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Overview

Introduction

Dermikem OC Cream is a combination of four medicines that effectively treats skin infections. It minimizes symptoms of inflammation such as redness, swelling, and itching. It also kills infection-causing microorganisms.

Dermikem OC Cream is strictly advised for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Apply it only on the affected areas of the skin. Drink plenty of water and use moisturizer as it may lead to dryness of mouth, lips, and eyes. It is advised, not to have any cosmetic procedures during the treatment. The course of treatment should be completed for better results. Use of Dermikem OC Cream may lead to a few common side effects like itching, redness, and burning sensation at the application site. If these side effects do not improve with time or worsen, inform your doctor. Dermikem OC Cream should be used with caution during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Uses of Dermikem OC Cream

Dermikem OC Cream side effects

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

How to use Dermikem OC 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 Dermikem OC Cream works

Dermikem OC Cream is a combination of four medicines: Terbinafine, Clobetasol, Ofloxacin and Ornidazole, which treats skin infections. Terbinafine is an antifungal which stops the growth of fungi by preventing them from forming their protective covering. Clobetasol is a steroid medicine. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Ofloxacin is an antibiotic which kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. Ornidazole is also an antibiotic which kills other infectious microorganisms in addition to bacteria by damaging the DNA.

Dermikem OC Cream related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dermikem OC Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Dermikem OC Cream during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Dermikem OC when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Dermikem OC and complete the full course of treatment, even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the skin infection is completely cured.

Q. What precautions should be taken while using Dermikem OC?

Dermikem OC should not be used on the face. Do not use the medication for longer periods of time than you have been advised. Do not apply a bandage or dressing to the area being treated, as this will increase absorption of the preparation and increase the risk of side-effects.This medicine should only be used by the patient and never be given 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 Dermikem OC for long periods?

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

Q. What are the recommended instructions for the storage and disposal of Dermikem OC?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. 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.

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References
  1. Mayo Clinic. Terbinafine (Topical Route). [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Clobetasol propionate. Uxbridge, Middlesex: GlaxoSmithKline UK; 1993 [revised 18 Oct. 2017]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. ScienceDirect. Ofloxacin. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Ornidazole. [Accessed 30 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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