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Cambisalic Lotion

Manufactured byAnhox Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsClobetasol (0.05 %w/v) + Salicylic Acid (3 %w/v)
Description

Cambisalic Lotion is a topical combination medicine which may be used for the treatment of a variety of skin condition such as psoriasis, dermatoses, ichthyosis, etc. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Cambisalic Lotion

  • Skin irritation
  • Stinging
  • Rash
  • Change in color and texture of the skin
  • Hair loss
  • Burning sensation at the application site
  • Dry skin
  • Redness of skin
  • Itching of skin
  • Headache

Uses of Cambisalic Lotion

What is it prescribed for?

  • Skin disorders
  • Psoriasis
  • Ichthyosis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to clobetasol, salicylic acid, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any undesired side effects.
General warnings

Salicylism

Prolonged use of this medicine may lead to a toxic condition marked by ringing in the ears, nausea, and vomiting (salicylism) in some patients. Appropriate corrective measures or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

External use

This medicine is only recommended for external use. Avoid contact with the mouth, eyes, mucous membranes, cuts, grazes, or wounds.

Chronic application

Chronic application of this medicine is not recommended since it may affect the growth and development of children.

Cushing's syndrome

This medicine may cause hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression and Cushing's syndrome in patients receiving high doses for a prolonged period. Any symptoms of swelling of the face, increase in the blood glucose levels, etc. should be informed to the doctor on priority. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use in Pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Infections

This medicine may increase the risk of infections. Appropriate antibiotic treatment may be necessary in some cases to prevent the spread of infection.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period of time in large volumes. However, ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Antidiabetic medicines

Tretinoin/ Isotretinoin

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of the lotion to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor. Contact your doctor if symptoms do not improve or resolve after two weeks of use.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Clobetasol works by inhibiting the production of chemicals that cause inflammation. Salicylic acid works by softening and loosening the dry, scaly, or thickened skin which, in turn, causes shedding of the outer layer of skin. Thus, this combination is better effective for the treatment of a variety of skin conditions.
Legal Status

Unknown

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Classification

Category

Topical steroids, Topical keratolytics

Schedule

Schedule H

Salicylic acid - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 12 April 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00936

Salicylic Acid Topical: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 12 April 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a607072.html

Clobetasol: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 10 May 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a686008.html
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Information on this page was last updated on 12 Dec 2018

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