POLYCREM CREAM

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Medicine Overview of POLYCREM CREAM

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Uses of Betamethasone

Betamethasone is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, severe allergic reaction, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders and nephrotic syndrome.
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Side effects of Betamethasone

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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, Cataract, Increased glucose level in blood.

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How to use Betamethasone

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 apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How POLYCREM CREAM works

Betamethasone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids which have anti-inflammatory and immune system suppressing activity. It prevents late phase allergic reactions by decreasing the chemicals responsible for the allergy..
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Uses of Gentamicin

Gentamicin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.
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Side effects of Gentamicin

Common

Vomiting, Nausea, Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Lip swelling, Skin rash, Joint pain, Blisters on skin, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Headache, Hoarseness of voice, Loss of appetite, Itching, Urticaria, Fatigue, Fever.

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How to use Gentamicin

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 apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How POLYCREM CREAM works

Gentamicin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins, required by bacteria to carry out vital functions.
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Uses of Tolnaftate

Tolnaftate is used in the treatment of skin infections and fungal infections.
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Side effects of Tolnaftate

Common

Skin irritation.

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How to use Tolnaftate

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 apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How POLYCREM CREAM works

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

In Depth Information on POLYCREM CREAM

Expert advice for Betamethasone

  • Take betamethasone tablet by mouth with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. 
  • Do not take betamethasone tablets If you are allergic to betamethasone or any of the other ingredients of the tablet.
  • Do not take betamethasone tablets If you have an infection and have not yet started taking medicine (e.g. antibiotics) to treat it.
  • Do not use betamethasone cream if you are allergic to betamethasone or any of the other ingredients in this medicine.
  • Do not use the cream on your face repetitively for more than 5 days.
  • Do not use a large amount of cream continuously on large areas of the body since it can affect your hormones.
  • Excessive usage of cream in children might affect their growth and development.
  • Don’t apply the cream near your eyes.
  • Don’t swallow the cream, it is not meant for internal use.
  • Don’t use the cream under plaster or bandage.

Expert advice for Gentamicin

It is given as a drip (intravenous infusion), as an injection directly into a vein or into a muscle; or as an ear or eye drops. Do not drive immediately after using gentamicin eyedrops because gentamicin in the eye may cause temporary  blurring of vision. Gentamicin should be used with caution in premature babies because of their kidney immaturity, and in elderly people. Gentamicin may cause damage to the kidneys and/or nerves. Consult your doctor for monitoring  Kidney function and drug levels in the blood  during treatment. Consult your doctor, if you experience hearing loss, dizziness, numbness, skin tingling, muscle twitching, or seizures which may be signs of nerve damage. Do not start or continue the gentamicin and consult your doctor:
  • If you have inflammation of the middle ear (otitis media), kidney or liver problem, open wound or damaged skin.
  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you experience itching, skin rashes, swelling of face, lips, throat or difficulty in breathing.

Expert advice for Tolnaftate

  • Do not start or continue tolnaftate and consult your doctor, if you are allergic to tolnaftate, or to any of the other ingredients in tolnaftate.
  • Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after starting tolnaftate.
  • Inform your doctor if symptoms do not go away.
Warnings
Special precautions for POLYCREM CREAM
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Polycrem cream is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for POLYCREM CREAM

