Brand Name(s): Drithocreme
Drug Class: Antipsoriatics
Treats: Psoriasis, Alopecia areata
Anthralin Topical is used to treat long term psoriasis. Anthralin Topical is a man made version of a naturally occurring substance found in goa powder, derived from the araroba tree. Note that Anthralin Topical is not meant for a severe outbreak of psoriasis. Anthralin Topical is only available through a doctor’s prescription.
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Anthralin Topical Uses
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that results from overactive immune system. The symptoms of psoriasis include inflammation, flaking and thick white patches on the skin. While it may not be indicated in the product’s package, Anthralin Topical may also be used to treat Alopecia areata.
This is a condition characterized by a sudden loss of hair that often starts with one or more circular bald patches that may overlap. The main symptom of Alopecia areata is hair loss. Anthralin Topical is an antipsoriatic and works by slowing the rate at which skin cells grow. Anthralin Topical is indicated for:
- Alopecia areata
Anthralin Topical Dosage
Anthralin Topical package comes with a dosage guide. Ensure that you read and understand the dosage before using Anthralin Topical on your skin. Call your doctor if you need clarification on any of the drug’s dosage information. Individual dosage may differ from one person depending on the weight, medical history, response to treatment and the severity of the condition being treated,
- Anthralin Topical dosage- Apply a thin layer of Anthralin to only the affected area of the skin or scalp and rub in gently and well 2 times every 24 hours.
If you miss a Anthralin Topical dose, apply it as soon as you can. If it is about time for the next application, skip the missed dose and apply as go back to the normal schedule.
Anthralin Topical Side Effects
Like most drugs, using Anthralin Topical may bring about side effects. These effects will vary from one patient to the other in terms of severity. While not every patient will experience the side effects, it is important to contact a doctor if the severe effects listed below occur.
Common Anthralin Topical side effects
- Irritation of the skin
- Dry skin
- Hot flashes
Contact your doctor if these severe effects occur or do not go away
- Chest pain
- Loss of appetite
- Inability to breath
- Blisters Fever
- Muscle weakness
These are not the only Anthralin Topical side effects. Contact your doctor for more advice.
Anthralin Topical Interactions
Consult your doctor before using Anthralin Topical alongside other drugs. Certain drugs may interact with Anthralin Topical, a situation that may interfere with the way the drug works. However, your doctor should be aware of any possible drugs interactions and should monitor them on your behalf.
Anthralin Topical drug and substance interactions
- Lime juice
- Medicated cosmetic
- Medicines used to treat acne
- Products containing abrasives
- Hair removal products
- Strong, abrasive soaps
- Products containing alcohol
Share a list of all prescriptions, non-prescriptions and herbal supplements that you may be using with your doctor to help monitor Anthralin Topical interactions even better.