Clobetasol + Clotrimazole + Fusidic Acid is a combination of three medicines: Clobetasol + Clotrimazole + Fusidic Acid1, Clobetasol + Clotrimazole + Fusidic Acid2 and Clobetasol + Clotrimazole + Fusidic Acid3, which treats skin infections.Clobetasol + Clotrimazole + Fusidic Acid1 is a steroid medicine which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Clobetasol + Clotrimazole + Fusidic Acid2 is an antifungal which stops the growth of fungi by preventing them from forming their own protective covering. Clobetasol + Clotrimazole + Fusidic Acid3 is an antibiotic. It stops bacterial growth by inhibiting synthesis of essential proteins required by the bacteria to carry out vital functions.
Q. What would happen if I use a higher than the recommended dose of Panderm Super Cream for long periods?
Panderm Super Cream 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 circulation and cause adrenal suppression and Cushing's syndrome. It can cause weight gain, high blood pressure and rounding of the face. Its application could cause a change in color of skin at the site of application. Veins beneath the skin become visible due to 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 Panderm Super Cream?
Use of Panderm Super Cream is considered to be harmful for patients with known allergy to any of the components or excipients of this medicine. Avoid its use in case of any fungal infections (ringworm or athlete's foot), viral infections (herpes or chickenpox) or for treatment of acne or rosacea. Consult your doctor before using it for any condition.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Panderm Super Cream?
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 Panderm Super Cream when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop using Panderm Super Cream and complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
Q. What precautions should I take while using Panderm Super Cream?
Panderm Super Cream 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 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 Panderm Super Cream?
Panderm Super Cream should be used as advised by the doctor or as per the instructions on the label of the medicine. Apply a thin layer of Panderm Super Cream to cover the affected areas. The dose would depend on the condition for which it is prescribed. Wash your hands after using Panderm Super Cream unless it is used for treating infection of the hands. Avoid any contact with the eyes.
Q. Can I overuse Panderm Super Cream?
No, do not overuse Panderm Super Cream for long periods or on large areas of skin, than recommended by the doctor. Overusing the medicine can result in too much medicine being absorbed into the body. This may 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 9th Apr 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.