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Terbinafine(1%)

Uses

Terbinafine is used in the treatment of fungal infections

How it works

Terbinafine stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

Common side effects

Rash, Electrolyte imbalance, Headache, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Abnormal liver function tests, Weakness, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Dry mouth, Abdominal pain, Indigestion, Loss of appetite, Dyspepsia, Fatigue, Anorectal pain, Increased liver enzymes, Fever, Hypokalemic (decreased potassium level in blood) alkalosis, Itching, Diarrhoea, Increased enyme level in blood, Skin redness, Decreased appetite, Skin rash, Altered taste, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Flatulence, Visual impairment, Constipation
Clobetasol(0.05%)

Uses

Clobetasol is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders and skin disorders

How it works

Clobetasol is a highly potent topical corticosteroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.

Common side effects

Muscle disorders, Electrolyte imbalance, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Application site irritation, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Itching, Itchy bump, Behavioural changes, Burning sensation, Increased blood pressure, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract, Increased risk of infection
Ofloxacin(0.75%)

Uses

Ofloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections

How it works

Ofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Altered taste, Fatigue, Flatulence, Headache, Loss of appetite, Irritation in urethra, Vaginal burning sensation, Vaginal itching, Irritation in vagina, Pain in vagina, Pain in urethra, Burning sensation in urethra
Ornidazole(2%)

Uses

Ornidazole is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and bacterial infections

How it works

Ornidazole is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria that cause infections.

Common side effects

Sleepiness, Altered taste, Vomiting, Fatigue, Headache, Allergic reaction, Dizziness, Urticaria, Convulsion, Redness of skin, Angioedema (swelling of deeper layers of skin), Nausea, Itching, Skin irritation, Dry skin, Coating on tongue, Tingling sensation, Numbness, Diarrhoea, Vertigo, Tremor

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Expert advice FOR FACTODERM

Liver function tests are advisable during treatment with terbinafine especially for people with liver diseases.Consult your doctor before taking terbinafine if you have or had,
  • Psoriasis (skin disease characterized by thick, scaly, itchy, dry, red and sometimes painful patches on the skin).
  • Lupus erythematosus (a disease in which your body’s immune system attacks your tissues and organs causing inflammation that affects your joints, skin and other major organs).
  • Liver disease, Kidney problems or any disease which may affect your kidneys, Depression, Alcohol abuse or dependence, Blood related problems including low hemoglobin or red blood cells (anemia).
Consult your doctor if: 
  • You notice any symptoms of abnormal liver function such as - Persistent urge to vomit (nausea), loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, vomiting, stomach pain, yellowing of skin and eyes (jaundice), dark color urine or pale stools.
  • You feel depressed or experience any signs of depression. 
  • You experience any signs of serious skin reactions such as blisters, peeling of skin, swelling of face lips, tongue, and difficulty in swallowing or breathing.
  • Experience taste disturbances including loss of taste.
  • Experience smell disturbances including loss of smell.
  • You are diagnosed with abnormal structure, function or quality of blood cells (blood dyscrasias).
  • Terbinafine creams/ointments are meant for external use only.
  • Do not use terbinafine creams/ointments on the face. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of accidental contact with eyes, rinse thoroughly with running water. Cleanse and dry the affected areas thoroughly and wash your hands before applying terbinafine cream.For better treatment results, keep the affected areas clean by regular washing and careful drying with your own clean towels and clothes. Do not rub or scratch the skin.

Frequently asked questions FOR FACTODERM

Terbinafine

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Does terbinafine treat ringworm?
Terbinafine 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).

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Is terbinafine effective?
Terbinafine is effective as an antifungal drug if used in the doses for a duration as advised by your doctor.

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Does terbinafine interfere with birth control?
Terbinafine can cause breakthrough bleeding and irregular periods when terbinafine tablets are taken with oral contraceptives (birth control medications). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Does terbinafine treat tinea versicolor?
Terbinafine 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)

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Is terbinafine safe in pregnancy?
Terbinafine should not be used during pregnancy unless clinical condition of the woman requires treatment with oral terbinafine tablets and the benefits for the mother are more than the risks to the baby. If you are pregnant, or you are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking terbinafine.

Q.

Is terbinafine a steroid?
Terbinafine is not a steroid. Terbinafine belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal drugs.

Q.

Is terbinafine safe during lactation?
Terbinafine is not safe during lactation. Terbinafine is passed into breast milk; mothers receiving oral treatment with terbinafine tablets should therefore not breast-feed or should stop taking terbinafine. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine when you are breastfeeding the child.

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Is terbinafine fungicidal (kills fungi)?
Terbinafine 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 terbinafine safe?
Terbinafine is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

Q.

Is terbinafine an antibiotic?
Terbinafine is an antibiotic. It belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal drugs, used for the treatment of many fungal infections.

Q.

Is terbinafine available over the counter?
Terbinafine is not an over the counter (OTC) medicine. It belongs to a class of prescription drugs which are available only when prescribed by a doctor.

