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QUINTEGA CF CREAM

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Composition FOR QUINTEGA CF

Fluocinolone(0.025%),Ciprofloxacin(5%),Clotrimazole(NA)

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No interaction found
No interaction found
Quintega cf 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
Quintega cf cream is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR QUINTEGA CF

Fluocinolone(0.025%)

Uses

Fluocinolone is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and skin disorders

How it works

Fluocinolone belongs to a group of medicines called as steroids. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Common side effects

Wheezing, Electrolyte imbalance, Redistribution/accumulation of body fat, Bone degradation, Swelling of mouth, Shortness of breath, Increased risk of infection, Muscle disorders, Allergic reaction, Skin infection, Acne, Itching, Dry skin, Burning sensation, Increased blood pressure, Generalised rash, Changes in skin color, Altered bone growth, Skin scar, Behavioural changes, Skin reaction, Increased glucose level in blood, Cataract
Ciprofloxacin(5%)

Uses

Ciprofloxacin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and tuberculosis (TB)

How it works

Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by inhibiting the DNA replication.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Nervousness, Nightmare, Abnormal dreams, Anxiety, Confusion, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Headache, Heartburn, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Restlessness, Stomach pain, Vaginal itching, Vaginal discharge
Clotrimazole(NA)

Uses

Clotrimazole is used in the treatment of fungal infections

How it works

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

Common side effects

Rash, Electrolyte imbalance, Headache, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Weakness, Application site irritation, Nausea, Dry mouth, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Dyspepsia, Application site reaction, Fatigue, Anorectal pain, Fever, Increased liver enzymes, Stomach pain, Hypokalemic (decreased potassium level in blood) alkalosis, Itching, Diarrhoea, Skin redness, Burning sensation, Decreased appetite, Altered taste, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Stomach upset, Flatulence, Constipation, Vaginal discharge

SUBSTITUTES FOR QUINTEGA CF

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Expert advice FOR QUINTEGA CF

  • Do not take fluocinolone, if you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
  • Do not take fluocinolone, if you have any infection in and around your eye; glaucoma (increased pressure inside your eye).
  • Inform your doctor before taking the medicine, if you have had herpes infection of the eye in the past.
  • Avoid using fluocinolone, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking fluocinolone because it may cause temporary vision blurring.

Frequently asked questions FOR QUINTEGA CF

Fluocinolone

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Is fluocinolone a steroid?
Yes, fluocinolone is a steroid drug

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Is available or sold over the counter?
No, fluocinolone is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter

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Is used for acne or psoriasis?
Fluocinolone is used for skin infections, acne, psoriasis or eye infections

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Is fluocinolone safe for infants?
No, fluocinolone is not safe to be used in children less than 18 years of age

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Is fluocinolone the same as fluocinonide?
Fluocinolone and fluocinonide are two different drugs belonging to the same class. They are used for the same indications

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Can fluocinolone cause hair growth?
Fluocinolone may cause hair growth at the site of application. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.

Ciprofloxacin

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Can I take ciprofloxacin for streptococcal infection?
Ciprofloxacin is not indicated for the treatment of streptococcal infection as it is not very active against this bacteria. Consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infections.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin with pantoprazole?
Ciprofloxacin can be taken with pantoprazole as no interactions have been reported. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin with metronidazole?
Ciprofloxacin can be taken with metronidazole as no interactions have been reported. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin with birth control pills or does it affect birth control?
Yes, you can take ciprofloxacin with birth control pills. It does not affect birth control. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor in case you are taking birth control pills before taking any medicine.

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Is ciprofloxacin banned?
Ciprofloxacin is not a banned drug. It is available as a prescription medicine.

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Is ciprofloxacin a penicillin?
Ciprofloxacin is not a penicillin. It belongs to a different group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones.

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Is ciprofloxacin contraindicated in pregnancy?
Adequate date regarding the safety of ciprofloxacin in pregnancy is not available. Hence, the drug should be avoided in pregnancy. Talk to your doctor before taking any medicine during pregnancy.

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Is ciprofloxacin good for a cold?
Ciprofloxacin is not a drug used to relieve cold. It is an antibiotic which is used to treat various infections including lower respiratory tract infection. Talk to your doctor before taking any antibiotics if you have cold.

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Is ciprofloxacin bactericidal (kills bacteria) or bacteriostatic (slows the growth of bacteria)?
Ciprofloxacin is a bactericidal (kills bacteria) agent. It belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones and acts by inhibiting bacterial DNA-gyrase.

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Is ciprofloxacin safe during breastfeeding?
Ciprofloxacin is known to pass into the breast milk and should not be taken unless absolutely necessary while nursing the baby. Consult your doctor regarding the use of the drug while breastfeeding.

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Is ciprofloxacin safe in kidney disease?
Ciprofloxacin is mainly excreted by the kidney. Dose adjustment may be necessary for use in case of any underlying kidney disease. Talk to your doctor before taking ciprofloxacin if you have any underlying disease.

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Is ciprofloxacin safe?
Ciprofloxacin is a relatively safe drug. However, it is not devoid of side effects and hence should only be taken if prescribed by a doctor in the appropriate dose, frequency, and duration as advised.

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Is ciprofloxacin used for urinary tract infections (UTI)?
Ciprofloxacin can be taken for urinary tract infections. However, its efficacy depends on the type and the susceptibility of the infecting organism. Consult your doctor before taking any treatment for urinary tract infection (UTI).

