Enstilar Cutaneous Foam is a product commonly used to treat psoriasis, a skin condition that results in red patches of skin covered with silver-coloured scales. Psoriasis can occur anywhere on the body, but the most common places are the knees, elbows, scalp and lower back.
Around two percent of the UK’s population suffer from psoriasis, which tends to develop in adults under the age of 35. It varies in severity and can present as small patches which result in minor itching or pain but in some cases, it can be more wide-spread and cause significant discomfort.
Often, people who are afflicted with skin conditions that come and go know how to treat the flare-up and appreciate the simplicity of ordering the appropriate prescription online. At Oxford Online Pharmacy, we endeavour to make buying prescription products online as simple as possible. To help you to find the right psoriasis treatment online, we have included the following information about psoriasis and Enstilar Cutaneous Foam:
What Causes Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is caused by an over-production of skin cells. Usually, skin cells are replaced every three to four weeks, but in cases of psoriasis, on certain patches of skin, new cells are made every 3 days to one week. This causes a build-up of skin cells, which can become itchy; when you scratch it, raw, red skin is left.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition. Our bodies are prepared to fight diseases, and one of the main germ-busting cells is the T-cell. These T-cells travel around the body, identifying and fighting germs. Autoimmune conditions occur when the body fights its own cells; in the case of psoriasis, T-cells start attacking healthy skin cells. This triggers the increased production of skin cells which, in turn causes more T-cells to be produced. Both genetics and environmental factors are thought to trigger psoriasis. Environmental triggers include:
Enstilar Cutaneous Cream is an effective treatment for psoriasis. It contains two active ingredients: calcipotriol and betamethasone. Calcipotriol is a synthetic form of vitamin D, which is essential for healthy skin, and it helps to reduce the rate of skin growth to bring it back down to normal. Betamethasone is a steroid which helps to reduce inflammation, thereby reducing the itching and pain.
It is important that you use any prescription medication in accordance with your prescribing doctor or pharmacist’s instructions and that you read the leaflet enclosed with the medication before use. Enstilar Cutaneous Foam is a topical foam that is applied to the affected area of skin.
The usual recommendation is to apply the foam sparingly to the affected area, once a day for four weeks, unless advised otherwise. Make sure that you don’t bath or shower straight after applying the foam and avoid contact with delicate fabrics as it may stain.
As a rough guide, holding down the spray button for two seconds will produce 0.5g of Enstilar, which should be enough to cover an average adult hand. Avoid using more than 15g (quarter of a 60g bottle) in one 24-hour period, and it is not recommended for use on more than 30% of the body.
As it contains a strong steroid, Enstilar Cutaneous Foam is only available upon prescription. You can get a prescription from your GP, or if you are looking for a more convenient option, you can order Enstilar Cutaneous Foam online. Simply add it to your basket and after you have checked out, you will go through a simply online consultation with one of our qualified pharmacists. The pharmacist will either issue you with a prescription or recommend more appropriate treatment for you.
Enstilar is an effective treatment for psoriasis. However, you shouldn’t use it If you are allergic to calcipotriol or any of the ingredients listed in the accompanying leaflet. As Enstilar contains betamethasone, which is a strong steroid, you shouldn’t use it on skin areas affected by:
In addition, you should consult your doctor before using Enstilar if:
Side effects of calcipotriol or betamethasone include:
Uncommon side effects, which affect less than one percent of users include:
For a full list of side effects and precautions, read the medication’s accompanying leaflet carefully. If you are in any doubt, speak to a medical professional before continuing treatment. If you would like to find out more about buying psoriasis treatment online, get in touch.
To read the patient information leaflet for this product click here https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.2139.pdf
Apply by spraying onto the affected area ONCE daily.
Recommended treatment period is 4 weeks.
Avoid using more than 15g of Enstilar in any 24 hour period and 60g within 4 days. Make sure to avoid using on over 30% of your body, especially on large areas of undamaged skin, mucus membranes or the genitals.
Enstilar is a foam which comes in a can and is sprayed on to the affected area. To use Enstilar, follow this simple process:
Before use, shake the can firmly for a few seconds Hold the can approximately 3cm away from the skin and spray the affected area Spray the foam in any direction, except horizontally Rub the Enstilar into the affected area on the skin Put the lid back on and wash your hands once finished
When taking Enstilar, do not wrap the affected area in bandages as this increases the rate at which the steroid is absorbed through the skin.
The active substances are: Calcipotriol and betamethasone. One gram of cutaneous foam contains 50 micrograms of calcipotriol (as monohydrate) and 0.5 mg of betamethasone (as dipropionate).
The excipients are: Liquid paraffin Polyoxypropylene stearyl ether All-rac-α-tocopherol White soft paraffin Butylhydroxytoluene (E321) Butane Dimethyl ether.
Like all medicines, Enstilar may cause some patients to experience side effects. Here are the uncommon side effects, which may affect up to 1 in 100 people:
You may experience the following side effects particularly if Enstilar is used for a long period of time, in skin folds, under dressings, or on large areas of skin:
Most patients will not experience side effects. If you do experience any of these side effects, please report them to your doctor immediately who may advise that you stop using Enstilar.
For a full list of potential side effects and other important information, please read the patient information leaflet provided in the pack before starting any course of treatment.