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Enstilar foam is a prescription medicine used to treat plaque psoriasis. It is a topical medication applied to the skin and contains a combination of two active ingredients: calcipotriene and betamethasone dipropionate.
Calcipotriene is a synthetic vitamin D3 analogue, while betamethasone dipropionate is a synthetic corticosteroid.
The medication works by helping to reduce the redness, scaling, and thickness of the skin that occurs with psoriasis.
Use and Dosage
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using this product and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication is for use on the skin only. Apply a thin layer to the affected area(s) as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Rub it in gently and completely. Wash your hands after using unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. Avoid getting any medication in the eyes or mouth. If this occurs, rinse right away with water. Do not apply this product to the face, underarms, or groin area. Do not use this medication for more than 4 weeks if you are using the ointment or foam (or 8 weeks if you are using the cream) unless directed by your doctor.
If you are using the ointment, because of the increased risk of side effects, adults should not use more than 100 grams of the ointment per week unless directed and closely monitored by the doctor. Also, children and teenagers should not use more than 60 grams of ointment per week.
If you are using the foam, shake the can before using it. Do not use more than 60 grams of the foam every 4 days.
If you are using the cream, do not use more than 100 grams of the cream per week.
Do not bandage, wrap, or cover the treated area unless your doctor instructs you to do so. Do not apply this medication to large areas of damaged skin or use it in skin folds. Do not apply more of this medication than prescribed or use it more often or for longer than directed. Doing so may increase the amount of medication absorbed into your bloodstream, increasing your risk of side effects.
Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens. It may take a week to see any improvement and several weeks to see the full benefit of this medication.
Common side effects include:
- Mild irritation of the skin
- Mild burning
- Temporary redness
The undesirable effects caused by this topical medication are usually mild and temporary. If these side effects last longer than expected or if they aggravate, you must report them to your doctor.
Severe adverse effects include:
- Skin thinning
- The appearance of stretch marks
- Skin discoloration
- Inflammation of hair follicles
- Worsening of psoriasis
- Unexplained constipation
- Unusual tiredness
- Weight loss
- Increased urination
- Vision problems
Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to betamethasone or calcipotriene; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: a certain mineral imbalance (high calcium blood level), or thin skin in the areas to be treated.
If you have a skin infection or a skin reaction other than psoriasis (such as bacterial skin infection, chickenpox, or herpes simplex), it should be treated before you start this medication. Betamethasone and other corticosteroid drugs can slow down your body’s response to antibiotic drugs and make it more difficult to clear an infection.
This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned or have skin blisters/redness. Your doctor may direct you to limit or avoid phototherapy while you use this product. Ask your doctor for details.
Rarely, using corticosteroid medications for a long time or over large areas of skin can make it more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if you get a serious illness/injury, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication or have used this medication within the past few months.
Though it is unlikely, this medication may temporarily slow down a child’s growth if used for a long time. See the doctor regularly so your child’s height can be checked.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Form and Strengths
Enstilar Foam is available in the following form and strengths:
- Enstilar Foam:
- 50 mcg/0.5 mg
How effective is Enstilar Foam?
According to the Enstilar before and after results of clinical trials, this medication is proven to be safe and very effective in reducing the symptoms of psoriasis. In a few days, it can reduce redness, swelling, and itching.
What happens if you use too much Enstilar Foam?
Using too much of this prescription foam can lead to severe side effects. You may experience skin thinning, easy bruising, increased acne, and changes in body fat.
How long can you use Enstilar Foam?
You may only use this medication for no longer than four weeks. Using this medication for a longer time could lead to long-term side effects. You may continue or restart the use of this medication with the supervision of a medical doctor.
Can Enstilar Foam permanently cure psoriasis?
This medication cannot permanently cure plaque psoriasis because this skin condition does not go away. It can only relieve the symptoms of psoriasis.
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