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.
Dexoderm Cream is a combination of four medicines: Clobetasol Topical, Ofloxacin Topical, Ornidazole Topical and Terbinafine Topical which treat skin infections. Clobetasol Topical is a steroid medicine. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Ofloxacin Topical is an antibiotic which stops bacterial growth by preventing synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Ornidazole Topical is also an antibiotic which kills bacteria and other microorganisms by damaging the DNA. Terbinafine Topical is an antifungal. It stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from forming their own protective covering.
Dexoderm Cream 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.
Dexoderm Cream is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby. The baby's skin should not come into direct contact with the treated area of skin. Water-miscible cream/gel is preferred as ointments may expose the baby to harmful effects of Dexoderm Cream via licking.
What were the side-effects while using Dexoderm Cream?
No Side Effect
How do you take Dexoderm Cream?
With or without food
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What are you using Dexoderm Cream for?
Bacterial skin infections
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Dexoderm is a combination of four medicines: Clobetasol, Terbinafine, Ofloxacin and Ornidazole. This medication is used to treat skin infection. Terbinafine, Ofloxacin and Ornidazole works by killing the harmful micro-organism that cause skin infection. Clobetasol works by reducing the swelling, redness, and itching that occurs in the skin infection.
Q. Is it safe to use Dexoderm?
Yes, Dexoderm is safe when used according to your doctors advice and for limited duration of time. However, in some patients it may cause some unwanted side effects like transient burning, itching and irritation at the application site. It may also cause other uncommon or rare side effects. Inform your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any persistent problem due to the medication.
Q. Can I stop taking Dexoderm when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Dexoderm and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the skin infection is completely cleared.
Q. What are the precautions needed to be taken while using Dexoderm?
Dexoderm 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, never give it to other people even if their condition appears to be the same.
Q. How to use Dexoderm ?
Follow the directions given by the healthcare provider on the medication. Apply the medication to the affected skin areas thinly and in sufficient quantity to cover the affected areas. Dexoderm is usaually applied two or three times a day to affected areas of skin. Wash your hands after using Dexoderm, unless it is used for treating skin infection on the hands.
Q. Can I overuse Dexoderm ?
No, do not overuse Dexoderm for long periods or on large areas of skin. It can result in too much medicine being absorbed into the body. This may lead to thinning or weakening of the skin and other serious side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Does Dexoderm expire?
Yes, Dexoderm does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack of this medicine. Do not use Dexoderm after the expiry date.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 9th Aug 2017.