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Furacin Cream

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Furacin Cream is an antibiotic medicine that helps your body fight infections caused by bacteria. It is used to prevent and treat infections of burn wounds. This stops bacterial growth and prevents superficial burns and wounds from getting infected.

Furacin Cream is meant for external use only. It should be applied only to the affected area of the skin, after cleaning the wound. Use it as per the dosage and schedule prescribed by your doctor. In order to get the most benefit, apply it regularly and preferably at the same time each day. Do not use larger amounts or apply it more often or for a longer duration than directed. This will only increase the risk of side effects.

This medicine may cause side effects like minor rash, itching or swelling after application over the affected area. These are usually temporary and resolve quickly. But, consult your doctor if any of the side effects persist or if your condition does not improve.

Before using it, inform your doctor if you have any previous history of allergy to it or any other medicine. Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get the medicine in these areas. You should avoid exposure to direct sunlight, excessive heat, strong fluorescent lighting, and alkaline materials.

Uses of Furacin Cream

Side effects of Furacin 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 Furacin

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Rash
    There are many treatments for a wide range of skin problems. Avoid hot showers or baths because hot water can irritate the skin. Make sure to pat dry your skin after a bath or shower. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Leave the skin exposed to the air as much as possible. Do not use perfumed soaps or deodorants. Water containing chlorine can make most skin problems worse, so avoid swimming. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco smoke and caffeine as it may also make itching worse. Avoid excessive sun exposure. Always use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Moisturizers can be used regularly to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If it does not get better within a week, speak to a pharmacist or doctor.

How to use Furacin 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 Furacin Cream works

Furacin Cream is an antibiotic. It works by suppressing bacterial enzymes involved in carbohydrate metabolism, thereby reducing the available energy for vital cellular functions.This stops bacterial growth and prevents superficial burns and wounds from getting infected.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Furacin 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
CAUTION
Furacin Cream should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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.
Furacin Cream
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Quick Tips

  • Furacin Cream treats burns that have become infected.
  • It may also be used to treat skin infections due to skin grafts.
  • Apply it directly over the affected area or place on gauze that will cover the affected area.
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight, excessive heat, strong fluorescent lighting, and alkaline materials.
  • Inform your doctor if your burn or skin infection does not improve, or if it becomes worse.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Furan derivative
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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Plz suggest me a good antifungal cream for my underarm deo burns
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Its better to visit doctor for propr examination
3. What is the difference between first-, second-, and third-degree burns? What are the layers of the skin?Why is skin important?
Dr. Manju Singh
Homeopathy
these are types of burns which are useful when someone burns severly to identify the level of burn means how much part is affected by burn, and what kind of treatment could be taken further. this is mainly used by doctors.
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