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Composition for METACORTIL C

Clotrimazole Topical(1%),Mometasone Topical(0.1%)

food interaction for METACORTIL C

alcohol interaction for METACORTIL C

pregnancy interaction for METACORTIL C

lactation interaction for METACORTIL C

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Metacortil c 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Metacortil c cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for METACORTIL C

Clotrimazole Topical(1%)

Uses

Clotrimazole Topical is used in the treatment of fungal infections.

How it works

Clotrimazole belongs to a class of medications called as antifungals. It works by preventing the growth of fungi that cause the infection.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Itching, Application site irritation, Burning sensation, Skin redness
Mometasone Topical(0.1%)

Uses

Mometasone Topical is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, skin disorders and eye disorders.

How it works

Mometasone belongs to a class of medications called as corticosteroids. It works by blocking the release of inflammatory mediators called cytokines thereby relieving inflammation, swelling and itching.

Common side effects

Difficulty in speaking, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Headache, Itching, Sore throat

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Expert advice for METACORTIL C

  • Do not use clotrimazole topical for vaginal infections if you are menstruating.
  • Do not take clotrimazole pessary by mouth. Avoid direct contact of cream or drops with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Do not use tampons, vaginal douches, spermicides, or other vaginal products while using clotrimazole for vaginal infections.
  • Avoid vaginal intercourse during treatment of vaginal infections.
  • Do not use the vaginal tablets in children younger than 16 years.
  • Tell your doctor if you have had two infections of fungal vaginitis in the last six months, history of sexually transmitted disease (STD) or exposed to a partner with STD, or have pregnancy or suspected pregnancy.
  • Tell your doctor before using clotrimazole, if you have any of the following symptoms: irregular or abnormal vaginal bleeding, a blood-stained discharge, vulval or vaginal ulcers, blisters or sores, lower abdominal pain, fever or chills, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or foul smelling vaginal discharge.
  • Seek immediate medical advice if symptoms do not relieve within a week of using vaginal cream or tablets, or infection recurs more than twice within six months.
  • Patients allergic to clotrimazole or other imidazole antifungal medications or any of its ingredients. 
  • It should not given to patients who never had a vaginal yeast infection diagnosed by a doctor.
  • It should not take if patient is who have itching caused by a condition other than a yeast infection.

Frequently asked questions for METACORTIL C

Clotrimazole Topical

Q.Is clotrimazole a steroid?
Clotrimazole is an imidazole antifungal medication and not a steroid.

Mometasone Topical

Q.Is mometasone a steroid drug?
Yes. Mometasone is a steroidal drug

Q.Is mometasone the same as hydrocortisone?
No. Mometasone and hydrocortisone are different drugs; although both are steroids

Q.Does mometasone topical treat ringworm/acne?
Mometasone topical does not treat ringworm/acne. It only treats the symptoms of inflamed skin

Q.Does mometasone topical lighten skin?
Yes. Mometasone topical may lighten the area of skin which is darkened due to any infection.

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Content on this page was last updated on 04 June, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)