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Hydrating topical foam

Generic Name: hydrating topical foam (Not applicable)
Brand Name: Examples include Hylatopic and Neosalus

Hydrating topical foam is used for:

Treating or preventing dry, itchy skin or minor skin irritations caused by various skin conditions, including atopic dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis. Some brands of hydrating topical foam may also be used to treat radiation dermatitis.

Hydrating topical foam is an emollient, protectant, and skin barrier combination. It works by moisturizing the skin and reducing skin irritation.

Do NOT use hydrating topical foam if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in hydrating topical foam

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using hydrating topical foam:

Some medical conditions may interact with hydrating topical foam. 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
  • if the affected area has open sores or severe irritation

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with hydrating topical foam. However, no specific interactions with hydrating topical foam are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if hydrating topical foam 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 hydrating topical foam:

Use hydrating topical foam as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • The container may need to be primed before the first use of hydrating topical foam. Check with your pharmacist to see if your container must be primed. If so, follow the instructions provided or ask your pharmacist how to prime the container.
  • Wash your hands before and after using hydrating topical foam unless your hands are a part of the treated area.
  • Shake well before each use.
  • To dispense the foam from the container, follow the instructions provided with hydrating topical foam. If you are unsure how to dispense the foam, check with your pharmacist.
  • Wash and completely dry the affected area with a mild or soapless cleanser. Apply enough of hydrating topical foam to completely cover the affected area and gently rub it in until it is evenly distributed and completely absorbed.
  • Do not wrap or bandage the treated area unless directed to do so by your doctor.
  • Wipe any excess foam off of the container after use.
  • Additional skin moisturizers may be used if necessary. Contact your doctor if you have any questions.
  • If you miss a dose of hydrating topical foam, 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.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use hydrating topical foam.

Important safety information:

  • Hydrating topical foam is for external use only. Do not get hydrating topical foam in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get hydrating topical foam in any of these areas, rinse them right away with cool tap water.
  • If you use topical products too often, your condition may become worse.
  • Do not apply hydrating topical foam within 4 hours before a radiation session.
  • Hydrating topical foam may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to hydrating topical foam. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.
  • Talk with your doctor before you use any other medicines or cleansers on your skin.
  • If the symptoms do not improve, if they get worse, or if they clear up and then come back again, contact your doctor.
  • Hydrating topical foam may be flammable. Do not store near fire or an open flame. Avoid fire, open flame, or smoking during and immediately after use.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using hydrating topical foam 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 hydrating topical foam, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of hydrating topical foam:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Mild burning, itching, dryness, redness, or scaling at the application site.

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); severe, persistent, or worsening itching, burning, redness, scaling, stinging, or irritation at the application site.

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:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of hydrating topical foam:

Store hydrating topical foam at room temperature, between 59 and 77 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not freeze. Do not expose to heat or store at temperatures above 120 degrees F (49 degrees C). Do not puncture, break, or burn the canister, even if it appears to be empty. Keep hydrating topical foam out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about hydrating topical foam, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Hydrating topical foam 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 hydrating topical foam 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 hydrating topical foam. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to hydrating topical foam. 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 hydrating topical foam.

Issue Date: June 3, 2015

Further information

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