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Dermatop Emollient Cream
DERMATOP® Emollient Cream
(prednicarbate) Emollient Cream 0.1%
FOR DERMATOLOGIC USE ONLY.
NOT FOR USE IN EYES.
DERMATOP® Emollient Cream (prednicarbate emollient cream) 0.1% contains prednicarbate, a synthetic corticosteroid for topical dermatologic use. The chemical name of prednicarbate is 11β 17, 21-trihydroxypregna-1,4-diene- 3,20-dione 17-(ethyl carbonate) 21-propionate. Prednicarbate has the empirical formula C27H36O8 and a molecular weight of 488.58. Topical corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily synthetic steroids used topically as anti-inflammatory and antipruritic agents.
The CAS Registry Number is 73771-04-7. The chemical structure is:
Prednicarbate is a practically odorless white to yellow-white powder insoluble to practically insoluble in water and freely soluble in ethanol.
Each gram of DERMATOP Emollient Cream 0.1% contains 1.0 mg of prednicarbate in a base consisting of white petrolatum USP, purified water USP, isopropyl myristate NF, lanolin alcohols NF, mineral oil USP, cetostearyl alcohol NF, aluminum stearate, edetate disodium USP, lactic acid USP, and magnesium stearate DAB 9.
What are the possible side effects of prednicarbate topical (Dermatop)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using prednicarbate topical and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
- mood changes;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
- muscle weakness, feeling tired.
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild skin rash, itching, burning, swelling,...
What are the precautions when taking prednicarbate emollient cream (Dermatop Emollient Cream)?
Before using prednicarbate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other corticosteroids (e.g., hydrocortisone, prednisone); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: poor blood circulation, diabetes, immune system problems, other skin conditions (e.g., rosacea, perioral dermatitis).
Do not use if there is an infection or sore in the area to be treated.
This medication may reduce the effectiveness of latex-containing products (such as condoms).
Rarely, using corticosteroid medications for a long time or...
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/20/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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