Generic Name(s): nickel sulfate, potassium bromide, and fumaric acid
Drug Class: Homeopathic drug
Treats: Psoriasis, eczema, contact dermatitis, lichen planus, vitiligo, mycosis fungoides
Psorizide belongs to the drug class of Homeopathic, and it is applied to the skin to suppress the immune system's response in certain skin conditions. Psorizide reduces redness, swelling and itching. It treats Psoriasis, eczema, lichen planus, vitiligo, mycosis fungoides, herpes labialis, lichen sclerosus, discoid lupus, alopecia areata and graft versus host disease of the skin.
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Psorizide acts by inhibiting inflammation and inducing immunosuppression. Psorizide is applied to the skin; therefore, it limits your body's systemic absorption and side effects. Psorizide treats inflammatory and autoimmune skin conditions and alleviates symptoms including itching, redness and swelling of the skin. Psorizide works either as a monotherapy or in combination with other immunosuppressive therapies. Psorizide treats:
- contact dermatitis
- lichen planus
- mycosis fungoides
- herpes labialis
- lichen sclerosus
- discoid lupus
- alopecia areata
- graft versus host disease of the skin.
Psorizide is appropriate for adults and children above one year of age.
Psorizide is available as a cream, ointment or scalp preparation. Psorizide is a short-term drug andis to not exceeda week of usage unless instructed by your doctor. Psorizide is used when milder steroidshave failed.
Standard adult and pediatric dosages and directions for Psorizide are:
- For creams and ointments: Apply a thin layer of Psorizide to the affected area twice a day and rub well.
- For scalp preparation: Apply a thin layer of Psorizide to the affected areas on the dry scalp. Wait for 15 minutes, then wash and rinse.
Psorizide Side Effects
Like other medications, Psorizide can cause side effects. However, not everyone will experience them. Stop using Psorizide if your skin worsens on medication or develops pustules when being treated for psoriasis. Common side effects of Psorizide include:
- Pain, redness, itching or burning sensation during application
- Stretch marks
- Thinning of the skin
Less common side effects include:
- Secondary Infections
- Weight gain
- Cataracts and glaucoma
- Elevated blood pressure
- High serum sugar
- Weak bones
- Stunted growth in children
- Finger numbness
- Skin dryness, cracks, maceration and fissuring
Certain drugs may interact with Psorizide. These reactions may be beneficial or detrimental and are classified as major, moderate and minor. Inform your doctor of all medications you are taking, including supplements, over-the-counter drugs and herbal preparations. Your physician will advise you accordingly.
Some drugs that interact with Psorizide include:
- Insulin regular, isophane, aspart, and zinc
Note: Disease interactions occur when Psorizide is used by people with diabetes, diaper rash, infection, ocular toxicities, and hyperadrenocorticism.