Beclometasone + Neomycin + Clotrimazole is a combination of three medicines: Beclometasone + Neomycin + Clotrimazole1, Beclometasone + Neomycin + Clotrimazole2 and Beclometasone + Neomycin + Clotrimazole3. Beclometasone + Neomycin + Clotrimazole1 is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the affected area red, swollen and itchy. Beclometasone + Neomycin + Clotrimazole2 is an antibiotic which stops the growth of bacteria while Beclometasone + Neomycin + Clotrimazole3 is an antifungal which stops the growth of fungi. Together, they treat your infection effectively.
Q. How long does Ofloscan-Neo Cream takes to work?
Usually, Ofloscan-Neo Cream starts working soon after applying it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.
Q. Is it safe to use Ofloscan-Neo Cream?
Yes, Ofloscan-Neo Cream is safe when used according to your doctor’s advice and for limited duration of time. However, in some patients it may cause some unwanted side effects like transient burning, itching and irritation at the application site. It may also cause other uncommon or rare side effects. If you experience any persistent problem due to the medication, inform your doctor as soon as possible.
Q. Can I stop taking Ofloscan-Neo Cream when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Ofloscan-Neo Cream and complete the full course of treatment, even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the skin infection is completely cured.
Q. What are the precautions needed to be taken while using Ofloscan-Neo Cream?
Ofloscan-Neo Cream should not be used on the face. Do not use the medication for longer than the advised periods of time. Do not apply a bandage or dressing to the area being treated, as this will increase the absorption of the preparation and increase the risk of side effects. This medicine should only be used by the patient and never be given to other people even if their condition appears to be the same.
Q. How to use Ofloscan-Neo Cream?
Follow the directions given by the healthcare provider on the medication. Apply the medication thinly and in sufficient quantity to cover the affected area completely. Ofloscan-Neo Cream is usually applied two or three times a day on the affected areas of skin. Wash your hands after using Ofloscan-Neo Cream, unless it is used for treating skin infection on the hands.
Q. Can I overuse Ofloscan-Neo Cream?
No, do not overuse Ofloscan-Neo Cream for long periods or on large areas of skin. It can cause over-absorption of the medicine into the body which may further lead to thinning or weakening of the skin and other serious side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. What is the storage condition for the Ofloscan-Neo Cream?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack 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 Ofloscan-Neo Cream when I feel better?
No, do not stop using Ofloscan-Neo Cream and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.
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.