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Afthus Gel

Prescription Required

Overview

Introduction

Afthus Gel is a type of medicine known as a topical steroid. It is used to treat certain skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and rash. It helps reduce symptoms like swelling, itching and redness.

You should always use Afthus Gel exactly as your doctor has told you. It is only for use on the skin but do not use the cream or ointment on your face for more than recommended. Do not cover the area you have treated with a bandage or plaster unless your doctor tells you to. You should use this medicine regularly but do not apply large amounts or use it for longer than prescribed. It should be spread thinly. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve after 2 weeks of treatment.

Afthus Gel has a few potential side effects but not everyone will get them. These may include allergic skin reactions, bacterial skin infections, acne, thinning or a change in colour of the skin, burning, stinging and itching. Serious allergic reaction to this drug are rare but let your doctor know if you are bothered by side effects or they do not go away. Not all creams are likely to work for all skin conditions and may make some worse. Make sure you read the instructions that come with your medicine.

Let your doctor know about any medical issues you have, especially poor blood circulation, diabetes and immune system problems and about other medicines you are taking (particularly steroids).

Side effects of Afthus Gel

Common
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
  • Dryness
  • Hypertrichosis (excessive hair growth)
  • Hair follicle inflammation
  • Acne

How to use Afthus Gel

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Afthus Gel works

Afthus Gel is a steroid. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Afthus Gel may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Afthus Gel is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Afthus Gel is used to treat the redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
  • It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
  • Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become infected you should stop using Afthus Gel and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after 2 weeks of treatment. 
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Afthus Gel. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Afthus Gel suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Afthus with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): M Spirin, Aspirin, Colsprin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Amom, Samlodon, Amodep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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acne with oily skin. having itching on the face also
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Nadoxin gel at night over pimples and ahaglow face wash
Irritation on the skin near vagina. The Irritation increases on contact with water. Itching in the pubic skin too
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Try applying candid v gel on the area.
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FAQs

Q. Is Afthus an antibiotic/sulfa/steroid drug?

Afthus is not an antibiotic/sulfa drug. It is a steroid.

Q. Is Afthus available or sold over the counter?

No. Afthus is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter.

Q. Is Afthus safe?

Yes. Afthus is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor.
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References
  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 1398-400.
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