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INTRODUCTION

KERALIN OINTMENT is a combination of Hydrocortisone, Benzoic acid and Salicylic acid which belongs to the group of medicines called Corticosteroids, Antimicrobials and Keratolytic agents respectively. It is used for hyperkeratotic (thickening of the skin's outer layer) skin lesions like ringworm, chronic dry eczema, cracked heels, warts, and corns, lichenification (thickened, hardened areas of skin), and psoriasis.

During the treatment, your doctor might regularly examine your skin to avoid any untoward side effects.

Do not smoke or go near naked flames due to the risk of severe burns. KERALIN OINTMENT is not recommended for use in skin conditions like athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), chickenpox (varicella) or shingles (Herpes zoster), cold sores (Herpes simplex), impetigo, ringworm, or thrush, infected lesions, ulcerative conditions, red appearance on the face, peri-oral dermatitis, or acne.

KERALIN OINTMENT is not recommended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women unless specifically directed by your doctor.

KERALIN OINTMENT should be used with caution in children above 2 years of age and in elderly patients.

The most common side effect of using KERALIN OINTMENT is irritation at the application site like burning or itching. Contact your doctor if any of the above side effects worsen.

USES OF KERALIN OINTMENT

It is used for hyperkeratotic skin lesions such as:

  • ringworm
  • chronic dry eczema
  • cracked heels
  • warts and corns
  • lichenification
  • psoriasis

HOW KERALIN OINTMENT WORKS

KERALIN OINTMENT is a combination of Hydrocortisone, Benzoic acid and Salicylic acid whereas Hydrocortisone is a glucocorticoid that inhibits the synthesis of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause inflammatory signs like redness, swelling, and itching. Benzoic acid helps to prevent infection caused by bacteria. Salicylic acid reduces the swelling and redness caused by the infection and acts as an antibacterial agent.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Apply KERALIN OINTMENT as directed by your physician. It is for external use only. Apply a thin layer of this medicine to the affected area. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending on your age, body weight, and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF KERALIN OINTMENT

COMMON

  • irritation at the application site (rash, redness, burning, or itching)

RARE

Stop using KERALIN OINTMENT and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • allergic reaction (swelling of the lips, face, or neck leads to severe difficulty in breathing skin rash, or hives)
  • excessive burning, stinging, or peeling

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

KERALIN OINTMENT is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless specifically directed by your doctor. Consult your doctor before using it.

BREASTFEEDING

KERALIN OINTMENT is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless specifically directed by your doctor. Consult your doctor before using it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Consult your doctor if you feel any side effects during treatment with KERALIN OINTMENT that may stop you from driving or using machines.

ALLERGY

Do not use KERALIN OINTMENT if you are allergic to Hydrocortisone, Benzoic acid, Salicylic acid, or any other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

KERALIN OINTMENT is not recommended for use if you have:

  • athlete’s foot  
  • chickenpox or shingles  
  • cold sores  
  • impetigo
  • ringworm or thrush
  • infected lesions
  • ulcerative conditions, red appearance on the face, peri-oral dermatitis
  • acne

Use in Pediatrics:

KERALIN OINTMENT is not recommended for use in children below 2 years of age. Consult your doctor before using.

Use in Geriatrics:

In elderly patients, KERALIN OINTMENT should be used with caution. Consult your doctor before using.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before using KERALIN OINTMENT, inform your doctor if you are using, have used, or might use any other medicine, including prescription, non-prescription, or herbal medicine.

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally apply too much of KERALIN OINTMENT, contact your doctor immediately or visit nearby hospital.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Hydrocortisone, Benzoic acid, Salicylic acid
Pharmacological Category :   Corticosteroids, Antimicrobials, Keratolytic agents
Therapeutic Indication :   Hyperkeratotic skin lesions
Dosage Forms :   Ointment

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep KERALIN OINTMENT out of reach of children
  • Do not store above 25°C

FAQs ABOUT KERALIN OINTMENT

Q: Does KERALIN OINTMENT cause withdrawal effects?

A: KERALIN OINTMENT may cause withdrawal effects when stopped after using for a long period of time, like skin redness beyond the affected area, burning or stinging feeling, severe itching, peeling of the skin, and oozing open sores. Consult your physician for advice if you experience any of these side effects.

Q: Can I start reusing KERALIN OINTMENT if my condition reappears after stopping the treatment?

A: No. If your condition reappears after stopping the treatment (within 2 weeks), with or without redness spreading beyond the initially affected area, or a burning sensation, do not start reusing KERALIN OINTMENT without asking your doctor.

Q: Can I cover the area of KERALIN OINTMENT application with dressing?

A: No. Do not cover the area of KERALIN OINTMENT application with dressings. If you have any more doubts regarding the use of this medicine, ask your doctor.

Q: Can KERALIN OINTMENT be used on infants?

A: No. KERALIN OINTMENT is used for adults and is not recommended for children below 2 years of age. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and time or select a suitable alternative therapy for your child.

Q: What if I accidentally get KERALIN OINTMENT in my eye?

A: If you accidentally get KERALIN OINTMENT in your eye, immediately wash it out with cold water. If you begin to have any problems with your sight or your eye is hurting, contact your doctor immediately.

Q: Can I stop using KERALIN OINTMENT?

A: Do not stop using KERALIN OINTMENT unless your doctor advises you to stop. If you have any more doubts regarding the use of this medicine, ask your doctor.

Q: What if I forget to apply a dose of KERALIN OINTMENT?

A: If you forget to apply a dose of KERALIN OINTMENT, do it as soon as you remember. However, do not apply the missed dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Do not use the medicine twice to make up for a forgotten dose.

Q: Will my condition improve faster if I use more KERALIN OINTMENT?

A: Do not use KERALIN OINTMENT more than required or more than that prescribed by your doctor, as it will not improve your condition any faster and can also increase some of the side effects.

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Drugs Acting on Skin and Mucous Membranes and Antifungal Drugs. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 895, 889, 796, 797.

2. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. Pubchem. Hydrocortisone acetate. [Accessed on 26th August 2022] https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Hydrocortisone%20acetate

3. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. Pubchem. Benzoic acid. [Accessed on 26th August 2022] https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/benzoic%20acid

4. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. Pubchem. Salicylic acid. [Accessed on 26th August 2022] https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Salicylic%20acid

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8. Accord. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in October 2019] [Accessed on 26th August 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.5872.pdf

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PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    25 g
    Ingredient
    BENZOIC ACID 12 %+hydrocortisone acetate 0.5 %+SALICYLIC ACID 6 %
    Hsn Code
    30049029
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Keralin Ointment 15gm

Keralin Ointment 15gm Mkt: East India Pharmaceutical Works Ltd

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