What is Epiceram?Epiceram is a topical emulsion (applied directly on the skin) used to treat dry skin conditions. Epiceram is also used to manage and relieve the burning and itching associated with a variety of inflammatory skin conditions. Epiceram helps to relieve dry, waxy skin by maintaining a moist wound and skin environment, which is beneficial to the healing process.
What is the most important information I should know about Epiceram?Epiceram is for external use only. Do not take this medication by mouth.
Epiceram does not contain a sunscreen. Use sunscreen in treated area(s) of your skin that is exposed to the sun.
Contact your doctor if your condition worsens or does not improve after 10-14 days of using Epiceram. Also, contact your doctor if you get a skin infection.
If you use Epiceram prior to radiation, do not apply it anytime within the 4 hours before your radiation session. You can apply Epiceram after your radiation therapy.
Who should not take Epiceram?Do not use Epiceram if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Epiceram?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Epiceram. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have a skin infection.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults and children: Apply a thin layer to the affected area(s) twice a day or as needed.
How should I take Epiceram?Apply Epiceram exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Massage Epiceram gently into your skin. If your skin is broken, cover Epiceram with a dressing (bandage).
What should I avoid while taking Epiceram?Do not take Epiceram by mouth.
Do not excessively expose your skin to the sun.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Epiceram?No significant interactions have been reported with Epiceram at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
What are the possible side effects of Epiceram?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: allergic reactions, tingling sensation
Can I receive Epiceram if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of Epiceram during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Epiceram?If you miss a dose of Epiceram, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.
How should I store Epiceram?Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.