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Dermatop Ointment

DERMATOP® Ointment
(prednicarbate) Ointment 0.1%

Dermatop Ointment

DRUG DESCRIPTION

DERMATOP® Ointment (prednicarbate ointment) 0.1% contains the non-halogenated prednisolone derivative prednicarbate. The topical corticosteroids constitute a class of primarily synthetic steroids used topically as anti-inflammatory and anti-pruritic agents.

Each gram of DERMATOP Ointment 0.1% contains 1.0mg of prednicarbate in a base consisting of white petrolatum, octyldodecanol, glyceryl oleate, propylene glycol, citric acid, and propyl gallate.

Prednicarbate has the empirical formula C27H36O8 and a molecular weight of 488.58. The CAS Registry Number is 73771-04-7. The chemical structure is:

DERMATOP®  Ointment (prednicarbate) Structural Formula Illustration

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,...

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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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