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Picon Cream

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Product introduction

Picon Cream is used to treat eczema (atopic dermatitis). It works by suppressing the activity of certain immune cells that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) of the skin. This relieves itching and improves rashes in atopic dermatitis.

Picon Cream is used for external use. It should be used 2-4 times a day on the affected area or use it as suggested by the doctor. It should be applied slowly and evenly to the skin until it is rubbed in. You should not use it too often and you should not cover the treated area with a bandage or plaster. You must inform your doctor if there’s no improvement even after two weeks of treatment or if the skin gets worse.

It is a safe medicine with few side effects, but you may get an application site reaction like burning, irritation, itching, and redness. This medicine is not normally recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding unless it is clearly needed.

Uses of Picon Cream

Benefits of Picon Cream

In Atopic dermatitis

Picon Cream belongs to a group of medicines known as immunosuppressive agents. Although the exact cause of eczema is not known, it is thought the immune system is involved. This medicine can be used as a short-term treatment for severe eczema when other treatments have not worked or are not appropriate. It is normally used for a maximum of 8 weeks but can be effective in improving the appearance of your skin and providing relief from symptoms like itching and pain. This may help you sleep better and improve your concentration.

Side effects of Picon 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 Picon

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

How to use Picon 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 Picon Cream works

Picon Cream is an immunosuppressant. It works by suppressing your body’s immune response.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Picon 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
Picon 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

  • Picon Cream is effective at treating eczema (atopic dermatitis) when other treatment options have failed.
  • Apply thinly, to affected areas of skin only. Clean the affected area and dry well before applying Picon Cream. Avoid contact with water (shower, swimming) right after application.
  • Clean the area to be treated with water and a non-medicated soap, and let it dry completely before applying Picon Cream.
  • 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.
  • Inform your doctor if there's no improvement even after two weeks of treatment, or if the skin gets worse.
  • Stop using Picon Cream and consult your doctor if your eczema becomes infected.
  • Continuous long-term use of the ointment should be avoided. Use as prescribed by you doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Macrolide Lactams
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA
Action Class
Immunosuppressant- Calcineurin inhibitors

Patient concerns

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Suffering from Atopic dermatitis 15months baby suffering from atopic dermatitis
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
Please consult skin specialist
Suffering from severe atopic dermatitis
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir atopic dermatitis needs supervision and regular follow up, therefore, you need to visit a homeopath personally
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FAQs

Q. Is Picon Cream a steroid?

No. Picon Cream is an immuno-suppressant. It is not a steroid.

Q. Is Picon Cream effective?

Yes, Picon Cream is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop using it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Picon Cream too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Is Picon Cream available over the counter?

No, it is not an over the counter medicine. Picon Cream is a prescription medicine which means that it can be bought only with a valid prescription by a doctor.

Q. What is Picon Cream used for?

Picon Cream is used for treating mild or moderate atopic dermatitis (eczema) of the skin, in cases where corticosteroids cannot be used.

Q. How does Picon Cream work?

Picon Cream works by decreasing the response of the body’s immune system that is responsible for causing swelling and redness associated with dermatitis. Therefore, it effectively relieves the symptoms.

Q. How to use Picon Cream?

Before using Picon Cream, wash the affected area with mild soap and water, rinse and pat dry. Apply a thin layer of Picon Cream to the affected skin. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Picon Cream gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.

Q. What should I do if I forget to use Picon Cream?

If you forget to use Picon Cream, do not worry and continue using Picon 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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References

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  2. Robertson DB, Maibach HI. Dermatologic Pharmacology. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. pp. 1053-54.
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Manufacturer/Marketer address

20th KM, Hosur Road, Electronic City, Bangalore, India - 560 100
Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: June, 2023

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