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BF Zole 2% Cream


Overview

Introduction

BF Zole 2% Cream is an antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections of the skin. It works by killing the fungus that causes infections such as athlete’s foot, Dhobie Itch, thrush, ringworm and dry, flaky skin.

BF Zole 2% Cream should be used in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you needed, it will not clear your condition faster and may only increase the side effects. Skin infections will usually get better after 2 to 6 weeks. Do not use the medicine for longer than your doctor has told you to and let him or her know if your condition does not improve after 2 to 6 weeks of treatment. The effects of medicine can be increased by keeping the affected area clean and dry, and washing hands before and after treating the infection. If you have athlete’s foot, wash your socks or tights thoroughly and change your shoes daily if possible.

The most common side effects of using this medicine include a burning sensation and irritation, dryness, peeling or blistering of the skin. These are not usually serious, but you should call your doctor if you think you might have a severe allergic reaction. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, throat or face, swallowing or breathing problems, feeling dizzy or faint and nausea. Get emergency help if this happens. Avoid direct contact of the medicine with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.

It is not likely that other medicines you take by mouth or injection will affect the way this medicine works, but talk to your doctor before using it if you have recently used another medicine that contains a steroid or had an allergic reaction to another antifungal medicine. This medicine should only be used if it is clearly needed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Ask your doctor if it is safe.

Uses of BF Zole Cream

Side effects of BF Zole Cream

Common
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use BF Zole 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 BF Zole Cream works

BF Zole 2% Cream is an antifungal medication which treats skin infections. It works by killing the fungi on the skin by destroying their cell membrane.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
BF Zole 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
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
BF Zole 2% Cream is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take BF Zole Cream?

If you miss a dose of BF Zole 2% Cream, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed BF Zole 2% Cream to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Some tips for personal hygiene:
    • Wash your hands with soap before and after applying the cream.
    • Do not share your towel or clothes with anyone. 
    • Wear clean clothes every day to prevent infection.
  • Apply an amount sufficient to cover the affected area and 1 inch of the immediate surrounding skin.
  • Treatment may be needed for 2 to 6 weeks for skin infections and 6 weeks to 6 months for nail infections.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking BF Zole with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Hello, its really shying matter of mine to share with anyone. As its a private app so I am daring to consult. Actually I have seen some fungus infections to my penis. On the top of my penis, there are some rashes. What should I do, please suggest me doctor.
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexology
use zole f cream on it
Hello sir, i'm suffering itching fungal infection problem in gentle area in last 2 years
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexology
apply zole f cream twice for 2 weeks and check ur sugars
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FAQs

Q. Do you need a prescription for BF Zole?

Yes, you can use BF Zole only as a prescription medicine. This means that you can use this medicine only if your doctor prescribes it to you. You should seek the advice of your doctor regarding the type of skin infection you have and the duration of treatment which is required.

Q. Can I use BF Zole during the day?

BF Zole needs to applied twice daily (morning and night). Whereas, for vaginal infections BF Zole should be used once before bedtime.

Q. Are clotrimazole and BF Zole the same?

No, Clotrimazole and BF Zole are not the same, but uses of both are almost similar. Both Clotrimazole and BF Zole belong to imidazole class of antifungals.

Q. How long does BF Zole take to work?

If you are using BF Zole to treat jock itch, your symptoms should improve over 2 weeks of treatment. Whereas, in case of athlete's foot or ringworm, your symptoms should improve over 4 weeks of treatment. Consult your doctor if your symptoms persist or if your symptoms get worse at any time during your treatment.

Q. Does BF Zole itch or burn?

BF Zole may cause itching and burning on the application site. These side effects are uncommon and occur in very few people. Consult your doctor if burning or itching persists.

Q. How to apply the BF Zole?

Wash the infected area and dry it well. Apply BF Zole onto the infected area and the surrounding skin. Massage it gently onto the affected area. Wash your hands carefully after applying BF Zole to avoid spreading the infection to other parts of the body or to other people. Similarly, clothing which comes into contact with the infected areas, such as socks, should be washed and changed frequently. In fact, you should keep a towel for your own use and not share it so that you do not infect anyone else.

Q. Is BF Zole safe to use in children?

BF Zole cream is generally safe for children if used in the prescribed doses for the prescribed duration of time as directed by the doctor. However, minor side effects may occur which are not bothersome. In case there is a burning sensation and severe itching and redness at the application site, stop the medicine and contact your doctor.

Q. Can I stop the treatment if my symptoms clear up?

No, you should continue the treatment even if symptoms clear up. Continue treatment for 7 days (skin infections) or 10 days (nail infections) after all the symptoms have cleared to prevent them from coming back. If symptoms persist consult your doctor.

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