Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Wash and dry the area. Lie down and gently insert the suppository into the area with or without the use of an applicator as mentioned in the label. You or your care giver may be taught on how to use this medicine at home.
Pileum Suppository is a combination of four medicines: Hydrocortisone, Zinc Oxide, Lidocaine and Allantoin. Hydrocortisone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Zinc Oxide has astringent and antiseptic action. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic which works by blocking pain signals from the nerves to brain thereby decreasing pain sensation. Allantoin is a skin protectant that moisturizes and softens the skin.
Pileum Suppository 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.
Pileum Suppository is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
No interaction found/established
Pileum Suppository is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pileum Suppository may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Pileum Suppository is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Pileum Suppository may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jan 2018.