Medical supervision should therefore continue in the post-treatment period. Long-term use of corticosteroids may increasethe risk of local and systemic adverse reactions. Treatment should be discontinued in case of adverse reactions related to long-term use of corticosteroid. There is no experience with the use of Enstilar in guttate psoriasis. During Enstilar treatment, physicians are recommended to advise patients to limit or avoid excessive exposure to either natural or artificial sunlight. Topical calcipotriol should be used with UVR only if the physician and patient consider that the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks. Enstilar contains butylhydroxytoluene (E321), which may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis), or irritation to the eyes and mucous membranes.
Pregnancy and lactation: There are no adequate data from the use of Enstilar in pregnant women. Enstilar should only be used during pregnancy when the potential benefit justifies the potential risk. Caution should be exercised when prescribing Enstilar to women who breast-feed. The patient should be instructed not to use Enstilar on the breast when breast-feeding.
Side effects: There are no common adverse reactions based on the clinical studies. The most frequently reported adverse reactions are application site reactions. Uncommon (≥1/1,000 to <1/100): Folliculitis, hypersensitivity, hypercalcaemia, skin hypopigmentation, rebound effect, application site pruritus, application site irritation. Not known (cannot be estimated from available data): Blurred vision, hair colour changes. Calcipotriol: Adverse reactions include application site reactions, pruritus, skin irritation, burning and stinging sensation, dry skin, erythema, rash, dermatitis, psoriasis aggravated, photosensitivity and hypersensitivity reactions, including very rare cases of angioedema and facial oedema. Systemic effects after topical use may appear very rarely causing hypercalcaemia or hypercalciuria. Betamethasone: Local reactions can occur after topical use, especially during prolonged application, including skin atrophy, telangiectasia, striae, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, depigmentation and colloid milia. When treating psoriasis with topical corticosteroids, there may be a risk of generalised pustular psoriasis. Systemic reactions due to topical use of corticosteroids are rare in adults; however, they can be severe. Adrenocortical suppression, cataract, infections, impaired glycaemic control of diabetes mellitus, and increase of intra-ocular pressure can occur, especially after long-term treatment. Systemic reactions occur more frequently when applied under occlusion (plastic, skin folds), when applied on large areas, and during long-term treatment.
Precautions for storage: Do not store above 30°C. Extremely flammable aerosol. Pressurised container. May burst if heated. Protect from sunlight. Do not expose to temperatures exceeding 50°C. Do not pierce or burn, even after use. Do not spray on an open flame or other ignition source. Keep away from sparks/open flames. No smoking.
Legal category: POM.
Marketing authorisation number and holder: PL 05293/0008 (UK), PA 1025/5/1 (Ireland). LEO Pharma A/S, Ballerup, Denmark.
Basic NHS price (UK): £39.68/60 g, £79.36/2 x 60 g
Last revised: August 2018
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