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RUTICOOL CREAM

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MRP: Rs. 90 for 1 tube(s) (30 GM cream each)
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Ruticool cream 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
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for RUTICOOL

Lidocaine Topical(3% w/w)

Uses

Lidocaine Topical is used for piles, local anaesthesia (numb tissues in a specific area) and mouth sores (ulcers).

How it works

Lidocaine Topical works by blocking pain signals from the nerves to brain which decreases the sensation of pain. Lidocaine belongs to a class of medications called as local anesthetics. It works by stopping the sensation of pain by acting on peripheral nerves in the body.

Common side effects

Abnormal sensation, Application site swelling, Skin redness
Calcium Dobesilate Topical(0.025% w/w)

Uses

Calcium Dobesilate Topical is used in the treatment of piles, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma (high eye pressure), varicose veins (dilated veins of leg), leg ulcers and chronic leg swelling.

How it works

Calcium dobesilate belongs to a class of medications called as vasoprotectives. It acts on the walls of small blood vessel and decreases their leakage and fragility. It also decreases the viscosity/thickness of blood, thereby improving the blood flow.

Common side effects

Application site redness of skin, Application site irritation, Rash, Itching
Hydrocortisone Topical(0.025% w/w)

Uses

Hydrocortisone Topical is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, asthma, skin disorders and eye disorders.

How it works

Hydrocortisone belongs to the class of medications called as corticosteroids. It works by preventing release of certain chemicals from the immune cells responsible for causing dryness, itching, oozing, and crusting of skin, thereby relieving the swelling and irritation associated with various skin disorders.

Common side effects

Acne, Allergy, Burning sensation, Changes in skin color, Condition worsened, Itching, Dry skin, Skin thinning, Stretch marks
Phenylephrine(0.1% w/w)

Uses

Phenylephrine is used in the treatment of inflammation of the uvea (middle layer of the eye between the sclera and the retina), rhinitis (common cold) and pupil dilation.

How it works

Phenylephrine stimulates receptors on blood vessels and leads to constriction of blood vessels. This leads to decrease in the flow of blood in the blood vessels of nose, which in turn relieves nasal congestion.

Common side effects

Nausea, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Difficulty in urination, Facial swelling, Headache, Increased blood pressure, Loss of appetite, Rash, Restlessness, Tachycardia, Heart rate irregular
Zinc Oxide(5% w/w)

Uses

Zinc Oxide is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

Zinc oxide has astringent, soothing and protective properties and is used in topical preparations for eczema, slight excoriations, wounds and haemorrhoids. It also reflects ultraviolet radiation and can be used as a physical sunscreen.

Common side effects

Rash, Swelling of mouth, Shortness of breath, Urticaria

SUBSTITUTES for RUTICOOL

No substitutes found

Expert advice for RUTICOOL

  • Avoid using higher quantity of lidocaine than recommended as this can cause serious side effects.
  • Do not apply lidocaine on open wounds or damaged areas (especially in mouth).
  • Consult your doctor before using lidocaine in children < 12 years age. 
  • Tell your doctor if you experience irritation or if any infection appears at the site of application.
  • Lidocaine is only meant to be applied on the affected area and should not be consumed orally or instilled into eyes.
  • In case of accidental direct contact with your eyes, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek medical attention if any irritation persists.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to lidocaine hydrochloride, tetracaine, any other local anesthetics or any of its ingredients. 
  • Do not use if you have porphyria (a rare blood pigment disorder that severely affects skin and other organs).

Frequently asked questions for RUTICOOL

Lidocaine Topical

Q.Are lidocaine, lignocaine, and xylocaine the same things?
Yes. These are all the other names local anesthetic, lidocaine. Lidocaine acts by stopping the sensation of pain by acting on peripheral nerves in the body

Q.Is lidocaine an opiate/ narcotic/ steroid drug/ omega 3/ nitrates/ cholesterol/ contain codeine/ sulpha?
No. Lidocaine (Lox) is an amide type local anesthetic used to relieve pain. It is not an opiate narcotic, steroid, omega 3, nitrates and cholesterol. It does not contain codeine or sulpha

Q.Is lidocaine and Lox2 safe?
Lidocaine (also available as Lox2) is safe if used in prescribed dose for prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q.Is lidocaine available over the counter?
No. It is available only by prescription given by your doctor.

Hydrocortisone Topical

Q.Is hydrocortisone topical safe?
Hydrocortisone topical is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is hydrocortisone topical good for ringworm, cold sores, haemorrhoids, scars or burns?
No. Hydrocortisone topical is contraindicated in any condition where the skin is infected or inflamed or has an open wound

Q.Does hydrocortisone topical help in eczema, acne, hives, dry skin and thrush?
Hydrocortisone topical relieves the itching associated with eczema and local swelling and itching associated with hives. It should not be used in acne, dry skin and thrush.

Phenylephrine

Q.Is phenylephrine an antibiotic/a stimulant/an NSAID/ does phenylephrine work/ does phenylephrine makes your nose run/ does phenylephrine has aspirin in it?
Phenylephrine is not an antibiotic, stimulant, NSAID, but a decongestant and is used to relieve blocked nose. Phenylephrine works for most of the patients if taken as recommended. It does not have aspirin in it

Q.Can i take phenylephrine with ibuprofen/pseudoephedrine/citalopram/Nyquil/ acetaminophen/ dextromethorphan/ Zyrtec/ Flonase/ Advil?
Drug interaction with any of the above mentioned drugs is not documented, but it can occur. Always follow your doctor’s advice before taking any medicine with phenylephrine

Q.Can i take phenylephrine with high blood pressure?
Do not take phenylephrine with high blood pressure

Q.Is phenylephrine the same as Sudafed?
No, phenylephrine is not same as Sudafed which contains pseudoephedrine.

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Content on this page was last updated on 11 November, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)