Akriderm - glucocorticosteroid agent intended for external use.
Release form and composition
The medicine is produced in the form of 0.05% cream and 0.05% ointment with the same active ingredient - betamethasone - in the amount of 50 mg per 100 g of product.
Acrider cream liquid and solid paraffin auxiliaries, methyl parahydroxybenzoate, disodium edetate, propylene glycol, sodium sulfate, emulsion wax, petroleum jelly, emulsion wax, purified water are additives.
Additional ingredients of Acridem ointment are isopropyl myristate, propyl para-hydroxybenzoate, petrolatum and liquid paraffin.
Indications for use Akriderma
The official instructions to Acriderm indicated that this tool is intended to treat the following diseases:
- Atopic dermatitis;
- Contact dermatitis, allergic origin including;
- Simple chronic depriving;
- Seborrheic dermatitis;
- Knotty Pussy Hyde;
- Exfoliative dermatitis;
- Herpetiformis dermatitis;
- Red lichen;
- Discoid lupus erythematosus;
- Itchy skin;
- Generalized erythroderma (as part of complex therapy).
The use of Akriderma, according to the instructions, is contraindicated in:
- The presence of hypersensitivity to betamethasone or any of the auxiliary components of the drug;
- Skin tuberculosis;
- Perioral dermatitis;
- Pink acne (rosacea);
- Viral and bacterial infections of the skin;
- Allergic reaction to vaccination;
- Fungal skin diseases;
- Trophic ulcers of the leg caused by varicose veins;
- Skin manifestations of syphilis;
- Skin cancer;
- Acne vulgaris;
- Rash on the background of diaper rash in children under 1 year.
Acryderm is prescribed, but with great caution and according to strict indications to women during pregnancy under the condition of short-term treatment, and if necessary for long-term use, great caution should be exercised in patients diagnosed with one of the following diseases: tuberculosis, diabetes, cataract or glaucoma.
Since it is not known reliably whether glucocorticosteroids penetrate into breast milk when applied topically, it is recommended to stop breastfeeding if you need to use the drug during lactation.
Administration and dosage Acriderma
Ointment and cream Akriderm intended for local use. The tool is applied evenly on the affected skin, gently rubbing, from one to six times a day. As soon as the patient's condition begins to improve, the frequency rate of daily applications is reduced to 1-2 times.
The choice of a particular dosage form of Acriderma is determined by its intended use: for moist and moist surfaces choose a cream, for dry lichen and scaly lesions - an ointment.
The duration of treatment is determined by the attending physician, depending on the type of disease, the severity and duration of its course. Patients who have affected the skin of the face, and children are not recommended to use the drug for more than 5 days in a row, in other cases - more than 3 weeks.
Side effects Akriderma
According to numerous reviews of patients who have undergone treatment with Akriderma, this drug is well tolerated in the vast majority of cases and does not have any side effects if the dosage recommended by the doctor is observed. However, in individual cases there are complaints about such negative reactions from the body, such as skin itching, burning, dry skin, prickly heat, folliculitis, striae, hypertrichosis, steroid acne, and secondary skin infections.
All patients who have been prescribed this medication should be aware that with prolonged use of Acriderma, local hirsutism, hypopigmentation, skin atrophy, purpura may develop, and when applied to large areas, systemic manifestations such as gastritis and ulceration of the gastrointestinal mucosa may develop. tract.
Children, compared with adult patients, are more susceptible to the use of local glucocorticosteroids, which inhibit the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal system (HGN), which is explained by increased absorption of the drug, due to the greater ratio of their body mass and surface area. For this reason, in childhood, more serious side effects of Acriderm are possible, such as Cushing's syndrome, increased intracranial pressure (manifested by headache, bulging of the spring, bilateral optic nerve edema), suppression of HGN function, lag in weight gain, linear growth retardation. Given the above, little children Akriderm prescribed solely for strict indications, and the treatment is accompanied by constant medical supervision.
Acriderm cream and ointment is not recommended for use in the eye area, since there is a risk of developing glaucoma or cataracts, as well as exacerbation of herpes infection.
When applying the product, avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.
According to the active substance, Acryderm's analogues are Beloderm and Beloderm Express, Celestoderm-B, Betliben.
According to belonging to the same pharmacological group and the similarity of the mechanisms of action by the Acryderm analogues, the following drugs can be considered: Avekort, Advantan, Akriderm GK, Akriderm Ghent, Akriderm SK, Betazon, Betamethozon, Gistan-N, Kutivate, Momat, Moderderm, Monovo, Silkaren, Sinaflan Sinoderm, Uniderm, Flutsinar, Elokom and others.
Terms and conditions of storage
Akriderm - glucocorticosteroid over-the-counter sale. Subject to the storage conditions recommended by the manufacturer - protected from direct sunlight, dry and cool (where the temperature does not exceed 25 ºС) place - its shelf life is 2 years.