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Overview

Introduction

TAF GM Cream is a combination of three medicines that effectively treats various types of skin infections. It minimizes symptoms of inflammation redness, swelling, and itching. It also kills infection-causing microorganisms.

TAF GM Cream is strictly advised for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Apply it only on the affected areas of the skin. If there is accidental exposure of the medicine to the eyes or mouth, you must wash immediately. Before using this medicine it is mandatory to tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It should be used with caution in children. The course of treatment should be completed for better efficacy.

TAF GM Cream may lead to a few common side effects like itchiness, redness, and burning sensation at the application site. If these side effects do not improve with time or worsen, inform your doctor. In case of any allergic reactions, it is advised to call for immediate medical help.

Uses of TAF GM Cream

Side effects of TAF GM Cream

Common
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
  • Skin thinning
  • Skin peeling

How to use TAF GM Cream

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 TAF GM Cream works

TAF GM Cream is a combination of three medicines: Betamethasone, Gentamicin and Miconazole, which treats skin infections. Betamethasone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Gentamicin is an antibiotic which stops the growth of bacteria while Miconazole is an antifungal which stops the growth of fungi on the skin. Together, they treat your skin infection effectively.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
TAF GM Cream is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
TAF GM Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Quick Tips

  • TAF GM Cream helps treat skin infections.
  • It is for use on skin only. Do not use it in your eyes, mouth, or vagina. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas.
  • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become more irritated, you should stop using TAF GM Cream and consult your doctor.
  • Don't use this medicine more often or for longer than advised by your doctor. Inform your doctor if the treated skin area does not improve after 1 week of treatment.

Patient Concerns

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Itching at vegina can I use Taf GM aa i am pregnent
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
You should not use any med during pregnancy without getting examined by a
I have itching problem near my private part from six month .I have used the cream TAF-GM AND LULICONAZOLE CREAM 1%W/W THEY ARE OF NO USE
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
Stop all other applications. Cap. Itraconazole (Itrasys/ Canditral) 100mg twice daily for 2 weeks. Sertacide Cream for application twice daily for 1 month.Tab. Fexova 180 mg (if required in case of itching) The treatment has to be complete otherwise the condition will recur Blood Test- Blood Sugar Fasting PP & Serum Insulin Fasting and PP.
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FAQs

Q. Can I stop taking TAF GM when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking TAF GM and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

Q. How long does TAF GM takes to work?

Usually, TAF GM starts working soon after applying it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. How to use TAF GM?

TAF GM should be used as advised by the doctor or as per the instructions on the label of the medicine. Apply a thin layer of this medicine to cover the affected areas. The dose would depend on the condition for which it is prescribed. Wash your hands after using it, unless it is used for treating infection of the hands.

Q. Can I stop taking TAF GM when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop using TAF GM and complete the full course of treatment, even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.

Q. What precautions should I take while using TAF GM?

Do not use TAF GM for longer than the prescribed period of time, especially on the face as it may cause thinning of the skin. If it has to be applied over the eyelid, make sure it does not get into your eyes. Unless told by your doctor, do not apply a bandage or dressing to the area being treated, as this will increase absorption of the preparation and increase the risk of side-effects. This medicine should only be used by the patient and never be given to other people even if their condition appears to be the same.

Q. What would happen if I use a higher than the recommended dose of TAF GM for long periods?

The dosage and duration of using TAF GM should be strictly according to the doctor’s advice. This medicine when used in higher doses and for longer periods can get absorbed in the blood and cause adrenal suppression and Cushing's syndrome. It can cause weight gain, high blood pressure and rounding of the face. Its application can cause a change in color of skin at the site of application. Veins beneath the skin become visible due to the thinning and weakening of the skin. There could be an increased hair growth. If you experience an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the recommended instructions for the storage and disposal of TAF GM?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Keep it away from pets and children.

Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of TAF GM?

Use of TAF GM is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. Avoid its use for treatment of any viral infections (herpes or chickenpox) or for treatment of acne or rosacea. Avoid its use in itchy areas which are not red and around the genitalia and anus. Consult your doctor before using it for any condition.

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References
  1. Betamethasone. Uxbridge, Middlesex: Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd.; 1997 [revised 7 Sep. 2017]. [Accessed 04 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. ScienceDirect. Gentamicin. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Miconazole. Schorndorf, Germany: Catalent Germany Schorndorf; 1974 [revised Aug. 2018]. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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