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SUPIROCIN B 0.025% OINTMENT

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Composition for SUPIROCIN B

Betamethasone(0.025%),Mupirocin(2%)

food interaction for SUPIROCIN B

alcohol interaction for SUPIROCIN B

pregnancy interaction for SUPIROCIN B

lactation interaction for SUPIROCIN B

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No interaction found
No interaction found
Supirocin b 0.025% ointment 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
Supirocin b 0.025% ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for SUPIROCIN B

Betamethasone(0.025%)

Uses

Betamethasone is used in the treatment of allergic disorders, severe allergic reaction, asthma, cancer, rheumatic disorder, skin disorders and nephrotic syndrome.

How it works

Betamethasone belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids which have anti-inflammatory and immune system suppressing activity. It prevents late phase allergic reactions by decreasing the chemicals responsible for the allergy.

Common side effects

Acne-like rash, Allergic reaction, Skin infection, Shortness of breath, Difficulty in swalloing, Wheezing, Burning sensation, Changes in skin color, Itching, Skin cracking, Dry skin
Mupirocin(2%)

Uses

Mupirocin is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Mupirocin is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of certain bacteria (such as Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogens) by blocking the protein synthesis.

Common side effects

Rash, Allergic reaction, Itching, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation

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Expert advice for SUPIROCIN B

  • Take betamethasone tablet by mouth with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. 
  • Do not take betamethasone tablets If you are allergic to betamethasone or any of the other ingredients of the tablet.
  • Do not take betamethasone tablets If you have an infection and have not yet started taking medicine (e.g. antibiotics) to treat it.
  • Do not use betamethasone cream if you are allergic to betamethasone or any of the other ingredients in this medicine.
  • Do not use the cream on your face repetitively for more than 5 days.
  • Do not use a large amount of cream continuously on large areas of the body since it can affect your hormones.
  • Excessive usage of cream in children might affect their growth and development.
  • Don’t apply the cream near your eyes.
  • Don’t swallow the cream, it is not meant for internal use.
  • Don’t use the cream under plaster or bandage.

Frequently asked questions for SUPIROCIN B

Betamethasone

Q.Are betnesol, stemin, stemin forte, betamil, and betamine same drugs?
Yes, these are all brand names of betamethasone drug belonging to a class of corticosteroids. However, their quantity might vary depending on the brand or formulation. Always seek doctor’s advice with regards to dosage and duration of the drug

Q.Is betamethasone, betnesol, betnesol forte a steroid/ antibiotic?
Yes, betamethasone, betnesol and betnesol forte belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. It is not an antibiotic

Q.Is betamethasone cream available as over the counter (OTC) product?
Betamethasone cream is not available as OTC product

Q.Is betnesol or betnesol injection safe?
Betnesol or betnesol injection is safe if used at prescribed doses and at prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Does betamethasone cause hair loss or weight gain?
Betamethasone is not known to cause hair loss. On the contrary, it may cause weight gain and body hair growth (especially in females) on chronic persistent use of the product

Q.Does betamethasone lighten skin/ bleach skin?
Betamethasone may cause skin pigmentation in few patients. It may lighten or darken the skin color. Do not use betamethasone without doctor’s advice

Q.Is betamethasone valerate used for acne/ ringworm?
No. Betamethasone valerate can be used in conditions like eczema (a type of itchy skin rash), atopic dermatitis (inflammation of skin) and psoriasis of the scalp, hands and feet

Q.Can I take ibuprofen with betamethasone?
Betamethasone when used in combination with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen, there may be an increased risk of stomach ulceration and bleeding. Always follow doctor’s advice regarding its use

Q.Does betnesol work in retention edema?
No. Betnesol (i.e. betamethasone) cannot be used in retention edema. On the contrary, it causes the fluid and salt retention thereby adding to the edema problem

Q.Is betamethasone stronger than hydrocortisone?
Betamethasone and hydrocortisone belong to the same class of medications (i.e. corticosteroids) and produce almost similar pharmacological responses. The effect may vary based on the conditions and individual response. Always follow doctor’s advice regarding its use.

Mupirocin

Q.Is mupirocin good for acne?
Yes. It is good for acne

Q.Is mupirocin ointment a steroid or contain sulphur?
No, mupirocin is an antibiotic

Q.Is mupirocin ointment used for yeast infections or herpes or ringworm?
No. Mupirocin is used as an antibacterial ointment

Q.Is mupirocin used for diaper rash?
Mupirocin is an antibacterial and will only help if the diaper rash has become infected with bacteria

Q.Does mupirocin treat eczema?
No, not unless you have infected eczema which generally would need to be diagnosed by a doctor

Q.Does mupirocin clog pores?
No. Mupirocin does not clog pores

Q.Does mupirocin ointment used to stop itching?
No. The indication is not itching but infection. Normally when infection is taken care of, itching subsidises on its own.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)