Wapionate 0.05% Cream


Overview

Uses of Wapionate Cream
Wapionate 0.05% Cream is used in the treatment of allergy symptoms.
Wapionate Cream side effects
Common
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
How to use Wapionate Cream
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 apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
How Wapionate Cream works
Wapionate 0.05% Cream is a steroid. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy.
Wapionate Cream related warnings
Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Wapionate 0.05% 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.
Lactation
Wapionate 0.05% Cream is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established
What if you miss a dose of Wapionate Cream?
If you miss a dose of Wapionate 0.05% Cream, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Wapionate 0.05% Cream is used to treat the redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
  • It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
  • Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become infected you should stop using Wapionate 0.05% Cream and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after 2 weeks of treatment. 

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Wapionate an antibiotic?
Wapionate is not an antibiotic. It's a glucocorticoid.
Q. Is Wapionate safe to use?
Wapionate is safe to use when used for an indication in a dose as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Wapionate cause hair loss?
Wapionate is not known to cause hair loss. Rather, it may cause an increase in body hair growth (especially in females) on long-term use. Talk to your doctor if you get excessive hair growth on your body while taking Wapionate.
Q. Does Wapionate work in retention edema?
Wapionate is not used in retention edema. Glucocorticoids can cause fluid and salt retention as a side effect thereby causing edema or aggravating edema. However, Wapionate does not normally cause retention of salt and water and the risk of inducing edema and hypertension is almost negligible.
Q. Is Wapionate stronger than hydrocortisone?
Wapionate 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.
Q. Can I take Wapionate with ibuprofen?
An increase in the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding may occur if non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) like ibuprofen are taken with corticosteroids. Talk to your doctor before taking Wapionate with any NSAID.
Q. Does Wapionate expire?
Yes, Wapionate does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. Does Wapionate cause insomnia?
Wapionate can cause insomnia (inability to sleep). Most people find that using this medicine for a short time causes no problems. Talk to your doctor if you experience insomnia while taking Wapionate.
Q. Does Wapionate cause weight gain?
Wapionate can cause weight gain especially when high doses taken for a long time or repeated short courses are taken. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Wapionate.
Q. Is Wapionate a steroid?
Wapionate is a glucocorticoid and belongs to a group of medicines called steroids also known as corticosteroids. These are synthesized naturally in the body and help to maintain health and well-being. Two main classes of corticosteroids, glucocorticoids, and mineralocorticoids are involved in a wide range of physiologic processes, including stress response, immune response, and regulation of inflammation, carbohydrate metabolism, protein catabolism, blood electrolyte levels, and behavior.
Q. Is Wapionate a hydrocortisone?
Wapionate is not a hydrocortisone. These are two different drugs which belong to the same group of medicines called steroids (also known as corticosteroids).
Q. Is Wapionate over the counter?
Wapionate is not an over the counter (OTC) medicine. It is available only when prescribed by a doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 24th Jul 2018.
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