POWERCORT Shampoo 100ml

Skin Infections Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

POWERCORT SHAMPOO contains Clobetasol, which belongs to the group of medicines called Topical corticosteroids. It is used by adults for the treatment of redness, scaling and itchiness associated with moderate to severe scalp psoriasis. Scalp psoriasis is a skin disease that causes lumps, reddish and scaly patches affecting your entire scalp or parts of it. It also spreads to the forehead, behind the neck and inside your ears.

POWERCORT SHAMPOO is not recommended for use in patients with other bacterial, fungal, viral, or parasitic skin infections such as cold sores, varicella (chicken pox), herpes zoster (shingles), impetigo, ringworm, athlete’s foot, thrush, skin tuberculosis or skin disease caused by syphilis and ulcerous wounds on the scalp. POWERCORT SHAMPOO should be used with caution in patients with a weak immune system or other scalp infections or about to have any surgery.

POWERCORT SHAMPOO should be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding only if your doctor decides that the benefits will be greater than the risks. POWERCORT SHAMPOO is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (below 18 years of age) and should be used with caution in elderly patients. The most common side effects of using POWERCORT SHAMPOO are skin discomfort, burning or itching where the medicine is applied.

USES OF POWERCORT SHAMPOO

  • Treats moderate to severe scalp psoriasis in adults

HOW POWERCORT SHAMPOO WORKS

POWERCORT SHAMPOO reduces inflammation by induction of lipoproteins (proteins that control the formation of potent inflammatory mediators like prostaglandins and leukotrienes).

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always apply POWERCORT SHAMPOO as directed by your physician. It is for external use only. Apply POWERCORT SHAMPOO on affected areas of the scalp. Use POWERCORT SHAMPOO only for the quantity and duration specified by your doctor. Your doctor will decide an appropriate dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF POWERCORT SHAMPOO

COMMON

  • skin discomfort, burning or itching where the medicine is applied
  • inflammation of hair follicles

UNCOMMON

  • skin thinning, swelling, tightening, pain, discomfort, itching, dryness, irritation or tightness
  • baldness (hair loss)
  • skin atrophy (widening of small blood vessels in skin)
  • endocrine disorders (Ex. adrenal suppression, Cushing syndrome)
  • eye stinging, burning, irritation
  • tight sensation in the eye
  • glaucoma (raised eye pressure)
  • hypersensitivity
  • headache
  • acne
  • telangiectasia (veins under the skin surface may become more noticeable)
  • worsening of psoriasis, allergic skin inflammation, redness, rash

RARE

Stop using POWERCORT SHAMPOO and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • reduced adrenal function (tiredness, nausea, vomiting, lack of energy, low blood pressure, heart attack)
  • Cushing’s syndrome (obesity of the upper body, puffy face, skin symptoms, excessive hair growth in women)
  • high blood sugar (hyperglycaemia)
  • glucose in urine (glucose in urine)
  • infection
  • dizziness, fever, blurred vision
  • worsening of your condition
  • allergic reaction or skin infection (swelling of the eyelids, face or lips)
  • new bone pain or worsening of previous bone symptoms
  • any unusual symptom that you do not understand

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Irritation and burning:

Avoid sharing vessels, personal items, or cosmetics with others. Use disinfects on objects you use in public spaces, such as gym equipment. Drink enough water and consume a nutritious diet. Do not use irritants or harsh chemicals. Sleep seven to eight hours every night. Use sun screens to prevent sunburn and other sun damage. Wash hands regularly with soap water.

Nausea:

Take regular sips of a cold drink. Have ginger or peppermint tea. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oily or spicy foods. If you still feel nauseous, contact your doctor.

Vomiting:

Get adequate rest. Drink lots of fluids, especially water. Have small sips if you feel sick. Eat when you feel like eating – you don't have to eat or avoid any specific foods. Do not take any medicine for vomiting without your doctor's consultation. If vomiting does not get better, contact your doctor.

Headache:

Drink plenty of water and get adequate rest. Try to be relaxed and stress free. Check with your doctor before taking any medicine for headache. If headache does not get better, consult your doctor.

Dizziness:

Lie down until dizziness is resolved, then get up slowly. Do not hurry and move slowly and carefully. Get adequate rest. Drink plenty of water and other fluids. Avoid coffee, cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs. If dizziness does not get better, consult your doctor.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

POWERCORT SHAMPOO should be used during pregnancy only if your doctor decides that benefits will be greater than the risks. Consult your doctor before using POWERCORT SHAMPOO.

BREASTFEEDING

POWERCORT SHAMPOO should be used in breastfeeding women only if your doctor decides that benefits will be greater than the risks. Consult your doctor before using POWERCORT SHAMPOO.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

POWERCORT SHAMPOO has no or very little influence on your ability to drive and use machines.

ALLERGY

Do not use POWERCORT SHAMPOO if you are allergic to Clobetasol or any of the other ingredients of this medicine, or other steroid medicines.

