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ZOVATE GN 0.025%/0.10%/10000U CREAM

MRP: Rs. 14.25 for 1 tube(s) (15 GM cream each)
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food interaction for ZOVATE GN

alcohol interaction for ZOVATE GN

pregnancy interaction for ZOVATE GN

lactation interaction for ZOVATE GN

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Zovate gn 0.025%/0.10%/10000u cream is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.




Beclometasone is used to treat runny nose, swelling and itching of the nose due to allergy (allergic rhinitis), hay fever and ulcerative colitis. Beclometasone reduces inflammation, swelling and irritation in nose and helps to relieve itching, sneezing and blocked or runny nose. It is also used in asthma and ulcerative colitis.

How it works

Beclometasone belongs to a class of steroid medications called corticosteroids. Beclometasone works by preventing release of certain chemicals from the cells responsible for immune and allergic responses resulting in inflammation.

Common side effects

Altered speech, Altered vision, Back pain, Cough, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Eye swelling, Facial swelling, Skin swelling, Tongue swelling, Throat swelling, Headache, Nausea, Hoarseness of voice, Limb swelling, Ankle swelling, Lip swelling, Running nose, Nasal congestion, Slow speech, Difficult speech, Sore throat


Gentamicin is used to treat certain severe and serious bacterial infections. It is effective in respiratory tract infections, blood infections, kidney or bladder infections (urinary tract infections), eye infections, ear infections, burn and wound infections, infections in new born babies, gynaecological infections, puss filled swelling (abscess), and inflammation of the inner layer of the heart (endocarditis) due to bacteria.

How it works

Gentamicin belongs to group of medicines called aminoglycosides. It works by interrupting bacterial protein synthesis and inhibits the bacterial growth.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Lip swelling, Skin rash, Joint pain, Blisters on skin, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Headache, Hoarseness of voice, Loss of appetite, Itching, Urticaria, Fatigue, Fever
Nystatin(10000 u)


Nystatin is used to prevent and treat fungal infections of the mouth ( oral thrush/oral candidiasis), throat or gut.

How it works

Nystatin belongs to class of medications called antifungal antibiotics. It acts on the outer covering (cell membrane) of the fungus resulting in leakage of essential nutrients from within the cells, thereby killing them.

Common side effects

Nausea, Burning sensation, Itching, Diarrhoea, Rash, Stomach upset


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Expert advice for ZOVATE GN

  • Do not stop taking beclometasone tablets even if you feel better follow your doctor’s advice when and how to stop.
  • Beclometasone should not be used continuously for longer than 3 months without consulting a doctor.
  • Do not start or continue the beclometasone spray/tablet and consult your doctor if  you are pregnant, breast feeding or planning to become pregnant.
  • Some people may feel sleepy after taking beclometasone. Avoid driving or performing activities that require alertness till you know how the drug affects you.

Frequently asked questions for ZOVATE GN


Q. How long can I take beclometasone/beconase?
The duration depends on the disease for which treatment is being given. Please follow the advice of your doctor.
Q. Can I take Sudafed/pseudoephedrine, paracetamol, antihistaminics/ cetirizine, ibuprofen with beclometasone?
Yes, pseudoephedrine, paracetamol, cetirizine, ibuprofen can be taken along with beclometasone. Please consult your doctor before changing medication.
Q. Does beclometasone cause weight gain?
Beclometasone can cause weight gain after long term use. Please consult your doctor if you are experiencing weight gain.
Q. Is beclometasone safe?
Beclomethasone is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.


Q. Is gentamicin a macrolide, steroid or a sulfa drug?
Gentamicin does not contain sulfa and is not a macrolide, or steroidal drug. It is a broad spectrum aminoglycoside.
Q. Is gentamicin nephrotoxic?
Yes, gentamicin is a nephrotoxic drug. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug.
Q. Is gentamicin safe for babies?
Gentamicin is safe for babies if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does gentamicin cause hearing loss or burn?
Yes gentamicin can cause hearing loss if used inappropriately. It can cause burning of eyes.
Q. Is gentamicin used for pink eye?
Yes, gentamicin is used in the treatment of pink eye (conjunctivitis). Please consult your doctor before use.
Q. Does gentamicin dialyze out?
Yes, gentamicin is a dialyzable drug.
Q. What organisms does gentamicin cover?
Gentamicin is mainly effective against pseudomonas, escherichia, enterobacter, klebsiella, staphylococcus, salmonella, serratia, and shigella species but rarely effective against streptococci and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (mrsa).

Q. Does it cover anaerobes?
 It does not act against anaerobes.


Q. Is nystatin an antibiotic?
Nystatin belongs to class of antifungal antibiotic.

Q. Is it over-the-counter product?
 It is a schedule H drug and not available as over-the-counter medicine.
Q. Is nystatin safe?
Nystatin is safe when taken at prescribed dose and duration as per doctor’s advice.

Q. Can nystatin be given to infants?
 There is limited information available on the use of nystatin in infants. Always follow doctor’s advice before using nystatin.
Q. Does nystatin treat ringworm?
Nystatin is mostly used to treat fungal infections and not for ringworms, however, you should always follow your doctor’s advice regarding usage of nystatin.
Q. Is nystatin same as monistat?
Nystatin is not same as monistat, however they both are used to treat different types of fungal infections. 


Content on this page was last updated on 03 July, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)