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food interaction for DERMINOL

alcohol interaction for DERMINOL

pregnancy interaction for DERMINOL

lactation interaction for DERMINOL

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Derminol cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Beclometasone Topical(0.025% w/w)


Beclometasone topical is used to treat itching, oozing, crusting, dryness associated with skin diseases like eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis.

How it works

Beclometasone belongs to a class of medications called as corticosteroids. It works by preventing release of certain chemicals from the immune cells responsible for causing dryness, itching, oozing, and crusting of skin, thereby relieving the swelling and irritation.

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Itching, Skin redness, Skin thinning, Urticaria
Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)(0.1% w/w)


Clioquinol is used in combination with a steroid or antibacterial agent as ear drops to treat inflammation or infection of the external ear (otitis externa). Clioquinol is also used to treat skin infections such as eczema (itchy skin), athlete's foot (ringworm infection, a fungal infection of the foot), jock itch (fungal infection of the groin area) and other ringworm infections.

How it works

Clioquinol belongs to a category of drugs called as hydroxyquinoline antifungal agents. It acts by interacting with DNA synthesis thus killing the fungi that are responsible for causing the infection. It may be combined with a steroid (to reduce inflammation) or an antibacterial agent (to reduce bacterial infection).

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Itching, Rash, Skin swelling, Skin redness
Clotrimazole Topical(1% w/w)


Clotrimazole topical is used for the treatment of fungal infections of the vagina, mouth, ear and skin, such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, thrush, or otitis externa (inflammation of outer ear).

How it works

Clotrimazole belongs to a class of medications called as antifungals. It works by preventing the growth of fungi that cause the infection.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Itching, Application site irritation, Burning sensation, Skin redness
Gentamicin Topical(1% w/w)


Gentamicin topical is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin such as acne, psoriasis (red, itchy, scaly patches of skin) and dermatitis (red, swollen, and sore upper layer of skin due to skin irritation). It is also used to treat impetigo contagiosa (school sores, a contagious bacterial skin infection), superficial folliculitis (inflamed hair follicles on the skin), Ecthyma (a variation of impetigo, presenting at a deeper level of tissue), sycosis barbae (bacterial infection causing inflammation of the hair follicles in the bearded area), furunculosis (frequent boils on skin) and pyoderma gangrenosum (large pus containing ulcers).

How it works

Gentamicin belongs to group of medications called as aminoglycosides. It works by interrupting bacterial protein synthesis thereby inhibiting the bacterial growth.

Common side effects

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Itching, Skin redness


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Expert advice for DERMINOL

You may need to apply the cream under an airtight dressing for certain duration of therapy, as recommended by your doctor. 
As per your doctor’s advice, if the cream is applied on the face then there is no need of the dressing as the face skin thins easily.
Do not mix with any other creams or ointments.
Inform your doctor if symptoms do not disappear after 2 to 4 weeks of applying the cream.
Exercise caution when used in children, as the treatment should not last for more than 5 days, unless instructed by your doctor. 
Avoid direct contact of cream with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
Inform your doctor immediately in case you swallow the cream.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for DERMINOL

Beclometasone Topical

 Q.How long can I use beclomethasone topical?
The duration should not be more than 4 weeks without consulting your doctor.

Q.Is beclometasone topical safe?
Beclometasone topical is safe if used for the prescribed duration, at a prescribed dose as advised by your doctor.

Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)

Q. What is clioquinol cream used for?
Clioquinol cream is used for treating skin infections such as eczema (itchy skin), athlete's foot (ringworm infection, a fungal infection of the foot), jock itch (fungal infection of the groin area) and other ringworm infections.

Clotrimazole Topical

Q. Is clotrimazole a steroid?
Clotrimazole is an imidazole antifungal medication and not a steroid. 

Gentamicin Topical

Q. Is gentamicin topical a macrolide, steroid or a sulfa drug?
Gentamicin topical does not contain sulfa and is not a macrolide, or steroidal drug. It is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside.
Q. Does gentamicin topical cause hearing loss or burn?
Yes gentamicin topical can cause hearing loss if used inappropriately. It can cause burning of eyes. 


Content on this page was last updated on 17 July, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)