Medication information

Enstilar 500+50mcg/g topical foam

This product is a combination of drugs. It contains, among other, an anti-inflammatory drug from the cortisone family (corticosteroid). Typically, it is used for psoriasis. It requires several days to take effect.

Instructions

This product is to be applied to the skin. To use:

  • apply sparingly and limit the application to the affected area;
  • rub it in until no excess remains on the skin.


Wash your hands after applying the medication.

Do not let this product come in contact with your eyes or lips. Do not apply it on skin that has been cut or scratched.

It is not advisable to bandage or cover the treated area.

This medication is typically used only once a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed.

To be effective, this product must be mixed well. Shake the bottle several times before using the medication.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • occasionally, it may cause stinging and/or itching;
  • it may make your skin more sensitive to the sun or sun lamps -- wear sunscreen and avoid exposure to sunlight as much as possible;
  • it may cause local redness;
  • it may cause local irritation.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Keep it out of reach of young children. Once opened, the product must be used within 6 months. Any unused portion should be discarded.

General notes

It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:

  • if you have a history of any other medical condition, whether you smoke and for women, if you are or want to become pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.);
  • all medications you are taking, prescription and non-prescription, including vitamins and natural products and supplements.