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Overview

Introduction

Clofin GT Ointment is a combination of medicines that is used to treat various types of skin infections. It minimizes symptoms of inflammation such as redness, swelling, and itching. It also prevents the growth of infection-causing microorganisms to promote faster healing of infections.

Clofin GT Ointment 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. 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.

The most common side effect of this medicine includes itching, dryness, redness, and burning sensation at the application site. These are usually self-limiting. Regular application of moisturizer to the skin can help to overcome or prevent dryness of the skin, also you must drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Serious side effects are rare. You must consult the doctor if you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.).

Before using 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 and consult the doctor about this condition. During the course of the treatment, do not touch or scratch the infected skin areas as this may worsen or spread the infection.

Uses of Clofin GT Ointment

Side effects of Clofin GT Ointment

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 Clofin GT

  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Skin peeling
  • Thinning of skin
  • Burning sensation at the site of application

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Irritation
    If you feel this medicine is causing mood or behavior changes, speak to your doctor as you may need a change of medicine. There are also some things you can do yourself. Eat well, do relaxation or deep breathing exercises and practice regular exercise that you enjoy, such as walking, swimming or yoga. Try to avoid caffeine, alcohol and sugar as these can all cause mood swings or make them worse. A good night’s sleep can also help. It often helps to talk to a friend or family member even if you find this difficult. If it bothers you, consult with your doctor.
  • Coping with Skin peeling
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.

How to use Clofin GT Ointment

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 gently massage the ointment.

How Clofin GT Ointment works

Clofin GT Ointment is a combination of four medicines: Clobetasol, Terbinafine, Gentamicin, and Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate which treat skin infections. Clobetasol is a steroid medicine. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Terbinafine is an antifungal which stops the growth of fungi by preventing them from forming their own protective covering. Gentamicin is an antibiotic which kills bacteria by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate has astringent and antiseptic action.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clofin GT Ointment is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clofin GT Ointment is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Clofin GT Ointment must be applied as a thin layer on the affected area as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not use this medicine more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Before each application, wash the affected area with soap and water and dry well. 
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, mouth or nose. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas.
  • Do not cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • Inform your doctor if the treated skin area does not improve after 2-4 weeks of treatment.

Patient Concerns

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I have lot of body pain and back pain becauee I think I didn't eat much food from yesterday. Which medicine should I take?
Vipul Aggarwal
gt vitamin d checked
I am having a tinkling in my right ear since last two months. I had visited ent and he said a mild infection is there he suggested some antibiotics and nasal drops but medicine does not cure tinkling at all. Kindly suggest what to do. One more thing it worsen if i put headphones with music.
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
Gt vitamin d3, vitamin b12 and audiometry
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FAQs

Q. How long does Clofin GT takes to work?

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

Q. Can I stop taking Clofin GT when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Clofin GT 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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References

  1. Clobetasol propionate. Uxbridge, Middlesex: GlaxoSmithKline UK; 1993 [revised 18 Oct. 2017]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. PubChem. Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Mayo Clinic. Terbinafine (Topical Route). [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Gentamicin. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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