What is Norash® used for?
Norash® is commonly used for treatment of irritant dermatitis, bed sores, diabetic, foot ulcers, minor burns, cuts, wounds, insect bites, chapped and cracked hands and feet, nonspecific pruritus, wound protection after ileostomy, sunburns. It is also used to relieve symptomatic of itching of perianal skin in hemorrhoids.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication.
What is the dose of Norash® for an adult?
Apply to the affected area(s) of skin as often as needed.
What is the dose of Norash® for a child?
Apply to the affected area(s) of skin as often as needed.
How should I take Norash®?
- For external use only. Avoid getting the cream in the eyes.
- Apply gently on the affected area. The area should be previously cleaned with water. Application should be a minimum of 3 times daily or as directed by the physician.
- If Norash® are applied just before or after applying other medicated creams, ointments or lotions, they could potentially dilute the other medicated product. For this reason, you should try to leave a few minutes between applying Norash® and other medicated skin products, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
If your condition gets worse or if it does not improve within 7 days, or if rash or irritation develops, stop using calamine and check with your doctor.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use medication.
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
It is also important to carry a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking with you in case of emergencies.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Norash®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
What side effects can occur from Norash®?
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Norash® may cause these side effects, such as allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).
What should I know before using Norash®?
Consult with your doctor or pharmacist, if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Norash® or other medications.
- You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
- You should not apply Revive onto the skin before an X-ray examination (including mammograms) because the zinc oxide in it may affect what shows up on an X-ray.
Is it safe in specific conditions (e.g. pregnancy, breastfeeding, or surgery)?
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using this medication during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication. This medication is pregnancy risk category N, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:
- A=No risk;
- B=No risk in some studies;
- C=There may be some risk;
- D=Positive evidence of risk;
Excretion in milk unknown; use with caution.
Always consult your health care provider prior to using Norash® if you are pregnant, breastfeeding.
What drugs may interact with Norash®?
Norash® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Norash®?
Norash® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
How do I store Norash®?
Norash® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Norash® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Norash® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Norash® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
How is Norash® available?
Norash® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Norash® cream 20g Calamine 1.5%; Cetrimide 1.125%; Dimethicone 20%; Zinc Oxide 7.5%
Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Review Date: December 6, 2016 | Last Modified: December 19, 2019
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