Akriderm SK is a topical medication with keratolytic and anti-inflammatory effects.
Release form and composition
Akriderm SK is an ointment, the main active component of which is betamethasone dipropionate. One gram of ointment contains up to 640 mcg. Also included is salicylic acid in an amount of 30 mg. In addition, there are additional components: petroleum jelly and petroleum jelly.
Ointment Akriderm SK has a white color with a cream shade. Perhaps the presence of a subtle peculiar smell.
The ointment is packaged in aluminum tubes of 15 or 30 g. Tubes are sealed in cardboard boxes.
Indications for use Akriderma SC
Akriderm SK is effective in treating dermatoses in the chronic or acute stage and hyperkeratosis, if these diseases are sensitive to the action of external corticosteroid drugs. In particular, treatment with the help of ointment is recommended for:
- Atopic dermatitis;
- Red lichen;
- Dyshydrate dermatitis;
- Ichthyosis and ichthyosoform changes.
As indicated in the instructions for Acriderm SC, the ointment is not recommended for use with the diseases listed below:
- Rosacea (rosacea);
- Viral infections of the skin;
- Oral dermatitis.
Also, the use of Akriderma SC should be abandoned during the vaccination period and in the presence of hypersensitivity to any component of the composition.
Method of application and dosage Akriderma SC
Ointment should be applied with a thin layer on the affected surface of the skin up to 2 times a day, slightly rubbing.
Most often, the duration of treatment does not exceed 3 weeks, however, if it is necessary to prolong the course of taking Acriderma SC, the drug is recommended to be applied less frequently, for example, skipping one day.
Treatment of chronic diseases with the help of ointment is carried out under the supervision of a physician. It is allowed to use the drug for longer than the recommended time until the symptoms disappear, which will help to avoid the occurrence of a relapse of the disease.
The use of Acriderma SC children younger than 12 years is possible only after consulting with your doctor and only under his supervision.
Side effects Akriderma SC
Undesirable reactions can develop both directly at the place of use of the drug (locally), and be systemic in connection with the systemic absorption of components. In the first case, a sensation of burning, itching, folliculitis, striae, acne, skin atrophy, hypertrichosis, and depigmentation may occur.
In extremely rare cases and only when applying ointment on large surfaces of the skin with the help of occlusive dressings, percutaneous absorption of the active substances is possible, which can lead to systemic side effects. With an overdose of GCS that has arisen in the manner described above, there are: growth retardation, Cushing syndrome, glycosuria, increased blood pressure, a benign increase in intracranial pressure that appears after the end of treatment, and reversible suppression of the ACTH system. In addition, in this case, there is a possibility of an overdose of salicylates, which manifests itself in the form of pallor, increased fatigue, drowsiness, hyperventilation, tachypnea, nausea, vomiting, confusion, hearing loss, etc.
The development of a secondary infection is a direct indication of the need for adequate antifungal and antibacterial therapy. However, their independent appointment can lead to negative consequences. Consultation with a doctor is required.
Only external use of Akriderma SK is allowed. Avoid getting ointment on the skin near the eyes.
Prolonged use of the product on the face can lead to perioral dermatitis, rosacea, acne and skin atrophy.
According to the instructions to Acriderm SC, the use of ointment in the anogenital area is not recommended.
It is necessary, if possible, to reduce the duration of use of the drug in children, because there is a possibility of systemic absorption of a large amount of active substances into the child’s blood, which, due to insufficient maturity of its epidermis and low body weight, can have a pronounced negative effect.
Analogs Akriderma SK
Below are the drugs with the mechanism of action similar to Acridder SC:
- Elokom-S and others.
Terms and conditions of storage
The drug is recommended to store no more than 2 years in a place where the temperature does not fall below 15 and does not rise above 25 ° C.