DERSOL 3% Ointment 25gm

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Drug Information for DERSOL 3% Ointment 25gm

What is DERSOL 3% Ointment used for?

DERSOL 3% 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 3% Ointment face wash/soap is used to treat acne.

DERSOL 3% Ointment may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does DERSOL 3% Ointment work?

DERSOL 3% 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 3% Ointment?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use DERSOL 3% Ointment as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Wash and dry the affected area and then apply a thin layer of DERSOL 3% Ointment topical to the affected area and rub gently.
  • Use DERSOL 3% Ointment soap/face wash as per the directions provided on the leaflet.
  • Wash and dry the affected area and place the DERSOL 3% 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 3% Ointment?

Drugs that interact with DERSOL 3% 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 3% Ointment?

The following are the most common side effects of DERSOL 3% 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 3% Ointment?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to DERSOL 3% Ointment or similar drugs.
  • Avoid accidental contact of DERSOL 3% Ointment with eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Do not apply DERSOL 3% 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 3% Ointment near an open flame or direct heat.
  • Avoid using the DERSOL 3% Ointment over the healthy skin.

You are advised not to use DERSOL 3% 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 3% Ointment?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of diabetes or blood disorders.
  • Inform your doctor if you are allergic to DERSOL 3% 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 3% Ointment

  1. Can DERSOL 3% Ointment be used to treat warts on the face?
  2. No. DERSOL 3% Ointment is not recommended to treat warts on the face. Please consult your doctor.

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

  5. Does DERSOL 3% Ointment cause dryness of skin?
  6. Yes. Dryness of skin is one of the common side effects of DERSOL 3% Ointment.

  7. Is it safe to use DERSOL 3% Ointment for treating dandruff?
  8. Yes. DERSOL 3% Ointment is safe for treating dandruff when recommended by the doctor.

  9. What are the other formulations of DERSOL 3% Ointment available?
  10. DERSOL 3% Ointment is also available as shampoo, cream, liquid, topical films and compounding powder.


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