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SALIVATE MF OINTMENT

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MRP: Rs. 89 for 1 tube(s) (20 GM ointment each)
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No interaction found
No interaction found
Salivate mf 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for SALIVATE MF

Betamethasone Topical(0.05% w/w)

Uses

Betamethasone Topical is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, skin disorders and oral lichen planus .

How it works

Betamethasone belongs to a class of medications called as corticosteroids. It works by decreasing the formation, release, and activity of different cells and chemicals that cause swelling, redness, and itching, thereby relieving the symptoms associated with skin conditions.

Common side effects

Acne, Bruise, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Dry skin, Inflammation of hair follicles, Rash, Itching, Lightening of skin color
Lactic Acid Bacillus Rhamnosus(3% w/w)

Uses

Lactic Acid Bacillus Rhamnosus is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, infectious diarrhoea and diarrhoea associated with antibiotics.

How it works

Lactic Acid Bacillus Rhamnosus is a live micro-organism, when given in adequate amounts, provides health benefits. It restores the balance of good bacteria (micro-organism) in the intestine that may be destroyed with the use of antibiotics or in intestinal infections.

Common side effects

Flatulence
Salicylic Acid(3% w/w)

Uses

Salicylic Acid is used in the treatment of acne (pimples).

How it 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.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Application site burning, Confusion, Dizziness, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Headache, Hearing loss, Ringing in ear, Skin irritation
Sodium Lactate(2% w/w)

Uses

Sodium Lactate is used in short term fluid replacement after trauma.

How it works

Sodium lactate belongs to a class of drugs called minerals, electrolytes and urinary pH modifiers. Sodium lactate is slowly broken down to carbon dioxide and water thereby maintaining the fluid balance in the body.

Common side effects

Pain, Swelling, Panic attacks, Injection site reaction, Discharge, Hypersensitivity reaction, Fluid overload, Infusion site reaction, Infusion site pain, Nasal congestion, Sneezing
Urea(10% w/w)

Uses

Urea is used in the treatment of psoriasis (silvery scaly skin rash), keratoses (abnormal skin growth) and dermatitis (skin rash or irritation).

How it works

Urea, a diamide of carbonic acid, works by dissolving the intercellular matrix (substance found between cells) which results in softening of dry and rough skin.

Common side effects

Skin irritation, Skin redness

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Expert advice for SALIVATE MF

Tell your doctor if you have diabetes or any type of skin infection. 
Do not use the cream on your face repetitively for more than 5 days.
Do not use betamethasone topical for more than 2 weeks and inform your doctor if symptoms do not disappear after 2 weeks of use.
Do not use a large amount of cream continuously on large areas of the body as it may affect your hormones.
Exercise caution when using in children as excessive usage of cream may affect their growth and development. 
Avoid direct contact of cream with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
Do not cover the treated skin area unless indicated by your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
 

Frequently asked questions for SALIVATE MF

Betamethasone Topical

Q.Is betamethasone cream available as over the counter (OTC) product?
Betamethasone cream is not available as OTC product

Q.Does betamethasone topical lighten skin/ bleach skin?
Betamethasone topical may cause skin pigmentation in few patients. It may lighten or darken the skin color. Do not use betamethasone without doctor's advice

Q.Is betamethasone valerate used for acne/ ringworm?
No. Betamethasone valerate can be used in conditions like eczema (a type of itchy skin rash), atopic dermatitis (inflammation of skin) and psoriasis of the scalp, hands and feet

Q.Does betnesol work in retention edema?
No. Betnesol (i.e. betamethasone) cannot be used in retention edema. On the contrary, it causes the fluid and salt retention thereby adding to the edema problem

Q.Is betamethasone stronger than hydrocortisone?
Betamethasone and hydrocortisone belong to the same class of medications (i.e. corticosteroids) and produce almost similar pharmacological responses. The effect may vary based on the conditions and individual response. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use.

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.

Sodium Lactate

Q.Is sodium lactate safe?
Sodium lactate is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Urea

Q.Does urea cause cancer?
No. Urea does not cause cancer.

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Content on this page was last updated on 13 January, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)