Keralin

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    Keralin Information

    Keralin is a prescription medicine that is available as a Ointment. Keralin also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The optimal dosage of Keralin is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    The side effects typically associated with Keralin include Skin Rash, Facial swelling, Muscle cramps or spasms (painful). Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Keralin as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Keralin are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

    Furthermore, you should know that effect of Keralin is Unknown for pregnant women and Unknown for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Keralin has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Keralin related warnings section.

    Some other conditions that can be affected by Keralin are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Drug reaction of Keralin with other medicines has been reported. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

    In addition to the above precautions for Keralin, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



    Keralin Benefits & Uses

    Keralin is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Keralin Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
    • Dosage Form: Ointment
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dosage strength: Benzoic Acid (12 %w/w), Hydrocortisone (0.5% w/w), Salicylic Acid (6% w/w)
    2 - 12 years (Child)
    • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
    • Dosage Form: Ointment
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dosage strength: Benzoic Acid (12 %w/w), Hydrocortisone (0.5% w/w), Salicylic Acid (6% w/w)
    Adult
    • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
    • Dosage Form: Ointment
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dosage strength: Benzoic Acid (12 %w/w), Hydrocortisone (0.5% w/w), Salicylic Acid (6% w/w)
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
    • Dosage Form: Ointment
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dosage strength: Benzoic Acid (12 %w/w), Hydrocortisone (0.5% w/w), Salicylic Acid (6% w/w)


    Keralin Side Effects

    Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Keralin is used -

    Severe

    • Bone Fracture

    Moderate

    • Bradycardia

    Mild

    • Palpitations (fluttering in chest)
    • Dry Skin
    • Swelling

    Common

    • Skin Rash
    • Facial swelling
    • Muscle cramps or spasms (painful)
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • पेट दर्द
    • Decreased blood pressure

    Keralin Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Keralin safe for pregnant women?


      The effects of Keralin on pregnant women are unknown since no research has been done to ascertain it yet.

    • Is the use of Keralin safe during breastfeeding?


      Information about safety of Keralin for women who are breastfeeding is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.

    • What is the effect of Keralin on the Kidneys?


      Keralin rarely affects the kidneys.

    • What is the effect of Keralin on the Liver?


      Keralin does not damage the liver.

    • What is the effect of Keralin on the Heart?


      Side effects of Keralin rarely affect the heart.



    Severe Interaction of Keralin with Other Drugs

    Keralin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Moderate

    Mild



    Keralin Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Keralin unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Keralin

    • Is this Keralin habit forming or addictive?


      No, there is no any evidence that Keralin is addictive.

    Keralin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Keralin


      There isn't any research available on the side effects of taking Keralin with food.

    • Interaction between Alcohol and Keralin


      It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Keralin and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    KD Tripathi. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 796-797

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 362-366

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 288

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Cortef® (hydrocortisone)

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Solu-Cortef® (hydrocortisone sodium succinate)

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Pandel (hydrocortisone probutate)

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Cortenema® (hydrocortisone)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 889



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