PERFOCYN PLUS DROP

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Perfocyn plus drop 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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Perfocyn plus drop is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR PERFOCYN PLUS

Chloramphenicol(5%)

Uses

Chloramphenicol is used in the treatment of bacterial infections
It is used to treat certain types of serious infections caused by bacteria when other antibiotics cannot be used.

How it works

Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Altered taste.
Prednisolone(0.5%)

Uses

Prednisolone is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders, asthma, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders, eye disorders and nephrotic syndrome.

How it works

Prednisolone belongs to a group of medicines called as glucocorticosteroids. Prednisolone increases the level of corticosteroids which are already present in the body and helps to treat various inflammatory conditions. It has anti-inflammatory, metabolic, immune, and hormonal effects on the body.
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Common side effects

Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Increased blood pressure, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract.
Acetic acid(2%)

Uses

Acetic acid is used to prevent infections.

How it works

Acetic acid belongs to the class of medications called antibacterial and antifungal agents. It works by maintaining the pH thereby preventing the growth of bacteria and fungi. As a gel, it works by maintaining the pH in the vagina thereby restoring the normal vaginal acidity.

Common side effects

Allergy, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Irritation.
Benzocaine(3%)

Uses

Benzocaine is used for local anaesthesia.

How it works

Benzocaine works by blocking pain signals from the peripheral nerves to brain which decreases the sensation of pain.

Common side effects

Allergy, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Allergic skin rash.

SUBSTITUTES FOR PERFOCYN PLUS

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Expert advice FOR PERFOCYN PLUS

Do tell your doctor if you have any medical conditions:
  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.
  • if you have anemia, bone marrow problems, liver disease, or kidney problem.
Chloramphenicol tablet/capsule/oral suspension is best taken with a full glass (8 ounces) of water on an empty stomach (either 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals), unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Chloramphenicol may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely and ask your doctor before adjusting the dose of your diabetes medicine. Chloramphenicol may reduce the number of clot-forming cells (platelets) in your blood. Monitor blood counts and plasma concentration before and during treatment. To prevent bleeding, avoid situations in which bruising or injury may occur. Chloramphenicol may lower your body's ability to fight infection. Prevent infection by avoiding contact with people with colds or other infections. Notify your doctor of any signs of infection, including fever, sore throat, rash, or chills, If you are using the drug for eye infection, do not wear your contact lenses during the course of treatment.

Frequently asked questions FOR PERFOCYN PLUS

Chloramphenicol

Q. Is chloramphenicol bacteriostatic or bactericidal/ an antibiotic/does it contains penicillin/ does it contain steroids/ treat styes?
Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic and exerts both bactericidal and bacteriostatic against wide variety of gram positive and gram negative bacteria including E.coli. No, it does not contain penicillin or steroids
Q. Is chloramphenicol safe/ do chloramphenicol cause aplastic anemia/ safe for babies?
Chloramphenicol is safe at recommended dose and duration; however, in some cases it has led to rare side effects such as aplastic anemia. Chloramphenicol should not be used in children under 2 years of age and used be with extreme caution in children above 2 years of age especially who have diarrhea or a stomach or bowel infection
Q. Does chloramphenicol sting/ does chloramphenicol cause dry eyes?
Chloramphenicol eye drops/ ointment may cause transient burning or stinging sensation. It does not cause but should be used with extreme precaution in patients with dry eye syndrome
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Q. Can i take paracetamol with chloramphenicol?
Chloramphenicol is not known to have any drug interactions with paracetamol, however, it should be taken together as per doctor's advice
Q. Is chloromycetin a penicillin/ an antibiotic/ with the formula/ chloromycetin is a drug for which disease?
Chloramphenicol is a brand name for chloramphenicol. It is not penicillin. It is an antibiotic with the formula C11H12Cl2N2O5. It used in the treatment of serious infections in different parts of the body caused by bacteria by killing or preventing their growth
Q. Is chloromycetin over the counter/ is obtained from?
No, it is available only with your doctor's prescription
Q. Is chloramphenicol and tetracycline similar?
Chloramphenicol and tetracycline belongs to same category of drugs with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response
Q. Is Chloromycetin the same as chlorsig?
Both Chloromycetin and chlorsig contains chloramphenicol. Chlorsig is available as eye drop or ointment and Chloromycetin is an oral formulation.

