Heximar-B ointment combines two medicines: betamethasone dipropionate and calcipotriol monohydrate. It is available in tubes of 15 grams. It is recommended in the treatment of psoriasis, chronic Plaque Psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Name of Drug
Heximar-B ointment. Heximar-B is also referred to as Calcipotriol and Betamethasone Cream.
Manufacturer of Heximar-B Ointment
Shalaks Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient in Heximar-B
The active pharmaceutical ingredients in Heximar-B ointment are Calcipotriol Monohydrate BP - equivalent to Calcipotriol 50 mcg + Betamethasone Dipropionate BP - equivalent to Betamethasone 0.5 mg.
Uses of Heximar-B
Heximar-B ointment is used to treat the below mentioned indications:
- Chronic Plaque Psoriasis
- Other inflammatory skin conditions
Heximar-B ointment - Dosage and Administration
Calcipotriol and Betamethasone Cream is applied once daily to affected areas and gently rubbed in. Do not apply the medication to areas that do not have psoriasis. The maximum adult weekly dose of ointment combined is 100 g. The recommended treatment period is 4 weeks.
Most people will notice a benefit during this time. Some people may require treatment for longer than 4 weeks. The medication can be stopped once a satisfactory improvement is achieved.
After applying the medication to the affected areas, do not wash it off. The medication needs to stay in contact with the affected areas in order to work. Do not apply this medication on the face, large areas of damaged skin, in skin folds, or under dressings that do not breathe. Wash your hands after applying Calcipotriol and Betamethasone Cream so that you do not get the ointment or gel on other parts of your body.
Avoid getting the medication in your eyes or on your face. If the medication gets on your face, wash it off. If it gets in your eyes, flush the eyes with plenty of water. Do not take this medication by mouth.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Calcipotriol belongs to the class of medications known as vitamin D analogues and works by controlling the excessive production of skin cells seen in psoriasis. Betamethasone belongs to the class of medications known as corticosteroids and works by reducing itching and inflammation.
If you miss a dose of Calcipotriol and Betamethasone Cream, apply it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply more than one dose on any given day. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Storage Instructions for Heximar-B ointment
Store Heximar-B at room temperature. Keep away from children and pets.
Possible Side Effects of Heximar-B ointment
Side effects are unlikely to occur due to use of Heximar-B.
Warnings and Precautions when using Heximar-B ointment
Do not use Heximar-B ointment (Calcipotriol and Betamethasone Cream) if you
- are allergic to calcipotriol, betamethasone, or any other ingredients of this medication
- have a disorder related to calcium metabolism
- have perioral dermatitis (skin lesions around the mouth), ichthyosis (dry, scaly skin), acne, rosacea, ulcers, or broken skin
- have severe forms of psoriasis (e.g., guttate, exfoliative, erythrodermic and pustular psoriasis)
- have severe kidney dysfunction
- have severe liver dysfunction
- have skin eruptions after receiving a vaccination
- have thin skin, easily damaged veins, or stretch marks
- have tuberculosis skin lesions or skin infections related to syphilis
- have viral diseases such as herpes simplex, varicella (chickenpox), and vaccinia
- have viral, fungal, or bacterial skin infections
Do not use this medication in or around your eyes.
Do not use Heximar-B ointment during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Do not expose your skin to sunlight or sunlamps while you are using Heximar-B ointment.
Buy Heximar-B ointment (Calcipotriol and Betamethasone Cream) Online
You can buy Heximar-B ointment (Calcipotriol and Betamethasone Cream) online from the Swiss Pharmacy. It is available in tubes of 15 grams. The 15 g Tubes are priced at only $36.6 per unit if you place an order for 9 tubes.
This Product was added to our catalogue on Thursday, 08. September 2011.
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