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   Senatec HC

Senatec HC
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This combination medication is used to treat irritation, soreness, and itchiness from certain skin conditions (e.g., scrapes, minor burns, eczema, insect bites). It can also be used to treat minor discomfort and itching caused by hemorrhoids and other problems of the anal area (e.g., anal fissures). This medication contains lidocaine, an anesthetic that works to decrease pain by temporarily numbing the area. This product also contains hydrocortisone, a corticosteroid that reduces redness, itching, and swelling.

 
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Uses
This combination medication is used to treat irritation, soreness, and itchiness from certain skin conditions (e.g., scrapes, minor burns, eczema, insect bites). It can also be used to treat minor discomfort and itching caused by hemorrhoids and other problems of the anal area (e.g., anal fissures). This medication contains lidocaine, an anesthetic that works to decrease pain by temporarily numbing the area. This product also contains hydrocortisone, a corticosteroid that reduces redness, itching, and swelling.
Notes
  • Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., cortisol levels) may be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects.
  • Consult your doctor for more details.This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only.
  • Do not use it later for another condition unless told to do so by your doctor.
  • A different medication may be necessary in that case.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C).
  • Do not refrigerate.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.


How To Use
  • Wash your hands before applying the medication.
  • Clean and dry the area to be treated.Apply a thin layer of medication to the affected area of skin 2 or 3 times daily or as directed by your doctor.To apply this product to the outside of the anus, apply a small amount to the affected area and rub in gently.
  • Do not apply this medication inside the anus.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.
  • Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.
  • To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.Do not cover the area with plastic or waterproof bandages unless directed to do so by your doctor.
  • Covering the treated area may increase the absorption of the medication through the skin.
  • This may improve how well the drug works, but it may also increase the risk of side effects.Wash hands immediately after use unless you are treating an area on the hands.
  • Avoid getting the product in your eyes, nose, ears, or mouth.
  • If the medication gets in these areas, rinse the area immediately with clean water.Do not use more of this product, use it more often, or keep using it longer than prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you have been using this medication for a long time or in high doses, do not suddenly stop using it without your doctor's approval.
  • Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped.
  • Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens after 1 to 2 weeks.

Side Effects
  • Redness, swelling, or temporary numbness at the treated area may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: change in skin appearance (e.g., color, stretch marks, thinning skin), skin redness/tenderness/pus or other signs of infection.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: slow/shallow breathing, slow/irregular heartbeat, signs of serious infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), seizures.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
  • However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice any other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to lidocaine; or to other amide anesthetics (e.g., bupivacaine, prilocaine); or to hydrocortisone; or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: fungal infection (e.g., "athlete's foot"), tuberculosis (current or inactive), certain kind of virus infection (e.g., chickenpox, herpes).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: diabetes, eye problems, infections (especially skin sores/infections), liver disease, stomach/intestinal problems.If there is an infection or sore in the area to be treated, do not use this medication without consulting your doctor first.Though very unlikely, it is possible that the hydrocortisone in this medication will be absorbed into your bloodstream.
  • This may have undesirable effects that may require additional corticosteroid treatment.
  • Children and those using this drug for an extended time may be at higher risk, especially if they also have serious medical problems such as severe infections, injuries, or surgeries.
  • This precaution applies for up to 1 year after stopping use of this drug.Tell your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: vision problems, persistent headache, increased thirst/urination, unusual weakness, unusual weight loss, dizziness.Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and inform them that you use (or have used) this medication.Caution is advised when using this drug in children.
  • Do not use this product over a large area or use tight-fitting diapers/plastic pants unless directed by the doctor.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed.
  • It should not be used for long periods of time or in large amounts.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known if this medication passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember unless it is almost time for the next dose.
  • In that case, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
  • Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: class I antiarrhythmic drugs (e.g., disopyramide, procainamide, quinidine), other corticosteroids/immunosuppressant drugs (e.g., cyclosporine, prednisone).

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