Details of Allantoin Salt (Generic Drug)

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Allantoin is a topical agent, prescribed for psoriasis, and other skin diseases. It works by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin that traps water in the skin. Allantoin should not be used in patients with mastitis or breast abscess, and hypersensitivity. Allantoin comes as a cream and should be applied over the affected area, three times per day. One should avoid contact with eyes and mouth.


Typical Uses

Allantoin is used as a moisturizer to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations (e.g., diaper rash, skin burns from radiation therapy). Emollients are substances that soften and moisturize the skin and decrease itching and flaking. Some products (e.g., zinc oxide, white petrolatum) are used mostly to protect the skin against irritation (e.g., from wetness). Allantoin will not be able to cure sores caused by herpes simplex.


Side Effects

Allantoin may cause sensitivity to light, skin irritation and burning sensation. Allergic reactions may include swelling of tongue, Cool and tingling sensation on skin and whitish residue on skin, throat, Lips or face redness or itching of skin or difficulty in breathing.


Drug Interactions

There are no known drug interactions for Allantoin.


Mechanism of action

Allantoin is a skin protecting drug that works like a moisturizer to soften skin. It forms an oily layer on the skin and keeps the water inside and thus prevents skin from drying out.


Pregnancy Category : C


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