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Medicine Overview of Daktacort Gel

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Uses of Hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone is used in the treatment of severe allergic reactions, allergy symptoms, cancer, skin disorders and eye disorders.
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Hydrocortisone side effects

Common

Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Increased risk of infection, Bone degradation, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Altered bone growth, Increased blood pressure, Muscle disorders, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract.

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How to use Hydrocortisone

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Apply it on the affected area and allow it to stay before spitting or rinsing.

How Daktacort Gel works

Hydrocortisone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. It prevents and treats the allergic and inflammatory reactions by decreasing the number of blood cells that cause inflammation and allergy. 
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Uses of Miconazole

Miconazole is used in the treatment of fungal infections.
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Miconazole side effects

Common

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Skin rash, Increased liver enzymes.

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How to use Miconazole

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Apply it on the affected area and allow it to stay before spitting or rinsing.

How Daktacort Gel works

Miconazole is an antifungal medication. It stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human.

In Depth Information on Daktacort Gel

Expert advice for Hydrocortisone

  • Take with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Dose is decreased or tapered over time.
  • Most side effects occur with high doses and on long-term use.
  • Your risk of getting an infection may become higher. Tell your doctor immediately if you have a fever, flu-like symptoms, cough, painful urination, or a wound that does not heal.

Expert advice for Miconazole

  • Your doctor has prescribed Miconazole to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Daktacort Gel related warnings
Special precautions for Daktacort Gel
Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Daktacort Gel 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
Daktacort Gel 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

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Frequently asked questions about Daktacort Gel

Frequently asked questions about Hydrocortisone

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.

Frequently asked questions about Miconazole

Q. Can miconazole/ Monistat be used for conditions for BV (bacterial vaginosis), ring worms, and urinary tract infections?
Yes, miconazole can be used for BV (bacterial vaginosis). It is used for treatment and prevention of fungal infections of the oral cavity, ring worms and superinfections due to gram-positive bacteria. Miconazole can be taken in rare fungal infections of the urinary tract
Q. Does miconazole cause burning sensation?
Yes, burning sensation on the skin and vaginal burning are common side effects of miconazole
Q. Does miconazole cause dry skin?
No, miconazole is not known to have the side effect to cause drying of skin
Q. Is miconazole safe for babies?
Yes, miconazole is safe for babies. It may be used in nappy rashes and oral fungal infections as advised by your doctor
Q. Is miconazole a steroid?
No, miconazole is not a steroid. It is an imidazole (organic compound) and belongs to class of antifungal agents
Q. Is miconazole same as ketoconazole?
Both miconazole and ketoconazole are antifungal medicines. However, they are prescribed for different type of fungal infections
Q. Can I take miconazole with fluconazole?
Taking two antifungal agents may have additive effect and have pronounced side effects. Patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Does miconazole work for yeast infections?
Yes, miconazole works for oral and vaginal yeast infections
Q. Does miconazole expire?
Yes, antifungals like miconazole have an expiry date. Read instruction on the pack for the date of expiry
Q. Is miconazole an OTC (over the counter)?
No, miconazole cannot be bought over the counter. It needs prescription of a qualified doctor.
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