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Overview

Introduction

Crota gm Cream is used to treat various types of skin infections. It minimizes symptoms of inflammation such as redness, swelling, and itching. It also prevents the growth of infection-causing microorganisms and promotes faster healing of infections.

Crota gm 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 application of 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 medicine is usually safe, 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 taking 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 your doctor. 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 Crota gm Cream

Side effects of Crota gm Cream

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

How to use Crota gm 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 Crota gm Cream works

Crota gm Cream is a combination of three medicines: Clobetasol, Gentamicin and Miconazole, 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. It provides temporary relief of symptoms. Gentamicin is an antibiotic which kills bacteria by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Miconazole is an antifungal which stops the growth of fungi by preventing them from forming their own protective covering.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Crota gm Cream is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Crota gm Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Crota gm Cream to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Some tips for personal hygiene:
    • Wash your hands with soap before and after applying the cream.
    • Do not share your towel or clothes with anyone. 
    • Wear clean clothes every day to prevent infection.
  • You may have to use it for a long time before your skin infection starts to improve. Be patient and keep using it every day.
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become more irritated and infected, you should stop using Crota gm Cream and consult your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

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clobet gm cream can glow my skin face
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Dermatology
It will damage your skin dear
Due to water change in my area my skin got darkened can u please suggest some medicine to get my color back
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Make a powder of 10 gm rice, 10 gm besan 20 gm masoor daal , 20 gl oats, 10 gm almond, 10 gm manjistha, 10 gm rose petals, 5gm turmeric, half gm kesar. and mix well. use this for bathing purpose instaed os soap. You will find improvement
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FAQs

Q. How to use Crota gm?

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

Q. Can I stop taking Crota gm when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop using Crota gm and 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 precautions that need to be taken while using Crota gm?

Crota gm should not be used on the face and contact with eyes should be avoided. Do not apply a bandage or dressing on 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. What would happen if I use a higher than the recommended dose of Crota gm for long periods?

The dosage and duration of using Crota gm should be strictly according to the doctor’s advice. This medicine contains clobetasol which when used in higher doses and for longer periods can get absorbed in the blood circulation and cause adrenal suppression and Cushing's syndrome. It can cause weight gain, high blood pressure and rounding of the face. Its application can cause a change in color of skin at the site of application. Veins beneath the skin become visible due to the thinning and weakening of the skin. There could be an increased hair growth. If you experience an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Crota gm?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in. 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 are the contraindications associated with the use of Crota gm?

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

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