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Fourderm Cream

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Overview

Introduction

Fourderm Cream is a combination of four medicines that effectively treats skin infection. It has antimicrobial action on the infection. It inhibits the growth of bacteria and also reduces the redness, swelling, and itchiness due to infections.

Fourderm Cream is 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. In case your eyes or mouth get exposed to this medicine accidently, wash them thoroughly with water. Complete the full course of treatment for better efficacy.

This medicine is generally safe, but it may sometimes cause itching, burning sensation, and discomfort. These effects are mild and go away in sometime but if they persist, consult the doctor immediately.

Uses of Fourderm Cream

Side effects of Fourderm Cream

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Fourderm

  • Itching
  • Thinning of skin
  • Burning sensation at the site of application
  • Irritation

How to use Fourderm 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 Fourderm Cream works

Fourderm Cream is a combination of four medicines: Chlorhexidine Gluconate, Clobetasol, Miconazole and Neomycin. Chlorhexidine Gluconate is an antiseptic which effectively cleans out the affected area of skin to prevent infection. Clobetasol is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Miconazole is an antifungal which stops the growth of fungi while Neomycin is an antibiotic which kills bacteria that cause skin infections. Together, they treat your skin infection effectively.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fourderm 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fourderm Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

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

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Patient Concerns

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sir, i had got ring infection in my leg & groin area. how do i cure it. i had used candid b cream but still its keep on growing in size. kindly help me out
Dr. Kamal Rijhwani
Physician
Take antif150 once a week and apply fourderm ointment
The Ringworm on my body doesnt heal. I am using Fourderm cream and sapat lotion. Please give me a remedy. Thanks.
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Skin conditions need to be examined in the clinic before any medicine can be prescribed
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FAQs

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Fourderm?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in. 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.

Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use Fourderm?

Use of Fourderm is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. Consult your doctor before using it for any condition.

Q. How to use Fourderm?

Fourderm should be used as advised by the doctor or as per the instructions on the label of the medicine. Apply a thin layer of Fourderm to cover the affected areas. The dose would depend on the condition it is prescribed for. Wash your hands after using Fourderm, unless it is used for treating infection of the hands. Avoid contact with the eyes.

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

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

Q. What precautions should I take while using Fourderm?

Fourderm should not be used on the face and contact with eyes should be avoided. Do not apply a bandage or dressing on the area being treated, as this will increase the absorption of the medicine and increase the risk of side-effects. This medicine should only be used for the condition it is prescribed for. Do not use it for any other condition without consulting your doctor. Do not give it 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 Fourderm for long periods?

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

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References

  1. Chlorhexidine Gluconate. Huddersfield, West Yorkshire: Genus Pharmaceuticals; 2011 [revised 21 Aug. 2017]. [Accessed 5 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Clobetasol. Uxbridge, Middlesex: GlaxoSmithKline UK; 1993 [revised 18 Oct. 2017]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Miconazole. Schorndorf, Germany: Catalent Germany Schorndorf; 1974 [revised Aug. 2018]. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Neomycin. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  5. Drugs.com. Chlorhexidine Gluconate. [Accessed 5 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  6. Clobetasol. Melville, New York: Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 1994. [revised Nov. 2012] [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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