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Overview

Introduction

Oxoderm Ointment is a combination medicine that is used to treat various types of skin infections. It minimizes symptoms of inflammation such as redness, swelling, and itching. It also has an antimicrobial action against the infection-causing microorganisms.

Oxoderm Ointment is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. A thin layer of the medicine should be applied only to the affected areas of the skin with clean and dry hands. If it gets into your eyes, nose, mouth or vagina rinse with water. It may take several days to weeks for your symptoms to improve, but you should keep using this medicine regularly. The course of the treatment should be completed to ensure better efficacy of the medicine. If your condition does not improve or gets worse, you should talk to your doctor.

The most common side effect of this medicine includes itching, dryness, redness, and burning sensation at the application site. These are usually self-limiting. Regular application of moisturizer to the skin can help to overcome or prevent dryness of the skin, also you must drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Serious side effects are rare. You must consult the doctor if you experience any allergic reaction (rashes, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, etc.).

Before using this medicine, it is important to tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines for the same disease or other diseases. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should use this medicine with proper consultation and caution. If you are a known allergic to the medicine, you must refrain from using this medicine and consult the doctor about this condition. During the course of the treatment, do not touch or scratch the infected skin areas as this may worsen or spread the infection.

Uses of Oxoderm Ointment

Side effects of Oxoderm Ointment

Common
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
  • Thinning of skin
  • Skin peeling

How to use Oxoderm Ointment

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 gently massage the ointment.

How Oxoderm Ointment works

Oxoderm Ointment is a combination of four medicines: Terbinafine, Clobetasol, Ofloxacin and Ornidazole, which treats skin infections. Terbinafine is an antifungal which stops the growth of fungi by preventing them from forming their protective covering. Clobetasol is a steroid medicine. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Ofloxacin is an antibiotic which kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. Ornidazole is also an antibiotic which kills other infectious microorganisms in addition to bacteria by damaging the DNA.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Oxoderm Ointment 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Oxoderm Ointment during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Patient Concerns

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Hi regards i m having this problem of pain nd blackness on one side of my right thumb and now its paining to and have become quiet worse I M ATTACHING PIC OF THE EFFECTED AREA plss suggest me what to be done
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
You are having fungal infectionsYou should visit skin specialist for proper oral treatment. Meanwhile apply mupi ointment twice a day
I have fungal infections on my legs, it itchs I am using fluka 150 mg but not getting positive results With Tenovat M skin cream
Dr. Preeti Chhabra
Dermatology
Apply Fungase ointment, Nimba Tail and Karanj tail
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking Oxoderm when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Oxoderm and complete the full course of treatment, even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the skin infection is completely cured.

Q. What precautions should be taken while using Oxoderm?

Oxoderm 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 only be used by the patient and never be given to other people even if their condition appears to be the same.

Q. What would happen if I use a higher than the recommended dose of Oxoderm for long periods?

The dosage and duration of using Oxoderm should be strictly according to the doctor’s advice. It contains clobetasol which when used in higher doses and for longer periods can cause a change in the skin color, at the site of the application. Veins beneath the skin become visible because of thinning and weakening of the skin. There could be an increased hair growth. The medicine may get absorbed into the blood and can cause weight gain, high blood pressure and rounding of the face. If you experience an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the recommended instructions for the storage and disposal of Oxoderm?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References
  1. Mayo Clinic. Terbinafine (Topical Route). [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Clobetasol propionate. Uxbridge, Middlesex: GlaxoSmithKline UK; 1993 [revised 18 Oct. 2017]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. ScienceDirect. Ofloxacin. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. ScienceDirect. Ornidazole. [Accessed 30 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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