Banit Ointment is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Banit Ointment too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
Q. How to use Banit Ointment?
Before using Banit Ointment, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Banit Ointment gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.
Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Banit Ointment?
Be careful not to get Banit Ointment into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Banit Ointment if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines. Do not cover the area being treated with Banit Ointment with a bandage, as this may increase absorption of this medicine and increase the side effects. Do not use more than what is recommended to relieve your symptoms faster. Using more than what is advised will only increase the side effects. Let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should use Banit Ointment only if prescribed by the doctor.
Q. What should I do if I forget to use Banit Ointment?
If you forget to use Banit Ointment, do not worry and continue using Banit Ointment as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.
Q. Is Banit Ointment safe?
Banit Ointment is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.
Q. What is the best time to take Banit Ointment?
Banit Ointment should be taken exactly as advised by the doctor. Do not self-medicate. However, it may be given once or twice a day depending on the condition you are being treated for. It may be taken in the morning or evening. It is usually prescribed to be taken on an empty stomach but you may be asked to take it with food for treating some conditions. Follow your doctor’s advice carefully to get the most benefit.
Q. Who should not take Banit Ointment?
Banit Ointment should not be given to patients with known allergy to any other ingredients of this medicine, or any other similar medicines like mebendazole or thiabendazole, in the past. Signs of an allergic reaction may include an itchy skin rash, shortness of breath and swelling of the face or tongue. Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions before taking the medicine. Also, let your doctor know about any other medicines that you may be taking for any other conditions, as they may affect or be affected by this medicine.
Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Banit Ointment?
If you forget a dose of Banit Ointment, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 7th Oct 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.