OTHERS

POWERCORT SHAMPOO is not recommended for use if you:

  • have other bacterial, fungal, viral, or parasitic skin infections such as cold sores, varicella (chicken pox), herpes zoster (shingles), impetigo, ringworm, athlete’s foot, thrush, skin tuberculosis or skin disease caused by syphilis
  • have ulcerous wounds on scalp
  • are going to use it for rosacea, acne vulgaris, inflammation or itching around the mouth, anus, or genitals

Before using POWERCORT SHAMPOO, inform your doctor if you:

  • have a surgery scheduled
  • have weak immune response
  • have a scalp infection

Use in pediatrics:

POWERCORT SHAMPOO is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (under 18 years of age). Consult your doctor before using POWERCORT SHAMPOO.

Use in geriatrics:

POWERCORT SHAMPOO should be used with caution in elderly patients and dose may be adjusted in patients with kidney or liver disease and those taking other medicines. Consult your doctor before using POWERCORT SHAMPOO.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before using POWERCORT SHAMPOO, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • medicines used in the treatment of skin disorders, allergic reactions, arthritis or asthma (Ex. prednisolone, hydrocortisone, dexamethasone)
  • cosmetics, vitamins or any herbal supplements
  • immunizations

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally used more of POWERCORT SHAMPOO, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :  

Clobetasol

Pharmacological Category :  

Topical corticosteroid

Therapeutic Indication :  

Inflammation, itching

Dosage Forms :  

ointment, lotion, cream, gel

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep POWERCORT SHAMPOO out of reach from children
  • Store POWERCORT SHAMPOO between 15-30°C

FAQs ABOUT POWERCORT SHAMPOO

What is POWERCORT SHAMPOO used for?

POWERCORT SHAMPOO contains Clobetasol which belongs to the group of medicines called Topical corticosteroids. POWERCORT SHAMPOO is used by adults for the treatment of redness, scaling and itchiness associated with moderate to severe scalp psoriasis. Scalp psoriasis is a skin disease that causes lumps, reddish and scaly patches affecting your entire scalp or parts of it. It also spreads to the forehead, behind the neck and inside your ears.

How does POWERCORT SHAMPOO work? 

POWERCORT SHAMPOO contains Clobetasol which reduces inflammation by induction of lipoproteins (proteins that control the formation of potent inflammatory mediators like prostaglandins and leukotrienes).

Does POWERCORT SHAMPOO cause hair loss?

POWERCORT SHAMPOO may cause hair loss in some people. It is an uncommon side effect. Consult your doctor if you experience hair fall or any other related side effects.

How and when should I use POWERCORT SHAMPOO?

Apply POWERCORT SHAMPOO on the affected areas of the scalp. Do not wet your hair, apply it on a dry scalp first. Use only enough to cover the affected area and spread it to form a thin uniform film. Massage gently. Wash your hands carefully and any other parts of your body that came into contacts with POWERCORT SHAMPOO such as your neck and shoulders. Leave it in place for 15 minutes and then add water, lather and rinse thoroughly all parts of the scalp and body that came in contact with the medicine.

Do not get POWERCORT SHAMPOO on your lips, near your eyes or eyelids, face, groin, armpits, or mouth. Do not use it under any dressing or cover your head with a shower or bathing cap while POWERCORT SHAMPOO is on your scalp, unless directed to do so by your doctor. Your doctor will decide an appropriate dose and duration for you depending on your age, body weight and disease condition.

Who should not use POWERCORT SHAMPOO?

POWERCORT SHAMPOO is not recommended for use in patients with other bacterial, fungal, viral, or parasitic skin infections such as cold sores, varicella (chicken pox), herpes zoster (shingles), impetigo, ringworm, athlete’s foot, thrush, skin tuberculosis or skin disease caused by syphilis and ulcerous wounds on the scalp. Consult your doctor for advice.

Will POWERCORT SHAMPOO cause hair damage?

No, POWERCORT SHAMPOO does not cause hair damage. It is safe to use under medical advice, however, consult your doctor before using POWERCORT SHAMPOO.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi. Drugs Acting on Skin and Mucous Membranes. Essentials of Pharmacology seventh edition. 2013 Page no. - 895.

2. Bovenschen HJ, Van de Kerkhof PC. Treatment of scalp psoriasis with clobetasol-17 propionate 0.05% shampoo: a study on daily clinical practice. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. Pubmed.gov. April 2010. [Accessed on 1st September 2022] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19845822/

3. Poulin Y, Papp K, Bissonnette R, Barber K, Kerrouche N, Villemagne H; Calepso Study Team. Clobetasol propionate shampoo 0.05% is efficacious and safe for long-term control of moderate scalp psoriasis. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. Pubmed.gov. May 2010. [Accessed on 1st September 2022] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20131980/

4. Galderma (UK) Limited. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in May 2021] [Accessed on 1st September 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.350.pdf

5. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Canada Inc. Reddy-Clobetasol Shampoo. [Revised in August 2021] [Accessed on 1st September 2022] https://www.drreddys.com/media/1087753/non-annotated-product-monograph-en.pdf

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    120 g
    Ingredient
    CLOBETASOL 0.05 %
    Hsn Code
    30043200
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POWERCORT Shampoo 100ml

POWERCORT Shampoo 100ml Mkt: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd

M.R.P.: Rs.268.00
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