Clobetasol + Miconazole + Neomycin is a combination of three medicines: Clobetasol + Miconazole + Neomycin1, Clobetasol + Miconazole + Neomycin2 and Clobetasol + Miconazole + Neomycin3, which treats skin infections. Clobetasol + Miconazole + Neomycin1 is a steroid medicine. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Clobetasol + Miconazole + Neomycin2 is an antifungal which stops the growth of fungi by preventing them from forming their own protective covering. Clobetasol + Miconazole + Neomycin3 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 Lobate-GM?
Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in. 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 taking Lobate-GM when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop using Lobate-GM and complete the full course of the treatment, even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Q. What precautions should I take while using Lobate-GM?
Lobate-GM should not be used on the face and contact with eyes should be avoided. Do not apply a bandage or dressing on the area being treated, as this will increase the 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 Lobate-GM?
Lobate-GM should be used as advised by the doctor or as per the instructions on the label of the medicine. Apply a thin layer of it to cover the affected areas. The dose would depend on the condition for which it is prescribed. Wash your hands after using Lobate-GM unless it is used for treating infection of the hands. Avoid contact with the eyes.
Q. What would happen if I use a higher than the recommended dose of Lobate-GM for long periods?
Lobate-GM should be used only for the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. This medicine contains clobetasol which when used in higher doses and for longer periods can get absorbed in the blood and cause adrenal suppression and Cushing's syndrome. It can cause weight gain, high blood pressure and rounding of the face. Its application can cause a change in color of skin at the site of application. Veins beneath the skin become visible due to the thinning and weakening of the skin. There could be an increased hair growth. 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 Lobate-GM?
Use of Lobate-GM 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 condition.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.