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Salosone ointmentSalosone ointment

 

Description

White yellowish ointment.

 

Content

Betamethasone dipropionate ( eq. to betamethasone 0.05% ) ...... 0.065% w/w

Salicylic acid ..............................................................................  3.00% w/w

 

Indications

It is used for the relief of seborrheic dermatitis, ichthyosis vulgaris, psoriasis and other inflammatory, corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses, hyperkeratotic and dry, scaling skin conditions.

 

Pharmacology

Betamethasone dipropionate is a glucocorticoid applied topically in the management of various disorders in which corticosteroids are indicated. It has marked antipruritic, vasoconstrictor and anti-inflammatory activity.

 

Salicylic acid is a keratolytic with bacteriostatic and fungicidal actions.

 

Betamethasone dipropionate is well absorbed from the sites of local application, particularly under an occlusive dressing or when the skin is broken. It may be absorbed to give systemic effects. It is more slowly metabolized in the skin and this tend to be systemically absorbed in a greater extent. Salicylic acid is also rapidly absorbed through the skin.

 

Contraindications

It is contraindicated in patients hypersensitive to salicylic acid and betamethasone dipropionate or any related components.

 

Precautions

Steroids applied topically over large areas, particularly when the skin is broken, with or without occlusive dressings may result in systemic effects. Therefore, suitable precautions should be taken. Special precautions have to be observed when used on infants and children as it may cause growth retardation on prolonged use. Therefore, avoid prolonged use in children and on the face.

 

It use should be discontinued if excessive dryness, irritation or sensitization of the skin occurs.

 

Avoid contact with the eyes and mucous membranes.

 

Use in pregnancy and lactation

Risk benefits should be considered when using on pregnant or lactating mothers although safety of use has not been established.

 

Drug Interactions

None known

 

Adverse effects

When applied topically, particularly to large areas or when the skin is broken or under occlusive dressings, betamethasone dipropionate may be absorbed in sufficient amounts to cause systemic effects, eg. burning, itching irritation, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, hypertrichosis and folliculitis.

 

Dosage and administration

Apply over affected skin twice daily

 

Treatment of over dosage

Symptoms: excessive or prolonged use of topical corticosteroids can suppress pituitary-adrenal function, resulting in secondary adrenal insufficiency, and produce manifestations of hypercoticism, including Cushing's disease. Prolonged use of salicylic acid causes salicylism.

 

Treatment: Symptomatic treatment is applied. Slow withdrawal of steroids in advised and treat electrolyte imbalance, if any. For salicylism, sodium bicarbonate is given orally to alkalinize urine and force diuresis.

 

Storage conditions

Keep container tightly close.

Store in a cool, dry place below 30.

Protect from light Keep away from children

 

Presentation

15 gm/tube

 

Shelf Life

3 years

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