Q.

Is terbinafine dangerous?
Terbinafine is not dangerous, it is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

Q.

How long can I take terbinafine for?
Duration of treatment depends on the type of fungal infection and the severity of the infection. For fungal infection of the groin area, skin and feet, duration of treatment are 2-4 weeks. Some cases of athlete’s foot may require treatment for up to 6 weeks. In the case of fungal infection of fingernails, treatment duration is 6 weeks and for toenails, treatment duration is 12 weeks. Some cases may require treatment for up to 6 months. Please consult your doctor for the right duration of treatment as per the type and site of infection.

Q.

Can I take terbinafine with ibuprofen?
Terbinafine 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.

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Can I take terbinafine with alcohol?
No drug interactions have been reported when alcohol is taken while taking terbinafine. However, it is always advisable to avoid alcohol use while you are taking any medicines. Please consult your doctor.

Q.

Can I take terbinafine with amoxicillin?
Terbinafine 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.

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Can I take terbinafine with metronidazole?
Terbinafine 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 terbinafine with prednisone?
Terbinafine 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 terbinafine with azithromycin?
Terbinafine 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 terbinafine with phentermine?
Terbinafine 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 terbinafine with probiotics?
Terbinafine 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 terbinafine with metformin?
Terbinafine 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 terbinafine expire?
Yes, terbinafine does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check that before using any medicine.

Q.

Does terbinafine treat candida (yeast)?
Terbinafine exhibits poor efficacy against many candida (yeast) species. It is not recommended to use terbinafine 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 terbinafine cause constipation?
Terbinafine has not been reported to cause constipation. Please consult your doctor if you have constipation while taking terbinafine.

Q.

Does terbinafine cause liver damage?
Terbinafine can cause liver damage. Terbinafine can cause liver failure and an increase in the liver enzymes. It is important to monitor liver function tests while taking terbinafine every 4-6 weeks of treatment. If there is any increased in the liver enzymes, immediately stop terbinafine and consult your doctor.

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Does terbinafine cause depression?
Terbinafine can cause depression, however, it is not very common. Please consult your doctor if you have depression while taking terbinafine.

Q.

Does terbinafine contain acetaminophen?
Terbinafine does not contain acetaminophen. Terbinafine belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal drugs.

Q.

Does terbinafine cause insomnia (difficulty to sleep)?
Terbinafine has not been reported to cause insomnia (difficulty to sleep). Please consult your doctor if you have insomnia while taking terbinafine.

Q.

Is terbinafine a sulfa drug?
Terbinafine is an antifungal drug, not a sulfa drug. The chemical structure and mechanism of action of terbinafine is different from sulfa drugs.

Q.

Does terbinafine cause hair loss?
Terbinafine 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 terbinafine.

Q.

Does terbinafine cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported with terbinafine. However, weight loss can occur in some patients. Consult your doctor if you have weight changes while taking terbinafine.

Q.

Does terbinafine increase blood pressure?
Terbinfine does not cause increase in blood pressure. Consult your doctor in case you have blood pressure changes while taking terbinafine.

Q.

Does terbinafine cause autism?
No, terbinafine has not been reported to cause autism. Please consult your doctor for any further information on the same.

Q.

Does terbinafine cause an increase in blood sugar levels?
Terbinafine 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 terbinafine.

Q.

Does terbinafine cause respiratory depression?
Terbinafine has not shown to cause any symptoms of respiratory depression. Consult your doctor if you experience any such symptoms while taking terbinafine.

Clobetasol

Q.

Is clobetasol propionate a steroid/ an antifungal/ OTC?
Clobetasol (also available as Cosvate cream, Cosvate G) is a potent topical corticosteroid used for the treatment of itching, redness, dryness, inflammation, and discomfort of various scalp and skin conditions. It is not an antifungal. It is available only by prescription given by your doctor

Q.

Is clobetasol propionate used for hair loss/ does clobetasol help hair growth?
Clobetasol is used for discomfort in various scalp and skin conditions; however not used for treatment of hair loss or hair growth. Always consult your doctor regarding its use

Q.

Does clobetasol propionate cause hair loss / thinning of skin?
Long-term use of steroids may damage your hair or skin. Always follow the advice of your doctor regarding its use

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Is clobetasol propionate good for acne/ athlete's foot/ ringworm?
Clobetasol should not be used for conditions like acne, athlete's foot or ringworm. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.

Ofloxacin

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What is ofloxacin used for?
Ofloxacin is used to treat bacterial infections of the kidneys or bladder (urinary tract), chest or lungs, male or female sex organs (genital tract) which include gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection that can affect both men and women, and skin and soft tissue infections.

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Is ofloxacin a fluoroquinolone antibiotic?
Ofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and it works by killing the bacteria (bactericidal) that cause infections.

Q.

