Ichthomed Uses

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Ichthomed 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.

Ichthomed interactions

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

Ichthomed 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

Ichthomed 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 Ichthomed:

Ichthammol in Germany.

List of Ichthomed substitutes (brand and generic names)

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Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
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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