Clobetasol + Gentamicin is a combination of three medicines: Clobetasol + Gentamicin1 and Clobetasol + Gentamicin2, which treats bacterial skin infections. Clobetasol + Gentamicin1 is a steroid medicine. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Clobetasol + Gentamicin2 is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by the bacteria to carry out vital functions.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Cosvate G?
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. Can I stop using Cosvate G when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop using Cosvate G 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 precautions needed to be taken while using Cosvate G?
Cosvate G 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. How to use Cosvate G?
Cosvate G should be used as advised by the doctor or as per the instructions on the label of the medicine. Apply a thin layer of Cosvate G 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 Cosvate G, unless it is used for treating infection of the hands. Avoid contact with the eyes.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 20th Dec 2018. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.