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Cortiderm G Cream


Overview

Introduction of Betamethasone

Cortiderm G Cream is a prescription medicine having a combination of medicines that is used to treat skin infections. It inhibits the growth of bacteria that cause infections and reduce the redness, swelling, and itchiness due to infections.

Cortiderm G Cream is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Do not apply it on an open wound and avoid getting it into your eyes or mouth. In case of accidental contact, rinse it with plenty of water. Use it regularly to get the most benefit of the medicine.

Using $may cause few side effects like burning sensation and skin irritation. These are temporary and in most cases resolve with time. If the irritation persists or worsens, inform your doctor.

Introduction of Gentamicin

Cortiderm G Cream is a prescription medicine having a combination of medicines that is used to treat skin infections. It inhibits the growth of bacteria that cause infections and reduce the redness, swelling, and itchiness due to infections.

Cortiderm G Cream is also widely used in hospitalized patients to prevent infections. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion) or as an injection directly into a vein or a muscle under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Your doctor may shift you to another antibiotic after culture reports become available. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the infection returning or worsening.

Cortiderm G Cream may lead to nausea or vomiting, balance disorder (loss of balance), kidney damage and hearing loss as side effects in some patients. Therefore, please follow all the instructions given by your doctor while using this medicine. Your doctor may monitor you with regular kidney function tests or hearing tests during treatment. Some patients may also be advised to get blood levels of this medicine measured. This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Uses of Betamethasone

  • Allergic conditions

Uses of Gentamicin

  • Bacterial infections

Side effects of Betamethasone

Common
  • Thinning of skin
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Weight gain
  • Mood changes
  • Behavioural changes

Side effects of Gentamicin

Common
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)
  • Kidney damage
  • Hearing loss
  • Injection site pain

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 Increased risk of infection
    If you have a low level of white blood cells, you are more likely to get infections. There are several ways to reduce your chances of catching or spreading an infection. Avoid unnecessary exposure to germs when you can. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap or use a sanitiser. Avoid crowds and avoid contact with people who are ill or have infections. Use disposable tissues for coughs and sneezes. Consider using an appropriate face mask. Do not share personal items like cutlery, glasses, towels or toothbrushes with others. Get enough rest and eat a well balanced healthy diet.
  • Coping with Weight gain
    Try to eat a healthy balanced diet without increasing your portion sizes. Avoid processed meat or poultry and seafood. Eat small, frequent meals and eat slowly. Do not snack on foods that contain a lot of calories such as crisps, cakes, biscuits and sweets. If you feel hungry between meals, eat fruits and vegetables which have low calories. Avoid reaching for a sugary drink if you feel stressed. Fasting once a week can be an effective way to lose weight. Make sure you get enough sleep. With proper diet and lifestyle changes, you might not gain any weight or may gain only a small amount. Even then if it bothers you, ask your doctor if there are any alternative medicines that do not have this side effect.
  • Coping with Mood changes and Behavioural changes
    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.

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 Kidney damage
    If you have kidney damage, you will probably know only after a blood or urine test is done. In general, making healthy lifestyle changes and eating a healthy balanced diet can improve the function of your kidneys. Discuss with your doctor what medicines or lifestyle changes might help.
  • Coping with Injection site pain
    Try to change the area of injection and the exact site of injection each time. Apply a cold compress to the injection site. These symptoms are usually mild and should only last a few hours. You can ask your doctor to recommend a medicine if it is bothering you.

How Betamethasone works

Cortiderm G Cream is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

How Gentamicin works

Cortiderm G Cream is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Cortiderm G Cream during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Cortiderm G 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Gentalene Cream
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Quick Tips

Betamethasone

  • Betamethasone can be taken with or without food, but try to have it at same time every day.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Betamethasone can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Betamethasone. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Betamethasone suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Gentamicin

  • Your doctor has prescribed Gentamicin to cure your infection and improve your symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection to come back and harder to treat.
  • It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion) or as an injection directly into a vein or a muscle. 
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Gentamicin may cause dizziness.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood, urine, or hearing tests while you are on this medication.
  • Your doctor will ensure that you are well hydrated before and during treatment with this medicine. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.
  • Discontinue Gentamicin and inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash, itchy skin, swelling of face and mouth, or have difficulty in breathing.

Patient Concerns

Patient Concerns

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Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
please send pictures of affected areaSend pictures of other areas also
I have suffering from Piles. And some type of puls coming from infected part. Kindly help
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Urology
Consult g i surgeon
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FAQs

Betamethasone

Q. Is Betamethasone a steroid?

Yes, Betamethasone belongs to a group of medicines called steroids also known as corticosteroids. These corticosteroids occur naturally in the body and help to maintain health and well being. Boosting corticosteroids by using Betamethasone helps in treating various illnesses involving inflammation (redness, tenderness, heat and swelling) in the body. Many different conditions such as asthma, severe allergic reactions, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune diseases, etc can be improved by the use of Betamethasone, as they reduce inflammation in the body.

Q. Is Betamethasone safe to use?

Betamethasone is safe to use when used for an indication in a dose as advised by your doctor. You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to Betamethasone or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Furthermore, you should not take Betamethasone if you have an infection and have not yet started medicine (e.g. antibiotics) to treat it.

Q. Does Betamethasone cause hair loss?

Betamethasone is not known to cause hair loss. Rather, it may cause an increase in body hair growth (especially in females) on long-term use. Talk to your doctor if you get excessive hair growth on your body while taking Betamethasone.

Q. Can I take Betamethasone with ibuprofen?

An increase in the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding may occur if non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) like ibuprofen are taken with corticosteroids. Talk to your doctor before taking Betamethasone with any NSAID.

Q. Does Betamethasone cause weight gain?

Betamethasone can cause weight gain especially when high doses taken for a long time or repeated short courses are taken. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Betamethasone.

Q. Is Betamethasone a hydrocortisone?

Betamethasone is not a hydrocortisone. These are two different drugs which belong to the same group of medicines called steroids (also known as corticosteroids).

Q. Is Betamethasone over the counter?

Betamethasone is not an over the counter (OTC) medicine. It is available only when prescribed by a doctor.
Gentamicin

Q. How long does Gentamicin takes to work?

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

Q. What if I don't get better after using Gentamicin?

Inform your doctor if you don't feel better after finishing the full course of treatment. Your doctor may increase the dose of Gentamicin or switch you to an alternate option, which may work for you. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Gentamicin if I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Gentamicin 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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