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CLOSALVE F CREAM


Overview

Introduction

CLOSALVE F CREAM is a combination medicine used in the treatment of various types of skin infections. It minimizes symptoms of inflammation such as redness, swelling, and itching by acting against the infection-causing microorganisms.

CLOSALVE F CREAM 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. Wash your hands before and after applying the medicine. 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.

This is usually a safe medicine, however, it may cause burning, irritation, itching, and redness at the application site. These side effects are usually mild and self-limiting. 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 Closalve F Cream

Side effects of Closalve F 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 Closalve F

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

How to use Closalve F 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 Closalve F Cream works

CLOSALVE F CREAM is a combination of two medicines: Clobetasol and Fusidic Acid, which treats skin infections. Clobetasol is a steroid medicine. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Fusidic Acid is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by the bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
CLOSALVE F 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of CLOSALVE F 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

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • CLOSALVE F CREAM helps treat inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis that are also infected by bacteria.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after two weeks of treatment.
  • Do not use it for longer than prescribed as prolonged or repeated use can cause the skin to become over-sensitive to the medicine and may also result in the bacteria becoming resistant to the antibiotic.

Patient Concerns

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some time itching and rashes and 9year old case what is the treatment for this case can u here sir
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Excel cream / closalve cream twice daily
I have red patches in one side of face and thin
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Apply closalve cream / tenovate cream twice daily for 3 days only . Tab fexova 180 mg for itching once daily for 2 days
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FAQs

Q. How to use Closalve F?

Closalve F should be used as advised by the doctor or as per the instructions on the label of the medicine. Apply a thin layer of Closalve F to cover the affected areas. The dose would depend on the condition for which it is prescribed. Wash your hands after using Closalve F, unless it is used for treating infection of the hands. Avoid any contact with the eyes.

Q. What precautions should be taken while using Closalve F?

Closalve F should not be used on the face and contact with eyes should be avoided. Do not apply a bandage or dressing to the area being treated, as this will increase absorption of the medicine and increase the risk of side effects. This medicine should only be used for the condition it is prescribed for. Do not use it for any other condition without consulting your doctor. Do not give it to other people even if their condition appears to be the same.

Q. Can I stop using Closalve F when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop using Closalve F until advised by your doctor. Complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Closalve F?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What would happen if I use a higher than the recommended dose of Closalve F for long periods?

The dosage and duration of using Closalve F should be strictly according to the doctor’s advice. Using it in higher doses and for longer periods can cause a change in the color of skin at the site of application. Veins under the skin become visible because of thinning and weakening of the skin. There could be an increased hair growth. The medicine may get absorbed into the blood circulation and can cause weight gain, high blood pressure and rounding of the face. If you experience an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Closalve F?

Use of Closalve F is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. Its use should be avoided in case of any fungal infections (ringworm or athlete's foot) or viral infections (herpes or chickenpox). It should also be avoided in treating conditions like acne or rosacea. Consult your doctor before using it for any condition.

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References

  1. Clobetasol. Uxbridge, Middlesex: GlaxoSmithKline UK; 1993 [revised 18 Oct. 2017]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Fusidic acid. Thornhill, Ontario: LEO Pharma Inc; 2008. [Accessed 28 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Clobetasol. Melville, New York: Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 1994. [revised Nov. 2012] [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Fusidic acid. Hurley, Berkshire: Leo Laboratories Limited; 1983 [revised 10 Aug. 2018] (online) Available from:External Link

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