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Bifocan Cream

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Product introduction

Bifocan Cream is an antifungal medication. It is used in the treatment of fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, nappy rash, sweat rash, and vaginal thrush. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.

Bifocan Cream is for external use only. You should use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. The affected area should be clean and dry before application of the medicine. Do not use more than you need as it will not clear your condition faster and some side effects may be increased. If your condition goes on for longer than four weeks or gets worse at any time, let your doctor know. The effects of the 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.

Some of the common side effects include skin irritation, redness, or itching at the site of application. If the side effects bother you or do not go away, let your doctor know. Some people have a severe allergic reaction which needs urgent medical attention. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, throat or face, swallowing or breathing problems, dizziness and nausea. Get emergency help if this happens.

It is not likely that other medicines you take by mouth or injection will affect the way it works but talk to your doctor before using it if you have used a similar medicine before and had an allergic reaction. This medicine should only be used if it is clearly needed during pregnancy.

Uses of Bifocan Cream

Benefits of Bifocan Cream

In Fungal skin infections

Bifocan Cream is an antifungal medicine. It kills and prevents the growth of fungus. This relieves the symptoms caused by the infection. It may be used to treat infections such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, fungal nappy rash, and fungal sweat rash. You should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed even if your symptoms have gone. This will prevent the infection from coming back. Using this medicine as prescribed will relieve pain and itching and may help you feel more comfortable with your skin.

Side effects of Bifocan Cream

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Bifocan

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

How to use Bifocan 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 Bifocan Cream works

Bifocan Cream stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Bifocan 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Bifocan 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

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Quick tips

  • Bifocan Cream helps treat skin infections caused by many different types of fungi.
  • Finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • It can take a few weeks for the infection to clear and a few months before the skin returns to its normal color.
  • It is not taken orally, so it does not cause many side effects.
  • Apply an amount sufficient to cover the affected area and 1 inch of the immediate surrounding skin.
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Inform your doctor if the infection has not cleared up after four weeks of treatment.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Azole derivatives {Imidazoles}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA
Action Class
Fungal ergosterol synthesis inhibitor

Interaction with drugs

Taking Bifocan 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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What is medicine for akin fungal infection.
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Post a properly focussed picture of the current skin problem. There r plenty of fungal infections of skin
Hello, I work in a very sweaty environment, I recently had a ringworm outbreak, I used EBERNET and it worked perfectly fine for me, On the recommendation of a few friends who suggested to use anti-fungal soap for a few days to ensure that the spores are completely eliminated from my body. Are there any effective anti-fungal soaps or shampoos that I can use to treat ringworm infection? Is there a method to determine if my scalp is affected by ringworm's? If I do happen to have this, What should be my next set of actions to treat ringworm's on scalp, before visiting a hospital/clinic? Regards, PATIENT
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
You need to visit skin specialist for proper examinationWether you are having fungal infections or not
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FAQs

Q. How to use Bifocan Cream?

Before using Bifocan Cream, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. Use Bifocan Cream once daily, preferably at night before going to bed, for two to three weeks or as advised by your doctor. If Bifocan Cream gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.

Q. For how long do I need to use Bifocan Cream?

Symptoms generally get reduced or get completely cured within 2 to 4 weeks. Use Bifocan Cream until the symptoms get cured and then for two more weeks after symptoms disappear to avoid recurrence of the infection.

Q. What measures should be taken for a fast recovery?

Keep the affected skin areas clean and dry but avoid excessive rubbing. The itchiness may give you an urge to scratch but avoid scratching as it will damage the surface of the skin, spreading the infection further. Always wash your hands after treating the infection to prevent it from spreading. Wash your socks, stockings, and tights thoroughly in hot water to remove any shed skin or fungal spores. Change your footwear daily, if possible.

Q. When should Bifocan Cream not be used?

You should not use Bifocan Cream if you are allergic to Bifocan Cream or any of its ingredients. You should also avoid using Bifocan Cream for nappy rash, for nail or scalp infections, or for vaginal infections.

Q. Is there anything which needs to be taken care of while using Bifocan Cream cream?

Bifocan Cream may reduce the effectiveness and safety of latex products (such as condoms and diaphragms) if it comes into contact with them. Therefore, you should ensure that Bifocan Cream cream does not come in contact with these products. If Bifocan Cream cream accidentally comes into contact with a condom or diaphragm, replace the condom or diaphragm before using it as contraception.

Q. Can warfarin be used while using Bifocan Cream?

No, Bifocan Cream may interfere with the working of warfarin which may cause episodes of bleeding. Therefore, if both are to be used together then the therapy needs to be monitored.

Q. Which fungi does Bifocan Cream treat?

Bifocan Cream is effective against dermatophytes, yeasts, molds, and other fungi such as Malassezia furfur. It is also effective against Corynebacterium minutissimum.

Q. Can I stop using Bifocan Cream when I feel better?

No, do not stop using Bifocan Cream without consulting your doctor even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. Therefore, for better and complete treatment, it is advised to continue your treatment for the prescribed duration.

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References

  1. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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