Gecort 1mg Cream

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Introduction

Gecort 1mg Cream is a steroid that is used to treat certain skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and rash. It helps reduce symptoms like swelling, itching, and redness.

You should always use Gecort 1mg Cream exactly as your doctor has told you. Do not use the cream or ointment for more than the recommended duration. Spread it as a thin layer onto the skin. Do not cover the area being treated with a bandage or plaster unless your doctor tells you to. You should use this medicine regularly but do not apply large amounts or use it for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve after 2 weeks of treatment.

Gecort 1mg Cream has a few potential side effects but not everyone will get them. These include thinning or a change in color of the skin, burning, stinging, and itching. Let your doctor know if you are bothered by these or they do not go away.

Let your doctor know about any medical issues you have such as thinning of the skin, any skin infection, broken or ulcerated skin, diabetes, and immune system problems. Also, inform the doctor about other medicines you are taking (particularly steroids). Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using this medicine.

Uses of Gecort Cream

  • Treatment of Skin conditions with inflammation & itching

Benefits of Gecort Cream

In Treatment of Skin conditions with inflammation & itching

Gecort 1mg Cream belongs to a group of medicines called topical corticosteroids. It is effective in treating skin conditions with inflammation and itching such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. It works by reducing the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation of the skin. When used correctly it is a safe and effective treatment. In treating psoriasis, it reduces the scaly, itchy patches which may develop on the elbows, knees, scalp and other parts of the body. In treating eczema and dermatitis, it reduces the redness, rash, pain, or itchiness caused by your skin’s reaction to an irritant. It thus improves your self-esteem and confidence as your appearance changes.

You should use always use the cream or ointment as prescribed and only apply the amount you have been told to. Keep using it for as long as it is prescribed to get the full benefits.

Side effects of Gecort 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 Gecort

  • Stinging sensation
  • Skin atrophy
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)

How to use Gecort 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 Gecort Cream works

Gecort 1mg Cream is a steroid. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen, and itchy.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Gecort 1mg 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Gecort 1mg 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

What if you forget to take Gecort Cream?

If you miss a dose of Gecort 1mg Cream, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Gecort 1mg Cream is used to treat the redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
  • It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • 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 infected you should stop using Gecort 1mg Cream and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after 2 weeks of treatment.
  • Gecort 1mg Cream is used to treat the redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
  • It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • 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 infected you should stop using Gecort 1mg Cream and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after 2 weeks of treatment.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Gluco/mineralocorticoids, progestogins and derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA
Action Class
Glucocorticoids

Interaction with drugs

Taking Gecort with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Atazor
SERIOUS

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FAQs

Q. Is Gecort 1mg Cream an antifungal, an antibiotic or a steroid?

Gecort 1mg Cream is neither an antifungal nor an antibiotic. It is a corticosteroid which is used to reduce inflammation (redness, swelling) in various conditions. It is available as an ointment, cream and lotion for external application. It is also available as a nasal spray or powder for inhalation.

Q. Gecort 1mg Cream is effective for my child. Can I extend the treatment a little longer?

You should use Gecort 1mg Cream as advised by your doctor, especially in children. Using more than the recommended dose or even extending the duration may cause hormonal imbalance in your child. As a result, the child may develop puffiness or rounding of face and there could be delay in growth and development. Therefore, consult the doctor before trying any dose adjustments.

Q. What is Gecort 1mg Cream used for?

Gecort 1mg Cream is a steroid medicine which is used on the skin to relieve inflammatory and itchy skin diseases. It also helps in reducing redness, scaling and swelling associated with these conditions. Do not take this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Q. How to use Gecort 1mg Cream?

Gecort 1mg Cream should be gently rubbed into the affected skin twice daily for a maximum of about 2 weeks. In case, you do not find any considerable improvement within 2 weeks, consult your doctor for reevaluation.

Q. What should I do if I forget to use Gecort 1mg Cream?

If you forget to use Gecort 1mg Cream, do not worry and continue using Gecort 1mg Cream as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.

Q. Can you use Gecort 1mg Cream on broken skin?

No, Gecort 1mg Cream should not be applied on broken skin. It is a steroid medicine which works by suppressing the immune system. It may cause varied side effects which can delay the healing process. Moreover, steroids are also known to cause skin atrophy which might worsen the associated condition.

Q. Does Gecort 1mg Cream cause local irritation or skin reactions?

Yes, Gecort 1mg Cream may cause local skin reactions like burning, itching, irritation, dryness and hypopigmentation in sensitive individuals, although it is rare. Therefore, it is important to inform your doctor if you have any history of allergy or reaction before you start therapy with this medicine. In some cases, the reason for the allergic reaction could be the added ingredients with the drug. In case of any reaction, stop the medication immediately and inform the doctor.

Q. What are the precautions that are needed to be taken while using Gecort 1mg Cream?

Gecort 1mg Cream should not be used on the face. Do not use the medication for longer periods of time than you have been advised. 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 be used only when advised by the doctor. It should not be given to other people even if their condition appears to be the same.

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Country of origin: India

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