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Psorinol 0.25% W/W Ointment

Manufacturer: Ipca Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Dithranol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Psorinol 0.25% W/W Ointment is a hydroxyanthrone, anthracene derivative, medicine used in the treatment of people with quiescent or chronic psoriasis. It is available on the forms of creams, ointment or pastes. Psorinol 0.25% W/W Ointment has a much slower start in controlling psoriasis which takes typically several weeks, compared to its alternative glucocorticoid steroids, but is without the potential for rebound reaction on withdrawal. It cannot and should not be used on the face or genitalia.

When applied it can temporarily stain the skin to a yellowy-brown colour and permanently stain any coloured fabric and other materials such as ceramic sinks. Itss also may cause a slight burning sensation and or irritation; this can be minimized by paying careful attention to the details of treatment given by the doctor and only gradually increasing the strengths of dithranol formulations. The surrounding skin around the affected area can be protected by using a soft white paraffin and the area being treated is covered with tube gauze.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.

  • Burning Sensation

  • Skin Irritation

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Psorinol 0.25% w/w ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Psorinol 0.25% w/w ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Dithranol Topical, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Psorinol 0.25% W/W Ointment is an anti-inflammatory and anti-psoriatic drug. The drug normalises proliferation of keratinocytes by blocking DNA synthesis and cell differentiation is hyperplastic epidermis. The drug has strong reducing and inhibitory properties that make it an anti-proliferative agent.

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