SUPIROCIN B 0.05% OINTMENT

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Composition FOR SUPIROCIN B

Betamethasone Topical(0.05%),Mupirocin Topical(2%)

food interaction for SUPIROCIN B

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alcohol
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No interaction found
No interaction found
Supirocin b 0.05% 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 0.05% ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR SUPIROCIN B

Betamethasone Topical(0.05%)

Uses

Betamethasone Topical is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

How it works

Betamethasone 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.

Common side effects

Skin thinning, Contact dermatitis.
Mupirocin Topical(2%)

Uses

Mupirocin Topical is used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

How it works

Mupirocin topical stops the growth of bacteria that cause infections.

Common side effects

Application site irritation, Burning sensation, Rash, Itching.

SUBSTITUTES FOR SUPIROCIN B

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR SUPIROCIN B

Tell your doctor if you have diabetes or any type of skin infection. 
Do not use the cream on your face repetitively for more than 5 days.
Do not use betamethasone topical for more than 2 weeks and inform your doctor if symptoms do not disappear after 2 weeks of use.
Do not use a large amount of cream continuously on large areas of the body as it may affect your hormones.
Exercise caution when using in children as excessive usage of cream may affect their growth and development. 
Avoid direct contact of cream with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water immediately and seek immediate medical attention.
Do not cover the treated skin area unless indicated by your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. 
 

Frequently asked questions FOR SUPIROCIN B

Betamethasone Topical

Q. Is betamethasone cream available as over the counter (OTC) product?
Betamethasone cream is not available as OTC product
Q. Does betamethasone topical lighten skin/ bleach skin?
Betamethasone topical 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
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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 Topical

Q. What is topical mupirocin?
Mupirocin topical is an antibacterial cream which has a bacteriostatic action (does not kill the bacteria, only stops the growth of bacteria).
Q. What is mupirocin topical used for?
Mupirocin topical is indicated for the treatment of secondarily infected traumatic lesions like abrasions, sutured wounds and small lacerations with susceptible strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes.
Q. Is mupirocin topical good for acne?
Muupirocin topical is not indicated for the treatment of acne.
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Q. Is mupirocin ointment used for fungal (yeast) infections and viral (herpes or ringworm)?
Mupirocin ointment is used to treat bacterial skin infections and does not act against fungal (yeast) and viral (herpes or ringworm) infections.
Q. Is mupirocin topical used for diaper rash?
Mupirocin topical is an antibacterial and will only help if the diaper rash is associated with bacterial infection. Please consult your doctor before using this for an infected diaper rash.
Q. Does mupirocin topical treat eczema?
Mupirocin topical is not indicated for the treatment of eczema but can be used in case eczema is associated with infection. Please consult your doctor before using mupirocin in this condition, as eczema should be diagnosed by a doctor before it is being treated.
Q. Does mupirocin topical clog pores?
No. Mupirocin topical does not clog pores.
Q. Does mupirocin ointment is used to stop itching?
No. mupirocin is not indicated to relieve itching. Its indicated for the treatment of infections. If there is itching because of the underlying infection, then itching may subside when the infection is treated.
Q. Is mupirocin a topical steroid?
No, mupirocin is not a topical steroid.

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Content on this page was last updated on 26 May, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)