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. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
Coot Ointment is a combination of four medicines: Terbinafine, Clobetasol, Ofloxacin and Ornidazole which treat skin infections. Terbinafine is an antifungal which stops the growth of fungi by preventing them from forming their protective covering. Clobetasol is a steroid medicine. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Ofloxacin is an antibiotic which kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. Ornidazole is also an antibiotic which kills other infectious microorganisms in addition to bacteria by damaging the DNA.
Coot Ointment 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.
No information is available on the use of Coot Ointment during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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Coot is a combination of four medicines: Clobetasol, Terbinafine, Ofloxacin and Ornidazole. This medication is used to treat skin infection. Terbinafine, Ofloxacin and Ornidazole works by killing the harmful micro-organism that cause skin infection. Clobetasol works by reducing the swelling, redness, and itching that occurs in the skin infection.
Q. Is it safe to use Coot?
Yes, Coot is safe when used according to your doctors advice and for limited duration of time. However, in some patients it may cause some unwanted side effects like transient burning, itching and irritation at the application site. It may also cause other uncommon or rare side effects. Inform your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any persistent problem due to the medication.
Q. Can I stop taking Coot when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Coot and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the skin infection is completely cleared.
Q. What are the precautions needed to be taken while using Coot?
Coot should not be used on the face. Do not use the medication for longer periods of time than you have been advised. Do not apply a bandage or dressing to the area being treated, as this will increase absorption of the preparation and increase the risk of side-effects.This medicine should only be used by the patient, never give it to other people even if their condition appears to be the same.
Q. How to use Coot ?
Follow the directions given by the healthcare provider on the medicine. Apply the medication to the affected skin areas thinly and in sufficient quantity to cover the affected areas. Coot is usually applied two or three times a day to affected areas of skin. Wash your hands after using Coot, unless it is used for treating skin infection on the hands.
Q. Can I overuse Coot ?
No, do not overuse Coot for long periods or on large areas of skin. It can result in too much medicine being absorbed into the body. This may lead to thinning or weakening of the skin and other serious side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Does Coot expire?
Yes, Coot does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Coot after the expiry date.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.