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CASTOR NF CREAM

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Castor nf cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Castor nf cream is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for CASTOR NF

Ciprofloxacin(0.05% w/w)

Uses

Ciprofloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and tuberculosis (TB).

How it works

Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Nervousness, Nightmare, Abnormal dreams, Anxiety, Confusion, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Headache, Heartburn, Insomnia, Restlessness, Stomach pain, Vaginal itching, Vaginal discharge
Fluocinolone(0.025% w/w)

Uses

Fluocinolone is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and skin disorders.

How it works

Fluocinolone belongs to a group of medicines called as steroids. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Common side effects

Acne, Allergic reaction, Itching, Burning sensation, Changes in skin color, Dry skin, Swelling of mouth, Shortness of breath, Skin infection, Skin reaction, Generalised rash, Wheezing
Clotrimazole(1% w/w)

Uses

Clotrimazole is used in the treatment of fungal infections.

How it works

Clotrimazole acts against the fungi by impairing the permeability of the fungal cell wall and inhibits the activity of enzymes within the cell. It specifically inhibits the biosynthesis of ergosterol and other sterols required for cell membrane production.

Common side effects

Application site reaction, Application site irritation, Burning sensation, Fever, Itching, Skin redness, Stomach pain, Stomach upset, Vaginal discharge, Vomiting
Neomycin(0.5% w/w)

Uses

Neomycin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Neomycin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Common side effects

Uncoordinated body movements, Itching, Eye irritation, Increased saliva production, Nausea, Renal injury, Increased sensitivity to light, Eye pain, Diarrhoea, Allergic reaction, Tingling sensation, Eye surface inflammation, Vomiting, Abnormal blood cell, Drooping eyelids, Altered pupil size, Increased bilirubin in the blood, Pain, Skin redness, Numbness, Disorientation (alteration of mental status), Increased production of tears, Abnormal eye sensation, Increased intraocular pressure, Liver enzyme increased, Fever, Ear damage, Blurred vision, Mouth ulcer, Premature destruction of red blood cells, Allergy, Confusion, Thinning of eyes, Swelling

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Expert advice for CASTOR NF

  • Do not eat or drink any dairy products (such as milk or yogurt) or drinks with added calcium (e.g. calcium-fortified orange juice) when you take the tablets. You should take your tablets 1-2 hours before or at least 4 hours after such products.
  • Do not drive because you may feel less alert while being treated with ciprofloxacin.
  • Avoid exposure to strong sunlight, or artificial UV light such as sunbeds when taking ciprofloxacin.
  • Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have sudden pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness, stiffness, or movement problems in any of your joints.

Frequently asked questions for CASTOR NF

Ciprofloxacin

Q.Can I take ciprofloxacin for strep or sore throat; flu, cold, tooth infection, or yeast infection?
Ciprofloxacin is generally not a best option for strep or sore throat, flu and cold; and it is not used for tooth infection, or yeast infection. Always consult your doctor before taking the drug

Q.Can I take ciprofloxacin with pantoprazole, metronidazole, or amoxicillin?
Yes, you can take ciprofloxacin with metronidazole, and pantoprazole. Generally ciprofloxacin is not given along with amoxicillin as both are different drugs with similar action. Please consult your doctor before changing the medication

Q.Can I take ciprofloxacin with Tylenol (paracetamol), or Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and pseudoephedrine)?
Yes, you can take ciprofloxacin with Tylenol (paracetamol), or Nyquil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, doxylamine, and pseudoephedrine)

Q.Can I take ciprofloxacin with birth control pills or does it affect birth control?
Yes, you can take ciprofloxacin with birth control pills. It does not affect birth control.

Q.Is ciprofloxacin safe/ banned?
Ciprofloxacin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is ciprofloxacin sulfa based/ a penicillin?
No. Ciprofloxacin belong to a different group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It does not contain penicillin or sulpha.

Fluocinolone

Q.Is fluocinolone a steroid?
Yes, fluocinolone is a steroid drug

Q.Is available or sold over the counter?
No, fluocinolone is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter

Q.Is used for acne or psoriasis?
Fluocinolone is used for skin infections, acne, psoriasis or eye infections

Q.Is fluocinolone safe for infants?
No, fluocinolone is not safe to be used in children less than 18 years of age

Q.Is fluocinolone the same as fluocinonide?
Fluocinolone and fluocinonide are two different drugs belonging to the same class. They are used for the same indications

Q.Can fluocinolone cause hair growth?
Fluocinolone may cause hair growth at the site of application. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.

Clotrimazole

Q.Is clotrimazole a steroid/ used for thrush/ good for ringworm/ good for toenail fungus?
Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication and not a steroid. It is used for treating thrush, ringworm. It may be used for toenail fungus; however its efficacy in this case is not completely established. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Is clotrimazole available over the counter?
Yes, clotrimazole cream is available over the counter. But if this is the first time you have had vaginal itching and discomfort, talk with a physician before using clotrimazole

Q.Is clotrimazole better than miconazole?
Although clotrimazole and miconazole are different drugs, they work in similar ways. Both are used for treatment of fungal infection, primarily yeast. Despite these similarities, they are often used in different parts of the body and they have different active ingredients and so cannot be compared. Both medications work well, but one of them may work better for some people than others. Check with your doctor for more details

Q.Is candida a steroid/ curable/ contagious/ a STD/ dangerous/ curable/ a steroid cream/ infection dangerous?
Candida is a yeast, a form of fungus. It causes infections such as candidiasis or thrush in humans and other animals. Individuals with Candida infections are not usually contagious, though in some settings immunocompromised people can catch the infection. The infection does not usually spread by sexual contact. Candida infection is curable but if not treated early it can result in a serious infection

Q.Is canesten hydrocortisone for thrush?
Canesten HC cream contains two active ingredients, clotrimazole (antifungal medicine used to treat infections with fungi and yeasts) and hydrocortisone (corticosteroid medicine that is applied to the skin to relieve the symptoms of inflammation). It is used to treat vaginal thrush.

Neomycin

Q.Does neomycin has sulfa or does the sulphate present in this drug contain sulfa?
No, neomycin does not contain sulfa (sulphonamide group) and the sulphate group present in this drug has no link with sulfa either

Q.Does neomycin expire?
Yes. The expiry date is provided on the blister pack of tablets or the ointment tube

Q.Does neomycin cover pseudomonas?
No, neomycin is not effective against pseudomona

Q.Does neomycin contain penicillin?
No, neomycin does not contain penicillin. It belongs to a group of drugs called aminoglycosides

Q.Does neosporin help acne /cold soresNeosporin contains neomycin in addition to bacitracin and polymyxin. Neosporin does not treat acne or cold sores. It only helps in the treatment of some infections of the skin.Does neosporin help scars?
Neosporin contains neomycin in addition to bacitracin and polymyxin. Neosporin does not help in the treatment of scars. It only helps in the treatment of some infections of the skin

Q.Does neosporin help cuts?
Neosporin contains neomycin in addition to bacitracin and polymyxin. Neosporin only helps prevent or treat the infection of wounds. It does help heal the cuts

Q.Does neomycin cause tinnitus?
Neomycin is known to cause damage to the ear. One of the symptoms of damage to ear is tinnitus

Q.Is neomycin safe?
Neomycin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 25 January, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)