Picon 30 Cream 30gm

Skin Infections Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

PICON contains Pimecrolimus which belongs to the group of medicines called Immunosuppressants. It is used to treat atopic dermatitis (eczema). Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin characterized by red and itchy rashes. Allergies are the main common cause of eczema. Symptoms include dry skin, severe itching, redness of hands, feet, ankles, wrist and neck, etc.

PICON is not recommended for use in other skin conditions and skin affected by an active viral infection such as cold sores (herpes simplex) or chicken pox. Avoid exposure to sunlight while using PICON. This medicine is generally not recommended for use among pregnant and breastfeeding women.

The most common side effects of using PICON are feeling of warmth and burning sensation at the application site, irritation, itching, and reddening of the skin where the cream has been applied and skin infections (such as folliculitis). Consult your doctor if any of the side effect worsens.

USES OF PICON

  • Treats atopic dermatitis (eczema)

HOW PICON WORKS

PICON is a calcineurin inhibitor. It works by blocking calcineurin (a protein in our bodies that helps to activate our immune system). By blocking the immune response it lessens the inflammation which is caused by eczema.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always apply PICON as directed by your physician. It is for external use only. Wash and dry your hands before applying. Apply a thin layer of PICON to the affected area and rub it gently and fully. Avoid applying this medicine around nose, eyes or mouth. Do not cover the treated areas of skin with dressings, bandages, and wraps. Also, do not bath or shower right after applying the cream as this could wash your cream off. Your doctor will decide the duration of treatment depending on severity of the condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF PICON

COMMON

  • warm feeling at the application site
  • discomfort, burning sensation, stinging, soreness, irritation, itching or reddening of the skin (of the particular area where the medicine is applied)
  • skin infections (such as folliculitis)

UNCOMMON

  • skin infections (such as impetigo, cold sores, shingles, herpes simplex dermatitis, molluscum contagiosum, warts and furuncles (boils)
  • rash, pain, prickling sensation, slight scaling of the skin, dryness, swelling and worsening of eczema symptoms (application site reactions)

RARE

  • changes in skin color (darker or lighter than the surrounding skin)

Stop applying PICON and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • angioedema (signs include hives (urticaria), itching, red marks on the hands, feet and throat, swelling of the throat and tongue, swelling around the eyes and lips and difficulty breathing and swallowing)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Itchy skin:

Avoid hot showers as hot water can irritate the skin further. Do not scratch the affected area. Use sunscreen and protective clothing when going outdoors. Regularly use unscented moisturizers to soothe and hydrate the affected area after consulting the doctor. Consult your doctor if the itching worsens.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

PICON is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before using it.

BREASTFEEDING

PICON is generally not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as it is not known whether it may pass through breast milk. Consult your doctor before using it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

PICON has no known effect on the ability to drive or use machines.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while applying PICON as it may cause flushing, rash, burning or itching sensation or swelling. Consult your doctor before using it.

ALLERGY

Do not apply PICON if you are allergic to Pimecrolimus or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

PICON is not recommended for use if you:

  • have active viral infection (cold sores or chicken pox)

Before applying PICON, inform your doctor if you have:

  • weakened immune system (immunocompromised)
  • erythroderma (redness in almost the entire body) or a skin condition called netherton syndrome
  • skin malignancies (tumors) or swollen lymph nodes

Use in pediatrics:

PICON is generally not recommended for use in children (under 3 months of age). Consult child’s doctor for advice.

 Use in geriatrics:

PICON should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years or above). Consult your doctor before applying PICON.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before applying PICON, inform your doctor if you are taking or applying any of the following medicines:

  • medicines used as immunomodulators (Ex. azathioprine or cyclosporin)
  • erythromycin (used for bacterial infections)
  • itraconazole, ketoconazole, fluconazole (used for fungal infections)
  • calcium channel blockers such as diltiazem, nifedipine (used for high blood pressure)
  • cimetidine (used to treat gastric ulcers)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else applied too much of PICON or accidentally swallowed the medicine, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Pimecrolimus
Pharmacological Category :   Immunosuppressant
Therapeutic Indication :   Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
Dosage Forms :   Cream, Lotion

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep PICON out of the sight and reach of children.
  • Store PICON below 25°C.

FAQs ABOUT PICON

What is PICON used for?

PICON is used to treat atopic dermatitis (eczema) of the skin, in cases where corticosteroids cannot be used. Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin characterized by red and itchy rashes. Allergies are the main common cause of eczema. Symptoms include dry skin, severe itching, redness of hands, feet, ankles, wrist, and neck, etc.

Can I consume alcohol while using PICON?

Avoid consumption of alcohol while applying PICON as it may cause flushing, rash, burning or itching sensation or swelling. Consult your doctor before using it.

Is PICON safe to use in breast-feeding women?

PICON is generally not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as it is not known whether it may pass through breast milk. Consult your doctor before using it.

When to avoid using PICON?

PICON is not recommended for use if your skin is affected by an active viral infection such as cold sores (herpes simplex) or chickenpox. Also, not recommended for use in patients who are allergic to pimecrolimus.

What common side effects are seen with PICON?

The most common side effects of using PICON are feeling of warmth and burning sensation at the application site, irritation, itching and reddening of the skin where the cream has been applied and skin infections (such as folliculitis). Consult your doctor if any of the side effect worsens.

REFERENCES

1. Matthew J. Sewell, Craig N. Burkhart, and Dean S. Morrell. Dermatological Pharmacology. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological basics of Therapeutics. 13th Edition. New York McGraw Hill Medical 2018. Page – 1271-1296.

2. Grace K. Kim, and James Del Rosso. Uses of Pimecrolimus Cream. The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. February 2013 [Accessed on 8th June 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3579486/

3. Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Safety and Efficacy of Pimecrolimus Cream 1% in Atopic Disease Modification. NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine ClinicalTrials.gov. [Revised in March 2011] [Accessed on 8th June 2022] https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00124709

4. Mylan Products Ltd. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in January 2022]. [Accessed on 8th June 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.4966.pdf

5. Biocon Biologics India Limited. Pimecrolimus solution 1% w/v (Picon lotion). Biocon.com. [Revised in August 2019]. [Accessed on 8th June 2022] https://www.biocon.com/docs/domestic-marketpi/immuno/PICON%20LOTION%20PI.pdf

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Shelf Life
    24 months
    Item Weight
    40 g
    Ingredient
    PIMECROLIMUS 1%
    Hsn Code
    30044090
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