Derfine Cream

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Overview

Uses of Derfine Cream

Derfine Cream is used in the treatment of fungal skin infections.

Derfine Cream side effects

Common
  • Skin peeling
  • Itching

How to use Derfine 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 Derfine Cream works

Derfine Cream is an antifungal medication which treats skin infections. It works by killing the fungi on the skin by destroying their cell membrane.

Derfine Cream related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Derfine Cream is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Derfine Cream is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Derfine Cream?

If you miss a dose of Derfine Cream, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Derfine Cream to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

FAQs

Q. Does Derfine treat ringworm?
Derfine is used for the treatment of ringworm (dermatophytosis) infection. It is also used for the treatment of fungal infections of the groin area, toe and finger nails (yellow, opaque and thickened nails) and the feet (athlete’s foot).
Q. Is Derfine effective?
Derfine is effective as an antifungal drug if used in the doses for a duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Derfine interfere with birth control?
Derfine can cause breakthrough bleeding and irregular periods when Derfine are taken with oral contraceptives (birth control medications). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Derfine treat tinea versicolor?
Derfine is used to treat fungal infections affecting fingernails, toenails, and skin. It is not the preferred antifungal for tinea versicolor (yeast infection characterized by discolored skin usually on the back, underarms, upper arms, chest, and neck)
Q. Is Derfine a steroid?
Derfine is not a steroid. Derfine belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal drugs.
Q. Is Derfine fungicidal (kills fungi)?
Derfine is fungicidal (kills fungi) against dermatophytes, molds and certain dimorphic fungi. The activity versus yeasts is fungicidal or fungistatic (stops the growth of fungi) depending on the species.
Q. Is Derfine safe?
Derfine is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Derfine an antibiotic?
Derfine is an antibiotic. It belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal drugs used for the treatment of many fungal infections.
Q. Is Derfine available over the counter?
Derfine is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It belongs to a class of prescription drugs which are available only when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is Derfine dangerous?
Derfine is not dangerous, it is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Derfine with ibuprofen?
Derfine can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Derfine with amoxicillin?
Derfine can be taken with amoxicillin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Derfine with metronidazole?
Derfine can be taken with metronidazole. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Derfine with prednisone?
Derfine can be taken with prednisone. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Derfine with azithromycin?
Derfine can be taken with azithromycin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Derfine with phentermine?
Derfine can be taken with phentermine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Derfine with probiotics?
Derfine can be taken with probiotics. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Derfine with metformin?
Derfine can be taken with metformin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Derfine expire?
Yes, Derfine does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check that before using any medicine.
Q. Does Derfine treat candida (yeast)?
Derfine exhibits poor efficacy against many candida (yeast) species. It is not recommended to use Derfine for the treatment of candida infections. Please consult your doctor if you are suffering from candida infection as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Does Derfine cause constipation?
Derfine has not been reported to cause constipation. Please consult your doctor if you have constipation while taking Derfine.
Q. Does Derfine cause liver damage?
Derfine can cause liver damage. Derfine can cause liver failure and an increase in the liver enzymes. It is important to monitor liver function tests while taking Derfine every 4-6 weeks of treatment. If there is any increased in the liver enzymes, immediately stop Derfine and consult your doctor.
Q. Does Derfine cause depression?
Derfine can cause depression, however, it is not very common. Please consult your doctor if you have depression while taking Derfine.
Q. Does Derfine contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Derfine does not contain acetaminophen. Derfine belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal drugs.
Q. Does Derfine cause insomnia (difficulty to sleep)?
Derfine has not been reported to cause insomnia (difficulty to sleep). Please consult your doctor if you have insomnia while taking Derfine.
Q. Is Derfine a sulfa drug?
Derfine is an antifungal drug, not a sulfa drug. The chemical structure and mechanism of action of Derfine is different from sulfa drugs.
Q. Does Derfine cause hair loss?
Derfine has been reported to cause hair loss in some patients. However, it is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you have excessive hair loss while taking Derfine.
Q. Does Derfine cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported with Derfine. However, weight loss can occur in some patients. Consult your doctor if you have weight changes while taking Derfine.
Q. Does Derfine increase blood pressure?
Terbinfine does not cause increase in blood pressure. Consult your doctor in case you have blood pressure changes while taking Derfine.
Q. Does Derfine cause autism?
No, Derfine has not been reported to cause autism. Please consult your doctor for any further information on the same.
Q. Does Derfine cause an increase in blood sugar levels?
Derfine has not shown to cause any increase in blood sugar levels. Consult your doctor if you experience any changes in blood sugar levels while taking Derfine.
Q. Does Derfine cause respiratory depression?
Derfine has not shown to cause any symptoms of respiratory depression. Consult your doctor if you experience any such symptoms while taking Derfine.
Related Lab Tests
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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