Enstilar Foam (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone) from Maple Leaf Medications.
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What is Enstilar Foam used for?
Enstilar Foam, with the generic name calcipotriene and betamethasone dipropionate, is being used as a topical treatment for plaque psoriasis. It helps lessen symptoms like redness, scaling, and thickening of the skin. This is classified as a combination of a vitamin D analog and a corticosteroid.
This is available in Enstilar Foam 50 mcg/0.5 mg foam in a 60-gram bottle.
How does Enstilar Foam work?
This prescription foam has a dual action. Vitamin D analogs bind with the vitamins’ receptors and slow down rapid cell production and build-up that triggers symptoms on the skin like itchiness and scaling. Then, corticosteroids prevent skin cells from producing inflammation-causing chemicals that can also contribute to the symptoms.
How to use Enstilar Foam
Before you begin to use this prescription foam, you must read the medication guide that it comes with. It is important to know all the necessary information and how to use the medication properly prior to using it for the first time.
This foam is usually applied to the skin once daily. It should be administered using a thin layer on the affected area. Then, rub the foam gently to facilitate absorption. Wash your hands once after application to avoid accidentally applying the medication to the eyes or mouth. You should also avoid applying the medication to the face, groin area, and underarms. Do not use this prescription product for more than four weeks.
Enstilar Side Effects
Common side effects:
- 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. You must also report any severe adverse effects that may occur, including:
- 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
Precautions when using Enstilar Foam
Using this medicated foam is usually contraindicated for people with a history of hypercalcemia (high calcium level in the blood) and other skin conditions. Talk to your doctor about your medical history. In addition, you should also talk about the medications you are taking because some may interact with Enstilar Foam.
Avoid using this prescription medication if you previously had a hypersensitivity reaction to betamethasone, calcipotriene, or any of the components of this medication. The known signs of an allergy are wheezing, trouble breathing, dizziness, itching, hives, and swelling of the face. You must call for emergency medical assistance once an allergic reaction occurs.
It has not been determined if this medication can cause harm during pregnancy and while nursing. It is best to avoid this medication as it can possibly cause harm to fetuses and breastfed babies.
How Much Does Enstilar Foam Cost in Canada?
Please check the prices of Enstilar (generic name: calcipotriene and betamethasone dipropionate) from the information above.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Is Enstilar Foam better than Dovobet Gel?
These products are used for the same medical conditions and have the same active ingredients. However, Dovobet comes in a gel form.
What are the different forms of Enstilar?
Enstilar only comes in the form of cutaneous foam. If you are uncomfortable using topical foam, you should consult your doctor again.
How do you store Enstilar Foam?
This type of medication should be stored at room temperature and away from heat. This can only be used for six months. Once opened, the bottle should be discarded if unused after six months.
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Maple Leaf Medications has provided information from third parties intended to increase awareness and does not contain all the information about Enstilar Foam (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone). Talk to your doctor or a qualified medical practitioner for medical attention, advice, or if you have any concerns about Enstilar Foam (Calcipotriol/Betamethasone).