hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose?
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
An overdose of hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms. However, long-term use of high steroid doses can lead to symptoms such as thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.
What should I avoid while using hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical?
Avoid using this medication on your face, near your eyes, or on body areas where you have skin folds or thin skin. If it does get into any of these areas, wash with water. Do not use hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical on deep skin wounds, blistered skin, severe burns, irritated skin, or large skin areas. Also avoid using this medication in open wounds.
Avoid applying other skin medications on the same treatment area with hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical, unless your doctor has told you to.
Using a steroid can lower the blood cells that help your body fight infections. This can make it easier for you to get sick from being around others who are ill. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chicken pox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using steroid medicines.
What other drugs will affect hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied hydrocortisone and pramoxine. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about hydrocortisone and pramoxine topical.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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