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FOURTOP OINTMENT

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Composition for FOURTOP

Betamethasone(NA),Gentamicin(NA),Tolnaftate(NA)

food interaction for FOURTOP

alcohol interaction for FOURTOP

pregnancy interaction for FOURTOP

lactation interaction for FOURTOP

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Fourtop ointment is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for FOURTOP

Betamethasone(NA)

Uses

Betamethasone is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, severe allergic reaction, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders and nephrotic syndrome.

How it works

Betamethasone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids which have anti-inflammatory and immune system suppressing activity. It prevents late phase allergic reactions by decreasing the chemicals responsible for the allergy.

Common side effects

Acne-like rash, Allergic reaction, Skin infection, Shortness of breath, Difficulty in swalloing, Wheezing, Burning sensation, Changes in skin color, Itching, Skin cracking, Dry skin
Gentamicin(NA)

Uses

Gentamicin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Gentamicin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Lip swelling, Skin rash, Joint pain, Blisters on skin, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Headache, Hoarseness of voice, Loss of appetite, Itching, Urticaria, Fatigue, Fever
Tolnaftate(NA)

Uses

Tolnaftate is used in the treatment of skin infections and fungal infections.

How it works

Tolnaftate is an antifungal medication that works by preventing the growth of fungus.

Common side effects

Skin irritation

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Expert advice for FOURTOP

  • Take betamethasone tablet by mouth with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. 
  • Do not take betamethasone tablets If you are allergic to betamethasone or any of the other ingredients of the tablet.
  • Do not take betamethasone tablets If you have an infection and have not yet started taking medicine (e.g. antibiotics) to treat it.
  • Do not use betamethasone cream if you are allergic to betamethasone or any of the other ingredients in this medicine.
  • Do not use the cream on your face repetitively for more than 5 days.
  • Do not use a large amount of cream continuously on large areas of the body since it can affect your hormones.
  • Excessive usage of cream in children might affect their growth and development.
  • Don’t apply the cream near your eyes.
  • Don’t swallow the cream, it is not meant for internal use.
  • Don’t use the cream under plaster or bandage.

Frequently asked questions for FOURTOP

Betamethasone

Q.Are betnesol, stemin, stemin forte, betamil, and betamine same drugs?
Yes, these are all brand names of betamethasone drug belonging to a class of corticosteroids. However, their quantity might vary depending on the brand or formulation. Always seek doctor’s advice with regards to dosage and duration of the drug

Q.Is betamethasone, betnesol, betnesol forte a steroid/ antibiotic?
Yes, betamethasone, betnesol and betnesol forte belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. It is not an antibiotic

Q.Is betamethasone cream available as over the counter (OTC) product?
Betamethasone cream is not available as OTC product

Q.Is betnesol or betnesol injection safe?
Betnesol or betnesol injection is safe if used at prescribed doses and at prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Does betamethasone cause hair loss or weight gain?
Betamethasone is not known to cause hair loss. On the contrary, it may cause weight gain and body hair growth (especially in females) on chronic persistent use of the product

Q.Does betamethasone lighten skin/ bleach skin?
Betamethasone may cause skin pigmentation in few patients. It may lighten or darken the skin color. Do not use betamethasone without doctor’s advice

Q.Is betamethasone valerate used for acne/ ringworm?
No. Betamethasone valerate can be used in conditions like eczema (a type of itchy skin rash), atopic dermatitis (inflammation of skin) and psoriasis of the scalp, hands and feet

Q.Can I take ibuprofen with betamethasone?
Betamethasone when used in combination with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen, there may be an increased risk of stomach ulceration and bleeding. Always follow doctor’s advice regarding its use

Q.Does betnesol work in retention edema?
No. Betnesol (i.e. betamethasone) cannot be used in retention edema. On the contrary, it causes the fluid and salt retention thereby adding to the edema problem

Q.Is betamethasone stronger than hydrocortisone?
Betamethasone and hydrocortisone belong to the same class of medications (i.e. corticosteroids) and produce almost similar pharmacological responses. The effect may vary based on the conditions and individual response. Always follow doctor’s advice regarding its use.

Gentamicin

Q.Is gentamicin a macrolide, steroid or a sulfa drug?
Gentamicin does not contain sulfa and is not a macrolide, or steroidal drug. It is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside

Q.Is gentamicin nephrotoxic?
Yes, gentamicin is a nephrotoxic drug. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug

Q.Is gentamicin safe for babies?
Gentamicin is safe for babies if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Does gentamicin cause hearing loss or burn?
Yes gentamicin can cause hearing loss if used inappropriately. It can cause burning of eyes

Q.Is gentamicin used for pink eye?
Yes, gentamicin is used in the treatment of pink eye (conjunctivitis). Please consult your doctor before use

Q.Does gentamicin dialyze out?
Yes, gentamicin is a dialyzable drug

Q.What organisms does gentamicin cover?
Gentamicin is mainly effective against pseudomonas, escherichia, enterobacter, klebsiella, staphylococcus, salmonella, serratia, and shigella species but rarely effective against streptococci and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)

Q.Does it cover anaerobes?
It does not act against anaerobes.

Tolnaftate

Q.Is tolnaftate good for jock itch or toenail fungus or nail fungus or ringworm or tinea versicolor?
Yes, tolnaftate good for jock itch or toenail fungus or nail fungus or ringworm or tinea versicolor

Q.Is tolnaftate a steroid?
No. It is an antifungal drug

Q.Is tolnaftate safe?
Tolnaftate is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is tolnaftate better than clotrimazole?
Tolnaftate has been found to be better than clotrimazole in treating athlete's foot. Effect in other fungal skin infections is not known

Q.How does tolnaftate work?
Tolnaftate is an antifungal medication that works by preventing the growth of fungus.

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Content on this page was last updated on 07 March, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)