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Is ciprofloxacin a cephalosporin?
Ciprofloxacin is not a cephalosporin. It belongs to a group of drugs called fluoroquinolones.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin with food?
Taking ciprofloxacin with food may delay its absorption. However, food is not known to affect the bioavailability of the drug. Thus food does not have significant interaction with the drug but concomitant intake of milk products should be avoided.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin with ibuprofen?
Use of ibuprofen with ciprofloxacin can increase the central nervous system side effects of ciprofloxacin. Consult your doctor before using both the medicines together.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin with paracetamol?
Ciprofloxacin is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with paracetamol. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin with hydrocodone?
Ciprofloxacin is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with hydrocodone. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin with fluconazole?
Ciprofloxacin and fluconazole, when taken together, can cause heart-related side effects. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin with phenazopyridine?
Ciprofloxacin is not known to have any clinically significant interaction with phenazopyridine. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin with omeprazole?
Omeprazole can slow the absorption of ciprofloxacin if taken together. So, the action of ciprofloxacin may get slow. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin with hydroxyzine?
Ciprofloxacin and hydroxyzine, when taken together, can cause heart-related side effects. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin with azithromycin?
Ciprofloxacin and azithromycin, when taken together, can cause heart related side effects. Talk to your doctor before taking both the drugs together.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin with milk?
Taking ciprofloxacin with dairy products like milk or yogurt may reduce the drug's absorption. Hence, it is advisable that ciprofloxacin should not be taken with milk.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin for sinus infection?
Ciprofloxacin can be used for the treatment of sinus infections. However, its efficacy depends on the type and the susceptibility of the infecting organism. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of your infections.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin for bronchitis?
Ciprofloxacin is indicated for the treatment of bronchopulmonary infections and exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. However, its efficacy depends on the type and the susceptibility of the infecting organism. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of your infections.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin for a tooth infection?
Ciprofloxacin is not indicated for tooth infection. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of your infections.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin for ear infection?
Ciprofloxacin is indicated for the treatment of ear infections, especially chronic suppurative otitis media. However, for the appropriate therapy of ear infection, please consult your doctor.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin for yeast infection?
No, ciprofloxacin is not indicated in the treatment of yeast infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of yeast infection.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin for a sore throat?
Ciprofloxacin is not indicated in the empirical therapy of sore throat. It can be useful in the treatment of lower respiratory tract infections. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of your infections.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin for the flu?
Ciprofloxacin is not indicated for the treatment of flu (common cold). It can be used if there is a lower respiratory tract infection, especially due to gram-negative bacteria. Please consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for the treatment of your infections.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin for chest infection?
Ciprofloxacin can be taken for lower respiratory tract infections. However, its efficacy depends on the type of the infecting organism. Consult your doctor for the proper diagnosis and treatment of your infections.

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Does ciprofloxacin contain sulfa?
Ciprofloxacin does not contain sulfur in its structure. However, history of any drug allergy should be discussed with the doctor prior to initiation of therapy.

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Does ciprofloxacin treat sexually transmitted diseases?
Ciprofloxacin can be effective in treating certain sexually transmitted diseases. However, its efficacy depends on the type of the infecting organism. Consult your doctor for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases as it would always require a proper diagnosis and treatment.

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Does ciprofloxacin cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common adverse effect associated with the use of ciprofloxacin. Consult your doctor if you have diarrhea (loose stools) while taking the drug.

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Does ciprofloxacin cover pseudomonas?
Ciprofloxacin is active against pseudomonas. But, acquired resistance (resistance after taking the antibiotic) is very common among the organism for the drug. Consult your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your infection.

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Does ciprofloxacin get you high?
Ciprofloxacin does not get you high which is related to the abuse potential of a drug. It can cause other side effects like hyperactivity, agitation, and hallucinations. But these effects are very rare. Talk to your doctor if you experience any such symptom while using the drug.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin with dextromethorphan?
Ciprofloxacin is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with dextromethorphan. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin with doxylamine?
Ciprofloxacin is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with doxylamine. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin with amoxicillin?
Ciprofloxacin is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with amoxicillin. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.

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Can I take ciprofloxacin with pseudophedrine?
Ciprofloxacin is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with pseudoephedrine. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before using both the medicines together.

Clotrimazole

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Is clotrimazole a steroid/ used for thrush/ good for ringworm/ good for toenail fungus?
Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication and not a steroid. It is used for treating thrush, ringworm. It may be used for toenail fungus; however its efficacy in this case is not completely established. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

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Is clotrimazole available over the counter?
Yes, clotrimazole cream is available over the counter. But if this is the first time you have had vaginal itching and discomfort, talk with a physician before using clotrimazole

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Is clotrimazole better than miconazole?
Although clotrimazole and miconazole are different drugs, they work in similar ways. Both are used for treatment of fungal infection, primarily yeast. Despite these similarities, they are often used in different parts of the body and they have different active ingredients and so cannot be compared. Both medications work well, but one of them may work better for some people than others. Check with your doctor for more details

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Is candida a steroid/ curable/ contagious/ a STD/ dangerous/ curable/ a steroid cream/ infection dangerous?
Candida is a yeast, a form of fungus. It causes infections such as candidiasis or thrush in humans and other animals. Individuals with Candida infections are not usually contagious, though in some settings immunocompromised people can catch the infection. The infection does not usually spread by sexual contact. Candida infection is curable but if not treated early it can result in a serious infection

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Is canesten hydrocortisone for thrush?
Canesten HC cream contains two active ingredients, clotrimazole (antifungal medicine used to treat infections with fungi and yeasts) and hydrocortisone (corticosteroid medicine that is applied to the skin to relieve the symptoms of inflammation). It is used to treat vaginal thrush.

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