No, Locoid Lotion should not be used on the face. In addition to this, Locoid Lotion should not be used on the axillae (armpits), groin and if there is atrophy (wasting away of tissues) at the treatment site. In certain circumstances, it can be exceptionally considered to be used by the doctors. It should be used only after consultation with your physician and if possible, the application on the face should be limited to a maximum of 5 days.
Q. Can we use Locoid Lotion in infections?
Locoid Lotion is not an antimicrobial or antifungal agent. It is a steroid medication. It should not be used in infections as being a corticosteroid it suppresses the immune system and increases the risk of infections. Bacterial infections are prone to worsen if the infection is covered with a dressing after using Locoid Lotion. In case the inflammatory lesions get infected or there is any spread of infection, consult your doctor immediately. The doctor will withdraw the use of Locoid Lotion and provide appropriate antimicrobial therapy.
Q. How to use Locoid Lotion?
Before using Locoid Lotion, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Locoid Lotion gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.
Q. Can I stop taking Locoid Lotion when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Locoid Lotion and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before your treatment is complete. Stopping Locoid Lotion before your treatment is completed can bring back your symptoms of skin.
Q. What are the precautions that are needed to be taken while using Locoid Lotion?
Locoid Lotion should not be used on the face. Do not use the medication for longer periods of time than you have been advised. Do not apply a bandage or dressing to the area being treated, as this will increase absorption of the preparation and increase the risk of side-effects. This medicine should only be used when advised by the doctor and never give it to other people even if their condition appears to be the same.
Q. Who should not use Locoid Lotion?
Locoid Lotion should not be used in people who are allergic to Locoid Lotion or any of its ingredients. It should also be avoided if a person has any kind of infection of the skin, eyes etc. It is important to inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a baby or breastfeeding to avoid any harm to your baby.
Q. What should I do if I forget to use Locoid Lotion?
If you forget to use Locoid Lotion, do not worry and continue using Locoid Lotion as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 22nd May 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.