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Generically: hydrocortisone topical topical hye-droeKOR-ti-son
Brand names: Ala-Cort, Anusol-HC, and Ala-Scalp Aquanil HC, Aquaphor Itch Relief,… list all 52 brands
Drug class: Topical steroids

What is Pandel?

The word "pandel" (for the face) is a type of steroid that is used to combat irritation and itching caused by skin diseases that respond to medication containing steroids.

There are numerous kinds and brands of hydrocortisone topicals that are available. There aren't all the brands mentioned in this leaflet.Pandel is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Pandel

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that are warning signs of a reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and throat,

Pandel may cause serious side effects. Contact your physician immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Your skin's condition gets more severe.
  • The appearance of redness, warmth, oozing, or severe irritation that occurs on treatment skin
  • High blood sugar—increased thirst, more frequent urine output, a dry mouth or breath that smells of fruit
  • Potential signs of Pandel absorption through your skin, such as weight growth (especially on your face or in your lower back or upper torso). Slow healing of wounds, thin and discolored skin, more muscle weakness, sickness, diarrhea, fatigue, mood changes, and menstrual changes

The less serious side effects could be more likely, and you could not experience any whatsoever.

It's not a comprehensive listing of all possible adverse impacts, as other things may occur. Ask your doctor on medical side effects. You can report adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Follow the directions on your prescription label and the package. Inform your health care providers about your medical ailments and allergies, as well as the medicines you are taking.

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't take Pandel if you have an allergy to it.

Speak to your doctor if you are ever diagnosed with:

  • Any kind of skin disease;
  • The skin reacts to any medicine containing steroids.
  • Liver disease
  • An adrenal gland condition.

Steroid medications can raise your sugar (sugar) concentrations in urine or blood. Consult your physician if you suffer from diabetes.

Don't give Pandel to any child under 2 years of age without a medical recommendation.Consult a physician before taking this medication if you are nursing or pregnant.

In the event that you use Pandel on your chest area, be sure to avoid areas that could come into contact with the baby's mouth.

How to take Pandel?

Follow the directions on the label or as directed by your physician.

Do not chew it. Topical medicines are meant for use only on the skin.

Be sure to read and adhere to any instructions for use that are included with your medication. Consult your physician or pharmacist for clarification if you are unsure of these directions.

Cleanse your hands prior to and after you use hydrocortisone in the event that you are not using this treatment to treat your hands skin.Use a light layer of medication on the affected skin and massage it gently. Don't apply the medicine to a large portion of your skin unless your physician has instructed you to.

Don't cover the treated skin area with a bandage or any other type of covering unless you are advised to by your doctor too. Covering areas that have been treated may boost the quantity of medication that is absorbed by your skin and could cause adverse side effects.Shake the hydrocortisone cream as well. Spay thoroughly prior to every use.

If you're dealing with plastic in the area around your diaper, don't use pants or tight-fitting diapers.Stop using hydrocortisone and consult your physician if your symptoms don't improve or if they become worse in the space of seven days.Keep at room temperature, free of heat and moisture. Don't freeze. Close the bottle when not being used.

What happens If I miss a dose?

Take the medication as quickly as you are able, but avoid the dose you missed if it is close to time for the next dose.Don't take two doses in the same day.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency treatment or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 in the event that anyone has accidentally swallowed the medicine.

Prolonged or heavy usage of Pandel can cause thin skin, bruising that is easy to treat, changes in the body's fat (especially around your neck, face, back, waist, and face), increased facial hair or acne, menstrual issues, impotence, or a loss of desire to have sexual activity.

What should be avoided?

Don't apply Pandel to the treatment of any skin problem that hasn't been examined by your physician.

Do not try to get Pandel inside your eye. If contact does occur, clean your eyes with water.

Interaction with other drugs

Skin care products are unlikely to be affected by any other medications that you are taking. However, many medications can interfere with one another. Inform your health care providers about the medicines you are taking, such as prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbs.