Yes, you can use M C Gel only as a prescription medicine. This means that you can use this medicine only if your doctor prescribes it to you. You should seek the advice of your doctor regarding the type of skin infection you have and the duration of treatment which is required.
Q. Can I use M C Gel during the day?
M C Gel needs to applied twice daily (morning and night). Whereas, for vaginal infections M C Gel should be used once before bedtime.
Q. Are clotrimazole and M C Gel the same?
No, Clotrimazole and M C Gel are not the same, but uses of both are almost similar. Both Clotrimazole and M C Gel belong to imidazole class of antifungals.
Q. How long does M C Gel take to work?
If you are using M C Gel to treat jock itch, your symptoms should improve over 2 weeks of treatment. Whereas, in case of athlete's foot or ringworm, your symptoms should improve over 4 weeks of treatment. Consult your doctor if your symptoms persist or if your symptoms get worse at any time during your treatment.
Q. Does M C Gel itch or burn?
M C Gel may cause itching and burning on the application site. These side effects are uncommon and occur in very few people. Consult your doctor if burning or itching persists.
Q. How to apply the M C Gel?
Wash the infected area and dry it well. Apply M C Gel onto the infected area and the surrounding skin. Massage it gently onto the affected area. Wash your hands carefully after applying M C Gel to avoid spreading the infection to other parts of the body or to other people. Similarly, clothing which comes into contact with the infected areas, such as socks, should be washed and changed frequently. In fact, you should keep a towel for your own use and not share it so that you do not infect anyone else.
Q. Is M C Gel safe to use in children?
M C Gel cream is generally safe for children if used in the prescribed doses for the prescribed duration of time as directed by the doctor. However, minor side effects may occur which are not bothersome. In case there is a burning sensation and severe itching and redness at the application site, stop the medicine and contact your doctor.
Q. Can I stop the treatment if my symptoms clear up?
No, you should continue the treatment even if symptoms clear up. Continue treatment for 7 days (skin infections) or 10 days (nail infections) after all the symptoms have cleared to prevent them from coming back. If symptoms persist consult your doctor.
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.