Mildison LipoCream is a topical corticosteroid used to treat skin conditions, such as eczema. It is administered to the affected region twice a day, and works by preventing the activity of inflammatory chemicals in the body. In doing so, it reduces irritation and redness and allows the area to heal. Astellas markets Mildison LipoCream in the UK, which is only available to buy on prescription.
- Fights skin inflammation
- Simple to use
- Twice a day application
Eczema is a chronic skin condition, which causes the skin to become very dry. Symptoms of eczema include the skin becoming red, itchy and irritated. Dryness can also cause cracks to develop. It more commonly tends to appear on the hands, arms and the backs of the knees. Sometimes it occurs on the face and scalp.
The condition goes through periods of flare-up and remission. Episodes can be triggered by various factors, including allergens such as pollen or certain types of food. It can also be exacerbated by irritating chemicals in soaps and shampoos.
Why some people get eczema isn’t clear. Symptoms are caused by the release of inflammatory chemicals by the immune system, and is sometimes associated with asthma and hay fever. There is no cure, but treatment can help to alleviate it. In some cases over the counter emollients can help. But in others, prescription solutions or ointments may be required.
Hydrocortisone is a popular option for dermatitic conditions such as eczema, and this is the active ingredient in Mildison LipoCream. It works by lessening the effect of inflammatory chemicals on skin cells, thereby reducing irritation.
Please note that we do not provide this treatment through our online service. Patients who have not seen a doctor about their symptoms before will need to speak to a GP in person. This is so that they can determine what the best course of treatment is for you and issue a prescription accordingly.
It’s never been safer or simpler to get the repeat prescription treatment you need online. Take just a couple of minutes to fill in our health questionnaire, and one of our registered practitioners will review your case. Once confirmed as suitable, a prescription will be issued and sent electronically to our dispensing pharmacy. Shipping on all orders is made by next-day courier, so that you don’t have to wait to start using your treatment.
Prior to using this medication, it is important to read the patient information leaflet carefully, and to make sure that you understand the instructions issued by your prescriber. Doing so will enable you to get the best possible results from the treatment and limit the risk of side effects.
- Use as directed.
- This will usually be one application two or three times a day.
- Spread thinly on the area affected and gently massage in.
- Never exceed the prescribed dose.
- If you forget to use it, simply apply it at the next scheduled time and carry on with the course as normal.
This is only a summary of the directions you will need to follow when using this medicine. Please refer to the provided leaflet for more information.
Let your doctor know if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction when administering this treatment, or if you notice your symptoms becoming worse.
Frequency not known:
Redness of the skin, rash, inflammation, bruising, stretch marks, skin thinning, facial spots, redness of the skin around the mouth, worsening of the skin condition after treatment has stopped, discolouration of the skin, irritation.
Adrenal gland function may also become affected by prolonged use.
For more comprehensive information on side effects, please consult the leaflet supplied.
Taking it with other medicines
Inform your doctor if you are using any other treatments during consultation.
Conditions to look out for
This product should not be used on skin conditions caused by a bacterial, viral or fungal infection.
You should also not use this item on: wounds or scaly skin; skin problems due to syphilis; skin lesions associated with tuberculosis; skin around the mouth which is inflamed; pubertal spots; or facial skin which is red.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive, you should only use Mildison LipoCream if your doctor thinks it is absolutely necessary.
Driving and using machinery
This cream is not likely to inhibit your capacity to drive or use machines.
Can I still drink alcohol?
Yes, but be aware that excessive consumption may make your symptoms worse.
Will I still be able to drive?
Yes, provided your capacity to do so has not been compromised by any possible side effects. If you feel as though it has, do not drive and contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Can I take the medicine while pregnant?
It may not be suitable for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor before using this or any other treatment if this applies to you.
How should I store it?
In a safe place out of the reach of children, below 25°C, and in the original packaging.
Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?
This product contains: hydrocortisone, cetostearyl alcohol, macrogol (25) cetostearylether, liquid paraffin, white soft paraffin, benzyl alcohol, propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216), anhydrous citric acid, anhydrous sodium citrate and purified water.
Do not use it if you are allergic to any of these substances.
Is it available over-the-counter?
To buy Mildison LipoCream online, you will need a prescription. This is so that a doctor can make sure it is suitable.
Is it right for me?
The treatment you use will be determined during face-to-face consultation with your GP. They will initiate a prescription as required.
This treatment is not available through our pharmacy service at present. If you are looking to renew your prescription, we recommend you speak to your GP.
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