What is Nerisone?
Nerisone cream and ointment contain the active ingredient diflucortolone, which is a potent topical corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are medicines used for reducing inflammation of the skin, and they also reduce itching. Nerisone can be ordered online from a Dokteronline.com partner pharmacy.
What is Nerisone used for?
Nerisone is used to treat inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema, Seborrheic eczema, lichen planus and psoriasis. These skin disorders are characterised by symptoms such as itching, swelling, redness and scaling. Nerisone works by narrowing blood vessels to decrease the release of inflammatory substances. As a result, the skin is soothed and the symptoms disappear.
How to use Nerisone
Nerisone is available online from Dokteronline.com’s partner pharmacies as a cream, an ointment and an oily cream. All products contain 0.1% diflucortolone. Nerisone cream is most suitable for weepy areas of skin, as it is less greasy than the other two formulations and allows secretions from the skin to drain away. The oily cream is slightly greasier and is suitable for skin that is neither weeping nor very dry. The ointment is greasier again, and is suitable for very dry skin conditions. It provides a layer of oil on the surface of the skin that helps to prevent water from evaporating, thereby reducing dryness and scaling. Nerisone Forte is used for the short-term treatment of severe skin problems. This oily cream contains 0.3% diflucortolone and is classed as a very potent topical corticosteroid.
Nerisone cream, ointment and oily cream should be applied thinly to the affected area(s) of skin. Massage into the skin until fully absorbed. Avoid contact with the eyes. Wash your hands immediately after application. As soon as the symptoms start to improve, you should use Nerisone less frequently.
Nerisone and Nerisone Forte come in tubes of 15 and 30 grams. Unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor, the usual dose in adults and children is:
- a thin layer applied to the affected area(s) of skin twice a day. Switch to once a day as soon as the symptoms improve.
Nerisone and Nerisone Forte should not be used for longer than two to three weeks without seeing a doctor. Nerisone Forte is not suitable for children under the age of five. Read the package leaflet before use.
Nerisone may cause side effects, although not everyone gets them. The following side effects are known to be associated with this medicine:
- Skin irritation at the application site, such as burning and itching;
- Red patches or vesicles at the application site.
If Nerisone 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, also if the side effects are not listed on the package leaflet.
When not to use Nerisone
Nerisone is not suitable for everyone and should not be used if:
- You are allergic to diflucortolone or any other ingredient in this medicine;
- Your skin is broken, blistery or thin;
- Your symptoms are caused by a bacterial skin infection (e.g. acne), viral skin infection (e.g. chicken pox), fungal skin infection or chronic inflammatory disorder of the facial skin (e.g. rosacea).
Consult a doctor on the use of Nerisone if you are already using a skin medicine. The doctor will have a list of medicines that you should avoid mixing Nerisone with. For more information on contraindications, see the package leaflet.
Nerisone (Forte) cream and ointment should not be used by pregnant or nursing women without consulting a doctor first.
This medicine does not interact with alcohol or affect your ability to drive safely.