What is it used for?
-It used to treat a variety of inflammatory, allergic or itchy skin disorders such as those below. It’s prescribed when milder corticosteroids
haven’t been effective.
-Eczema of various types.
-Skin inflammation due to allergies or irritants (allergic contact dermatitis or irritant contact dermatitis).
-Inflammatory skin condition with greasy, red and scaly areas (seborrhoeic dermatitis).
-Thickened skin rash caused by excessive scratching to relieve itching (neurodermatitis, eg lichen simplex).
-An eruption of hard nodules in the skin accompanied by intense itching (prurigo nodularis).
-Skin disorder causing a flat, itchy, violet rash, usually on the wrists, shins, lower back and genitals (lichen planus).
-Inflammatory skin disease known as discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE).
-Intense and widespread reddening of the skin (generalised erythroderma) in combination with oral or injected corticosteroids.
-Reactions to insect bites and stings.