Is ofloxacin safe in pregnancy?
Ofloxacin should not be used during pregnancy. Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, or you are planning for pregnancy as there are chances that it may damage the joints of the baby. Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine if you are pregnant.

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Is ofloxacin an antibiotic?
Ofloxacin is an antibiotic and it belongs to the group of fluoroquinolones.

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Is ofloxacin bacteriostatic or bactericidal?
Ofloxacin is bactericidal (kills bacteria) and shows antibacterial activity against wide range of both gram negative and gram positive micro-organisms.

Q.

Is ofloxacin safe during lactation (breastfeeding)?
Ofloxacin passes into breast milk in small amounts. As there is a risk of side effects in the baby, breast feeding should be discontinued during treatment with ofloxacin or you should not take ofloxacin. Talk to your doctor before taking any medicine if you are breastfeeding.

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Is ofloxacin a penicillin?
Ofloxacin is not a penicillin. Ofloxacin belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.

Q.

Is ofloxacin a painkiller?
Ofloxacin is not a pain killer. It is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.

Q.

Is ofloxacin a sulfa drug?
Ofloxacin is not a sulfa drug. Ofloxacin belongs to the group of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.

Q.

Is ofloxacin for conjunctivitis (pink eye)?
Ofloxacin eye drops are used to treat external eye infections such as conjunctivitis (pink eye). Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment for your infections.

Q.

Does ofloxacin contain sulfa?
Ofloxacin does not contain sulfa. Ofloxacin belongs to a group of medicines called fluoroquinolone antibiotics.

Q.

Does ofloxacin affect birth control?
Ofloxacin does not affect birth control. No interactions have been seen when ofloxacin is used with contraceptive pills. However, always talk to your doctor if you are asked to take any medicines when you are also taking birth control pills.

Q.

Does ofloxacin contain penicillin?
Ofloxacin does not contain penicillin. Ofloxacin belongs to fluoroquinolone group of antibiotics.

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Does ofloxacin treat chlamydia?
Ofloxacin is active against chlamydia and can be used for treating the chlamydia infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.

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Does ofloxacin expire?
Yes, ofloxacin does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.

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Does ofloxacin treat ear infections?
Ofloxacin ear drops are available for the treatment of ear infections. However, ofloxacin tablets are not recommended for use in ear infections. Talk to your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.

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Can I take ofloxacin for urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Ofloxacin is used for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI). Please consult your doctor if you have urinary tract infection as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment before the start of any antibiotics.

Q.

Can I take ofloxacin with paracetamol?
Ofloxacin can be taken with paracetamol. 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 ofloxacin with milk?
There are no interactions reported when ofloxacin is taken with food or milk. It can be taken with or without food.

Q.

Can I take ofloxacin with alcohol?
Do not drink alcohol while taking ofloxacin as it may make you feel dizzy or sleepy and you may need to avoid driving or operate any machine.

Q.

Can I take ibuprofen with ofloxacin?
Ibuprofen, when taken with ofloxacin, can increase the risk of some side effects. There are a few reports of seizures or fits when these ibuprofen has been taken with ofloxacin. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q.

Does ofloxacin ophthalmic solution (eye drops) expire?
Yes, ofloxacin ophthalmic solution (eye drops) does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.

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Does ofloxacin ear drops expire?
Yes, ofloxacin ear drops do expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.

Ornidazole

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Is ornidazole an antibiotic?
Yes, ornidazole is an antibiotic and is a nitroimidazole derivative. It is active against anaerobic organisms and microbes like giardia, entamoeba, and trichomonas. Consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.

Q.

What does ornidazole treat?
Ornidazole is used for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (nonspecific vaginal infection), trichomoniasis, amoebiasis, giardiasis, and infections due to anaerobic bacteria. Consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.

Q.

Is ornidazole safe in lactation?
It is not known whether ornidazole passes into the human milk or not. It is advisable that you should not take ornidazole if you are breastfeeding or breastfeeding should be stopped. Consult your doctor before taking the drug if you are breastfeeding.

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Is ornidazole safe in pregnancy?
There are no studies on the safety of ornidazole when used in pregnancy. So, it is advisable that the drug should not be used during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor prior to taking the drug if you are pregnant.

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Are ornidazole and metronidazole the same?
Both ornidazole and metronidazole belong to the same class of drugs and are nitroimidazole derivatives. They have a similar mechanism of action and are active against similar microbes. However, ornidazole has a longer half-life, so it is given once a day and also has lesser side effects compared to metronidazole. Talk to your doctor before taking any antibiotics.

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Is ornidazole carcinogenic?
Ornidazole has not shown to cause any carcinogenic effect in humans. Talk to your doctor in case you have any further concerns regarding the same.

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Is ornidazole safe?
Ornidazole is a safe medicine if taken in the dose for a duration as advised by the doctor.

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How long does ornidazole take to work?
After oral administration, ornidazole is rapidly absorbed and takes less than three hours to reach peak concentrations in the blood. It is well distributed in the tissues.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)