Xamiol 50mcg/0.5mg/g

 
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About Xamiol

What Xamiol is used for

XAMIOL is used topically for up to 4 weeks to treat scalp psoriasis.

What Xamiol does

XAMIOL contains calcipotriol (a vitamin D-like substance) and betamethasone (a steroid).

Psoriasis lesions are areas of inflamed skin where skin cells are producing too quickly. This creates red, scaly, thick patches (plaques) of skin.

Calcipotriol helps to bring the rate of skin cell growth back to normal. Betamethasone acts to reduce inflammation (redness, swelling).

When Xamiol should not be used

Do not use XAMIOL if you:

  • are allergic to any of the ingredients or the container (polyethylene) of XAMIOL

  • have problems with high calcium levels in your body

  • have skin infections caused by viruses (e.g. cold sores, chicken pox), a fungus (e.g. athlete’s foot, ringworm), bacteria, parasites (e.g. scabies)

  • have tuberculosis or syphilis

  • have perioral dermatitis (red mouth rash), ichthyosis (dry, scaly skin), acne (pimples), rosacea (flushed facial skin), ulcers or broken skin

  • have thin skin, easily damaged veins, stretch marks

  • have other types of psoriasis

  • have severe liver disease

  • have severe kidney disease

XAMIOL is not for use in the eyes.

What the medicinal ingredients for Xamiol are

Each gram of gel contains 50 µg calcipotriol (as monohydrate) and 0.5 mg betamethasone (as dipropionate).

What the important nonmedicinal ingredients for Xamiol are

Paraffin liquid, hydrogenated castor oil, polyoxypropylene-15-stearyl ether, α-tocopherol and butylhydroxytoluene.

What dosage forms Xamiol comes in

XAMIOL is an almost clear, colourless to slightly off-white gel. Available in 60 g bottles.


Warnings and Precautions

BEFORE you use XAMIOL talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you:

  • have diabetes

  • have skin infections

  • use other medicines that contain steroids

  • are pregnant or planning to get pregnant

  • are breast-feeding

XAMIOL is not recommended in children and adolescents under 18 years of age.

Calcipotriol in XAMIOL may increase the risk of developing skin cancer caused by ultraviolet radiation (UVR).

While using XAMIOL, you should avoid exposure to natural or artificial sunlight (UVR) such as phototherapy, tanning beds, sunlamps, etc.

Do not use XAMIOL on your face or on broken skin. Do not cover your scalp with a shower cap, bandages or dressings after applying XAMIOL.

Do not use more than 100 g per week in total of all products containing calcipotriol.


Interactions with Xamiol

Before using XAMIOL tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including those you can buy without a prescription, especially medicines that contain a steroid and/or calcipotriol.


Proper Use of Xamiol

Always use XAMIOL exactly as your doctor has told you.

Usual dose

Apply once a day to the affected area of the scalp for up to 4 weeks. Do not use more than 15 g per day in total of all products containing calcipotriol or 100 g per week.

Using the gel

(See package insert for illustrations.)

For convenience apply XAMIOL before bed and wash out the next morning.

  • Use only on areas of your scalp affected by psoriasis and not on skin that does not have psoriasis.

  • You don’t need to wash your hair before applying XAMIOL.

  • Comb your hair first to remove any loose scales.

  • SHAKE the bottle before use and remove the cap.

  • Part your hair to see the lesions. Apply XAMIOL to the affected scalp area and rub in gently with your fingertips.

  • Tilt your head to make sure XAMIOL does not run onto your face or in your eyes.

  • Wash your hands well after using XAMIOL.

  • If you accidentally get XAMIOL on your face wipe it off immediately.

  • Do not bandage, cover or wrap the treated scalp area.

  • For best results, XAMIOL should remain on the scalp. Do not wash your hair immediately after applying XAMIOL.

  • XAMIOL should not be applied in the 12 hrs before or after any chemical hair treatments (e.g. dyes, perms). Ask your doctor about using hair treatments with scalp psoriasis.

  • After applying XAMIOL, keep your hair away from fabrics that are easily stained by grease.

Overdose

If you have used more XAMIOL than you should, contact your doctor or poison control centre immediately.

Missed dose

If you forget to use XAMIOL use it as soon as you remember, then go on as before. Do not use more than once per day.


Side Effects for Xamiol and What to Do About Them

The most common side effect with use of XAMIOL is itching.

Other uncommon effects reported for XAMIOL include: burning sensation of the skin, skin pain or irritation, inflammation of hair root, rash (with or without pustules), eye irritation, redness, acne, dry skin, facial swelling and outer ear infection.

Side effects caused by long term use of steroids such as betamethasone include: thinning of the skin, stretch marks or surface veins, changes in hair growth, red mouth rash, skin rash with inflammation, small white spots, lightening of skin colour.

Serious Side Effects, How Often They Happen and What to Do About Them
Symptom/Effect Talk with your doctor or pharmacist Stop taking drug and call your doctor or pharmacist
Uncommon Worsening of psoriasis (red, scaly, thick patches of skin)  
Rare Pustular psoriasis (red area with yellowish pustules, headache, fever, chills, arthralgia, malaise, anorexia, nausea)  
Adrenal affects (weakness, increased urination/thirst, fatigue, weight loss), cataracts, infections  
Very Rare Allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling, trouble breathing, dizziness)  
High blood calcium (fatigue, depression, mental confusion, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, constipation, increased urination/thirst)  

This is not a complete list of side effects. For any unexpected effects while taking XAMIOL, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


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