Cetaphil Cream (Cetyl Alcohol)
What is Cetaphil Cream (Cetyl Alcohol) used for?
Cetaphil Cream (Cetyl Alcohol) is a topical lotion used to treat patients with severeyl dried out skin. The medication operates by vigorously moisturizing the skin to increase comfort and elasticity. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Cetaphil Cream (Cetyl Alcohol)?
Cetaphil Cream (Cetyl Alcohol) is normally applied once or twice each day to the affected area. Your individual instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To apply the cream simply apply a small amount of medication to the skin, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area uncovered allowing any excess medication to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands following each application to prevent the cream from contacting the mucous membranes.
What are the side effects of Cetaphil Cream (Cetyl Alcohol)?
Cetaphil Cream (Cetyl Alcohol) will not cause side effects in most patients, but some have reported experiencing:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor immediately if any serious side effects occur such as severe stinging, pain, burning, or signs of an allergic reaction such as rashes, hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced frequency of administration or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Cetaphil Cream (Cetyl Alcohol) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. You are also suggested to disclose any chronic health conditions you have that may lead to unexpected health problems to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your treatment.
Strictly use Cetaphil Cream (Cetyl Alcohol) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Cetaphil Cream (Cetyl Alcohol) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.