food interaction for SORFIL S

alcohol interaction for SORFIL S

pregnancy interaction for SORFIL S

lactation interaction for SORFIL S

medicine interaction for SORFIL S

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
No interaction found
No interaction found
Sorfil s 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
Sorfil s ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR SORFIL S

Betamethasone Topical(0.05% w/w)

Uses

Betamethasone Topical is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

How it works

Betamethasone topical belongs to the class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It acts by stopping the release of certain natural substances in body that are responsible for pain and swelling.

Common side effects

Skin thinning, Contact dermatitis.
Calcipotriol(0.005% w/w)

Uses

Calcipotriol is used in the treatment of psoriasis.

How it works

Calcipotriol is a synthetic form of vitamin D belonging to the class of medicines called ‘anti-psoriatics’. It lowers the rate with which skin cells grow, thereby controlling the psoriatic condition.

Common side effects

Dry skin, Skin irritation, Itching, Burning sensation, Stinging sensation, Redness of skin, Rash.

COMMON DOSAGE FOR SORFIL S OINTMENT

Patients taking SORFIL S OINTMENT

  • 62%
    Once A Day
  • 38%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR SORFIL S

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Expert advice FOR SORFIL S

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 SORFIL S

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
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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.

Calcipotriol

Q. Is calcipotriol a steroid?
No. calcipotriol is not a steroid
Q. Is calcipotriol' over the counter' drug?
No. Calciportiol is not an ‘over the counter' drug. It is available only by prescription
Q. What is calcipotriol used/indicated for?
Calcipotriol is used in treatment of psoriasis (development of red/silver colored scaly patches on skin)
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Q. How effective is calcipotriol?
Calcipotriol is considered to be effective when used at the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor
Q. How long does calcipotriol take to work?
For best results calcipotriol is used once/twice daily (as instructed by your doctor). Usually changes in the skin can be seen after around two weeks as the psoriatic patches clear up/flatten. Redness of the skin will also start to reduce then
Q. What is calcipotriol ointment/solution?
Calcipotriol is a drug used in treatment of psoriasis. It is available in different forms like cream, ointment, gel or solution for application to the affected areas of skin or scalp.

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Content on this page was last updated on 26 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)