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Description

Epiceram (Skin Barrier Emulsion) is a non-steroidal topical skin cream. This cream is made up of ceramides, free fatty acids and cholesterol.  We carry the brand choice Epiceram (Skin Barrier Emulsion) in 30g and 90g bottles!

Epiceram (Skin Barrier Emulsion) is used for the treatment of certain type of eczema called atopic dermatitis. This condition causes inflammation of the skin; itchy, red, swollen and cracked skin) and typically begins in childhood but can occur to anyone of any age. This medication can also be used for multiple other forms of dermatoses (disease of the skin causing inflammation) such as irritant contact dermatitis, and radiation dermatitis.

Patients with conditions like eczema and atopic dermatitis have a reduced amount of essential lipids (ceramides, cholesterol and free fatty acids). Epiceram (Skin Barrier Emulsion) works by replacing the lost lipids in the body.

Directions

Epiceram (Skin Barrier Emulsion) is for topical (skin) use only; do not take this medication by mouth. Your doctor will inform you if you should shake the bottle before use or not; follow his directions carefully.

Before applying this cream, wash your hands thoroughly; this helps to avoid spreading of bacteria and prevents a bacterial infection.  Follow this step after applying cream as well; unless the affected area is located on your hands.

Apply a thin or thick layer of the cream to the affected area and gently rub it in; your doctor will inform you how much cream to use.

You may or may not be required to bandage the area afterwards; consult your doctor to find out if you should or not.

Cautions

It is important to inform your health care professionals that you take Epiceram Skin Barrier Emulsion. Inform your doctor, nurses, pharmacists and dentists.

Consult your doctor on how to use sunscreen while also using this medication.

Other medications or products may interact with this product; make sure to discuss with your doctor what other prescription medications you are taking.

This medicine can be harmful if digested. If you accidently swallow this medication, call your doctor or poison control right away.

You will need to go over the benefits and the risks with your doctor about breastfeeding and pregnancy while using this cream.

You should not use this medication if you have a skin rash caused by an allergy to a food or drug or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Epiceram (Skin Barrier Emulsion).

Side Effects

There are very few side effects when it comes to Epiceram (Skin Barrier Emulsion), the most common side effect is skin irritation. This should not worry you, however, if it becomes unbearable or worries you, contact your doctor about alternative medications.

There are some other side effects as well, if you notice a fever, bleeding that is not normal from the affected area, signs of a skin infection; oozing, heat, swelling, redness, or pain, or signs of an allergic reaction: rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat, contact your doctor right away.

FAQs

How do I store this medication?

This product should be store in an area out of reach of children and pets at room temperature. Do not freeze this cream.

Can I use this cream on my face?

Yes, this medication is safe to use on sensitive areas like your face and skin folds (underarms).

Is this product safe for children?

Yes. This medication does not have an age limit.

How long does it take for this medication to become effective?

Studies have reported that by week 2 of treatment, you may see 47% improvement. After week 4 you should see more than half (57%) percent of an improvement.