|Generic Name||calcipotriol 0.005 %, betamethasone 0.05 %|
|Manufacturer||Akums Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd, India|
|Pack Size||Qty||Price Per Pill or Unit||Price||Cart|
|1 Unit/s||US$ 21.00||US$ 21.00|
|2 Unit/s||US$ 18.25||US$ 36.5013%US$ 42.00|
|3 Unit/s||US$ 16.83||US$ 50.5020%US$ 63.00|
About the drug:
Calcipotriol and Betamethasone are two active ingredients that are present in the medicine Heximar B. Both are used to treat Psoriasis with different mode of actions. The first active ingredient, Calcipotriol is a synthetic form of vitamin D whereas, Betamethasone, the second active constituent belongs to the class of drugs called corticosteroids. Both the ingredients are combined together and are available in the form of a topical medicine called Heximar B.
Uses of the drug:
The combination of Calcipotriol and Betamethasone is indicated for the treatment of psoriasis in patients 12 years of age and older. The medicine is available for use on the skin under the brand name Heximar B-15 gm.
Working of the drug:
Betamethasone works to decrease the activity of certain chemicals in the body that cause redness, swelling, and itching and relieves the psoriasis associated symptoms.
Calcipotriol works by lowering down the rates with which skin cell grows, thereby controlling psoriasis.
Heximar B- 15 gm is manufactured by Shalaks pharmaceuticals, India, one of the well known pharmaceutical companies in India. To buy Heximar B-15 gm online, visit alldaychemist.com.
Dosage form and strengths:
The combination of Calcipotriol and Betamethasone is supplied in the form of cream in the following strength:
- Heximar B- 15 gm
Before you take the drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
- Have a thin skin at the site to be treated
- Are allergic to the ingredients present in this combination drug
Tell your doctor if you:
- Have a calcium metabolism disease
- Are getting light therapy for your psoriasis
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
- Are a nursing mother
- Have a skin infection
- Have exfoliative psoriasis, pustular, or erythrodermic psoriasis
How much to take the drug?
Use it exactly as your doctor told you to. Patients above 18 years or older are advised not to use more than 100 gm in one week and patients between 12 to 17 years of age can use 60 grams of the medicine per week.
How to use the drug?
Apply the medicine once daily to the affected areas of your skin. You need to rub gently so that the medicine will get absorbed into the skin.
For how long to use it?
Use this ointment as directed by your doctor. The medicine is recommended for up to four weeks. Do not use it more than four weeks unless your doctor tells you to do.
In case of an overdose of Hexima B, contact your doctor or visit your nearest healthcare center immediately.
If a scheduled daily application of this combination medicine is missed, it should be applied as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your application.
Side effects of the drug:
The commonly experienced side effects include itching and rash. Some other less common side effects of the medicine include skin irritation, thinning of the skin, skin burning, redness of the skin, swollen fine blood vessels, change of skin color, rash with pus-filled papules, and folliculitis.
Common drug interactions:
Heximar-B and other drugs can interact with each other. To avoid this interaction, tell your doctor about the following medicines:
- Other medicines for psoriasis
- Other corticosteroid drugs
Things to remember:
- Never cover the treated area with bandages or other clothes
- Avoid exposure to sunlight during the treatment after applying the ointment. Use sunscreen before an outing and inform your doctor in case you get sunburn.
- Store the Heximar tube at room temperature. Make sure that the tube is tightly closed.