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Pelliwash Shampoo

Manufactured byLa Pristine Bioceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsFluocinolone
Description

Pelliwash Shampoo is a topical corticosteroid medicine used to relieve symptoms such as red skin, dandruff, scaly, itchy rash on the scalp, etc. associated with seborrheic dermatitis. It is not recommended for the treatment of other corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Pelliwash Shampoo

  • Dry scalp
  • Redness of scalp
  • Itching or rash in the scalp area

Uses of Pelliwash Shampoo

What is it prescribed for?

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
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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. 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 absolutely 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 fluocinolone or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless 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.
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 only

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

Missed Dose

If you forget to use this medicine, apply as per the directions next time you wash your affected area.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period of time in large volumes. 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
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.

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.
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. Report any severe undesired side effects or a lack of improvement to the doctor immediately.
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 preventing and treating scalp infections amongst which are seborrhoeic conditions of the scalp associated with excessive dandruff.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical steroids

Schedule

OTC

Fluocinolone acetonide - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 22 January 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00591

Sebowash Shampoo [Internet]. CiplaMed. 2020 [cited 23 January 2020]. Available from:

https://ciplamed.com/content/sebowash-shampoo
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Information on this page was last updated on 7 May 2020

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