Afloderm instructions for use
- Afloderm instructions for use
- Form of preparation and composition
- Indications for use of the drug
- Contraindications to use
- Method of administration and dosage
- Use of the drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Side effects
- special instructions
- Use of the drug in pediatric practice
- Conditions of dispensing in pharmacies and storage of the drug
- Analogues of Afloderm
- Afloderm price
The drug Afloderm is a means for external use based on glucocorticosteroid hormones. This product has a more powerful anti-inflammatory effect, removes puffiness and itching of the skin, improves the regeneration of damaged tissues, has a pronounced anti-allergic effect.
Form of preparation and composition
Afloderm is available in the form of a cream for external use and in the form of an ointment.
As part of the cream of Afloderm contains the main active ingredient - alpitetasone dipropionate, as well as auxiliary components: purified water, white paraffin, forforric acid, sodium hydroxide, macrogol glyceryl stearate, cetostearyl alcohol. Cream Afloderm does not have any specific smell, has a homogeneous structure, white.
Ointment Afloderm homogeneous consistency of white or yellowish color, without any impurities or inclusions. The main active ingredient of the ointment is dipromethionate of alkomethasone, as well as auxiliary components: beeswax, white soft paraffin, propylene glycol, hexylene glycol.
Both forms of the drug Afloderm are available in aluminum tubes packed in a cardboard box.
Indications for use of the drug
The drug Afloderm according to the instruction is prescribed to patients for treatment and relief of the following skin conditions:
- Wet eczema ;
- Dermatitis - skin allergy to irritants, food (as part of complex therapy to relieve itching and redness of the skin), allergic dermatitis;
- Allergy to sunburn;
- Photo and phyto dermatitis;
- Atopic dermatitis , neurodermatitis in the exacerbation phase;
- Allergic reactions to bites of mosquitoes, bees, wasps and other insects as part of complex therapy;
- Psoriasis as part of complex treatment.
To treat acute inflammatory processes of the skin and exacerbation of chronic dermatitis, the patient is most often prescribed Afloderm in the form of a cream. This form of the drug moisturizes and nourishes dry irritated skin, relieves itching and swelling, has a calming effect, quickly removes the symptoms of an acute allergic process.
In the period of persistent remission with the aim of preventing the negative reaction of the skin to sunbathing, flowering of herbs, contacts with allergens, it is customary for patients to prescribe Afloderm in the form of an ointment. Ointment slightly moisturizes dry and flaky skin, prevents exacerbation of dermatitis, relieves itching with insect bites.
Contraindications to use
Like any other remedy, the drug Afloderm has a number of serious contraindications to the use. These include:
- Open wounds of the skin;
- Trophic ulcers arising from the progression of varicose veins;
- Individual intolerance to the components of the drug;
- Tuberculosis of the skin;
- Presence of abscesses on the skin, rosacea;
- Allergic skin reactions that develop as a result of the introduction of vaccines;
- Herpetic lesions of the skin and skin lesions by other viral infections.
Method of administration and dosage
The drug Afloderm is intended for external use only! Cream or ointment is applied to the damaged areas of the skin (previously cleaned of dust and dirt) with a thin layer. Do not rub the preparation or massage the place of application.
The dosage of the drug and the duration of therapy are prescribed by the doctor, depending on the indications and severity of the course of the allergic reaction or dermatitis. As a rule, ointment or cream is applied no more often than 2-3 times a day, adolescents - no more than 1 time per day.
After the disappearance of traces of skin lesions, redness, itching and swelling, the drug is recommended to be used for 1-2 days in order to prevent the resumption of the clinical picture. If the patient uses the drug Afloderm for more than 10 days, and the expected effect is not, then the treatment should stop this medication and again consult a doctor with the purpose of clarifying the correctness of the diagnosis.
Use of the drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding
According to studies conducted by scientists, the teratogenic effect of the active substances of the drug Afloderm on the fetal organism was not revealed. Despite this, the use of ointment or cream during the period of gestation, especially in the first trimester, is not recommended. If absolutely necessary, Afloderm can be used to treat pregnant women in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters, but only if the benefit for the expectant mother is much higher than the probable risks to the fetus. The drug should be used only for serious indications and under the strict supervision of a gynecologist!
During the breastfeeding period, the use of the drug afloderm is possible under the supervision of a specialist. To reduce the risk of side effects from glucocorticoids in infants, the drug is recommended to be applied to the skin after feeding. Breastfeeding women should especially carefully monitor the exact dosage of the drug!
In most cases, Afloderm in the form of ointment and cream is well tolerated by patients and only in single cases there are side effects:
- Burning of the skin in places where the product is applied;
- Erythema and itching on the affected areas of the skin, where the drug got to;
- Dry skin;
- Hypopigmentation of skin in places where the drug is applied;
- Skin atrophy (usually occurs with prolonged and uncontrolled use of the drug);
- Development of secondary infection.
If such symptoms occur, the drug should be discontinued and immediately consult a doctor.
It is important to understand that the composition of the drug Afloderm are hormones - biologically active substances, which for medical purposes can only be used for the doctor's prescription. It is completely unacceptable to use the drug uncontrolled to treat dermatitis or other skin damage.
Afloderm also can not be abolished abruptly. With a decrease in the severity of the clinical symptoms of skin disease, the ointment or cream is mixed in equal amounts with a baby cream. So, the daily dose of the cream will increase, and the dose of the medicine will decrease. Thus, the adrenal glands of the patient will not experience stress caused by a sharp abolition of glucocorticoids.
Use of the drug in pediatric practice
Afloderm is not used to treat children up to six months. In the future, the use of the drug is possible under the strict supervision of the doctor and the minimum effective therapeutic dosage. Exceeding the prescribed dose of Afloderm in children can lead to the development of bronchial asthma!
Conditions of dispensing in pharmacies and storage of the drug
The drug Afloderm is released in pharmacies without a prescription. The shelf life of the drug is indicated on the package, after its expiration ointment and cream can no longer be used.
Open the tube should be stored in a refrigerator or other cool place, not accessible to children.
Analogues of Afloderm
The structural analogue of Afloderma is Alclomethasone.
Analogues on the pharmaceutical group: Laticort, Lokoid Krelo, Lokoid Lipokrem, Lokoid, Fluorocort, Fokort-Darnitsa.
Afloderm ointment for external use 0.05%, tube 20g. - from 343 rubles.
Afloderm ointment for external use 0.05%, tube 40 g. - from 458 rubles.
Afloderm cream for external use 0.05%, tube 20g. - from 369 rubles.
Afloderm cream for external use 0.05%, tube 40g. - from 490 rubles.