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Entofoam 10 % Rectal Foam

Manufactured byCipla Ltd.
Description

Entofoam 10 % Rectal Foam is used for the topical treatment of ulcerative proctitis of the rectum (inflammatory bowel disease that is characterized by swelling, redness, and ulcerations in the inner mucosal lining of the rectum) in patients with ulcerative colitis (an inflammatory bowel disease) and proctosigmoiditis (inflammation of the rectum and sigmoid colon).

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Entofoam 10 % Rectal Foam

  • Anal irritation
  • Swelling of eyelids, face, lips, tongue
  • Skin discoloration

Uses of Entofoam 10 % Rectal Foam

What is it prescribed for?

  • Ulcerative proctitis
  • Proctosigmoiditis
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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 necessary. 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 necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to hydrocortisone or any other ingredients present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

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

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Other diseases

Report the incidence of any active disease to the doctor before receiving this medicine. Chances of any interaction while consuming this medicine must be ruled out. Special caution is advised in cases of heart conditions, liver problems, infections, diabetes, and psychotic disorders.

Delayed wound healing

Use of this medicine may delay the process of wound healing. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases based on your clinical condition.

Vaccination

Administration of live or attenuated vaccines is not recommended in patients receiving immunosuppressive doses of this medicine due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Your doctor may advise you on an appropriate time gap between the administration of the vaccine and the medicine or suggest an alternative medicine or alternative means of vaccination based on your clinical condition.

Tuberculosis relapse

Use of this medicine may cause a recurrence of tuberculosis and hence, this medicine should not be used if the patient has tested positive for the tuberculin test.

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine may cause blurred vision or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Use in children

This medicine should be used in children only under a doctor's supervision. It may cause growth retardation in some children. Therefore, children receiving this medicine should be monitored closely with regard to growth parameters. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Psychiatric disturbances

Use of this medicine has been associated with euphoria, sleep disturbances, mood swings, and personality changes in some patients. It is advised to consider all such disorders before starting the treatment course with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments may be required if the patient is under stress.

Missed Dose

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. The missed dose can be skipped if it is almost the time for the next scheduled dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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
Disease interactions

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of altered blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels, appropriate dosage adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Hyperadrenocorticism

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of hyperadrenocorticism due to the increased risk of worsening the patient's condition. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use this medicine. An alternative treatment option may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Infections

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with latent or active infections since this medicine can suppress the immune system and worsen the patient's condition. This risk is especially higher in patients on high doses of this medicine for a prolonged period of time. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Follow all the instructions given by your doctor and administer this medicine exactly as advised. Do not administer in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of any severe side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting 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 works by reducing the action of certain chemicals that cause swelling and pain in the body.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical steroids

Schedule

OTC

Hydrocortisone - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 12 July 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00741

Hydrocortisone | C21H30O5 - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 12 July 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/5754

Entofoam Rectal Foam [Internet]. CiplaMed. 2019 [cited 27 September 2019]. Available from:

https://ciplamed.com/content/entofoam-rectal-foam
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Information on this page was last updated on 24 Oct 2019

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