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Noctaderm 5 Cream

Manufactured byRanbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsDoxepin
Description
Noctaderm 5 Cream is a topical medicine, which is used for the short-term treatment of pruritus (itching of the skin) due to atopic dermatitis (eczema) or lichen simplex chronicus (thickening of the skin due to prolonged itching and scratching). This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Noctaderm 5 Cream

Doxure 5 Cream
Unichem Laboratories Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Noctaderm 5 Cream

  • Skin burning sensation
  • Skin irritation at the site of application

Uses of Noctaderm 5 Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Pruritus
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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. Discuss with the doctor all the potential risks and benefits before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss with the doctor all the potential risks and benefits before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to doxepin 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 necessary. Discuss with the doctor all the potential risks and benefits before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss with the doctor all the potential risks and benefits before using this medicine.
General warnings

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.

External use

This medicine meant for external use only. Do not apply for this medicine in your eyes; on your eyelids, lips, mouth, vagina, etc.

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, the 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

Amisulpride

Alprazolam

Alfuzosin

Amiloride

Acebutolol

Disease interactions

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of the liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of the cream 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.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Effect on sleep is not established

How it works
This medicine works by decreasing the actions of histamine locally and this reduces the skin itching.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical antihistamines

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Caremark.com. 2020 [cited 2 June 2020]. Available from:

https://www.caremark.com/portal/asset/FEP_Rationale_Doxepin.pdf

Doxepin Topical: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 2 June 2020]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a605040.html

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2020 [cited 2 June 2020]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/psg/PSG_020126.pdf
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Information on this page was last updated on 3 Jun 2020

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