Volume 6 Supplement 1

2nd WAO International Scientific Conference (WISC 2012), Abstracts

Open Access

Allergic diseases of the skin and drug allergies – 2001. Amdosol – a non-steriod drug for the treatment of chronic atopic-dermatitis

  • Vishwanath Kundur1 and
  • Mam Jamakhandi2
World Allergy Organization Journal20136(Suppl 1):P91

DOI: 10.1186/1939-4551-6-S1-P91

Published: 23 April 2013

Background

To show that Amdosol, a non-steroid synthetic compound, in an ointment form, can effectively control the signs and symptoms of Chronic Atopic Dermatitis (CAD) in 2-3 weeks without causing any side effects. Amdosol ointment (AO) contains Amdosol a white crystalline chemical compound, in white petrolatum. Clinical and animal studies have shown that AO has no side effects.

Methods

Animal study

12 healthy albino rabbits were subjected to Draize Skin Test. Twice daily applications of AO on intact abraded skin of rabbits, up to 2gm/Kg wt for a week. None of the rabbits showed any erythema or eschar formation and no irritation. Ref: Study done at M.S.Ramaiah Drugs and Allied Products Testing Center, Bangalore.

Clinical study

Ten patients of CAD selected for study.

Selection criteria

  1. 1.

    Personal and family history.

     
  2. 2.

    Appearance of the skin: Dry itchy red skin, swelling, blistering, oozing, crusting & scaling.

     
  3. 3.

    Typical distribution of lesions.

     
  4. 4.

    Chronically relapsing.

     
  5. 5.

    Associated Allergies – Asthma, All-Rhinitis

     

Prior to the present study, all patients were treated with Steroid ointments with no relief.

Dosage and administration

Twice daily application of AO on affected parts of the patients for 2-3 weeks. Total of 30-60gms of AO was used on each patient depending on severity and extent of lesions. No other drugs - oral or topical, or particular diet was advised.

Results

  • Signs and symptoms fully controlled and lesions healed in 2-3 weeks.

  • No recurrence or side effects observed in all the patients.

  • Systemic absorption of Amdosol was not detected in man.

Conclusions

Amdosol a non-steroid ointment effectively controlled signs & symptoms of Chronic Atopic Dermatitis (CAD) and healed the lesions in 2-3 weeks. Importantly AO has no side effects unlike steroid ointments presently in use to treat CAD. AO is effective in the treatment of CAD of any aetiology. Amdosol is not only anti-inflammatory, but also has antibacterial and antifungal property. Studies performed with AO indicate that it is in the super-high range of potency compared with other topical steroid ointments. Amdosol ointment can possibly revolutionize the treatment of Chronic Atopic Dermatitis

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Allergy and Asthma Center
(2)
Taaha Chemicals

Copyright

© Kundur and Jamakhandi; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2013

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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