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Overview

Introduction

Unigat Gel is a combination of three medicines that effectively treats skin infections. It minimizes symptoms of inflammation, redness and swelling. It also kills infection-causing microorganisms.

Unigat Gel 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. Avoid unnecessary sun exposure and cover the treated areas with clothing or use a sunscreen before stepping out in the sun. Drink plenty of water and use moisturizer as it may lead to dryness of mouth, lips, and eyes. It is advised, not to have any cosmetic procedures during the treatment.

Use of Unigat Gel may lead to a few common side effects like itching, redness, and burning sensation at the application site. If these side effects do not improve with time or worsen, inform your doctor.

Uses of Unigat Gel

Unigat Gel side effects

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

How to use Unigat Gel

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 gel. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Unigat Gel works

Unigat Gel is a combination of three medicines: Clobetasol, Gentamicin and Miconazole, which treats skin infections. Clobetasol is a steroid medicine. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. It does cure the condition but provides temporary relief of symptoms. Gentamicin is an antibiotic which kills bacteria by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to carry out vital functions. Miconazole is an antifungal which stops the growth of fungi by preventing them from forming their own protective covering.

Unigat Gel related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Unigat Gel 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Unigat Gel 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

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Unigat

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Hi, I have skin infections on my private part. Please suggest medicines. I will share pics when asked. Thanks
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir you should visit a doctor so that he can examine you personally
My son suffering from skin infections like rashes it's spread over the body iam using Mupi 3 and Ajithromicin 100 ml syp times a day from last one week it's not cure
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
There are many underlying causes of Patient?s symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of patient. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine patient in detail. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary.
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FAQs

Q. How to use Unigat?

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

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

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

Q. What are the precautions that need to be taken while using Unigat?

Unigat should not be used on the face and contact with eyes should be avoided. Do not apply a bandage or dressing on the area being treated, as this will increase absorption of the medicine and increase the risk of side effects. This medicine should only be used for the condition it is prescribed for. Do not use it for any other condition without consulting your doctor. Do not give it 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 Unigat for long periods?

The dosage and duration of using Unigat should be strictly according to the doctor’s advice. This medicine contains clobetasol which when used in higher doses and for longer periods can get absorbed in the blood circulation 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 instructions for the storage and disposal of Unigat?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Unigat?

Use of Unigat is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. Avoid its use in case of any fungal infections (ringworm or athlete's foot), viral infections (herpes or chickenpox). It should also be avoided in the treatment of acne or rosacea. Consult your doctor before using it for any condition.

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References
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  3. Miconazole. Schorndorf, Germany: Catalent Germany Schorndorf; 1974 [revised Aug. 2018]. [Accessed 29 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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