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Galvate 0.025 % Lotion

Manufactured byGALCARE PHARMACEUTICALS P. LTD
Description
Galvate 0.025 % Lotion is a topical corticosteroid medicine used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis, etc. This medicine is not recommended for use if you are known allergic to it.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Galvate 0.025 % Lotion

  • Skin burning sensation
  • Change in skin color

Uses of Galvate 0.025 % Lotion

What is it prescribed for?

  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Alopecia Areata (Hair loss)
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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 necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to beclomethasone or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
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 necessary. All 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.

External use

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

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. In such a case, the patient should be monitored closely for any undesirable side effects.

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. 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
Disease interactions

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 of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of the lotion to the affected areas of the skin 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
This medicine works by inhibiting the release of certain substances in the body that cause inflammation, swelling, redness, and allergies.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical steroids

Schedule

Schedule H

Beclomethasone dipropionate - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 23 January 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00394

Beclomethasone [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 23 January 2020]. Available from:

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

Vilcolab [Internet]. Vilcolabs.com. 2020 [cited 23 January 2020]. Available from:

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Information on this page was last updated on 17 Feb 2020

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