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Argisept 1%/0.2% Cream


Overview

Introduction

Argisept 1%/0.2% Cream is a combination medicine that is used to treat burn wounds. Its antiseptic property prevents infections and protects the skin to speeds up the healing.

Argisept 1%/0.2% Cream is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. A thin layer of the medicine should be applied only to the affected areas of the skin with clean and dry hands. Wash your hands before and after applying the medicine. If it gets into your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina rinse with water. It may take several days to weeks for your symptoms to improve, but you should keep using this medicine regularly. The course of the treatment should be completed to ensure better efficacy of the medicine. If your condition does not improve or gets worse, you should talk to your doctor.

This is usually a safe medicine, however, it may cause burning, irritation, itching, and redness at the application site. These side effects are usually mild and self-limiting. Serious side effects are rare. You must consult the doctor if you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.).

Before taking this medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines for the same disease or other diseases. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should use this medicine with proper consultation and caution. If you are a known allergic to the medicine, you must refrain from using this medicine. You should consult the doctor about prescribing an alternative medicine for your condition. During the course of the treatment, do not touch or scratch the wounded or burnt skin areas as this may delay the healing process.

Uses of Argisept Cream

Side effects of Argisept Cream

Common
  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Burning sensation at the site of application

How to use Argisept Cream

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 cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Argisept Cream works

Argisept 1%/0.2% Cream is a combination of two medicines: Sulfadiazine and Chlorhexidine Gluconate. Sulfadiazine is an antibiotic. It stops bacteria from producing folic acid, a nutrient required for bacterial multiplication. Chlorhexidine Gluconate is an antiseptic and disinfectant which works by binding strongly with skin. It kills infectious microorganisms and effectively cleans out cuts, wounds and burns to prevent them from getting infected.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Argisept 1%/0.2% Cream 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Argisept 1%/0.2% Cream during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

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Patient Concerns

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Pain in abdomen, burns,loose motion
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Tab O2 1 tab BD x 3 days, Ors, Tab famocid 20 1 bd x 3 days
Plz suggest me a good antifungal cream for my underarm deo burns
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Its better to visit doctor for propr examination
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Argisept when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Argisept and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. How long does Argisept takes to work?

Usually, Argisept starts working soon after taking it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

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References
  1. ScienceDirect. Sulfadiazine. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Chlorhexidine Gluconate. Huddersfield, West Yorkshire: Genus Pharmaceuticals; 2011 [revised 21 Aug. 2017]. [Accessed 5 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. DailyMed. Sulfadiazine. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Drugs.com. Chlorhexidine Gluconate. [Accessed 5 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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CENTAUR HOUSE, Near Grand Hyatt, Vakola ,Santacruz – East, Mumbai – 400 055, India.
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