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Composition for NIOSOL F

Clobetasol(0.05%),Fusidic Acid(2%)

food interaction for NIOSOL F

alcohol interaction for NIOSOL F

pregnancy interaction for NIOSOL F

lactation interaction for NIOSOL F

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Niosol f 0.05%/2% cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Niosol f 0.05%/2% cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.




Clobetasol is used to treat itching, redness, dryness, swelling, and discomfort of various scalp and skin conditions, including immune-mediated skin disease with red scaly patches (psoriasis).

How it works

Clobetasol is a highly potent topical corticosteroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.

Common side effects

Itchy bump, Application site irritation, Burning sensation, Itching
Fusidic Acid(2%)


Fusidic acid is used for treating various bacterial skin infections and some infections of bone, heart, lungs and eyes.

How it works

Fusidic acid and its salts are narrow-spectrum antibiotics. It acts by blocking production of proteins that are important for bacterial growth which in turn kills the bacteria.

Common side effects

Nausea, Itchy rash, Abnormal blood cell count, Burning sensation, Drowsiness, Hormone imbalance, Allergic reaction, Slow growth in children and teenagers, Diarrhoea, Rash, Feeling of discomfort, Dizziness, Fatigue, Increased bowel movements, Headache, Heartburn, Hematological disorder, Irritation, Itching, Jaundice, Loss of appetite, Dryness, Soreness, Stomach pain, Stomach upset, Tingling sensation, Stinging sensation, Vomiting, Watery eyes, Weakness


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Expert advice for NIOSOL F

Always clean the skin before a fresh dressing is put on since the germs can cause infections under warm and moist conditions under dressings.
Make sure you wash your hands after use or wear disposable plastic gloves while applying the cream on someone. Cream should be used on skin externally only.
Treatment beyond 2- 4 consecutive weeks is not recommended, and the total dosage should not exceed 50 g per week.
If your skin problem does not improve in 2 to 4 weeks, talk to your doctor. Do not use in conditions such as
  • Acne
  • Fungal skin infections, eg. athlete's foot, ringworm, candida skin infections.
  • Severe flushing of skin on and around your nose (rosacea).
  • Spotty red rash around your mouth (perioral dermatitis).
  • Infected skin (unless the infection is being treated with an anti-infective medicine at the same time).
  • Itchy skin around the genitals or back passage.
  • Itchy skin which is not inflamed.
  • Nappy rash
  • Widespread plaque psoriasis.

Frequently asked questions for NIOSOL F


Q. Is clobetasol propionate a steroid/ an antifungal/ OTC?
Clobetasol (also available as Cosvate cream, Cosvate G) is a potent topical corticosteroid used for the treatment of itching, redness, dryness, inflammation, and discomfort of various scalp and skin conditions. It is not an antifungal. It is available only by prescription given by your doctor.
Q. Is clobetasol propionate used for hair loss/ does clobetasol help hair growth?
Clobetasol is used for discomfort in various scalp and skin conditions; however not used for treatment of hair loss or hair growth. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Does clobetasol propionate cause hair loss / thinning of skin?
Long-term use of steroids may damage your hair or skin. Always follow the advice of your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Is clobetasol propionate good for acne/ athlete's foot/ ringworm?
Clobetasol should not be used for conditions like acne, athlete’s foot or ringworm. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.

Fusidic Acid

Q. Is fusidic acid a penicillin/ an antibiotic?
Fusidic acid (also available as fucidin) is a narrow-spectrum antibiotic. It is not penicillin, but it may kill certain bacteria, which are resistant to penicillin antibiotics.
Q. What is fusidic cream used for/ is it good for acne/spots/ringworm/athlete’s foot?
Fusidic cream is used to clear skin infection quickly, particularly where the infection only covers a small area. It can be used for treating acne and spots caused by bacterial infections. It is not used for treating fungal infections such as athlete's foot or ringworm. Always follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use.
Q. Is fusidic acid available over the counter?
No, it is available only with your doctor's prescription.
Q. Is fusidic acid and sodium fusidate same?
Sodium fusidate is a salt of fusidic acid and it works in the same way as fusidic acid.
Q. Is fucidin a steroid/ used for impetigo/ good for cold sores/ good for spots/ good for boils/good for treating herpes?
Fucidin is not a steroid. As per doctor’s recommendation it can be used for treating impetigo, boils, spots and cold sores, redness as a result of bacterial infection. It is not used for viral diseases that affect the skin such as herpes simplex, varicella (chickenpox) and vaccinia.
Q. Is fucidin cream available over the counter?
No, it is available only with your doctor's prescription.
Q. How long does fusidic acid take to work?
You should see results after a few days of fusidic acid treatment; however it depends upon the condition for which it is being treated (for e.g. a course of treatment for impetigo typically lasts for around 7-10 days) and also other factors (age, body weight, other medical conditions etc.
Q. Does fucidin cream go out of date/ expiry date?
Every drug has expiry date and is printed on the pack.


Content on this page was last updated on 18 July, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)