What is Haelan?
Haelan cream and ointment both contain the active ingredient flurandrenolide, which is a moderately potent topical corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are medicines used for reducing inflammation, for example due to eczema. When flurandrenolide is applied to the skin it works by acting inside the skin cells to decrease the release of inflammatory substances. This reduces itching, swelling and scaling.
Haelan is available online through a Dokteronline.com partner pharmacy.
What is this medicine used for?
Haelan cream or ointment is used to treat inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema, lichen planus and psoriasis. The active ingredient in Haelan calms the skin and provides relief from symptoms such as redness, itching, scaling and swelling.
How to use Haelan
Haelan cream and ointment are for external use on the skin only. It is likely you will be prescribed the cream if the affected areas of your skin are moist or weeping, and the ointment if your skin is dry and flaky. Haelan should be applied to clean, dry skin. Wash your hands after applying this medicine and avoid contact with the eyes.
Haelan cream and ointment can be ordered online from our partner pharmacies. Treatment duration and dosage should be prescribed by a doctor. The general recommended dose in adults and children is:
- A thin layer applied to the affected area(s) of skin once or twice a day.
Do not use this medicine continuously without consulting a doctor. If used in children, this medicine should not be used for longer than five days.
Treatment with Haelan may cause side effects such as:
- Skin irritation at the application site;
- Thinning of the skin or reduced skin pigmentation.
Consult a doctor if you experience any side effects. For more information, see the package leaflet.
When not to use Haelan
Haelan cream or ointment is not suitable for everyone and should not be used if:
- You are allergic to flurandrenolide or any other ingredient in this medicine;
- Your symptoms are caused by a bacterial infection, viral infection or fungal infection, acne, rosacea or cutaneous tuberculosis (TB);
- Your symptoms are on the genitals and in the anal area.
During the ordering process, it is important to disclose any health issues you may have and/or other medication you may be taking. The doctor will be able to advise you whether you can use Haelan cream or ointment safely.
Do not use Haelan cream or ointment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding without consulting a doctor first.
This medicine does not interact with alcohol or affect your ability to drive safely.