FAQs ABOUT IMOGRAF OINTMENT
What is the use of IMOGRAF OINTMENT?
IMOGRAF OINTMENT is used to treat and prevent moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) when other conventional therapies fail to provide adequate results.
How IMOGRAF OINTMENT works?
IMOGRAF OINTMENT is an immunosuppressive agent. It works by blocking the release of certain chemicals in the body (such as T-cells) that cause allergic and inflammatory reactions. When applied topically, it suppresses the immune system and prevents the abnormal immune response towards allergens. This reduces skin dryness, redness, itching and inflammation associated with auto-immune skin conditions.
How to use IMOGRAF OINTMENT?
Apply a small amount of IMOGRAF OINTMENT into the affected skin areas or directed by the physician. It is for topical use only. Wash your hands before and after application unless your hands are also treated.
What precautions must be followed while using IMOGRAF OINTMENT?
IMOGRAF OINTMENT is for topical use only. Avoid contact of IMOGRAF OINTMENT with your eyes, mouth, ears, nose or with open wounds. Do not cover the application site with bandages, dressings or clothes. Wash your hands before and after application. Before using IMOGRAF OINTMENT inform your doctor if you have any other skin disease apart from eczema such as skin cancer, skin infections or any inherited skin barrier disease. Consult your doctor before using IMOGRAF OINTMENT if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid exposing your skin towards direct sunlight and wear protective loose-fitting clothes and sunscreen while going outdoors.
Is IMOGRAF OINTMENT safe?
IMOGRAF OINTMENT may cause skin irritation, burning sensation, redness and warmth at the site of application. Consult your doctor if this bothers you.
What are the common side effects of using IMOGRAF OINTMENT?
The most common side effects of applying IMOGRAF OINTMENT are skin irritation, burning sensation, redness or warmth at the site of application. Consult your doctor if this side effect troubles you.
What to do if I forgot to apply IMOGRAF OINTMENT?
If you forgot to apply a dose of IMOGRAF OINTMENT, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of IMOGRAF OINTMENT, skip the missed dose and apply the next one regularly. Do not apply a double dose of IMOGRAF OINTMENT to compensate for the missed ones.
How long will it take for IMOGRAF OINTMENT to heal my condition?
You need to apply IMOGRAF OINTMENT as long as your doctor prescribes you the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Can I use other topical medicines while using IMOGRAF OINTMENT?
Avoid using any other topical medicines along with IMOGRAF OINTMENT without consulting your doctor.
Can IMOGRAF OINTMENT be used in pregnant women?
IMOGRAF OINTMENT should be used in pregnant women only if considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before using it.
Can IMOGRAF OINTMENT be used in children?
IMOGRAF OINTMENT should be used in children and adolescents (aged between 2-18 years) only if prescribed by the physician. It is not recommended for use in children aged below 2 years. However, consult your doctor for advice.
Can I use IMOGRAF OINTMENT for psoriasis?
IMOGRAF OINTMENT is usually prescribed for the treatment of eczema. Consult your doctor for advice if you are wishing to use this medicine to treat psoriasis.
Can I use IMOGRAF OINTMENT for my 4-year-old son?
IMOGRAF OINTMENT can be used in children aged 2 years or older. However, consult your paediatrician before using them in young children.