Prednisolone

Q. Is prednisolone an anti-inflammatory drug?
Prednisolone belongs to the class of corticosteroids which has anti-inflammatory properties (suppresses the inflammation associated with many diseases, for example, arthritis). Hence, prednisolone is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.
Q. How long can I take corticosteroids for?
It is advisable to take corticosteroids for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop the treatment suddenly or take for a longer period than recommended by your doctor.
Q. Does prednisolone cause weight gain?
Weight gain is a common side effect of prednisolone. In case you experience excessive weight gain while taking prednisolone, please consult your doctor.
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Q. Does prednisolone cause hair loss?
Prednisolone has not been reported to cause hair loss rather it can cause extra hair growth. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair loss after taking prednisolone as it could be due to some other underlying conditions.
Q. Does prednisolone cause drowsiness?
Prednisolone has not been reported to cause drowsiness. Please consult your doctor if you experience drowsiness after taking prednisolone.
Q. Does prednisolone contain penicillin?
Prednisolone does not contain penicillin. Prednisolone belongs to a group of medicines called steroids.
Q. Does prednisolone need to be refrigerated?
Prednisolone does not need to be refrigerated. Store prednisolone below 25°C in a dry place and protect from light.
Q. Does prednisolone expire?
Yes, prednisolone does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. Does prednisolone give you energy?
Prednisolone does not give energy. Prednisolone belongs to a group of medicines called steroids.
Q. Does prednisolone cause acne?
Acne is a side effect associated with the use of prednisolone. Talk to your doctor in case you experience excessive acne while taking prednisolone.
Q. Does prednisolone make you thirsty?
Prednisolone has not been reported to increase thirst. Talk to your doctor if you experience excess thirst after taking prednisolone as it could be due to some other underlying conditions.
Q. Is prednisolone a pain-killer?
Prednisolone is not a pain-killer.
Q. Does prednisolone increase blood pressure?
Prednisolone can cause an increase in blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you have symptoms of increased blood pressure after taking prednisolone and always share your medical history of hypertension (high blood pressure) if you are asked to take prednisolone.
Q. Does prednisolone increase blood sugar?
Prednisolone can cause an increase in blood sugar level. It can also lead to an increased requirement of antidiabetic therapy in diabetic patients. Talk to your doctor in case you are a diabetic before starting prednisolone and closely monitor your blood sugar levels if you are taking prednisolone.
Q. Can I take prednisolone for cough?
Prednisolone is not recommended for the treatment of cough. Cough is a symptom of a disease and it is important to know the associated disease before taking any medicine. Talk to your doctor if you have a long-standing cough.
Q. Can I take steroids for a week?
The prescribed duration of steroids varies depending on the condition for which they are used. Please take prednisolone or any other steroid for a duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take steroids for a year?
The prescribed duration of steroids varies depending on the condition for which they are used. Please take prednisolone or any other steroid for a duration which is prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Can I take steroids for a chest infection?
Prednisolone is not recommended for the treatment of chest infection. It can cause worsening of an existing infection, can mask signs of infection and re-activate certain previous infections like tuberculosis. Please consult your doctor for proper treatment of chest infection.
Q. Can I take prednisolone for whooping cough?
Prednisolone is not recommended for treatment of whooping cough or any kind of infection. Please consult your doctor for proper treatment of whooping cough.
Q. Can I take steroids for bodybuilding?
Steroids are not recommended to be used for bodybuilding.
Q. How long can I take prednisolone for?
The prescribed duration of steroids varies depending on the condition for which they are used. Don’t start or stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor, you may need to reduce the dose gradually. Please take prednisolone or any other steroid for a duration which is prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Is prednisolone safe during pregnancy?
Prednisolone can cause fetal harm when given to a pregnant woman. Studies suggest that use of corticosteroids during the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of birth defects. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or you are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.
Q. Is prednisolone a corticosteroid?
