What is Modrasone?
Modrasone is an anti-inflammatory medicine for topical use on the skin. It contains the active ingredient alclometasone, which is a moderately potent topical corticosteroid. When alclometasone is applied to the skin it works by acting inside the cells to decrease the release of inflammatory substances. This reduces swelling, scaling and itching. Modrasone is available online through a Dokteronline.com partner pharmacy.
What is Modrasone used for?
Corticosteroids are medicines that reduce inflammation. Modrasone is used to treat a variety of inflammatory skin disorders such as (contact) eczema, psoriasis, Seborrheic eczema and other skin conditions where the skin is itchy, scaly, red or swollen. Modrasone works by narrowing blood vessels in the skin and decreasing the release of inflammatory substances. This reduces swelling, itching and scaling.
How to use Modrasone
Modrasone cream can be used on both normal skin and moist, weeping areas of skin. The cream should be applied thinly to the affected areas and massaged into the skin until it is fully absorbed. Avoid contact with the eyes, nose and mouth. Wash your hands immediately after use. Do not use under airtight dressings (including nappies) unless the doctor has advised you to do so. As soon as your skin starts to improve you can gradually discontinue use of this medicine.
Modrasone cream is available online from our partner pharmacies in tubes of 50 grams. Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, the usual dose in adults and children is:
- a thin layer applied to the affected area(s) of skin, twice to three times a day.
Modrasone cream is generally well tolerated although some people may experience the following side effects:
- Skin irritation at the application site;
- Thinning of the skin;
- Red patches on the treated skin.
If Modrasone is used long term, on large areas of skin, or under airtight dressings (including nappies) it is absorbed into the body more. This increases the risk of local side effects. Consult a doctor if you experience side effects. For more information on side effects, see the package leaflet.
When not to use Modrasone
Modrasone is not suitable for everyone and should not be used if:
- You are allergic to alclometasone or any other ingredient in this medicine;
- Your symptoms are caused by a viral skin infection, fungal skin infection or bacterial skin infection such as acne, rosacea or chicken pox.
Consult a doctor on the use of Modrasone if you are already using a skin medicine. The doctor will have a list of medicines that you should avoid mixing Modrasone with. For more information, see the package leaflet.
Modrasone cream should not be used by pregnant or nursing women without consulting a doctor first.
Modrasone cream does not interact with alcohol or affect your ability to drive safely.