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Medicine Overview of Sofradex Cream

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Uses of Dexamethasone Topical

Dexamethasone Topical is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.
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Side effects of Dexamethasone Topical

Common

Skin thinning, Contact dermatitis.

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How to use Dexamethasone Topical

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 Sofradex Cream works

Dexamethasone topical belongs to the class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It acts by stopping the release of certain natural substances in body that are responsible for pain and swelling.
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Uses of Framycetin Topical

Framycetin topical is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, eyes, and ears, and is used to prevent the infection of burn wounds or after foreign body removal from the eyes.
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Side effects of Framycetin Topical

Common

Ototoxicity, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Hearing loss, Irritation, Rash, Itching.

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How to use Framycetin Topical

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 Sofradex Cream works

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

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Expert advice for Dexamethasone Topical

  • Do not wear contact lenses while using dexamethasone eye drops.
  • Do not use dexamethasone eye drops if you have glaucoma (increased eye pressure) or diabetes.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery because it may cause blurred vision.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to dexamethasone or any of its ingredients.
  • Children < 2 years must not use.
  • Do not use if you have preexisting eye infections which are not treated, high pressure in eyes, untreated infection /fungal infection that affects the whole body.

Expert advice for Framycetin Topical

  • Caution should be exercised in children and elderly patients. 
  • Eye drops may cause blurring of vision. Do not drive or use any machinery after application.
  • Do not use the eye drops for more than 7 days without consulting your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • It should not take if patient is allergic to framycetin or any of its ingredients.
  • Patients with an eye infection caused by a fungus or a virus or tuberculosis, or pus-forming eye infection should not use framycetin in the eye.
  • Patients with glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye that causes visual problems) should not use framycetin eye-drops.
  • It should not take if patient with damaged (perforated) ear drum should not use framycetin ear drops.
Warnings
Special precautions for Sofradex Cream
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Sofradex 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Sofradex Cream is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.

It should be wiped off thoroughly prior to nursing if it is being applied to the breast or nipple area.
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Driving
Sofradex Cream may cause blurring of your vision for a short
time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Sofrade
x Cream in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Sofradex Cream

Frequently asked questions for Dexamethasone Topical

Q. Are decadron and prednisone same as dexamethasone?
No, Decadron is a brand name of dexamethasone. Prednisone, however, is entirely different drug. Both drugs belong to a same class of medications called corticosteroids
Q. Is dexamethasone a narcotic, sulfa drug, NSAID or controlled substance?
No, dexamethasone is a corticosteroid drug which shows anti-inflammatory action. It is not a controlled substance or sulfa drug. It can be obtained only on production of valid prescription
Q. Is dexamethasone topical safe for toddlers?
No, dexamethasone topical is not safe for toddlers.

Frequently asked questions for Framycetin Topical

Q. What is framycetin sulphate/Soframycin?
Framycetin belongs to a class of medicines called as aminoglycoside antibiotics. It acts by killing bacteria that cause infections. Soframycin is a brand name of framycetin.

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