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What is Erythego gel and how does it work?
Erythego Gel is used to reduce the signs and symptoms of rosacea, such as facial redness, dilated or swollen blood vessels on the skin, pimples, oily skin, and skin rash. It is used in patients aged 18 years and above.
It works by narrowing the enlarged blood vessels of the face. This helps to reduce the redness on the face and excess blood flow caused by rosacea. This is because it contains brimonidine.
How should I use Erythego gel?
Erythego Gel is meant for application on the skin of the face. Do not apply more than 1 g. Apply a pea-sized amount once daily to each of the five areas of the face (forehead, chin, nose, each cheek) and spread it evenly. You can then wash your hands after using Erthego gel
What are the side effects of using Erythego Gel?
Erythego gel may cause some side effects such as
- Redness of the skin
- Itching, burning, and irritation of the skin
- Skin rash
- Dry skin
Warning and Precautions:
- Do not apply the gel to open wounds or irritated skin
- It is used in patients aged 18 years and above.
- Make sure to use the gel within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.
- Avoid applying it to the eyes, mouth, or inside the nose
- Store at temperatures below 30°C and do not freeze
Frequently asked questions:
How long does it take for Erythego Gel to take effect?
The effects of erythego gel can be observed within 3 hours of application.
How long do the effects of Erythego Gel last?
Erythego gel lasts for an average duration of 12 hours.
Can this gel be taken during pregnancy?
Erythego Gel is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women, it can be used in the first trimester upon your doctor’s recommendation.
Can this gel be taken while breastfeeding?
It is not known whether Erythego gel passes into breast milk. You should consult your doctor before using this gel while breastfeeding.
When should you not use Erythego gel?
Do not use Erythego gel if you are allergic to it. Allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, see your doctor if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as severe itching, skin irritation, redness, or rash.
Can I wear makeup with Erythego Gel?
You should not wear makeup, skin medicines, or cosmetics immediately after applying Erythego gel. You can use these products once the gel has dried.
Why does my face sometimes seem redder after using Erythego Gel?
It has been seen that 1 in 6 patients may experience worsening of flushing, redness, or burning feeling of the skin, and this worsening is seen within the first 2 weeks of starting treatment. Generally, it will go away by itself after the treatment is stopped, and in most cases, the effect gradually disappears within a few days.