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    Clobetasol + Miconazole

    Information about Clobetasol + Miconazole

    Clobetasol + miconazole uses

    Clobetasol+Miconazole is used in the treatment of skin infections.

    How clobetasol + miconazole works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Clobetasol 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. Miconazole is an antifungal which stops the growth of fungi by preventing them from forming their own protective covering.

    Common side effects of clobetasol + miconazole

    Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness), Skin thinning
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    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    19 Dec 2018 | 04:40 PM (IST)
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    Frequently asked questions for Clobetasol + Miconazole

    Clobetasol + Miconazole

    Q. How to use Clobetasol+Miconazole?

    Clobetasol+Miconazole 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+Miconazole two or three times a day, as suggested to cover the affected areas. The dose would depend on the condition for which it is prescribed. Wash your hands after using Clobetasol+Miconazole, unless it is used for treating infection of the hands. Avoid any contact with the eyes.

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

    The dose and duration of using Clobetasol+Miconazole should be strictly according to the doctor’s advice. Using it in higher doses and for longer periods can cause a change in color at the site of application. Veins beneath the skin become visible because of 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 precautions should be taken while using Clobetasol+Miconazole?

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

    Use of Clobetasol+Miconazole 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) or viral infections (herpes or chickenpox). Its use should also be avoided in treating acne or rosacea. Consult your doctor before using it for any condition.

    Q. Can I stop taking Clobetasol+Miconazole when my symptoms are relieved?

    No, do not stop using Clobetasol+Miconazole 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+Miconazole?

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 19 December, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)