EpiCeram Skin Barrier
Generic Name: Emollient Cream, Emulsion, Gel, Lotion, and Ointment (ee MOL ee ents)
Brand Name: Atopiclair, Atrapro Antipruritic, Aurstat, AVO Cream, Biafine, ...show all 21 brand names.DermaPhor, Droxy, Eletone, Emulsion SB, EpiCeram Skin Barrier, Loutrex, Moisturel, Nivatopic Plus, Pen-Kera, PR Cream, Promiseb, PruClair, PruMyx, PruTect, TL Triseb, Tropazone
Uses of EpiCeram Skin Barrier:
- It is used to treat or prevent certain skin problems.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take EpiCeram Skin Barrier?
- If you have an allergy to EpiCeram Skin Barrier (emollient cream, emulsion, gel, lotion, and ointment) or any part of this medicine.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have a skin rash caused by an allergy to a food or drug.
- If you have a wound that is bleeding.
- If you are getting radiation.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with EpiCeram Skin Barrier.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take EpiCeram Skin Barrier?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take EpiCeram Skin Barrier. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Check with your doctor about how to use sunscreen with this medicine.
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs or products on your skin.
- Some brands of EpiCeram Skin Barrier may not be put on open sores or broken skin. Check with the doctor or pharmacist.
- This medicine may cause harm if swallowed. If this medicine is swallowed, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using EpiCeram Skin Barrier while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (EpiCeram Skin Barrier) best taken?
Use this medicine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Follow how to use as you have been told by the doctor or read the package insert.
- Do not take EpiCeram Skin Barrier by mouth. Use on your skin only. Keep out of your mouth, nose, ears, and eyes (may burn).
- Some of these drugs need to be shaken before use. Be sure you know if this product needs to be shaken before using it.
- Wash your hands before and after use. Do not wash your hands after use if putting this on your hand.
- Clean affected part before use. Make sure to dry well.
- Put on the affected part as you have been told.
- You may need to cover the treated area with a bandage or dressing. Talk with the doctor.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Put on a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- Many times this medicine is used on an as needed basis. Do not use more often than told by the doctor.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of skin infection like oozing, heat, swelling, redness, or pain.
- Very bad skin irritation.
- Bleeding that is not normal from the affected part.
What are some other side effects of EpiCeram Skin Barrier?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Skin irritation.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out EpiCeram Skin Barrier?
- Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about EpiCeram Skin Barrier, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. 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 EpiCeram Skin Barrier (emollient cream, emulsion, gel, lotion, and ointment). It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using EpiCeram Skin Barrier.
Review Date: September 6, 2017