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Medicine Overview of Ketonate Cream

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Uses of Ketoconazole

Ketoconazole is used in the treatment of fungal infections.
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Side effects of Ketoconazole

Common

Nausea, Abdominal pain, Skin rash, Increased liver enzymes.

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How to use Ketoconazole

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 Ketonate Cream works

Ketoconazole stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.
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Uses of Beclometasone

Beclometasone is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders, asthma, skin disorders and eye disorders.
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Side effects of Beclometasone

Common

Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Increased blood pressure, Skin scar, Altered bone growth, Behavioural changes, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract.

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How to use Beclometasone

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 Ketonate Cream works

Beclometasone belongs to a class of steroid medications called corticosteroids. Beclometasone works by preventing release of certain chemicals from the cells responsible for immune and allergic responses resulting in inflammation..
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Uses of Neomycin

Neomycin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Neomycin

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Skin rash, Balance disorder (loss of balance), Hearing loss.

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How to use Neomycin

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 Ketonate Cream works

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

In Depth Information on Ketonate Cream

Expert advice for Ketoconazole

If you are taking an antacid take it 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking ketoconazole. Limit alcohol intake. Consuming alcohol while taking ketoconazole increases the risk of liver damage. Do not continue ketoconazole and consult your doctor:
  • If you experience allergic reaction, swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing.
  • If you experience severe irritation or reddening of the skin where ketoconazole is applied or other signs of allergy during the first few days of treatment.
  • If you experience peeling or blistering of the skin.
  • Dandruff shampoo may be irritating to eyes and contact with this area should be avoided.
  • Consult your doctor if your symptoms have not been relieved within one week of taking ketoconazole.

Expert advice for Beclometasone

  • Do not stop taking beclometasone tablets even if you feel better follow your doctor’s advice when and how to stop.
  • Beclometasone should not be used continuously for longer than 3 months without consulting a doctor.
  • Do not start or continue the beclometasone spray/tablet and consult your doctor if  you are pregnant, breast feeding or planning to become pregnant.
  • Some people may feel sleepy after taking beclometasone. Avoid driving or performing activities that require alertness till you know how the drug affects you.

Expert advice for Neomycin

For oral tablets:
  • Neomycin tablets are not recommended for children below six year of age.
  • Some patients (infants, elderly, obese and cystic fibrosis [genetic disorder that affects lungs] patients) may require monitoring of neomycin levels in blood to prevent damage to the ear and kidneys.
  • Caution is advised in patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease or any disease characterized by muscle weakness, or in patients about to receive general anesthesia.
  • Caution is also advised in patients who are exposed to loud noise, or patients who have been dehydrated due to diarrhea or vomiting.
 
Warnings
Special precautions for Ketonate Cream
Alcohol
No interaction found
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ketonate Cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Ketonate Cream is probably safe to use during lactation. Li
mited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Ketonate Cream may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or de
crease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Ketonate Cream should be used with caution in patients with
kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ketonate Cream may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Ketonate Cream should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ketonate Cream may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended while you are taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Ketonate Cream

