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Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion

Manufactured byCIPLA LTD
Description
Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion is a topical medicine used to treat skin conditions such as eczema (a skin condition in which skin becomes dry, itchy, red, and bumpy), dermatitis (skin irritation), and psoriasis (dry, itchy, and scaly skin due to skin cells build up). This medicine works by blocking the chemical messengers in your body that cause itching, redness, and swelling. Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion has some minor side effects like skin redness, itching, and burning sensation. These symptoms last only for a few days and disappear with time as your body adjusts to the medicine. You can do a patch test by applying it to a small area on your skin to know how your skin will react to this medicine. Inform your doctor and discontinue the use if you experience excessive itching or swelling. Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion is only recommended for external use. Wash and dry the affected area before applying this medication. Apply a thin layer and do not cover it with a bandage or dressing, unless advised by your doctor. Avoid contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. In case of accidental contact, rinse thoroughly with water. Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion is not recommended for use in children below one year of age as its safety and efficacy data are not available. If you are pregnant or are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using this medication.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion

  • Burning, itching, and irritation of the skin
  • Dry skin

Uses of Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion

What is it prescribed for?

  • Inflammatory skin conditions
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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 Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion 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 Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    It is not known if Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion is safe for use during pregnancy. Hence, if you are pregnant, consult your doctor to understand the potential benefits and risks before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion should be used with caution while breastfeeding upon your doctor's recommendation. If you've applied the medication on your breasts, wash it off properly before breastfeeding. Avoid using this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Allergy

Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (of your face/tongue/throat), breathing difficulty, etc.

Acne vulgaris

Acne vulgaris is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles get blocked by oil and dead skin cells. It may result in whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion is not used for the treatment of acne as using steroids can make the sebaceous glands (oil glands) susceptible to swelling and infection. This can complicate the acne flare-ups and worsen your condition.

Perianal and genital pruritus

Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion is not recommended for the treatment of perianal and genital pruritus (itching around the anus and private parts).
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

It is not known if Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion is safe for use during pregnancy. Hence, if you are pregnant, consult your doctor to understand the potential benefits and risks before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion should be used with caution while breastfeeding upon your doctor's recommendation. If you've applied the medication on your breasts, wash it off properly before breastfeeding. Avoid using this medicine without consulting your doctor.
General warnings

External use

Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion is recommended for use on the skin only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, wounds, or broken skin.

Use in children

Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion is not recommended for use in infants children below 1 year as the safety and efficacy data are not available.

Long term use

The safety data for the use of Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion for more than 4 weeks is not established. Hence, consult your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within 2 weeks.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose of Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Never apply more than the prescribed dose. An overdose of Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period in large amounts. However, ingestion of this lotion may be harmful and you may experience side effects. Seek immediate medical attention in such cases.
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

Hyperadrenocorticism

Hyperadrenocorticism is a condition that occurs due to high levels of cortisol (a chemical substance that helps your body respond to stress, regulate blood sugar, and fight infections) in the body. Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion should be used with caution as it may occasionally cause or worsen hyperadrenocorticism if applied over a large area for a prolonged time.

Infections

Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion should be used with caution as this medicine can suppress your immune system and may make you susceptible to infections or worsen an infection. This risk is especially higher if this medicine is applied over a large area for a prolonged time.

Diaper rash

Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion should not be used for the treatment of diaper rash (skin irritation that appears as bright red skin on your baby's bottom) as it may increase the risk of side effects.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin layer of Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion to the affected area as instructed by your doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended by your doctor. Avoid covering the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by your doctor. If you suspect that the region of skin you are treating has become infected, discontinue the use of Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion and consult your doctor. Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion may make your skin sensitive to sunlight. Hence, avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight. Wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen before going out in the sun. Consult your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after four 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
Zoflut 0.05 % Lotion is a topical steroid. It works by inhibiting the production of certain chemicals that reduces swelling, itching, and redness of your skin.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical Corticosteroids

Schedule

Schedule H

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