the package insert of the medicine Rifocort ointment. Therapeutic class of the Antibiotics and Corticosteroids. Active principles Acetate prednisolone and Rifamicina SV sodium.
Rifocort ointment is indicated for the treatment of infections external caused by micro-organisms sensitive to the Rifamicina, in adults and children.
How to use?
Generally, it is recommended the application of the ointment on the affected area 3 to 4 times per day or according to medical indication.
Before applying the ointment, the skin should be clean and dry and free of creams, lotions, oils, or other substances.
What are the evils that can cause me?
Some of the side effects of Rifocort ointment may include acne, burning, dry skin, inflammation of the root of the hair, increased hair growth, lack of pigmentation in the skin, irritation, burning, and itchy skin.
When should I not use?
Rifocort ointment is contra-indicated for the treatment of wounds in the skin caused by tb, fungi, or viruses, for use in ophthalmology and for patients with allergy to the Rifamicina, to Prednisolone or to any of the components of the formula.
How it works?
Rifocort is a medicine that has in its composition a compound corticoid, Prednisolone, and an antibiotic compound, the Rifamicina SV.
The Prednisolone is a compound a steroid, in the form of free alcohol or esterified, which has properties prevalent of the glucocorticoid.
The Rifamicina SV is an antibiotic that is effective against a wide range of bacteria sensitive to the Rifamicina, being widely used in the treatment of infections of the external or surface. In addition, the Rifamicina is also able to act in certain infections that do not respond to the use of other antibiotics, as is the case of infections caused by staphylococci resistant to penicillin.
Warnings and Precautions
what should I know before using?
Before you use Rifocort ointment, you should speak with your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing, have infections caused by beta-hemolytic streptococci, or if you are taking other medicines, including medicines without prescription.
Rifocort ointment is a remedy indicated for external use only, and should not be used in the eyes or mouth and should not be used in the treatment of mycoses, herpes, chicken pox, vacínia or lesions caused by tuberculosis.
During treatment with Rifocort, after the application of the ointment, the target region must not be covered should not be covered with a bandage, because this action may increase the number of adverse reactions. In addition, during the treatment with Rifocort if you feel symptoms of irritation or allergy on the skin, you should discontinue the treatment and consult the doctor.
The treatment with Rifocort ointment should never be stopped without the knowledge of your doctor and the schedules, doses and duration of treatment should be strictly respected.
what to do if someone use a larger amount than is recommended?
In case of accidental ingestion of Rifocort, you must go to the nearest hospital, taking the packaging or package insert for the drug.