Dilucort Ointment is used for Allergic reactions, Inflammation of the skin, Inflammatory skin disorders, Acute chronic hepatitis, Itchy skin rashes, Insect bite reactions and other conditions.
Dilucort Ointment contains Hydrocortisone as an active ingredient.
Dilucort Ointment works by decreasing the number of blood cells that cause inflammation and allergy.
Pharmacare manufactures Dilucort Ointment.
Dilucort Ointment Uses
Dilucort Ointment is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
Inflammation of the skin
Inflammatory skin disorders
Acute chronic hepatitis
Itchy skin rashes
Insect bite reactions
Pain, swelling and inflammation of skin
Dilucort Ointment Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Dilucort Ointment improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
Decreasing the number of blood cells that cause inflammation and allergy.
Dilucort Ointment - Composition and Active Ingredients
Dilucort Ointment is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Hydrocortisone - 5Mg/G
Dilucort Ointment - Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Dilucort Ointment. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious.
Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
Potassium or calcium depletion
Dilucort Ointment - Precautions & How to Use
Before using Dilucort Ointment, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
Consult your doctor if the skin condition does not improve after application at prescribed dose and duration
Do not apply plasters or dressings over the cream
Do not drive or use machinery
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to hydrocortisone
do not take by mouth. Consult with your doctor before using this medicine on open wounds, dry, chapped, irritated, or sun-burned skin.
wash your hands before and after applying Dilucort Ointment. Clean and dry the skin area to be treated.
do not wash the treated area after immediately applying Dilucort Ointment. Also avoid the use of other products on the treated area unless directed by your doctor.
applying an excessive amount may result in pilling. Use a thinner layer or lesser quantity of medicine to avoid pilling.
avoid getting this medication in your eyes or nose or mouth.
Dilucort Ointment - Drug Interactions
If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Dilucort Ointment may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions.
Dilucort Ointment may interact with the following drugs and products:
Dilucort Ointment - Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to Dilucort Ointment is a contraindication. In addition, Dilucort Ointment should not be used if you have the following conditions:
Children below the age of 5 years
New born babies
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