Protar Ointment

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₹3.17/Ointment
40 gm in 1 tube
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Medicine Overview of Protar Ointment

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Uses of Coal Tar

Coal Tar is used in the treatment of psoriasis, Keratoses (Abnormal skin growth) and dermatitis.
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Side effects of Coal Tar

Common

Skin irritation, Photosensitivity.

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How to use Coal Tar

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. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Protar Ointment works

Coal tar belongs to a class of drugs known as keratoplastics. It works by causing the skin to shed dead cells from its top layer and slow down the growth of skin cells. This effect decreases scaling and dryness. Coal tar can also decrease itchiness from these skin conditions.
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Uses of Salicylic Acid

Salicylic Acid is used in the treatment of psoriasis, Keratoses (Abnormal skin growth) and dermatitis.
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Side effects of Salicylic Acid

Common

Skin irritation.

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How to use Salicylic Acid

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. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Protar Ointment works

Salicylic acid belongs to a class of medication called keratolytics. It works on reducing swelling and redness and thus causing pimples to shrink. It also loosens and softens the dry, scaly skin thus causing it to peel off..

In Depth Information on Protar Ointment

Expert advice for Salicylic Acid

  • It should not be taken by patients who are allergic to salicylic acid or any of the ingredients of the acne cream, ointment, solution, gel, shampoo or medicated plaster.
  • Do not apply salicylic acid to open wounds or irritated skin.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after applying salicylic acid containing application.
  • Do not apply on eyes, nose, genitals or rectum, and avoid touching these areas after applying medication to affected area and before washing your hands.
  • Topical salicylic acid should not be used for genital warts, warts on the face, warts with hair growing from them, warts in the nose or mouth, moles, or birthmarks.
  • Do not cover treated skin with a bandage or heating pad, which can increase the burning sensation. You should not cover the skin with clothing immediately after application.
  • Do not apply this immediately after shaving or bathing.
  • Avoid getting this medication on dentures or any other thing that comes in contact with sensitive parts of the body.
  • Do not use salicylic acid on children or adolescents without the prescription of the doctor.
  • Tell your doctor about any other medication you are taking, or if you have kidney problems or if you are pregnant or breast feeding or are diabetic or have blood circulation problems.
  • The cream, ointment, solution, gel, shampoo, medicated plaster should be used for an indication only as instructed by doctor and not for any other indication.
Warnings
Special precautions for Protar Ointment
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Protar Ointment 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Protar Ointment should be used with caution during lactation
. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
It is not known whether Protar Ointment alters the ability t
o drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Protar
Ointment in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Salicylic Acid

Q. Is Salicylic Acid good for acne/acne scars/ skin/hair/genital warts/ remove dark spots/exfoliate skin?
Salicylic Acid is part of an acne cream/ointment/solution/gel/shampoo/medicated plaster. It is used for curing acne and its scars. It is also used for dandruff problems. It is not used for lightening the skin or exfoliating it. It is not used to cure genital warts
Q. Does Salicylic Acid work?
Salicylic Acid works best if used for an indication at the dose prescribed by the doctor
Q. Does it expire?
Salicylic acid does expire and should not be used beyond the expiry date
Q. How does Salicylic Acid work?
Salicylic Acid is used as part of an acne cream/ointment/solution/gel/shampoo/medicated plaster. It works on reducing swelling and redness and thus causing pimples to shrink. It also loosens and softens the dry, scaly skin thus causing it to peel off.
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