What is Emollients topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Emollients are used for the dressing and management of superficial wounds, minor abrasions, dermal ulcers, donor sites, 1st and 2nd degree burns, including sunburns, and radiation dermatitis. When applied to a wound, emollients provide a moist environment for quicker healing.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Dry skin 6 2
Eczema 6 2
Psoriasis 6 3
Acne breakout 2 3
Atopic dermatitis 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 2
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 20

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Emollients topical

Side effect Patients Percentage
Inflammation 1
Pain 1
Skin irritation 1
Wrinkles 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Emollients topical

Dosage Patients Percentage
20 mg twice daily 1
- as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Emollients topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 5
Other 5
Expense 3
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 1
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Duration

Currently taking Emollients topical

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Emollients topical

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 6
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 11
Usually 6
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 12
Not specified 10

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Emollients topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Hydrocortisone (Cortef) 1
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6 patient evaluations for Emollients topical

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Apr 03, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for eczema)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 6, 2012 (Started Nov 28, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Guttate Psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: I use this as an emollient to be used as a soap substitute during showering
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2012 (Started Aug 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2012 (Started Aug 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for psoriasis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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