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    Clobetasol + Gentamicin

    Information about Clobetasol + Gentamicin

    Clobetasol + gentamicin uses

    Clobetasol+Gentamicin is used in the treatment of bacterial skin infections.

    How clobetasol + gentamicin works

    This is a combination of three medicines: Clobetasol and Gentamicin, which treats bacterial skin infections. Clobetasol is a steroid medicine. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Gentamicin is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by the bacteria to carry out vital functions.

    Common side effects of clobetasol + gentamicin

    Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness), Skin thinning
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    20 Dec 2018 | 05:12 PM (IST)
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    Frequently asked questions for Clobetasol + Gentamicin

    Clobetasol + Gentamicin

    Q. How to use Clobetasol+Gentamicin?

    Clobetasol+Gentamicin should be used as advised by the doctor or as per the instructions on the label of the medicine. Apply a thin layer of Clobetasol+Gentamicin on the affected areas, two or three times a day as suggested. The dose would depend on the condition for which it is prescribed. Wash your hands after using Clobetasol+Gentamicin, unless it is used for treating infection of the hands. Avoid contact with the eyes.

    Q. What are the precautions needed to be taken while using Clobetasol+Gentamicin?

    Clobetasol+Gentamicin should not be used on the face and contact with eyes should be avoided. Do not apply a bandage or dressing to 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. Can I stop using Clobetasol+Gentamicin when my symptoms are relieved?

    No, do not stop using Clobetasol+Gentamicin 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 instructions for the storage and disposal of Clobetasol+Gentamicin?

    Keep this medicine in the packet or the container 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.

    Q. What would happen if I use a higher than the recommended dose of Clobetasol+Gentamicin for long periods?

    The dosage and duration of Clobetasol+Gentamicin should be strictly according to the doctor’s advice. Using it in higher doses and for longer periods can cause a change in color. Veins beneath the skin become visible due to the thinning and weakening of the skin. There could be an increased hair growth. The medicine may get absorbed into the blood circulation and can cause weight gain, high blood pressure and rounding of the face. If you experience an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

    Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Clobetasol+Gentamicin?

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

    Content on this page was last updated on 20 December, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)