DERSOL 12% Ointment 25gm

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Drug Information for DERSOL 12% Ointment 25gm

What is DERSOL 12% Ointment used for?

DERSOL 12% Ointment topical is used for the treatment of common skin conditions, such as psoriasis and ichthyosis. It is also used for the treatment of foot (plantar) warts and removal of corns and calluses.

DERSOL 12% Ointment face wash/soap is used to treat acne.

DERSOL 12% Ointment may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does DERSOL 12% Ointment work?

DERSOL 12% Ointment belongs to the class of drugs called keratolytic and anti-inflammatory agents. It provides anti-fungal action by softening and exfoliating the skin and clearing up the plugged follicles. Thus, it inhibits the growth of the fungus.

How to use DERSOL 12% Ointment?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use DERSOL 12% Ointment as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Wash and dry the affected area and then apply a thin layer of DERSOL 12% Ointment topical to the affected area and rub gently.
  • Use DERSOL 12% Ointment soap/face wash as per the directions provided on the leaflet.
  • Wash and dry the affected area and place the DERSOL 12% Ointment patch over the plantar wart, callus or corns. Gently apply pressure on the patch to make sure it is firmly attached. The patch should be smooth with no folds or bumps.

What are the drugs that interact with DERSOL 12% Ointment?

Drugs that interact with DERSOL 12% Ointment include the following:

  • Alitretinoin
  • Clindamycin
  • Fluocinolone
  • Isotretinoin
  • Tazarotene
  • Tretinoin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of DERSOL 12% Ointment?

The following are the most common side effects of DERSOL 12% Ointment:

  • Skin irritation
  • Redness
  • Dry skin
  • Stinging in the area of application

The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Severe burning
  • Skin peeling
  • Pruritis

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using DERSOL 12% Ointment?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to DERSOL 12% Ointment or similar drugs.
  • Avoid accidental contact of DERSOL 12% Ointment with eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Do not apply DERSOL 12% Ointment over sunburned skin, cuts, wounds and bruises.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than prescribed.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.
  • Do not store DERSOL 12% Ointment near an open flame or direct heat.
  • Avoid using the DERSOL 12% Ointment over the healthy skin.

You are advised not to use DERSOL 12% Ointment if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering, or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before using DERSOL 12% Ointment?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of diabetes or blood disorders.
  • Inform your doctor if you are allergic to DERSOL 12% Ointment similar drugs.
  • Inform the doctor if you are using any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked questions about DERSOL 12% Ointment

  1. Can DERSOL 12% Ointment be used to treat warts on the face?
  2. No. DERSOL 12% Ointment is not recommended to treat warts on the face. Please consult your doctor.

  3. Can I apply cosmetics while using DERSOL 12% Ointment?
  4. Skin care cosmetics may contain alcohol, which may interact with DERSOL 12% Ointment. Therefore, consult a doctor before using any cosmetics while using DERSOL 12% Ointment.

  5. Does DERSOL 12% Ointment cause dryness of skin?
  6. Yes. Dryness of skin is one of the common side effects of DERSOL 12% Ointment.

  7. Is it safe to use DERSOL 12% Ointment for treating dandruff?
  8. Yes. DERSOL 12% Ointment is safe for treating dandruff when recommended by the doctor.

  9. What are the other formulations of DERSOL 12% Ointment available?
  10. DERSOL 12% Ointment is also available as shampoo, cream, liquid, topical films and compounding powder.


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