Prednisolone is a glucocorticoid and belongs to a group of medicines called steroids also known as corticosteroids. These are synthesized naturally in the body and help to maintain health and well-being. Two main classes of corticosteroids, glucocorticoids, and mineralocorticoids are involved in a wide range of physiologic processes, including stress response, immune response, and regulation of inflammation, carbohydrate metabolism, protein catabolism, blood electrolyte levels, and behavior.
Q. Is prednisolone safe?
Yes. Prednisolone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the doctor.
Q. Is prednisolone an immunosuppressant?
Prednisolone belongs to the class of corticosteroids and has immunosuppressant properties (suppresses the body’s immune system). Hence, prednisolone is used for the treatment of a number of inflammatory and auto-immune conditions.
Q. Is prednisolone a glucocorticoid?
Prednisolone is a glucocorticoid and belongs to a group of medicines called steroids (corticosteroids).
Q. Is prednisolone an anabolic steroid?
Prednisolone is not an anabolic steroid but is a corticosteroid. In contrast to anabolic steroids (used by “bodybuilders”), corticosteroids are used in inflammatory conditions for their anti–inflammatory effects.
Q. Is prednisolone safe for babies?
Prednisolone can cause growth retardation (decreased growth) in infancy, childhood, and adolescence which may be irreversible. Treatment with prednisolone in babies should be limited to the minimum dosage for the shortest possible time. Please consult your doctor before using prednisolone in babies.
Q. Is prednisolone same as prednisone?
Prednisone and prednisolone both belong to a class of drugs called glucocorticoids. Prednisone is activated by the liver into prednisolone. Prednisone and prednisolone are used in the same manner and are equally effective.
Q. Can I take prednisolone with antibiotics?
Certain antibiotics may increase the metabolism of prednisolone and hence decrease its effects. So, it may be necessary to adjust the dose of prednisolone accordingly. Please consult your doctor before taking prednisolone with antibiotics.
Q. Can I take prednisolone without food?
It is recommended that prednisolone tablets should be swallowed with water and taken following a meal to reduce stomach irritation. So, it should preferably be taken with food.
Q. Can I take prednisolone with paracetamol?
Prednisolone can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take prednisolone with alcohol?
It is not recommended to take any medicines along with alcohol. Please consult your doctor before taking prednisolone with alcohol.
Q. Can I take prednisolone with naproxen?
Naproxen and prednisolone can increase the toxicity of each other. There is also an increase risk of gastrointestinal ulceration when used together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take prednisolone with citalopram?
Prednisolone can be taken with citalopram. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take prednisolone with ibuprofen?
Prednisolone and ibuprofen can increase the toxicity of each other. There is also an increased risk of gastrointestinal ulceration when used together. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take prednisolone with chlorphenamine maleate?
Prednisolone can be taken with chlorphenamine maleate. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take prednisolone with omeprazole?
Prednisolone can be taken with omeprazole. No drug-drug interactions have been clinically seen between the two. However, interactions may occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take prednisolone with milk?
It is recommended that prednisolone tablets should be swallowed with water and taken following a meal to reduce stomach irritation. There are no specific recommendations or interactions related to its use with milk.
Q. Can I take Prednisolone with Torasemide?
Both Prednisolone and Torasemide can lower the blood potassium levels (hypokalemia). When given together, hypokalemia can be severe, causing muscle pains or cramps, loss of appetite, weakness, dizziness, or confusion. Inform your doctor if you have these symptoms and you are taking both the drugs. Take foods rich in potassium like orange or other citrus fruit juices or take a potassium supplement.

Acetic acid

Benzocaine

Q. Does benzocaine heal cold sores/numb mouth/kill sperm/make person sleepy?
Benzocaine can soothe cold sores and numb mouth. It doesn't however kill sperms or make a person sleepy
Q. Is benzocaine safe?
Benzocaine is safe when used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is benzocaine stronger than lidocaine?
Benzocaine and lidocaine both belong to the same class of medicines having similar therapeutic action. Individual responses to these medicines might vary
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Q. Does benzocaine get you high?
Benzocaine has abuse potential. It should never be used for recreational activities
Q. Does benzocaine delay ejaculation?
Benzocaine is used in condoms to prolong the duration of sex and hence ejaculation. It must be used as advised by the doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)