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What is Abrickort and what it is used for
Abricort ointment contains fluocinolone, a synthetic corticosteroid with an anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effect.
Abricort ointment is used for short-term treatment of local non-infected dermatoses and skin inflammations accompanied by pruritus and allergic skin changes such as:
Dermatitis (atopic, contact, seborrheic dermatitis, scaling and redness of the skin), insect dermatitis;
Eczema (allergic, contact);
Erythema multiforme (skin redness and blistering);
Psoriasis vulgaris (skin disease with red, scaly plaques);
Lupus erythematosus (a disorder of the immune system that causes joint pain, skin rash and fever);
Red flat lichen.
2. What you need to know before using Abricort
Do not use Abrick Corp:
if you are allergic to fluconcinolone acetonide or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6);
in measles, varicella, rubella and other viral skin diseases;
in fungal infections;
with perioral dermatitis (rash around the mouth), acne, rosacea (pink acne on the face, nose and cheeks).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Abricort.
Prolonged use of the product over 2 weeks is not recommended. Long-term treatment increases the risk of side effects and systemic effects. In children, resorption is greater, so they are at greater risk of systemic corticosteroid effects.
The administration of the product to the eyelids should be avoided due to the possibility of worsening of concomitant elevated intraocular pressure (glaucoma) and eye cataracts (cataracts).
Contact your doctor if you have blurred vision or other visual disturbances.
It is used with caution in patients with existing atrophy of the subcutaneous tissue (thinning of the skin).
If occlusive dressings are used or large areas of the skin are treated, there is a risk of increasing the systemic absorption of the product and enhancing its systemic effects.
Other medications and Abrick
Tell your doctor if you use, have recently used or are likely to use other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
There is no evidence of established drug interactions. However, during treatment, the patient should not be vaccinated against varicella and other diseases, especially if the product is applied in large areas.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant or are breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or plan to become pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
In pregnancy and lactation, avoid the application of the product, especially prolonged time, in large quantities and on large surfaces.
Driving and using machines
Abricort ointment has no influence on the ability to drive or use machines.
Abricort contains parabens and propylene glycol
The content of parabens (methyl and propyl parahydroxybenzoate) in Abricort ointment may cause allergic reactions (may be delayed).
Propylene glycol may cause skin irritation.
3. How to use Abricort
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The product is for topical application.
Abricort ointment is given as a thin film on the affected area 1-2 times a day depending on the severity of the disease. The shaded parts are shaved to provide direct contact with the lesions. This form of product is applied to dermatoses with a pronounced dry skin, with deeper penetration of the drug substance.
Other occlusive dressings may also be used to treat psoriasis or difficult dermatoses. They are changed 3-4 times a day or more often at the discretion of the physician. If resistance or additional infection occurs, the use of an occlusive dressing should be discontinued and treatment continued with a suitable antimicrobial agent.
Continuous treatment with the product may be given for up to 2 weeks.
Use in children
The product is not used in children up to 2 years of age. In children over 2 years of age, caution is also applied to a small skin surface.
It is not applied to the person except in cases of absolute necessity and not longer than 1 week.
If you use more Abricort than you should
The observed symptoms of overdosage coincide with the side effects, especially for longer treatment and for large areas of application.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.
All side effects that occur after the administration of Abricort ointment are not known (frequency can not be estimated from the available data)
Prolonged administration of Abricort ointment may cause acne, steroid purpura (multiple small skin and mucosal bleeding due to corticosteroid use), epithelial and subcutaneous (skin thinning) atrophy, dry skin, partial or total disappearance of the pigment of a skin area, stretch marks (stretches of skin stretching), telangiectasia (small blood vessel enlargement), perioral dermatitis (rash around the mouth). Occasionally, urticaria or maculopapular rashes may occur, aggravation of existing lesions.
When the product is applied to intergenous (skin folds - between the fingers, under the bust, groin, etc.) and flexor (face) surfaces or on the face, these changes can also occur for a shorter time.
On the side of the eyes a blurred vision may occur. Upper eyelid and increased intraocular pressure may develop on the eyelids.
In long-term administration over large areas, topical corticosteroids may be resorbed in sufficient amounts to produce some of the side effects that are typical of systemically administered corticosteroids.
Reporting Adverse Reactions
If any of the side effects gets serious, tell your doctor or pharmacist. This includes all possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly through the Drug Enforcement Agency, 8 Damian Gruev Str., 1303 Sofia, tel .: 02 8903417, website: www.bda.bg. As you report side effects, you can contribute to getting more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store Abricort
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store below 25 ° C.
Shelf life after first opening: 3 months when stored below 25 ° C.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not dispose of medicines in the sewage system or in the household waste container. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Package Contents and Additional Information
What Aubortour contains
The active substance is fluocinolone acetonide. 100 g of ointment contains 0.025 g of fluocinolone acetonide.
The other ingredients are: polysorbate 60, citric acid, anhydrous; methylparahydroxybenzoate; propylparahydroxybenzoate; white petroleum jelly.
What Abricort looks like and contents of the pack:
Ointment with uniform consistency, free of agglomerates and air bubbles, white in color.
Abrikort ointment 15 g in double-lacquered aluminum tubes.
One tube together with a leaflet is packed in a cardboard box.
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