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food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Quard 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for QUARD

Beclometasone(0.06%)

Uses

Beclometasone is used in the treatment of severe allergic reaction, allergic disorders, asthma, skin disorders and eye disorders.

How it works

Beclometasone belongs to a class of steroid medications called corticosteroids. Beclometasone works by preventing release of certain chemicals from the cells responsible for immune and allergic responses resulting in inflammation.

Common side effects

Altered speech, Altered vision, Back pain, Cough, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Eye swelling, Facial swelling, Skin swelling, Tongue swelling, Throat swelling, Headache, Nausea, Hoarseness of voice, Limb swelling, Ankle swelling, Lip swelling, Running nose, Nasal congestion, Slow speech, Difficult speech, Sore throat
Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)(1.5%)

Uses

Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) is used in the treatment of skin infections, fungal infections and bacterial infections of external ear.

How it works

Clioquinol belongs to a category of drugs called as hydroxyquinoline antifungal agents. It acts by interacting with DNA synthesis thus killing the fungi that are responsible for causing the infection. It may be combined with a steroid (to reduce inflammation) or an antibacterial agent (to reduce bacterial infection).

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Itching, Rash, Skin swelling, Skin redness
Gentamicin(0.1%)

Uses

Gentamicin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

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

Common side effects

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
Tolnaftate(1.5%)

Uses

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

How it works

Tolnaftate is an antifungal medication that works by preventing the growth of fungus.

Common side effects

Skin irritation

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Expert advice for QUARD

  • Do not stop taking beclometasone tablets even if you feel better follow your doctor’s advice when and how to stop.
  • Beclometasone should not be used continuously for longer than 3 months without consulting a doctor.
  • Do not start or continue the beclometasone spray/tablet and consult your doctor if  you are pregnant, breast feeding or planning to become pregnant.
  • Some people may feel sleepy after taking beclometasone. Avoid driving or performing activities that require alertness till you know how the drug affects you.

Frequently asked questions for QUARD

Beclometasone

Q.How long can I take beclometasone/beconase?
The duration depends on the disease for which treatment is being given. Please follow the advice of your doctor

Q.Can I take Sudafed/pseudoephedrine, paracetamol, antihistaminics/ cetirizine, ibuprofen with beclometasone?
Yes, pseudoephedrine, paracetamol, cetirizine, ibuprofen can be taken along with beclometasone. Please consult your doctor before changing medication

Q.Does beclometasone cause weight gain?
Beclometasone can cause weight gain after long term use. Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing weight gain

Q.Is beclometasone safe?
Beclomethasone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)

Q.What is clioquinol cream used for?
Clioquinol cream is used for treating skin infections such as eczema (itchy skin), athlete's foot (ringworm infection, a fungal infection of the foot), jock itch (fungal infection of the groin area) and other ringworm infections.

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.

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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Content on this page was last updated on 16 April, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)