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Dersol-6 % Ointment

Manufactured byEast West Pharma
Description

Salicylic acid, the primary constituent of Dersol-6 % Ointment, is a topical medication used to treat and prevent pimples. It may also be used to treat certain skin disorders such as rashes, dandruff, corns, warts of the hands or feet, psoriasis, etc. This medicine should not be used to treat genital warts, warts on the face, warts with hair growing from them, warts in the nose or mouth, moles, or birthmarks.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Dersol-6 % Ointment

  • Skin irritation
  • Stinging
  • Rash
  • Change in color and texture of the skin
  • Redness of skin
  • Hair loss

Uses of Dersol-6 % Ointment

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acne vulgaris
  • Skin disorders
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in 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.
  • Usage 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, care should be taken such that the infant does not come into contact with the medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to salicylic acid or any other ingredients present along with it.
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, care should be taken such that the infant does not come into contact with the medicine.
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.

Missed Dose

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

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. 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

Tretinoin/ Isotretinoin

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine is meant for external use only. If the medicine is swallowed, seek immediate medical help. Follow all dosing instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not use this medicine for durations shorter or longer than recommended by your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine unplugs the blocked skin pores to allow pimples to shrink. It also works by softening and loosening the dry, scaly, or thickened skin, causing shedding of the outer layer of the skin.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical keratolytics, Topical acne agents, Miscellaneous topical agents

Schedule

OTC

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Information on this page was last updated on 25 Oct 2018

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