Ichthammol Uses

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Ichthammol indications

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.

Subacute dermatitis or eczema, persistent infantile eczema, dermatitis of face or hands; dry, fissured skin; maintenance therapy in psoriasis when skin is tender; alternative to corticosteroids for subacute eruptions for infants & adults.

Ichthammol interactions

Pale sulphonated shale oil can solubilize other active substances and enhance their absorption through the skin.

Ichthammol side effects

the application of the gel may be followed by a temporary burning sensation in the affected area. In general, treatment need not be stopped in such cases.

Skin reactions manifested as contact allergy (e. g. to propylene glycol), itching, redness of the skin, formation of vesicles beyond the area being treated (spreading reaction) have been reported in rare cases

Ichthammol contraindications

Established hypersensitivity to sulphonated shale oils such as ammonium bituminosulphonate and/or sodium bituminosulphonate and/or to any of the excipients.

Active ingredient matches for Ichthammol:


Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Ointment; Topical; Ichthammol 10%

List of Ichthammol substitutes (brand and generic names):

Bath Additive; Ichthammol 72% (Ichthyol)
Ointment; Topical; Ichthammol 10% (Ichthyol)
Ointment; Topical; Ichthammol 20% (Ichthyol)
Ointment; Topical; Ichthammol 50% (Ichthyol)
Ointment; Topical; Ichthammol 10% (Ichthyol)
Ointment; Topical; Ichthammol 20% (Ichthyol)
Suppositories; Rectal; Ichthammol 200 mg (Ichthyol)
Drops; Oral; Ichthammol 3 dh
Globules; Oral; Ichthammol 3 dh
Granules; Oral; Ichthammol 3 dh
Liquid; Oral; Ichthammol 3 x
Pellets; Oral; Ichthammol 3 x
Tablet; Oral; Ichthammol 3 x


  1. PubChem. "Ichthammol". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sub... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. DrugBank. "Ichthammol - DrugBank". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB11341 (accessed September 17, 2018).


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To what extent do I have to use Ichthammol before I begin to see changes in my health conditions?
As part of the reports released by ndrugs.com website users, it takes > 3 month and a few days before you notice an improvement in your health conditions.
Please note, it doesn't mean you will start to notice such health improvement in the same time frame as other users. There are many factors to consider, and we implore you to visit your doctor to know how long before you can see improvements in your health while taking Ichthammol. To get the time effectiveness of using Ichthammol drug by other patients, please click here.
> 3 month1

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