Heximar-B - Ointment
|Description||calcipotriol 0.005 %, betamethasone 0.05 %|
|Generic Name||calcipotriol 0.005 %, betamethasone 0.05 %|
|Manufacturer||Akums Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd|
Heximar B ointment is a topical prescription treatment for Psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions. It is used for the treatment of mild to moderate plaque psoriasis in adults. The ointment comprises of two active topical ingredients namely betamethasone dipropionate and calcipotriol monohydrate, both works by decreasing inflammation and boost immune response towards various conditions. Divobet is the generic of Heximar B ointment. You are advised not to use this medicine for a fungal infection. Make sure you use it under the guidance of a dermatologist. The dose duration and timings can vary depending on the severity of the condition and hence following dermatologist’s instructions are necessary to ensure the safe use of the medicine.
Clinical Uses of Heximar B Ointment
Heximar B is a topical medication used to treat inflammation caused by the number of conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and allergic reactions. It contains betamethasone dipropionate and calcipotriol monohydrate as the active ingredients, both works together to reduce the action of a certain chemical in the body that cause redness, inflammation, and swelling.
Heximar B ointment should be applied once daily to the affected area. Take a pea size amount to cover the area affected with psoriasis, gently rub the medication until it gets completely dissolved. Be sure to apply the medicine on clean, dry skin. You can wash your skin with a mild cleanser and water. Using Heximar ointment on wet skin may cause skin irritation. Do not apply to areas that do not have psoriasis. A dermatologist will best determine the correct dose and duration, so consult a dermatologist before using the medicine. Most people notice improvement within four weeks while some may need to use it for a more extended period to get the best results. This topical treatment should not be discontinued once satisfactory improvement is achieved. Complete the treatment course as per your dermatologist’s instructions.
After applying the medication, you are not supposed to take a shower for several hours. The drug needs to stay in contact with psoriasis affected area to work. Avoid applying the ointment on your face, larger areas of damaged skin, wounds, or cuts. Wash your hands after using the medication so that you do not get the medication on other parts of your body especially eyes, nose, and mouth. If the medication gets into your eyes, nose or mouth, immediately wash with plenty of water.
Possible Side Effects
In addition to its benefits, Heximar B ointment may have some disadvantages also. It may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, a user must seek medical help. Heximar B ointment has some severe side effects which include increased risk of infection, muscle weakness. Psychosis, and severe allergic reactions. In addition, using This combination of topical treatment for a long time can cause adrenal insufficiency. Discontinuing the drug may cause worsening of psoriasis. The commonly reported side effects of Heximar include skin irritation and increased hair growth. Please contact your dermatologist to get the complete list of adverse reaction to the medication.