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Fungitop F Ointment


Overview

Introduction

Fungitop F Ointment is a combination medicine. It is used to treat various types of skin infections usually the fungal type of skin infections. It minimizes symptoms of inflammation such as redness, swelling, and itching. It also acts against the infection-causing microorganisms.

Fungitop F Ointment is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. A thin layer of the medicine should be applied only to the affected areas of the skin with clean and dry hands. If it gets into your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina rinse with water. It may take several days to weeks for your symptoms to improve, but you should keep using this medicine regularly. The course of the treatment should be completed to ensure better efficacy of the medicine. If your condition does not improve or gets worse, you should talk to your doctor.

The most common side effect of this medicine includes itching, dryness, redness, and burning sensation at the application site. These are usually self-limiting. Serious side effects are rare. You must consult the doctor if you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.).

Before taking this medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines for the same disease or other diseases. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should take this medicine with proper consultation and caution. If you are a known allergic to the medicine, you must refrain from using this medicine. You should consult the doctor about prescribing an alternative medicine for your condition.

Uses of Fungitop F Ointment

Side effects of Fungitop F Ointment

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 Fungitop F

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Fungitop F Ointment

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 gently massage the ointment.

How Fungitop F Ointment works

Fungitop F Ointment is a combination of two medicines: Fluocinolone acetonide and Miconazole, which treats skin infections. Fluocinolone acetonide is a steroid which blocks 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 on the skin by preventing them from forming their own protective covering.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fungitop F Ointment 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
Fungitop F Ointment 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

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Fungitop F Ointment for the treatment of fungal skin infections.
  • It is for use on skin only. Do not use it in your eyes, mouth, or vagina. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas.
  • Do not cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become more irritated and infected, you should stop using Fungitop F Ointment and consult your doctor.
  • Do not use this medicine more often or for longer than advised by your doctor. Inform your doctor if the treated skin area does not improve after 2 weeks of treatment.

Fact Box

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Patient Concerns

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I got some itchy bumps on the penis foreskin. Using zole f ointment. Not improving.
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Hi Kindly once consult to skin doctor
Warts in neck .some days. And back o f neck.
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Sir this seems to be skin tags, it is better to take opinion of a skin specialist
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FAQs

Q. What precautions are needed to be taken while using Fungitop F?

Fungitop F should not be used on the face. Do not use the medication for a longer than the prescribed period of time. 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 and never be given to other people even if their condition appears to be the same.

Q. How to use Fungitop F?

Follow the directions given by the healthcare provider on the medication. Apply the medication thinly and in sufficient quantity to cover the affected area completely. Fungitop F is usually applied two or three times a day on the affected areas of skin. Wash your hands after using Fungitop F, unless it is used for treating skin infection on the hands.

Q. Can I use a higher than the recommended dose of Fungitop F?

No, do not overuse Fungitop F for long periods or on large areas of skin. It can cause over-absorption of the medicine into the body which may further lead to the 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. What is the recommended storage condition for Fungitop F?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. 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 is Fungitop F?

Fungitop F is a combination of two medicines: Fluocinolone and Miconazole. This medication is used to treat skin infection. Miconazole works by killing the harmful microorganisms that cause skin infection. Fluocinolone works by reducing the swelling, redness and itching that occurs due to skin infection.

Q. Is it safe to use Fungitop F?

Yes, Fungitop F is safe when used according to your doctor’s advice and for the prescribed duration of time. However, in some patients it may cause some unwanted side effects like transient burning, itching and irritation at the site of application. It may also cause other uncommon or rare side effects. If you experience any persistent problem due to the medication, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

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

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

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References

  1. Mayo Clinic. Fluocinolone acetonide. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Miconazole. Schorndorf, Germany: Catalent Germany Schorndorf; 1974 [revised Aug. 2018]. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Fluocinolone acetonide. Sanford, Florida: Hill Laboratories, Inc.; [revised 18 Aug. 1999]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Mayo Clinic. Miconazole. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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