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    SCAR REDUCTION

    Do you want to reduce the appearance on scars or blemishes?

    Compounding is truly a wonder method when it comes to medicine and custom-making prescriptions that work for your specific needs. Scar care and removal is one of those areas. And while we can’t promise to completely remove a scar, whether from an accident, injury or surgery, AmEx Pharmacy Scar Gels have been doing a great job minimizing the scars of our customers and helping them get back the skin they once knew.

    Call us today for a consultation. Amex Pharmacy (800) 644-9431.

    Scar Care Patient Education Resource

    Background Information and Active Ingredients

    This product is intended to help reduce discoloration and improve the texture and overall appearance of scars resulting from cuts, surgery, acne, and burns. Our AmEx Pharmacy Scar Gel targets inflammation and swelling to aid in proper wound healing and scar resolution. This scar care product should be applied to scars of any size old or new.

    Your scar care gel contains a combination of the following ingredients:

    • Pentoxifylline decreases scar tissue growth.
    • Fluticasone and hydrocortisone limits inflammation of a new scar to facilitate optimal healing.
    • Levocetirizine and diphenhydramine decreases scar tissue growth and minimizes itching during the healing process.
    • Praca-Sil Plus and Hydrogel topical gel are unique silicone bases that possess an ability to inhibit abnormal tissue growth.
    • Praca-Sil Plus also exhibits antioxidant and germ-killing properties.
    • Prilocaine is a topical anesthetic providing a numbing sensation around the scar.
    • Gabapentin and carbamazepine blocks the firing of overactive neurons involved in pain transmission and sensation.

    Available Dosage Forms

    Topical gel (Praca-Sil Plus gel or Hydrogel silicone base)

    Instructions and Directions for Use

    • Only apply AmEx Pharmacy Scar Gel to closed scars. Do not apply to open wounds.
    • Clean intended application area with mild soap and water.  Dry area thoroughly before applying.
    • Apply an even layer of gel, and gently massage the gel into scar twice daily.
    • Duration of treatment will vary based upon severity, age, and size of your scar.  Consult with your physician for length of product use.
    • If the scar area will be exposed to sunlight, take care to apply adequate sunscreen or cover with clothing. The sun may promote scar discoloration and formation.
    • To avoid irritation, do not let this medication come into contact with your eyes, nose, groin area, or mouth. If you do get the medication in these areas unintentionally, flush the area with cool water for 15 minutes.
    • Medication should be stored at room temperature from 70 t o 77 degrees Fahrenheit (22 to 25 degrees Celsius) in a tightly closed container. Avoid exposing medication to extreme heat, cold, moisture, and direct sun or bright light. Brief storage between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit is acceptable during travel or other situations.

    Side Effects

    Incidence of adverse effects while using these topical agents is rare.  Most common side effects include redness, irritation, or burning at the application site.  Some may experience increased sensitivity to sunlight at the application site.

    If you experience increased swelling, itching, or scar discoloration, discontinue use of AmEx Pharmacy Scar Gel, and contact your physician.

    Precautions

    Before using these medications, inform your physician and pharmacist of your complete medical history, allergies to food and medications, and all prescription and over-the-counter medications you are taking. If you have a history of adrenal problems, sensitivity to corticosteroids, or liver problems, consult your physician.

    Contraindications

    Due to limited systemic absorption, true contraindications to these scar care products are uncommon. DO NOT USE PRODUCT IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, SUSPECT YOU ARE PREGNANT, BREAST FEEDING OR WILL BE BREAST FEEDING. This will minimize any potential risks to your baby through placental transference, breast milk, or direct transference of topical gel to the baby. Inform your physician or pharmacist if you have ever experienced an anaphylactic or allergic reaction to any component of this formulation, corticosteroids, or amide type local anesthetics.

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