Cream – Ointment- Fatty Ointment
1 g Nericid contains :
Diflucortolone valerate ( 0.1%) 1 mg.
Nericid is a new, highly effective corticoid preparation. It suppresses
inflammation in inflammatory and allergic skin conditions and alleviates the
subjective complaints such as itching , burning and pain.
Indications & usage :
All skin diseases which respond to topical corticoid therapy in absence of
- Tuberculous or syphilitic processes in the area to be treated ; virus diseases
( e. g. vaccinia, smallpox , chickenpox ).
- During the first trimester of pregnancy topical preparations containing
corticoids should not be used in large amounts or for prolonged periods .
Roseola and perioral dermatitis .
Acne vulgaris , undiaganosed perianal & genital pruritus , napkin rash , primary bacterial or fungal infections of the skin, or when the skin is broken.
Secondary infections in the absence of appropriate anti – infective therapy .
Nericid is not suitable for opthalmic conditions.
If used in childhood or on the face, courses should be limited to 5 days and occlusion should not be used .
Side effects :
The following reactions may occur when Nericid is applied to large areas of the body (about 10% or more) and /or for long periods of time (more than 4 weeks), particularly when the fatty ointment or occlusive dressings are used . local concomitant symptoms such as atrophy of the skin , telangiectasia, striae and acne form changes of the skin, and systemic effects of the corticoid due to absorption .
Topical corticosteroids may be hazardous in psoriasis due to rebound replaces following development of tolerance , risk of generalized pustular psoriasis
and local & systemic toxicity , so careful patient supervision is important .
Warnings & precautions:
- Caution should be exercised when using occlusive dressing as there is a
possibility that natural steroid production may be depressed
- Additional , specific therapy is required in bacterially infected skin diseases
and / or in fungal infections .
- If the skin dries out too much under protracted use of the cream, the patient
should be switched to a form which contains more fat ( Nericid ointment ,
Nericid fatty ointment ).
- Nericid should not be allowed to come into contact with the eyes when being
applied to the face.
Dosage & administration :
Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, at the beginning of treatment, the Nericid preparation best suited to the skin condition is applied thinly twice or, perhaps, three times per day
cream in weeping skin conditions,
ointment in skin conditions which are neither weeped nor very dry, and
fatty ointment in very dry skin conditions and chronic stages).
Once the clinical picture has improved, one application per day is usually sufficient.
* Occlusive dressings
In unusually refractory cases the doctor may prescribe an occlusive dressing. This dressing should be kept in place generally not for longer than 24 hours . If an infection develops, occlusive treatment must be terminated.
Tube of l0 gm .
Store at a temperature not exceeding 25 oc .