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Generic Name: antiseborrheic (AN-tye-seb-oh-REE-ik)
Brand Name: Examples include Dermazinc and Promiseb
Antiseborrheic cream is used for:
Relieving signs and symptoms of seborrhea and seborrheic dermatitis, such as itching, redness, scaling, and pain. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Antiseborrheic cream is an antiseborrheic. It works by helping to provide moisture to the affected area.
Do NOT use antiseborrheic cream if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in antiseborrheic cream
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using antiseborrheic cream:
Some medical conditions may interact with antiseborrheic cream. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances (eg, nuts)
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with antiseborrheic cream. However, no specific interactions with antiseborrheic cream are known at this time.
Ask your health care provider if antiseborrheic cream may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use antiseborrheic cream:
Use antiseborrheic cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Apply antiseborrheic cream to the affected area as directed by your doctor. Massage the cream gently into the skin.
- If the skin is broken, you may cover the area after applying antiseborrheic cream, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
- If you miss a dose of antiseborrheic cream, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use antiseborrheic cream.
Important safety information:
- Antiseborrheic cream is for external use only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get it in any of these areas, rinse right away with cool water.
- Do not apply antiseborrheic cream over large areas of your body without first checking with your doctor.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using antiseborrheic cream while you are pregnant. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use antiseborrheic cream, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of antiseborrheic cream:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Store antiseborrheic cream between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not use if the metal seal has been broken. Keep antiseborrheic cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about antiseborrheic cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Antiseborrheic cream is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
- If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take antiseborrheic cream or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about antiseborrheic cream. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to antiseborrheic cream. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using antiseborrheic cream.
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