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Ciprocream 0.5% Cream

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Ciprocream 0.5% Cream is an antibiotic, used in the treatment of bacterial skin infections. It relieves the symptoms of the infection by stopping the further growth of the causative microorganisms.

Ciprocream 0.5% 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 ointment. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine.

Some common side effects include burning sensation, irritation, itching and redness at the site of application. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Do not use it in the eyes, mouth or nose as it may cause irritation. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.

Uses of Ciprocream Cream

Benefits of Ciprocream Cream

In Bacterial skin infections

Ciprocream 0.5% Cream is an antibiotic medicine which works by stopping the growth of infection causing bacteria on your skin. It prevents the synthesis of essential proteins necessary for survival of bacteria. It is effective against skin infections such as boils, impetigo and infected hair follicles. It may also be used to treat infections in small cuts or wounds on your skin. This treatment has few common side effects and should clear up infections within a few days, but you should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed.

Side effects of Ciprocream 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 Ciprocream

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

How to use Ciprocream 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 Ciprocream Cream works

Ciprocream 0.5% Cream is an antibiotic. It treats bacterial skin infections by preventing the bacteria from dividing and repairing. It does so stopping the action of a bacterial enzyme called DNA-gyrase.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ciprocream 0.5% 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
Ciprocream 0.5% Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Baby should be closely monitored for development of fever, loss of appetite and diarrhea. In case, any of the above happens please inform your doctor immediately.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Ciprocream Cream?

If you miss a dose of Ciprocream 0.5% 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.

Alternate Brands

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

Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Ciprocream 0.5% Cream for the treatment of skin infections. 
  • You may have to use it for a long time before your infection starts to improve. Be patient and keep using it every day.
  • It may cause minor burning, stinging, or irritation when applied. Inform your doctor if this does not go away.
  • Avoid contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get the cream in these areas.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become more irritated and infected, you should stop using Ciprocream 0.5% Cream and consult your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Fluoroquinolone
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ciprocream 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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I suffering from bacterial infections in my shaving area or too much acne problem.
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Fudic cream twice a day
Sir which medication can we use to fast healing the wound such as minor cut,bacterial infections
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
just apply Neomycin cream locally
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FAQs

Q. Is Ciprocream 0.5% Cream safe?

Ciprocream 0.5% Cream is a relatively safe drug. However, it is not devoid of side effects and hence should only be taken if prescribed by a doctor in the appropriate dose, frequency, and duration as advised.

Q. Can I stop taking Ciprocream 0.5% Cream when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Ciprocream 0.5% Cream and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

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