Overview

Uses of Zoterb Cream

Zoterb Cream is used in the treatment of fungal skin infections.

Zoterb Cream side effects

Common
  • Skin peeling
  • Itching

How to use Zoterb 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 Zoterb Cream works

Zoterb Cream is an antifungal medication which treats skin infections. It works by killing the fungi on the skin by destroying their cell membrane.

Zoterb Cream related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Zoterb Cream is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Zoterb Cream is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Zoterb Cream?

If you miss a dose of Zoterb Cream, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Zoterb Cream to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

FAQs

Q. Does Zoterb treat ringworm?
Zoterb is used for the treatment of ringworm (dermatophytosis) infection. It is also used for the treatment of fungal infections of the groin area, toe and finger nails (yellow, opaque and thickened nails) and the feet (athlete’s foot).
Q. Is Zoterb effective?
Zoterb is effective as an antifungal drug if used in the doses for a duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Zoterb interfere with birth control?
Zoterb can cause breakthrough bleeding and irregular periods when Zoterb are taken with oral contraceptives (birth control medications). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Zoterb treat tinea versicolor?
Zoterb is used to treat fungal infections affecting fingernails, toenails, and skin. It is not the preferred antifungal for tinea versicolor (yeast infection characterized by discolored skin usually on the back, underarms, upper arms, chest, and neck)
Q. Is Zoterb a steroid?
Zoterb is not a steroid. Zoterb belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal drugs.
Q. Is Zoterb fungicidal (kills fungi)?
Zoterb is fungicidal (kills fungi) against dermatophytes, molds and certain dimorphic fungi. The activity versus yeasts is fungicidal or fungistatic (stops the growth of fungi) depending on the species.
Q. Is Zoterb safe?
Zoterb is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Zoterb an antibiotic?
Zoterb is an antibiotic. It belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal drugs used for the treatment of many fungal infections.
Q. Is Zoterb available over the counter?
Zoterb is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It belongs to a class of prescription drugs which are available only when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is Zoterb dangerous?
Zoterb is not dangerous, it is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Zoterb with ibuprofen?
Zoterb can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zoterb with amoxicillin?
Zoterb can be taken with amoxicillin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zoterb with metronidazole?
Zoterb can be taken with metronidazole. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zoterb with prednisone?
Zoterb can be taken with prednisone. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zoterb with azithromycin?
Zoterb can be taken with azithromycin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zoterb with phentermine?
Zoterb can be taken with phentermine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zoterb with probiotics?
Zoterb can be taken with probiotics. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Zoterb with metformin?
Zoterb can be taken with metformin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Zoterb expire?
Yes, Zoterb does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check that before using any medicine.
Q. Does Zoterb treat candida (yeast)?
Zoterb exhibits poor efficacy against many candida (yeast) species. It is not recommended to use Zoterb for the treatment of candida infections. Please consult your doctor if you are suffering from candida infection as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Does Zoterb cause constipation?
Zoterb has not been reported to cause constipation. Please consult your doctor if you have constipation while taking Zoterb.
Q. Does Zoterb cause liver damage?
Zoterb can cause liver damage. Zoterb can cause liver failure and an increase in the liver enzymes. It is important to monitor liver function tests while taking Zoterb every 4-6 weeks of treatment. If there is any increased in the liver enzymes, immediately stop Zoterb and consult your doctor.
Q. Does Zoterb cause depression?
Zoterb can cause depression, however, it is not very common. Please consult your doctor if you have depression while taking Zoterb.
Q. Does Zoterb contain paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Zoterb does not contain acetaminophen. Zoterb belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal drugs.
Q. Does Zoterb cause insomnia (difficulty to sleep)?
Zoterb has not been reported to cause insomnia (difficulty to sleep). Please consult your doctor if you have insomnia while taking Zoterb.
Q. Is Zoterb a sulfa drug?
Zoterb is an antifungal drug, not a sulfa drug. The chemical structure and mechanism of action of Zoterb is different from sulfa drugs.
Q. Does Zoterb cause hair loss?
Zoterb has been reported to cause hair loss in some patients. However, it is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you have excessive hair loss while taking Zoterb.
Q. Does Zoterb cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported with Zoterb. However, weight loss can occur in some patients. Consult your doctor if you have weight changes while taking Zoterb.
Q. Does Zoterb increase blood pressure?
Terbinfine does not cause increase in blood pressure. Consult your doctor in case you have blood pressure changes while taking Zoterb.
Q. Does Zoterb cause autism?
No, Zoterb has not been reported to cause autism. Please consult your doctor for any further information on the same.
Q. Does Zoterb cause an increase in blood sugar levels?
Zoterb has not shown to cause any increase in blood sugar levels. Consult your doctor if you experience any changes in blood sugar levels while taking Zoterb.
Q. Does Zoterb cause respiratory depression?
Zoterb has not shown to cause any symptoms of respiratory depression. Consult your doctor if you experience any such symptoms while taking Zoterb.
Related Lab Tests
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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