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Vanos is a topical medicine (applied directly on the skin) used to treat swelling and itching caused by a variety of skin disorders (such as psoriasis). Vanos is available as a cream.
How does this medication work?
Vanos works by reducing skin irritation, such as swelling and itching.
What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?
What: Vanos has been shown to clear or almost clear certain skin conditions.
When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's directions. It is important that you use Vanos exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.
How do I know it is working?
You may feel an improvement in your symptoms once you begin using Vanos. This is a good indicator that your medication is working. Your healthcare provider may ask you questions to assess how well your symptoms are controlled.
The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.
More common side effects may include: headache, burning of your skin after application, common cold, stuffy nose.
Less common side effects may include:
Adrenal insufficiency (a disorder where the body does not make enough of certain hormones), with symptoms such as tiredness that worsens and does not go away, nausea or vomiting, dizziness or fainting, muscle weakness, irritability and depression, loss of appetite, or weight loss.
Cushing's syndrome (a hormone disorder), with symptoms such as weight gain, especially around your upper back and midsection; slow healing of cuts, insect bites, and infections; tiredness and muscle weakness; depression, anxiety, and irritability; roundness of your face (moon face); or new or worsening high blood pressure.
High blood sugar, with symptoms such as excessive thirst, an increase in urination, increased appetite, weakness, confusion, fruity smelling breath, or feeling sick to your stomach.
Skin reactions, with symptoms such as burning, itching, irritation, dryness, changes in your skin color, or infection.
Do not use Vanos if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.
Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Vanos. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have adrenal gland problems; plan to have surgery; or have a history of irritation or other skin reactions to a similar medicine in the past.
The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.
Adults and adolescents ≥12 years: Apply a thin layer of Vanos once or twice a day to the affected area(s) as directed by your healthcare provider.
Use Vanos exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not use it more often or stop using it without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Wash your hands after you apply Vanos.
Do not use more than 60 grams (g) of Vanos per week or more than half of the 120 g tube per week.
Do not use Vanos for longer than 2 weeks in a row. If you do not see an improvement in your condition in 2 weeks, call your healthcare provider.
Do not get Vanos in your eyes, mouth, or vagina, and do not use it on your face, underarms, or groin area.
Do not bandage or cover the skin treated with Vanos unless your healthcare provider tells you to.
No significant interactions have been reported with Vanos at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
The effects of Vanos during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Do not breastfeed while you are using Vanos. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
If you miss a dose of Vanos, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.
Store at room temperature. Keep the tube tightly closed.
In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222
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