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Zorotene Forte Gel


Overview

Introduction

Zorotene Forte Gel is a medicine used in the treatment of psoriasis. It works by stopping the overgrowth and thickening of skin cells. Use it only on the affected areas and do not apply on the healthy skin.

Zorotene Forte Gel is for external use only. You should always use it exactly as your doctor has told you. The affected area should be clean and dry before application. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need as it will not clear your condition faster and some side effects may be increased. If your condition goes on for longer than four weeks or gets worse at any time, let your doctor know. You can help this medicine work better by keeping the affected areas clean.

Common side effects include itching, skin redness, irritation, dry skin, skin burn, and skin peeling at the site of application. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Avoid direct contact of the cream or ointment with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.

Avoid sun exposure and cover the treated areas with clothing or use a sunscreen before stepping out in the sun. Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding as it may lead to birth defects.

Uses of Zorotene Gel

Side effects of Zorotene Gel

Common
  • Dry skin
  • Erythema (skin redness)
  • Itching
  • Skin burn
  • Skin irritation
  • Skin peeling

How to use Zorotene Gel

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

How Zorotene Gel works

Zorotene Forte Gel is a form of vitamin A. It works by slowing down the rapid growth of skin cells, and blocks certain substances which cause inflammation (redness and swelling) on skin. This reduces scaling and thickening of the skin in psoriasis and clears acne.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Zorotene Forte Gel is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zorotene Forte Gel is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Quick Tips

  • Zorotene Forte Gel should be applied as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor.
  • Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Wash your hands properly before and after applying the medicine.
  • Avoid getting in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Avoid exposing your skin to strong sunlight, use a sunscreen lotion or make sure your skin is protected with clothing.
  • Do not 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.
  • Inform your doctor if the infection has not cleared up after four weeks of treatment.

Patient Concerns

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Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Nadoxin gel at night over pimplesMintop Forte solution at night over scalp
Which gel or cream contains clindamycin and adapalene for acne pls tell the gel or cream which contains these so that i can start my treatment i expect a reply
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
For Acne- Faceclin Gel For application twice daily over affected area.
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FAQs

Q. How should Zorotene be applied?

A thin film of the Zorotene should be applied once daily in the evening. Care should be taken to apply it only to areas of affected skin, avoid application to healthy skin or in skin folds. Treatment is limited to 10% body surface area (approximately equivalent to the total skin area of one arm).

Q. Does Zorotene help with acne scars?

Zorotene is used for treating acne along with reducing blackheads and whiteheads. It acts by slowing skin cell overgrowth and decreasing skin cell inflammation, which can lead to acne.

Q. How long does it take Zorotene to work?

The recommended duration differs for different ailments. The symptoms of acne usually improve within 4 weeks of treatment with Zorotene. However, for treating psoriasis, the symptoms may take about 1 to 4 weeks in showing improvement. Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or get worse.

Q. Is Zorotene good for skin?

Yes, Zorotene has been identified to be useful for skin. It works by increasing the thickness of the outer skin layers which helps in reducing facial wrinkles and discoloration. It is generally helpful in patients who are using other skin care and sunlight avoidance programs.

Q. What precautions do I need to follow while applying Zorotene?

Zorotene should not be used on healthy, eczematous or inflamed skin, as it may cause severe irritation. Externally used medications and cosmetics that have a strong drying effect should be avoided. Weather extremes, such as wind or cold, may be more irritating to patients using Zorotene. Avoid excessive exposure to UV rays (sun, solarium, PUVA therapy, or UVB therapy) during the treatment. Use sunscreen and protective clothing during Zorotene therapy.

Q. Is Zorotene safe to be used in pregnancy?

Zorotene is not advised to be taken during pregnancy. An effective birth control should be used for a woman of child bearing potential. However, in order to conceive, consult your doctor about a time period after which pregnancy can be contemplated after using Zorotene. In case, you become pregnant while using this medicine, stop using it and contact your doctor immediately as this product may cause birth defects.

Q. Can I use cosmetics while using Zorotene?

Cosmetics and skin care products can be used but preferably 1 hour before or after using Zorotene. This is done so that the cosmetics/skin care products are allowed to pass slowly through the skin and absorbed completely. Avoid using products which have excessive drying effect.

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