppressant, used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema).
No. Picon is not approved for used in vitiligo. It is an immunosuppressant, used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema).
Q. Which is more effective, Picon or tacrolimus?
Tacrolimus ointment is more effective, with a similar side effect compared with Picon in patients with atopic dermatitis.
Q. Which is more effective, Picon vs hydrocortisone topical?
Picon is more effective, with a less side effect compared with hydrocortisone in patients with atopic dermatitis. Picon can be applied to face and neck where prolonged intermittent treatment whereas hydrocortisone (topical corticosteroids) may be inappropriate.
Q. Which is more effective in atopic dermatitis, Tacrolimus or Picon?
Tacrolimus ointment is more effective, with a similar side effect compared with Picon in patients with atopic dermatitis.
Tacrolimus topical or steroid topicals i.e. hydrocortisone, betamethasone, clobetasol can be used as an alternative to Picon.
No. Picon is not approved for the treatment of perioral dermatitis. It is an immunosuppressant, used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema).
No. Picon is not approved for the treatment of rosacea. It is an immunosuppressant, used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema).
No. Picon is not approved for the treatment of alopecia. It is an immunosuppressant, used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema).
No. Picon is not approved for the treatment of ringworm infection. It is an immunosuppressant, used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema).
No. Picon is not approved for the treatment of idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis. It is an immunosuppressant, used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema).
No. Picon is not approved for the treatment of scabies. It is an immunosuppressant, used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema).
No. Picon is not approved for the treatment of acne. It is an immunosuppressant, used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema).
No. Picon is not approved for the treatment of pityriasis alba. It is an immunosuppressant, used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema).
No. Picon is not approved for the treatment of psoriasis. It is an immunosuppressant, used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema).
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Substitutes for Picon

No substitutes found for this medicine
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