Ichtholan Uses

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Ichtholan indications

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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.

Ichtholan interactions

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

Ichtholan 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

Ichtholan 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 Ichtholan:

Ichthammol in Austria, Ethiopia, Germany, Switzerland.

Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Ointment; Topical; Ichthammol 10%
Ointment; Topical; Ichthammol 20%
Ointment; Topical; Ichthammol 50%

List of Ichtholan substitutes (brand and generic names):

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
Ichtiyol-Zalf 10 % x 15 g x 1's$ 0.74


  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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1 consumer reported useful

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