Frequently asked questions for Ketoconazole

Q. Is Ketoconazole/Ketoconazole shampoo safe?
Yes, all medicines (products) containing Ketoconazole are safe at the recommended doses or when used at recommended frequency
Q. Is Ketoconazole/ Ketoconazole cream an antibiotic?
No, Ketoconazole is not an antibiotic as it does not kill bacteria. It belongs to triazole class of antifungal agents
Q. Is ketoconazole/ ketoconazole OTC?
No, ketoconazole products are under schedule H and are available on producing a prescription from your doctor
Q. What is Ketoconazole/Ketoconazole cream/Phytoral ointment used for?
Ketoconazole containing products such as creams and Phytoral ointments are used to treat fungal infections of the skin such as tinea corporis (ring worm), tinea cruris (fungal infections of the groin or buttocks), tinea pedis (fungal infection of the foot [athlete's foot]), tinea manus (fungal infection of the hand)
Q. Can I take ketoconazole with amoxicillin, ibuprofen, Tylenol (paracetamo), omeprazole, Benadryl (cough preparation)?
There are no known serious drug interactions between ketoconazole and drugs such as ibuprofen, Tylenol (paracetamol), Benadryl (cough preparation). It may interact with amoxicillin and omeprazole, where the absorption of ketoconazole may be reduced. Consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on ketoconazole
Q. Can Ketoconazole cause hair loss?
Yes, Ketoconazole may rarely cause some hair loss
Q. Can Ketoconazole prevent hair loss?
No, Ketoconazole does not prevent hair loss. In fact, it may rarely cause hair loss
Q. Can Ketoconazole cause dry skin?
Yes, dry skin at the site of application is a common side effect of Ketoconazole
Q. Can Ketoconazole be used for conditions such as ring worms and psoriasis?
Yes, Ketoconazole is commonly used to treat fungal infections of skin such as ring worms. Psoriasis is not a fungal skin infection and use of Ketoconazole is not warranted to treat this condition
Q. Is Ketoconazole/ Ketoconazole cream a steroid?
No, Ketoconazole is not a steroid. It belongs to triazole class of antifungal agents
Q. Can I Ketoconazole at bedtime?
Ketoconazole can be taken at any time during the day
Q. Can Ketoconazole be taken for yeast infections?
Yes, Ketoconazole is prescribed for yeast infection. Patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Does ketoconazole block Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)?
Ketoconazole has the ability to block the synthesis of all steroids produced by the adrenal gland, including the male sex hormone dihydrotestosterone. Testosterone synthesis from the testes is also blocked
Q. Does Ketoconazole expire?
Yes, medicines containing Ketoconazole have an expiry date. Read the information given on the package for accurate expiry date.
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Frequently asked questions for Beclometasone

Q. How long can I take Beclometasone/beconase?
The duration depends on the disease for which treatment is being given. Please follow the advice of your doctor
Q. Can I take Sudafed/pseudoephedrine, paracetamol, antihistaminics/ cetirizine, ibuprofen with beclometasone?
Yes, pseudoephedrine, paracetamol, cetirizine, ibuprofen can be taken along with beclometasone. Please consult your doctor before changing medication
Q. Does Beclometasone cause weight gain?
Beclometasone can cause weight gain after long term use. Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing weight gain
Q. Is Beclometasone safe?
Beclomethasone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions for Neomycin

Q. Does Neomycin has sulfa or does the sulphate present in this drug contain sulfa?
No, Neomycin does not contain sulfa (sulphonamide group) and the sulphate group present in this drug has no link with sulfa either
Q. Does Neomycin expire?
Yes. The expiry date is provided on the blister pack of tablets or the ointment tube
Q. Does Neomycin cover pseudomonas?
No, Neomycin is not effective against pseudomona
Q. Does neomycin contain penicillin?
No, neomycin does not contain penicillin. It belongs to a group of drugs called aminoglycosides
Q. Does neosporin help acne /cold soresNeosporin contains neomycin in addition to bacitracin and polymyxin. Neosporin does not treat acne or cold sores. It only helps in the treatment of some infections of the skin.Does neosporin help scars?
Neosporin contains neomycin in addition to bacitracin and polymyxin. Neosporin does not help in the treatment of scars. It only helps in the treatment of some infections of the skin
Q. Does neosporin help cuts?
Neosporin contains neomycin in addition to bacitracin and polymyxin. Neosporin only helps prevent or treat the infection of wounds. It does help heal the cuts
Q. Does Neomycin cause tinnitus?
Neomycin is known to cause damage to the ear. One of the symptoms of damage to ear is tinnitus
Q. Is Neomycin safe?
Neomycin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
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Substitutes for Ketonate

No substitutes found for this medicine
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