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Habiccor-S Ointment

Manufactured byAlembic Ltd.
ContainsUlobetasol (0.05 %w/w) + Salicylic Acid (3 %w/w)
Description
Habiccor-S Ointment is a topical medicine composed of Ulobetasol and Salicylic acid. It is used to manage symptoms of Psoriasis (a skin condition that causes red, itchy scaly patches, most commonly on the knees, elbows, trunk and scalp). This medicine works by reducing the production of chemical transmitters responsible for swelling and itching. Habiccor-S Ointment can cause side effects like exfoliation of skin (removal of dead skin) and redness at the applied site. Most of these side effects are temporary and resolve on their own. Consult your doctor if these side effects are persistent or worsen. Habiccor-S Ointment is for external use only. Apply this medicine as directed by your doctor. Try using this medicine at the same time every day to maintain a constant level of medicine in your body. Do not stop the application without consulting your doctor as your symptoms could reoccur. Habiccor-S Ointment is not recommended if you are allergic to it and in children below the age of 12 years. Do not use this medicine for other skin conditions without consulting your doctor. Inform your doctor about all your current medicines and pre-existing medical conditions. This will help your doctor to adjust your dose to avoid side effects. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Habiccor-S Ointment

  • Skin irritation
  • Skin rash
  • Change in color and texture of the skin
  • Redness of skin
  • Blisters under the skin
  • Burning or tingling sensation of skin
  • Easy bruising of skin
  • Unusually warm skin
  • Pus at the root of hairs

Uses of Habiccor-S Ointment

What is it prescribed for?

  • Plaque psoriasis
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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 Habiccor-S Ointment to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The duration for which Habiccor-S Ointment remains active in your 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 for Habiccor-S Ointment.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Habiccor-S Ointment is not recommended for use in pregnant women as not enough studies are done to understand its safety and efficacy. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    It is not known whether Habiccor-S Ointment passes into breast milk or if it could affect your infant. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding before using this medicine.

Allergy

Habiccor-S Ointment is not recommended if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of your face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Habiccor-S Ointment is not recommended for use in pregnant women as not enough studies are done to understand its safety and efficacy. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

It is not known whether Habiccor-S Ointment passes into breast milk or if it could affect your infant. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding before using this medicine.
General warnings

Salicylism

Prolonged use of Habiccor-S Ointment may lead to a toxic condition known as salicylism, marked by ringing in the ears, nausea, and vomiting. Your doctor may adjust your dose or change the medicine if required.

External use

Habiccor-S Ointment is only recommended for external use. Avoid contact with your mouth, eyes, cuts, grazes, or wounds.

Use in children

Habiccor-S Ointment is not recommended for use in children less than 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy data of use are not clinically established.

Long term use

High doses of Habiccor-S Ointment should not be used for more than two weeks due to the increased risk of severe side effects. If required, low doses can be used for the long term only under the supervision of your doctor.

Application area specific dose

Application of high doses of Habiccor-S Ointment in areas where chances of absorption are higher (e.g., face, armpit, groin, etc.) should be avoided as this may result in toxicity.

Allergic skin reaction

The use of Habiccor-S Ointment may cause local allergic skin reactions such as a rash, redness, pinpoint spots, etc. in some people. Your doctor may adjust your dose or change the medicine if required.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose of Habiccor-S Ointment 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 Habiccor-S Ointment 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

Diabetes

Habiccor-S Ointment may alter the blood sugar levels if you have diabetes (high blood sugar levels). This interaction is based on the amount applied and the size of the application area.

Diaper rash

Habiccor-S Ointment should not be applied to diaper rashes as the risks of increased absorption and associated side effects are significantly high.

Hyperadrenocorticism

Habiccor-S Ointment should be used with caution if you have hyperadrenocorticism (a high level of adrenal hormones in the body) due to the increased risk of severe side effects.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of Habiccor-S Ointment over the affected area. Wash your hands before and after the application of this medicine. Do not cover the area unless instructed by your doctor. Avoid using this medicine on large areas of skin as it may lead to toxicity. Avoid application of this medicine on damaged or broken skin.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Habiccor-S Ointment is composed of Ulobetasol and Salicylic acid. Ulobetasol works by reducing the action of certain chemicals that cause swelling and irritation of the skin. Salicylic acid softens and loosens the dry, scaly, or thickened skin, which causes shedding of the outer layer of the skin.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical steroids, Topical keratolytics, Topical antipsoriatics

Schedule

Schedule H

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