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food interaction for SOFRADEX F

alcohol interaction for SOFRADEX F

pregnancy interaction for SOFRADEX F

lactation interaction for SOFRADEX F

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Sofradex f cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Sofradex f cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Clotrimazole Topical(1% w/w)


Clotrimazole topical is used for the treatment of fungal infections of the vagina, mouth, ear and skin, such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, thrush, or otitis externa (inflammation of outer ear).

How it works

Clotrimazole belongs to a class of medications called as antifungals. It works by preventing the growth of fungi that cause the infection.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Itching, Application site irritation, Burning sensation, Skin redness
Dexamethasone Topical(0.1% w/w)


Dexamethasone is used topically for the treatment of inflammation or infection of the eyes due to various allergic conditions like uveitis, iritis, cyclitis, conjunctivitis, and keratitis. It is also used to treat exophthalmos (bulging of the eye anteriorly out of the orbit), corneal injury from chemical, radiation, or thermal burns and suppress immune reaction to implanted foreign tissue. 

How it works

Dexamethasone belongs to the class of medications called as corticosteroids. It prevents allergic reactions by decreasing the chemicals responsible for allergy.

Common side effects

Application site irritation, Blurred vision, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Eye discomfort, Eye itching, Increased intraocular pressure
Framycetin Topical(1% w/w)


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.

How it works

Framycetin belongs to a class of medications called as aminoglycoside antibiotics. It acts by killing bacteria that cause infections.

Common side effects

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


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Expert advice for SOFRADEX F

  • Do not use clotrimazole topical for vaginal infections if you are menstruating.
  • Do not take clotrimazole pessary by mouth. Avoid direct contact of cream or drops with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
  • Do not use tampons, vaginal douches, spermicides, or other vaginal products while using clotrimazole for vaginal infections.
  • Avoid vaginal intercourse during treatment of vaginal infections.
  • Do not use the vaginal tablets in children younger than 16 years.
  • Tell your doctor if you have had two infections of fungal vaginitis in the last six months, history of sexually transmitted disease (STD) or exposed to a partner with STD, or have pregnancy or suspected pregnancy.
  • Tell your doctor before using clotrimazole, if you have any of the following symptoms: irregular or abnormal vaginal bleeding, a blood-stained discharge, vulval or vaginal ulcers, blisters or sores, lower abdominal pain, fever or chills, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or foul smelling vaginal discharge.
  • Seek immediate medical advice if symptoms do not relieve within a week of using vaginal cream or tablets, or infection recurs more than twice within six months.
  • Patients allergic to clotrimazole or other imidazole antifungal medications or any of its ingredients. 
  • It should not given to patients who never had a vaginal yeast infection diagnosed by a doctor.
  • It should not take if patient is who have itching caused by a condition other than a yeast infection.

Frequently asked questions for SOFRADEX F

Clotrimazole Topical

Q. Is clotrimazole a steroid?
Clotrimazole is an imidazole antifungal medication and not a steroid. 

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.

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. 


Content on this page was last updated on 14 June, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)