Metosyn is an ointment used in the treatment of skin conditions such as psoriasis. It contains an agent called fluocinonide which is a type of corticosteroid.
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This ointment contains 0.05% fluocinonide. It is administered usually three to four times per day for a specific period.
This cream contains 0.05% fluocinonide. It is administered usually three to four times per day for a specific period.
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Metosyn is a type of ointment used for skin conditions such as psoriasis, and is marketed by GP Pharma. It contains an agent called fluocinonide, which is a type of medicine called a corticosteroid. This helps to reduce inflammation in the affected area and limit irritation and other skin problems.
- Simple to use ointment for psoriasis
- Apply it three or four times a day
- Proficient at reducing inflammation
Psoriasis is a skin condition which affects roughly two out of every 100 people in the UK, and is characterised by inflammation, redness, itching, and the appearance of scaly skin flakes. In some cases, pustules can also manifest around the area affected. The condition is a chronic one, typically passing through periods of flare-up and remission. Symptoms can develop at any age, but it more commonly encountered for the first time prior to the age of 35. It doesn’t pose a serious threat to a person’s health, but nonetheless, psoriasis can be a frustrating and testing condition to live with.
It isn’t fully understood why some people develop the condition and others do not, but it is thought that the immune system plays pivotal role in the onset of a flare-up. Psoriasis occurs when new skin cells generate and replace older skin cells at an increased rate, and this causes excess skin in the area affected to rise to the surface and shed. The replacement of these skin cells is thought to be instigated by the immune system, which mistakenly perceives a threat and reacts by releasing chemicals which cause an inflammatory response.
Various triggers have been associated with the activation of the condition, but these are different from person to person. Oft-cited instigating factors include skin injuries, stress, the over-consumption of alcohol, smoking, reaction to medication, hormonal changes or infection of the throat.
Treatment, particularly in cases where symptoms are moderate to severe, is usually given in the form of corticosteroids. Metosyn works by preventing the release of inflammatory chemicals by the immune system, and this helps to soothe irritation and facilitate healing.
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How to use Metosyn
Make sure you follow the directions given to you by your prescriber, and read the patient information leaflet carefully prior to use. This will help you to reduce the likelihood of side effects and get the best possible results out of the treatment.
- Take as directed by your doctor.
- For most cases of psoriasis, the dose will be one small amount of ointment rubbed into the region affected, three to four times per day.
- After the area has begun to improve, your prescriber may choose to reduce this to one or two applications on a daily basis.
- It is best to use the ointment at the same times each day.
- Use on the face is not usually recommended. If you are using this ointment on the face, do not do so for more than five days.
- Do not exceed the amount prescribed for you.
- If you miss a dose, apply it when you remember.
This is only a brief summary of the directions you will need to follow when using this item. For more detailed information, refer to the leaflet provided.
Metosyn side effects
It is important to be aware of the side effects associated with this medicine, so that you can take the appropriate action in the event that they occur. Tell your doctor right away if you develop any signs of an allergic reaction or worsening of symptoms.
Other side effects:
Irritation where the ointment has been applied, worsening of acne, rosacea and dermatitis around the mouth, patches of pale skin, localised increased hair growth, stretch marks, thinning of the skin, visible small veins, roundness of the face, muscle wasting or fluid retention.
More information on side effects can be located in the leaflet supplied.
Taking it with other medicines
Let your prescriber know if you are using any other treatments.
Conditions to look out for
This product is not suitable for use by those who have; skin irritation induced by an infection, including TB, syphilis, a fungus or a virus; acne; itchiness around the genital area; rosacea; or perioral dermatitis.
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Can I still drink alcohol?
Yes. It is unlikely that this product will be inhibited by alcohol, but be aware that drinking to excess can make symptoms worse.
Will I still be able to drive?
Yes, provided you experience no side effects which may make it difficult to do so. If you do, refrain from driving and consult your doctor immediately.
Can I take the medicine while pregnant?
Talk to your doctor before using this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How should I store it?
Keep it in a safe place below 25°C.
Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?
This product contains: fluocinonide, amerchol CAB, propylene carbonate, propylene glycol and white soft paraffin.
If you are allergic to any of these substances, do not use this item.
Is it available over-the-counter?
To be able to buy Metosyn in the UK, you will require a prescription. Our consultation service provides you with the means to have your case reviewed by a practising doctor, and a prescription issued.
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