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CLOFIN GT OINTMENT

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MRP: Rs. 56.52 for 1 tube(s) (15 GM ointment each)
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Clofin gt ointment is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Clofin gt ointment is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for CLOFIN GT

Clobetasol(0.05% w/w)

Uses

Clobetasol is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders and skin disorders.

How it works

Clobetasol is a highly potent topical corticosteroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.

Common side effects

Itchy bump, Application site irritation, Burning sensation, Itching
Terbinafine(1% w/w)

Uses

Terbinafine is used in the treatment of fungal infections.

How it works

Terbinafine is an antifungal drug. It stops growth of fungi by inhibiting an important enzyme that results in reduced formation of ergosterol, a vital component of the outer protective layer of fungi which is essential for fungal growth.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Abnormal liver function tests, Allergic reaction, Itching, Skin rash, Altered taste, Headache, Increased enyme level in blood, Indigestion, Skin redness, Visual impairment
Gentamicin(0.1% w/w)

Uses

Gentamicin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

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

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Lip swelling, Skin rash, Joint pain, Blisters on skin, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Headache, Hoarseness of voice, Loss of appetite, Itching, Urticaria, Fatigue, Fever
Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate(2.5% w/w)

Uses

Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

Zinc supplementation has been shown to reduce the duration and severity of diarrhea in populations of children with a high incidence of zinc deficiency, and also to reduce the frequency of recurrences in the subsequent 2-3 months.

Common side effects

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Expert advice for CLOFIN GT

Always clean the skin before a fresh dressing is put on since the germs can cause infections under warm and moist conditions under dressings.
Make sure you wash your hands after use or wear disposable plastic gloves while applying the cream on someone. Cream should be used on skin externally only.
Treatment beyond 2- 4 consecutive weeks is not recommended, and the total dosage should not exceed 50 g per week.
If your skin problem does not improve in 2 to 4 weeks, talk to your doctor. Do not use in conditions such as
  • Acne
  • Fungal skin infections, eg. athlete's foot, ringworm, candida skin infections.
  • Severe flushing of skin on and around your nose (rosacea).
  • Spotty red rash around your mouth (perioral dermatitis).
  • Infected skin (unless the infection is being treated with an anti-infective medicine at the same time).
  • Itchy skin around the genitals or back passage.
  • Itchy skin which is not inflamed.
  • Nappy rash
  • Widespread plaque psoriasis.

Frequently asked questions for CLOFIN GT

Clobetasol

Q.Is clobetasol propionate a steroid/ an antifungal/ OTC?
Clobetasol (also available as Cosvate cream, Cosvate G) is a potent topical corticosteroid used for the treatment of itching, redness, dryness, inflammation, and discomfort of various scalp and skin conditions. It is not an antifungal. It is available only by prescription given by your doctor

Q.Is clobetasol propionate used for hair loss/ does clobetasol help hair growth?
Clobetasol is used for discomfort in various scalp and skin conditions; however not used for treatment of hair loss or hair growth. Always consult your doctor regarding its use

Q.Does clobetasol propionate cause hair loss / thinning of skin?
Long-term use of steroids may damage your hair or skin. Always follow the advice of your doctor regarding its use

Q.Is clobetasol propionate good for acne/ athlete's foot/ ringworm?
Clobetasol should not be used for conditions like acne, athlete's foot or ringworm. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.

Terbinafine

Q.Is terbinafine/bricanyl a steroid/sulfa drug?
Terbinafine is an antifungal drug. It does not have chemical structure or effects similar to steroids. The chemical structure and mechanism of action of terbinafine is different from sulfa drugs

Q.Is terbinafine effective/ FDA approved/ contraindicated with asthma?
Terbinafine is an antifungal drug used to treat fungal infections affecting fingernails, toenails and skin. It is effective if used as advised by your doctor. The effectiveness of terbinafine may vary upon individual response. It is FDA approved and is not contraindicated in asthma

Q.Is terbinafine safe or is terbinafine dangerous?
Terbinafine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is terbinafine used to treat ringworm?
Terbinafine can be used to treat fungal infections caused by ringworm (tinea corporis, tinea cruris and tinea pedis) if considered appropriate depending upon severity and site of infection

Q.Sebifin/ Bricanyl/ Athakind is used for?
Sebifin/ Bricanyl/ Athakind is a trade name for active drug terbinafine. Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections affecting fingernails, toenails and skin

Q.Is Bricanyl available over counter?
It is available on doctor's prescription

Q.Can I take terbinafine/Lamisil with ibuprofen, amoxicillin, prednisone, acetaminophen, metronidazole, phentermine, azithromycin?
Lamisil is a trade name for active drug terbinafine. Terbinafine has no known serious drug interactions with ibuprofen, amoxicillin, prednisone, acetaminophen, metronidazole, phentermine or azithromycin. Inform your doctor about all the medication you are currently taking to avoid interactions that may reduce effectiveness of terbinafine treatment or aggravate side effects

Q.Does terbinafine interfere with birth control?
Yes. Concomitant use of terbinafine with birth control medications (oral contraceptives) may cause disturbances in menstrual periods

Q.Does terbinafine treat yeast infections/thrush/tinea versicolor?
Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections affecting fingernails, toenails and skin. It is not the preferred antifungal in the treatment of yeast fungal infections including thrush (yeast infection of skin) and tinea versicolor (yeast infection characterized by discoloured skin usually on the back, underarms, upper arms, chest, and neck)

Q.Can terbinafine cause constipation/ hair loss/weight gain/ increase blood pressure/ autism/ stop contractions/ hyperglycemia/ respiratory depression?
No. Constipation, hair loss and increase in body weight / increase blood pressure/ autism/stop contractions/ hyperglycemia/ respiratory depression are not among the known side effects of terbinafine

Q.How long can I take terbinafine for?
The duration of treatment with terbinafine varies depending upon the severity of infection, area infected and individual responses. Please follow the advice of your doctor regarding the duration of use.

Gentamicin

Q.Is gentamicin a macrolide, steroid or a sulfa drug?
Gentamicin does not contain sulfa and is not a macrolide, or steroidal drug. It is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside

Q.Is gentamicin nephrotoxic?
Yes, gentamicin is a nephrotoxic drug. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug

Q.Is gentamicin safe for babies?
Gentamicin is safe for babies if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Does gentamicin cause hearing loss or burn?
Yes gentamicin can cause hearing loss if used inappropriately. It can cause burning of eyes

Q.Is gentamicin used for pink eye?
Yes, gentamicin is used in the treatment of pink eye (conjunctivitis). Please consult your doctor before use

Q.Does gentamicin dialyze out?
Yes, gentamicin is a dialyzable drug

Q.What organisms does gentamicin cover?
Gentamicin is mainly effective against pseudomonas, escherichia, enterobacter, klebsiella, staphylococcus, salmonella, serratia, and shigella species but rarely effective against streptococci and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)

Q.Does it cover anaerobes?
It does not act against anaerobes.

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Content on this page was last updated on 21 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)