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Picon Cream

Manufactured byBIOCON LTD
ContainsPimecrolimus
Description

Picon Cream is an immunosuppressant used for the treatment of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis (an inflammation of the skin) in patients who are not responding to the other topical agents.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Picon Cream

  • Application site redness, itching, and burning
  • Skin Rash
  • Headache
  • Swelling
  • Warmth on the skin
  • Blemishes on the skin

Uses of Picon Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Atopic dermatitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in 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.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to pimecrolimus, other macrolactams or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Immunosuppression

This medicine is not recommended for use in immunocompromised patients or in patients who are concomitantly taking immunosuppressive medications due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Netherton's Syndrome

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with Netherton's syndrome, which is a rare congenital disorder due to the risk of increased systemic absorption of this medicine.
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. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition
General warnings

Skin Disorders

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with malignant skin conditions due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in children below 2 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 adverse effects.

Sun exposure

Avoid or minimize the exposure to sunlight while using this medicine.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the 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 unless it is applied for a prolonged period of time in large volumes. 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

Sirolimus

Tacrolimus

Disease interactions

Immunosuppression

This medicine is not recommended for use in immunocompromised patients due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. An alternative treatment option should be considered based on clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of the cream/lotion 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. Contact your doctor if symptoms do not improve or resolve even after 6 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
It works by inhibiting the immune system from producing some substances that are responsible for atopic dermatitis.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Miscellaneous topical agents, Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

Pimecrolimus - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 21 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00337

Pimecrolimus [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 21 September 2018]. Available from:

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

Elidel 10mg/g cream - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (eMC) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 21 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/4966/smpc

[Internet]. Bauschhealth.com. 2018 [cited 21 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.bauschhealth.com/Portals/25/Pdf/PI/Elidel-PI.pdf

Pimecrolimus Topical: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 21 September 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a603027.html
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Information on this page was last updated on 1 Oct 2019

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