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PHYTORAL B CREAM

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Phytoral b 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
Phytoral b cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR PHYTORAL B

Beclometasone Topical(0.025% w/w)

Uses

Beclometasone Topical is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, asthma, skin disorders and eye disorders

How it works

Beclometasone belongs to a class of medications called as corticosteroids. It works by preventing release of certain chemicals from the immune cells responsible for causing dryness, itching, oozing, and crusting of skin, thereby relieving the swelling and irritation.

Common side effects

Skin thinning, Muscle disorder, Electrolyte imbalance, Altered bone growth, Urticaria, Skin scar, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Itching, Behavioural changes, Skin redness, Burning sensation, Increased blood pressure, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract, Increased risk of infection
Ketoconazole Topical(2% w/w)

Uses

Ketoconazole Topical is used in the treatment of dandruff and fungal infections

How it works

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

Common side effects

Rash, Irritation of ear, Headache, Blisters on skin, Dizziness, Electrolyte imbalance, Application site tingling, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Weakness, Allergic skin rash, Nausea, Dry mouth, Abdominal pain, Skin irritation, Loss of appetite, Dyspepsia, Hair loss, Fatigue, Anorectal pain, Liver enzyme increased, Fever, Hypokalemic (decreased potassium level in blood) alkalosis, Itching, Change in color of hair, Dry skin, Diarrhoea, Decreased appetite, Changes in hair texture, Altered taste, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Flatulence, Constipation

SUBSTITUTES FOR PHYTORAL B

No substitutes found

Expert advice FOR PHYTORAL B

You may need to apply the cream under an airtight dressing for certain duration of therapy, as recommended by your doctor. 
As per your doctor’s advice, if the cream is applied on the face then there is no need of the dressing as the face skin thins easily.
Do not mix with any other creams or ointments.
Inform your doctor if symptoms do not disappear after 2 to 4 weeks of applying the cream.
Exercise caution when used in children, as the treatment should not last for more than 5 days, unless instructed by your doctor. 
Avoid direct contact of cream with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
Inform your doctor immediately in case you swallow the cream.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR PHYTORAL B

Beclometasone Topical

Q. How long can I use beclomethasone topical?
The duration should not be more than 4 weeks without consulting your doctor

Q. Is beclometasone topical safe?
Beclometasone topical is safe if used for the prescribed duration, at a prescribed dose as advised by your doctor.

Ketoconazole Topical

Q. Is ketoconazole/Ketoconazole shampoo safe?
Yes, all medicines (products) containing ketoconazole are safe at the recommended dose, frequency, and duration

Q. Is ketoconazole/ ketoconazole cream an antibiotic?
No, ketoconazole is not an antibiotic as it does not kill bacteria. It is an antifungal agent

Q. What is ketoconazole/ketoconazole cream/Phytoral ointment used for?
Ketoconazole containing products such as creams and Phytoral ointments are used to treat fungal infections of the skin such as tinea corporis (ring worm), tinea cruris (fungal infections of the groin or buttocks), tinea pedis (fungal infection of the foot [athlete's foot]), tinea manus (fungal infection of the hand)

Q. Can ketoconazole topical cause/ prevent hair loss?
Yes, ketoconazole topical may rarely cause some hair loss. Ketoconazole topical does not prevent hair loss

Q. Can ketoconazole topical cause dry skin?
Yes, dry skin at the site of application is a common side effect of ketoconazole topical

Q. Can ketoconazole topical be used for conditions such as ring worms and psoriasis?
Ketoconazole topical is commonly used to treat fungal infections of skin such as ring worms. Psoriasis is not a fungal skin infection and use of ketoconazole is not warranted to treat this condition

Q. Is ketoconazole/ ketoconazole cream a steroid?
No, ketoconazole is not a steroid. It is an antifungal agent

Q. Does ketoconazole block Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)?
Ketoconazole has the ability to block the synthesis of all steroids produced by the adrenal gland, including the male sex hormone dihydrotestosterone. Testosterone synthesis from the testes is also blocked

Q. Does ketoconazole expire?
Yes, medicines containing ketoconazole have an expiry date. Read the information given on the package for accurate expiry date.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)