Frequently asked questions for Betamethasone

Q. Is betamethasone a steroid?
Betamethasone 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 betamethasone injection safe?
Betamethasone injection is safe if used for an indication in a dose as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does betamethasone cause hair loss?
Betamethasone is not known to cause hair loss. Rather, it may cause an increase in body hair growth (especially in females) on long-term use. Talk to your doctor if you get excessive hair growth on your body while taking betamethasone.
Q. Is betamethasone an antibiotic?
Betamethasone is not an antibiotic. It's a glucocorticoid.
Q. Does betamethasone work in retention edema?
Betamethasone is not used in retention edema. Glucocorticoids can cause fluid and salt retention as a side effect thereby causing edema or aggravating edema. However, betamethasone does not normally cause retention of salt and water and the risk of inducing edema and hypertension is almost negligible.
Q. Is betamethasone stronger than hydrocortisone?
Betamethasone and hydrocortisone belong to the same class of medications (i.e. corticosteroids) and produce almost similar pharmacological responses. The effect may vary based on the conditions and individual response. Always follow doctor’s advice regarding its use.
Q. Can I take betamethasone with ibuprofen?
An increase in the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding may occur if non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) like ibuprofen are taken with corticosteroids. Talk to your doctor before taking betamethasone with any NSAID.
Q. Does betamethasone expire?
Yes, betamethasone 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 betamethasone stop labor?
Betamethasone does not stop labor. Steroids like betamethasone are used in premature labor (if the mother is between about 23 and 34 weeks of pregnancy) to help in the maturation of lungs and also decrease the infant's risk of intraventricular hemorrhage (bleeding into the brain) and other complications affecting the bowels and circulatory system.
Q. Does betamethasone cause insomnia?
Betamethasone can cause insomnia (inability to sleep). Most people find that using this medicine for a short time causes no problems. Talk to your doctor if you experience insomnia while taking betamethasone.
Q. Does betamethasone cause weight gain?
Betamethasone can cause weight gain especially when high doses taken for a long time or repeated short courses are taken. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking betamethasone.
Q. Is betamethasone a hydrocortisone?
Betamethasone is not a hydrocortisone. These are two different drugs which belong to the same group of medicines called steroids (also known as corticosteroids).
Q. Is betamethasone over the counter?
Betamethasone is not an over the counter (OTC) medicine. It is available only when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is betamethasone same as dexamethasone?
Betamethasone and dexamethasone are two different drugs which belong to the same group of medicines called steroids (also known as corticosteroids). These corticosteroids occur naturally in the body and help to maintain health and well-being.
Q. Is betamethasone a prescription medicine?
Betamethasone is not an over the counter (OTC) medicine. It belongs to a class of prescription medicine.
Q. Is betamethasone safe during pregnancy?
If you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy, ask your doctor for advice before taking betamethasone. Taking steroids often or for a long time during pregnancy can slow the baby’s growth in the womb or may affect the baby’s heart and body movements for some time. The baby may make less of its own steroid after birth, but this rarely causes any problems. If you become pregnant while taking this medicine, please tell your doctor but do not stop taking betamethasone unless told to do so.
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Frequently asked questions for Gentamicin

Q. Is gentamicin a macrolide, steroid or a sulfa drug?
Gentamicin does not contain sulfa and is not a macrolide, or steroidal drug. It is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside
Q. Is gentamicin nephrotoxic?
Yes, gentamicin is a nephrotoxic drug. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug
Q. Is gentamicin safe for babies?
Gentamicin is safe for babies if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Does gentamicin cause hearing loss or burn?
Yes gentamicin can cause hearing loss if used inappropriately. It can cause burning of eyes
Q. Is gentamicin used for pink eye?
Yes, gentamicin is used in the treatment of pink eye (conjunctivitis). Please consult your doctor before use
Q. Does gentamicin dialyze out?
Yes, gentamicin is a dialyzable drug
Q. What organisms does gentamicin cover?
Gentamicin is mainly effective against pseudomonas, escherichia, enterobacter, klebsiella, staphylococcus, salmonella, serratia, and shigella species but rarely effective against streptococci and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mrsa)
Q. Does it cover anaerobes?
It does not act against anaerobes.
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Frequently asked questions for Tolnaftate

Q. Is tolnaftate good for jock itch or toenail fungus or nail fungus or ringworm or tinea versicolor?
Yes, tolnaftate good for jock itch or toenail fungus or nail fungus or ringworm or tinea versicolor
Q. Is tolnaftate a steroid?
No. It is an antifungal drug
Q. Is tolnaftate safe?
Tolnaftate is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is tolnaftate better than clotrimazole?
Tolnaftate has been found to be better than clotrimazole in treating athlete's foot. Effect in other fungal skin infections is not known
Q. How does tolnaftate work?
Tolnaftate is an antifungal medication that works by preventing the growth of fungus.
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