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food interaction for TAF-GM

alcohol interaction for TAF-GM

pregnancy interaction for TAF-GM

lactation interaction for TAF-GM

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Taf-gm 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.
Taf-gm cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Betamethasone Topical(0.05%)


Betamethasone topical is used to treat skin problems like eczema (a type of itchy skin rash), atopic dermatitis (inflammation of skin) and psoriasis of the scalp, hands and feet.

How it works

Betamethasone belongs to a class of medications called as corticosteroids. It works by decreasing the formation, release, and activity of different cells and chemicals that cause swelling, redness, and itching, thereby relieving the symptoms associated with skin conditions. 

Common side effects

Acne, Bruise, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Dry skin, Inflammation of hair follicles, Rash, Itching, Lightening of skin color
Gentamicin Topical(0.1%)


Gentamicin topical is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin such as acne, psoriasis (red, itchy, scaly patches of skin) and dermatitis (red, swollen, and sore upper layer of skin due to skin irritation). It is also used to treat impetigo contagiosa (school sores, a contagious bacterial skin infection), superficial folliculitis (inflamed hair follicles on the skin), Ecthyma (a variation of impetigo, presenting at a deeper level of tissue), sycosis barbae (bacterial infection causing inflammation of the hair follicles in the bearded area), furunculosis (frequent boils on skin) and pyoderma gangrenosum (large pus containing ulcers).

How it works

Gentamicin belongs to group of medications called as aminoglycosides. It works by interrupting bacterial protein synthesis thereby inhibiting the bacterial growth.

Common side effects

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Itching, Skin redness
Miconazole Topical(2%)


Miconazole topical is used to treat fungal and associated bacterial infections of the skin and nails such as Tinea corporis (skin ring worm), Tinea cruris (fungal infections of the groin), Tinea pedis (fungal infection of the foot [athlete’s foot]), Tinea manus (fungal infection of the hand), Tinea capitis (scalp ringworm), swollen inflammatory areas (Tinea kerion), pityriasis versicolor (yeast infections of skin sometimes called tinea versicolor) and for flexural eczema (itchy skin rash at folds of skin or joints). It is also effectively used in vulvovaginal (vagina and external genital organs) candidiasis (thrush), oropharyngeal candidiasis (infection of the mouth throat and food pipe) and other yeast infection of the vagina. Further, Miconazole is also prescribed for inflammation of skinfolds caused by skin-on-skin friction (intertrigo), napkin rash and inflammation of the folds of tissue surrounding the nails of toes or fingers (paronychia). 

How it works

Miconazole is an imidazole that belongs to the class of medications called as antifungal agents. It works by interfering with the formation of the fungal cell membrane and weakening it, thereby killing the sensitive fungi.

Common side effects

Application site irritation, Application site itching, Headache, Stomach cramp, Vaginal burning sensation


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Expert advice for TAF-GM

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 TAF-GM

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.
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.

Gentamicin Topical

Q. Is gentamicin topical a macrolide, steroid or a sulfa drug?
Gentamicin topical does not contain sulfa and is not a macrolide, or steroidal drug. It is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside.
Q. Does gentamicin topical cause hearing loss or burn?
Yes gentamicin topical can cause hearing loss if used inappropriately. It can cause burning of eyes. 

Miconazole Topical

 Q. Can miconazole/ Monistat be used for conditions for BV (bacterial vaginosis), ring worms, and urinary tract infections?
Yes, miconazole can be used for BV (bacterial vaginosis). It is used for treatment and prevention of fungal infections of the oral cavity, ring worms and superinfections due to gram-positive bacteria. Miconazole can be taken in rare fungal infections of the urinary tract.
Q. Does miconazole cause burning sensation? 
Yes, burning sensation on the skin and vaginal burning can be seen with use of miconazole.
Q. Does miconazole cause dry skin? 
No, miconazole is not known to cause drying of skin. 
Q. Is miconazole safe for babies?
Yes, miconazole topical is safe for babies. It may be used in nappy rashes and oral fungal infections, as advised by the doctor. However, oral gel should not be used in infants < 4 months of age. 
Q. Is miconazole a steroid?
No, miconazole is not a steroid. It is an imidazole (organic compound) and belongs to the class of antifungal agents.
Q. Is miconazole same as ketoconazole?
Both miconazole and ketoconazole are antifungal medicines. However, they are prescribed for different type of fungal infections.
Q. Does miconazole work for yeast infections?
Yes, miconazole works for oral and vaginal yeast infections.


Content on this page was last updated on 15 March, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)