Medicine Overview of Quard Cream

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Uses of Beclometasone

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

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

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How to use Beclometasone

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 Quard Cream 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..
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Uses of Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)

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

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Burning sensation, Itching, Rash, Skin swelling, Skin redness.

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How to use Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)

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 Quard Cream 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)..
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Uses of Gentamicin

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

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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 Quard 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

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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 Quard Cream works

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

In Depth Information on Quard Cream

Expert advice for Beclometasone

  • 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.

Expert advice for Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin)

  • Inform your doctor if you are going to undergo thyroid or urine tests as it may interfere with test results.
  • Do not use the clioquinol for more than prescribed duration to avoid toxicity.
  • Clioquinol skin application may affect the results of thyroid function tests for iodine content and ferric chloride test of phenylketonuria.
  • Tell your doctor before using clioquinol if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

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 Quard Cream
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
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Lactation
No information is available on the use of Quard Cream during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
Quard Cream may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Quard Cream should be used with caution in patients with kid
ney disease. Dose adjustment of Quard Cream may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Quard Cream

Frequently asked questions for 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.
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Frequently asked questions for 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.

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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