Cortimycin Ointment

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Overview

Uses of Cortimycin Ointment

Cortimycin Ointment is used in the treatment of eczema.

Cortimycin Ointment side effects

Common
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Cortimycin 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. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Cortimycin Ointment works

Cortimycin Ointment is a steroid medicine which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers that make the skin red, swollen and itchy.

Cortimycin Ointment related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cortimycin 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.
Lactation
Cortimycin Ointment is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Cortimycin Ointment is used to treat the redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of eczema.
  • It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
  • Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Don't 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.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become infected you should stop using Cortimycin Ointment and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after 2 weeks of treatment. 
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Cortimycin Ointment. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Cortimycin Ointment suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Cortimycin

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My skin is turning black between foot & knee. I m sending photo too. I m also heart patient. Pl advice me.
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
This is stasis eczema along with varicose veins wear a tight stockings on both legs from neck to toes all time other than bedtime. .Avoid prolonged standing of dependency of legsApply aquasoft lotion mixed with beclo lotion in 1 : 1 ratio - twice daily for 3wks
I am suffering from eczema on the both the feet and dry with red patches. Conzole M lotion will be right to use on the healing portion and kindly just anything more can be done.Dr required yours valuable inputs
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
Tenovate cream for application twice daily for 2 weeks only . Physiogel lotion as moisturiser . Tab fexova 180 if very itchy
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FAQs

Q. Is hydrocortisone safe?
Hydrocortisone belongs to a class of medications called corticosteroids. Hydrocortisone is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is hydrocortisone same as cortisone, cort stim, cort s?
Cort s is proprietary (brand) name of hydrocortisone injection. Cortisone is other name of hydrocortisone. Cort stim is contracted (short) form for cortisol stimulation test
Q. Is hydrocortisone good for ringworm, cold sores, haemorrhoids, scars or burns?
No. Hydrocortisone is contraindicated in any condition where the skin is infected or inflamed
Q. Does hydrocortisone help in eczema, acne, hives, dry skin and thrush?
Hydrocortisone relieves the itching associated with eczema and local swelling and itching associated with hives. It should not be used in acne, dry skin and thrush
Q. Can I take ibuprofen, Tylenol or Benadryl with hydrocortisone?
NSAIDs like ibuprofen, Tylenol (acetaminophen), Benadryl (paracetamol, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine) should not be taken if hydrocortisone is being taken orally. There is however little chance of interaction between hydrocortisone for local application and other drugs which are taken orally. Always follow the advice of the doctor regarding use of hydrocortisone ointment/cream and other medications.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 22nd Aug 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Optho Remedies Pvt.Ltd. 28, MNNIT Industrial Estate, Teliarganj, Allahabad. Uttar Pradesh, India PIN - 211004
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