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Beclometasone + Clotrimazole

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Beclometasone + Clotrimazole Uses

Beclometasone+Clotrimazole is used in the treatment of skin infections.

How Beclometasone + Clotrimazole works

Beclometasone + Clotrimazole is a combination of two medicines: Beclometasone and Clotrimazole. Beclometasone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the affected area red, swollen and itchy. Clotrimazole is an antifungal which stops the growth of fungi by preventing them from forming their own protective covering.

Common side effects of Beclometasone + Clotrimazole

Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
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Available Medicine for Beclometasone + Clotrimazole

Candid-BGlenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Canesten SBayer Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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Triben BJenburkt Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Zydip-CKLM Laboratories Pvt Ltd
120 to ₹1302 variant(s)
Kansel-BPalsons Derma
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Clotrin-BNuLife Pharmaceuticals
87 to ₹1222 variant(s)
Moncid BDermo Care Laboratories
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Stoma CareSomatico Pharmacal Pvt Ltd
1001 variant(s)
Surfaz-BFranco-Indian Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
841 variant(s)
Fungnil BTorque Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
171 variant(s)

Expert advice for Beclometasone + Clotrimazole

  • You have been prescribed Beclometasone + Clotrimazole for the treatment of fungal 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.
  • Do not 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 and infected, you should stop using Beclometasone + Clotrimazole and consult your doctor.
  • Do not 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 2 weeks of treatment.

Frequently asked questions for Beclometasone + Clotrimazole

Beclometasone + Clotrimazole

Q. What is Beclometasone+Clotrimazole?

Beclometasone+Clotrimazole is a combination of two medicines: Beclometasone and Clotrimazole. This combination is used to treat skin infections. Clotrimazole is an antifungal drug that works by inhibiting the growth of fungi that cause skin infection. Beclometasone is a steroid medicine and it decreases swelling, redness, and itching that occurs in the area of skin infection.

Q. Is it safe to use Beclometasone+Clotrimazole?

Yes, Beclometasone+Clotrimazole is safe when used according to the doctor’s advice and for a limited duration of time (1-2 weeks). However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like transient burning, itching and irritation at the application site. It may also cause other uncommon or rare side effects. Inform your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any persistent problem while using this medicine.

Q. Can I stop taking Beclometasone+Clotrimazole when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Beclometasone+Clotrimazole without completing the full course of treatment. Your symptoms may improve and you may start feeling better before the infection is completely cured but you should complete your advised duration.

Q. What are the precautions needed to be taken while using Beclometasone+Clotrimazole?

Beclometasone+Clotrimazole should not be used on the face. Do not use the medication for longer than the advised period of time. 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 not shared with others even if their condition appears to be the same.

Q. How to use Beclometasone+Clotrimazole?

Follow the directions given by the healthcare provider on the medication. Apply the medicine thinly and in sufficient quantity to cover the affected area. Wash your hands after using Beclometasone+Clotrimazole, unless it is used for treating skin infections on the hands.

Q. Can I use a higher than the recommended dose of Beclometasone+Clotrimazole?

No, do not use a higher than recommended dose of Beclometasone+Clotrimazole. You should also avoid using it for long periods or on large areas of skin. It can result in too much medicine being absorbed into the body. This may lead to thinning or weakening of the skin and other serious side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the recommended storage conditions for Beclometasone+Clotrimazole?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. 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.

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