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Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream

Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream

Prescription drug
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Manufacturer/Marketer

Moraceae Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

Consume Type

TOPICAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

About Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream

Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream belongs to a class of dermatological medication' Topical Anti-Infectives with Corticosteroids' used to treat skin conditions like eczema (itchy inflamed skin), psoriasis (red, itchy, scaly patch on skin), insect bites and other types of rash. Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream is a combination of two drugs, namely, Betamethasone (corticosteroid) and Clioquinol (antifungal and antiprotozoal). Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream treats fungal and bacterial infections of the skin. Also, Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream helps to reduce swelling, itching and redness caused by specific skin problems. Fungal infection is a skin disease in which a fungus attacks the tissue and causes infection. Fungal infections may be contagious (spread from one person to another). Bacterial infection is a condition in which harmful bacteria grow in the body and cause infection.

Betamethasone belongs to the class of corticosteroids that work by acting inside skin cells and inhibiting the release of chemical messengers in the body that cause redness, itching and swelling. When the skin reacts to any allergens, such chemicals are released typically. Clioquinol belongs to the class of antifungals with additional antibacterial action. It works by inhibiting the growth and multiplication of fungi and bacteria.

Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream is only for external use. Use Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream as advised by the doctor. Avoid contact of Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream with nose, ears, mouth or eyes. In case Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly. Some people may experience itching, irritation or burning sensation at the site of application. Most of these side effects of Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist, please consult your doctor. If you are known to be allergic to Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream, iodine or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or a nursing mother, you are advised to consult a doctor before using Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream. Do not use Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream in more than prescribed doses, or for a prolonged time as it may cause adverse effects. Wear disposable gloves or wash your hands after use if you are applying Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream for others. Do not wrap or cover the treated area with airtight dressings unless advised by a doctor. Avoid using Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream for more than five days on face. Do not swallow Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream. In case of accidental swallowing, consult a doctor immediately.

Uses of Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream

Treatment of Fungal skin infection, Bacterial skin infection.

Medicinal Benefits

Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream is a combination of two drugs, namely, betamethasone and clioquinol. Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream is used to treat fungal and bacterial infections of the skin, thereby reducing swelling, itching, and redness caused by certain skin problems. Betamethasone is a corticosteroid that acts inside skin cells and inhibits the release of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause redness, itching, and swelling. When the skin reacts to any allergens, such chemicals are released normally. Clioquinol is an antifungal agent with additional antibacterial action. It works by inhibiting the growth and multiplication of fungi and bacteria.

Directions for Use

Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream is only for external use. Use Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream as advised by your doctor. Take a small amount of Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream on the fingertip and apply as a thin layer on the clean and dry affected area. Avoid contact of Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream with nose, mouth or eyes. In case Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly. Wash your hands before and after using Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream if hands are not the affected area to prevent the spread of infection.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream

Itching, irritation or burning sensation at the site of application

Drug Warnings

Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream may cause discolouration of skin, cloth and hair. Avoid long-term use of Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream, abrupt withdrawal, use of occlusive dressing and application to the eyes. If you are known to be allergic to Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream, iodine or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or a nursing mother, it is advised to consult a doctor before using Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream. Do not use Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream in more than prescribed doses or for a prolonged time as it may cause adverse effects. Wear disposable plastic gloves or wash your hands after use if you are applying Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream for others. Do not wrap or cover the treated area with airtight dressings unless advised by a doctor. Avoid using Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream for more than 5 days on the face. Do not swallow Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream. In case of accidental swallowing, consult a doctor immediately. If you have rosacea (redness and often red, small, pus-filled bumps on the face), acne, perioral dermatitis (redness and swelling of the skin around the mouth), psoriasis, chickenpox, herpes, cold sores, athlete’s foot, ringworm, thrush, impetigo (blisters or red sores on the face and hands), genital itching or other skin problems, inform your doctor before taking Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream may interact with drugs used to lower high blood pressure (metoprolol), pain killers (aspirin), antianxiety drugs (alprazolam), laxatives (magnesium sulphate) and antiepileptic (vigabatrin).

Drug-Food Interaction: No interactions found.

Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have rosacea (redness and often red, small, pus-filled bumps on the face), acne, perioral dermatitis (redness and swelling of the skin around the mouth), psoriasis, chickenpox, herpes, cold sores, athlete’s foot, ringworm, thrush, impetigo (blisters or red sores on the face and hands), genital itching or other skin problems, inform your doctor before taking Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • METOPROLOL
  • ASPIRIN
  • ALPRAZOLAM
  • MAGNESIUM SULPHATE

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Regularly change your socks and wash your feet. Avoid shoes that make your feet sweaty and hot.
  • In wet places such as changing rooms and gym showers, don’t walk barefoot. Wear flip-flops or sandals to prevent fungal infections.
  • Do not scratch the affected area of the skin, as it can spread the infection to other body parts.
  • Avoid sharing towels, combs, bedsheets, shoes or socks with others to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Wash your bed sheets and towels regularly.

Special Advise

  • Always clean the skin before putting on a fresh dressing as the infection-causing germs like moist, warm conditions under dressings or bandages. 
  • Avoid contact of Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream with nose, mouth or eyes. In case Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly. 

Disease/Condition Glossary

Fungal infection: It is a skin disease in which a fungus attacks the tissue and causes infection. Fungal infections may be contagious (spread from one person to another). The symptoms of a fungal infection include scaly skin, blisters, itching, swelling, irritation, and redness. Antifungal medicines are usually used to treat fungal infections.

Bacterial infection: It is a condition in which harmful bacteria grow in the body and cause infection. It can target any part of the body and multiply very quickly. Bacteria come in three basic shapes: spherical, rod-shaped, or spiral-shaped. Bacteria may be gram-positive (have thick cell walls) or gram-negative (do not have cell walls). Appropriate tests are done to identify bacterial strains, and based on the results, proper medication is prescribed. Some common symptoms of bacterial infection include coughing, fever, and tiredness.

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Alcohol

Caution

Interaction of Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream with alcohol is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol while using Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream.

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Pregnancy

Caution

Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream is Category C pregnancy drug and is given to a pregnant woman only if the doctor thinks benefits outweigh risks.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

It is unknown whether Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream is excreted in human milk. It is given to breastfeeding mothers only if the doctor thinks benefits are greater than risks.

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Driving

Safe if prescribed

Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

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Liver

Safe if prescribed

If you have any concerns regarding the use of Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream in patients with Liver problems, please consult a doctor.

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Kidney

Safe if prescribed

If you have any concerns regarding the use of Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream in patients with Kidney problems, please consult a doctor.

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Children

Caution

Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream is not recommended for children below 1 year. However, for children above 1 year, Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream should be used only as prescribed by a doctor.

Country of origin

India
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FAQs

Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream is used to treat skin conditions like eczema (itchy, inflamed skin), psoriasis (red, itchy, scaly patch on skin), insect bites, and other types of rash.
Yes, Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream may cause staining of hair, clothes and skin. Therefore, it is advised to apply Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream carefully and cover the treated area with a piece of clean cloth or cotton bandage to protect clothes from staining.
No, you are not recommended to use Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream if you have rosacea (redness and often red, small, pus-filled bumps on the face), acne, perioral dermatitis (redness and swelling of the skin around the mouth), psoriasis, chickenpox, herpes, cold sores, athlete’s foot, ringworm, thrush, impetigo (blisters or red sores on the face and hands), genital itching or other skin problems, as it may worsen the condition. However, inform your doctor if you have any of these conditions before taking Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream.
No, Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream is not used to treat diaper rash as using Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream under child’s nappy enables Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream to pass through the skin easily and cause adverse effects. However, please consult a doctor before using Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream in children.
You are recommended to use Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream on the face only if advised by your doctor and do not use for more than 5 days on the face as the skin on face thins easily. Avoid the use of dressing or bandages on the face.
You are recommended to use Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream for as long as your doctor has prescribed it. However, if the condition persists or worsens after 1 week of treatment with Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream, please consult a doctor.
Yes, fungal infection is a contagious skin condition which spreads from one person to another through direct skin to skin contact or by contact with contaminated soil or surfaces and infected animals. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid close direct contact until the infection is clear and avoid sharing things with the infected person as it can also spread the infection.
No, you are not recommended to stop using Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the condition or cause recurring infection. Therefore, take Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream for as long as your doctor has prescribed it, and if you experience any difficulty while taking Bactoderm C 0.1%/3% Cream, please consult your doctor.

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