Pevisone 1 mg/g + 10 mg/g Cream, Econazole Nitrate, Triamcinolone Acetonide
What Pevisone Is And What Is Pevisone Cream Used For
Pevisone cream is a combination product that contains triamcinolone acetonide (a corticosteroid that relieves inflammatory symptoms) and econazole nitrate (which prevents the growth of fungal organisms).
Triamcinolone acetonide and econazole nitrate contained in Pevisone may also be approved for the treatment of other conditions not mentioned in this leaflet. Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare professionals if you have any further questions, and always follow their instructions.
What You Need To Know Before Using Pevisone
Do Not Use Pevisone:
- If you are allergic to triamcinolone acetonide, econazole nitrate, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
- If you suffer from rosacea (blood overfilling and reddening of the skin, for example on the nose) or skin inflammation around the mouth (perioral dermatitis ).
- If you have a certain type of skin disease e.g. tuberculosis, chickenpox, herpes simplex, or other viral infections of the skin.
- On skin areas where you have recently received a vaccination.
Warnings And Cautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using it.
For external use only. Avoid getting Pevisone in your eyes or mouth.
- If you get Pevisone in your eyes, immediately rinse your eyes with water. Contact a doctor if symptoms persist.
- If you accidentally swallow cream, consult a doctor. Your doctor will treat any symptoms that occur.
Discontinue treatment if you experience reactions that indicate hypersensitivity or chemical irritation.
Contact a doctor if you experience blurred vision or other visual disturbances.
You should avoid applying Pevisone to large areas of the body, to damaged skin, use covering dressings ( occlusion dressings ), and treat for a long time, as this may increase the risk of side effects of the medicine.
Repeated and/or prolonged treatment with corticosteroids (eg triamcinolone acetonide) around the eyes may lead to cataracts (cloudiness of the lens in the eye), increased pressure in the eyes, or increased risk of glaucoma (with symptoms such as
- Reddening eye
- Rainbow vision
- Visual impairment
Long-term topical treatment with corticosteroids (eg triamcinolone acetonide ) is also associated with
- Thinning of the skin
- Streaks in the skin (stretch marks)
- Blood overfilling
- Reddening of the skin e.g. on the nose
- Reddened skin inflammation around the mouth
- Visible small blood vessels
- Small punctate skin bleeds
- Increased hair in women
- Delayed wound healing
- An increased risk of skin infections.
- Caution should be exercised when using Pevisone in children
Other Medicines And Pevisone
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines.
You must tell your doctor if you are also taking blood-thinning medicines (eg warfarin or acenocoumarol).
Pregnancy And Breastfeeding
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
There is a possibility that the fetus is affected. Therefore, always consult a doctor before using Pevisone during pregnancy.
It is not known if Pevisone affects the baby. Therefore, consult a doctor before using Pevisone during breastfeeding.
Driving And Using Machines
Pevisone has no known effect on the ability to drive or perform precision work.
Pevisone Contains Benzoic Acid And Butyl Hydroxy Anisole
- This medicinal product contains 30 mg benzoic acid per tube with 15 g cream, corresponding to 2 mg / g, and 60 mg benzoic acid per tube with 30 g cream, corresponding to 2 mg / g.
- Benzoic acid (E210) can cause local irritation and may increase the risk of jaundice (yellowish skin and eyes) in newborns (up to 4 weeks of age).
- This medicine contains butyl hydroxy anisole (E320) which may cause local skin reactions (eg contact dermatitis) or irritate the eyes and mucous membranes.
How To Use Pevisone
Pevisone cream uses
- Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.
- The recommended dose for adults: A thin layer of cream is gently massaged into the infected skin area morning and evening until the itching and irritation are relieved.
- The Pevisone cream uses when the skin is dry. The treatment must not last longer than 10 days.
- The infected skin area should be treated with only one antifungal agent until its infection has healed. To prevent flare-ups again, this treatment should be continued for at least 2 weeks after healing.
If You Use More Pevisone Than You Should
Pevision is for skin use only. Corticosteroids used on the skin can be absorbed into the bloodstream in small amounts that can affect the entire body.
If you have ingested too much medicine or if e.g. If a child has ingested the medicine by mistake, contact a doctor or hospital for risk assessment and advice.
If you have any further questions about pevisone cream uses, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible Pevisone Cream Side Effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
- Burning sensation in the skin
- Skin irritation
Has been reported (occurs in an unknown number of users):
- Rash ( hives )
- Contact dermatitis (local allergic reactions)
- Thinning skin
- Peeling of the skin
- Streaks of skin (stretch marks)
- Visible small blood vessels
- Blurred vision
- Pain or swelling at the site of administration
How To Store Pevisone
- Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
- Do not store above 25 ° C.
- Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.
- Close the tube tightly.
- Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
Contents Of The Pack And Other Information
- The active substances are triamcinolone acetonide 1 mg (medium steroid ), and econazole nitrate 10 mg.
- The other ingredients are pegoxol-7-stearate, oleoyl macrogol glycerides, liquid paraffin, benzoic acid (E210), disodium edetate, butylhydroxyanisole (E320), purified water.
What The Medicine Looks Like And The Contents Of The Pack
Aluminum tubes containing 15 and 30 g respectively.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Karo Pharma AB
103 24 Stockholm
Janssen Pharmaceutica NV