Clobetasol + Fusidic Acid is a combination of two medicines: Clobetasol + Fusidic Acid1 and Clobetasol + Fusidic Acid2, which treats skin infections. Clobetasol + Fusidic Acid1 is a steroid medicine. It blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Clobetasol + Fusidic Acid2 is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by preventing the synthesis of essential proteins required by the bacteria to carry out vital functions.
Lozivate-F helps treat inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis that are also infected by bacteria.
Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
It may cause minor burning, stinging, or irritation when applied. Inform your doctor if this does not go away.
Avoid contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Rinse it off with water if you accidentally get the cream in these areas.
Do not cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after two weeks of treatment.
Do not use it for longer than prescribed as prolonged or repeated use can cause the skin to become over-sensitive to the medicine and may also result in the bacteria becoming resistant to the antibiotic.
Lozivate-F should be used as advised by the doctor or as per the instructions on the label of the medicine. Apply a thin layer of Lozivate-F to cover the affected areas. The dose would depend on the condition for which it is prescribed. Wash your hands after using Lozivate-F, unless it is used for treating infection of the hands. Avoid any contact with the eyes.
Q. What precautions should be taken while using Lozivate-F?
Lozivate-F 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 Lozivate-F when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop using Lozivate-F until advised by your doctor. 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 Lozivate-F?
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 Lozivate-F for long periods?
The dosage and duration of using Lozivate-F should be strictly according to the doctor’s advice. Using it in higher doses and for longer periods can cause a change in the color of skin at the site of application. Veins under the skin become visible because of 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 Lozivate-F?
Use of Lozivate-F 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). It should also be avoided in treating conditions like acne or rosacea. Consult your doctor before using it for any condition.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 10th Jan 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.