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.