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LOSWEAT 2%/0.5% DUSTING POWDER

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Composition FOR LOSWEAT

Miconazole(2%),Chlorhexidine Gluconate(0.5%)

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pregnancy interaction for LOSWEAT

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No interaction found
No interaction found
Losweat 2%/0.5% dusting powder 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR LOSWEAT

Miconazole(2%)

Uses

Miconazole is used in the treatment of fungal infections

How it works

Miconazole stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

Common side effects

Rash, Electrolyte imbalance, Headache, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Weakness, Nausea, Dry mouth, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Dyspepsia, Vaginal swelling, Fatigue, Anorectal pain, Fever, Increased liver enzymes, Hypokalemic (decreased potassium level in blood) alkalosis, Itching, Vaginal irritation, Diarrhoea, Burning sensation, Decreased appetite, Altered taste, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Flatulence, Constipation, Vaginal discharge
Chlorhexidine Gluconate(0.5%)

Uses

Chlorhexidine Gluconate is used in the treatment of inflammation of gums and bad odor from mouth

How it works

Chlorhexidine Gluconate kills the harmful bacteria and fungi by attacking their outer covering.

Common side effects

Altered taste, Application site irritation, Teeth discolouration

SUBSTITUTES FOR LOSWEAT

No substitutes found

Expert advice FOR LOSWEAT

Stop taking miconazole and consult your doctor immediately.
  • If you experience skin rash or hives.
  • If you experience swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue or throat.
  • If you experience trouble swallowing or breathing.
  • If you experience abdominal pain, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, or foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
Before taking miconazole inform your doctor.
  • If you are suffering from liver problems or any other underlying diseases.
  • If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • If you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.
Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take, including vitamins and herbal supplements.Follow all directions to use from information available on your pack for vaginal inserts, oral buccal tablets, creams or gels.

Frequently asked questions FOR LOSWEAT

Miconazole

Q.

Can miconazole/ Monistat be used for conditions for BV (bacterial vaginosis), ring worms, and urinary tract infections?
Yes, miconazole can be used for BV (bacterial vaginosis). It is used for treatment and prevention of fungal infections of the oral cavity, ring worms and superinfections due to gram-positive bacteria. Miconazole can be taken in rare fungal infections of the urinary tract

Q.

Does miconazole cause burning sensation?
Yes, burning sensation on the skin and vaginal burning are common side effects of miconazole

Q.

Does miconazole cause dry skin?
No, miconazole is not known to have the side effect to cause drying of skin

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Is miconazole safe for babies?
Yes, miconazole is safe for babies. It may be used in nappy rashes and oral fungal infections as advised by your doctor

Q.

Is miconazole a steroid?
No, miconazole is not a steroid. It is an imidazole (organic compound) and belongs to class of antifungal agents

Q.

Is miconazole same as ketoconazole?
Both miconazole and ketoconazole are antifungal medicines. However, they are prescribed for different type of fungal infections

Q.

Can I take miconazole with fluconazole?
Taking two antifungal agents may have additive effect and have pronounced side effects. Patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.

Does miconazole work for yeast infections?
Yes, miconazole works for oral and vaginal yeast infections

Q.

Does miconazole expire?
Yes, antifungals like miconazole have an expiry date. Read instruction on the pack for the date of expiry

Q.

Is miconazole an OTC (over the counter)?
No, miconazole cannot be bought over the counter. It needs prescription of a qualified doctor.

Chlorhexidine Gluconate

Q.

How does chlorhexidine gluconate work?
Chlorhexidine gluconate belongs to a class of medication call antiseptic. It acts by killing as well as preventing bacterial growth. It kills bacteria by interacting with its cell surface

Q.

Does it burn?
It is not generally known to burn. Please inform the doctor in case of any side effects

Q.

Is chlorhexidine gluconate an antibiotic/antifungal/cure acne/cause cancer/good for canker sores?
Chlorhexidine gluconate is not antibiotic/antifungal. It is not used for curing acne and it does not cause cancer. Canker sores (small and shallow ulcers of the mouth) if mild to moderate then can be controlled by using chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash

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Is chlorhexidine gluconate safe?
Chlorhexidine gluconate is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor

Q.

Is chlorhexidine gluconate an over the counter or prescription only drug?
Chlorhexidine gluconate is an over the counter drug and not a prescription drug

Q.

Is chlorhexidine gluconate whiten teeth/contain iodine/stain teeth?
Chlorhexidine gluconate is not used to whiten teeth. It does not contain iodine. It may stain the teeth slightly but this may be removed by brushing with a normal toothpaste

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Does chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash expire?
Chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash has an expiry date. It should not be used beyond that date.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)