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Fourderm Cream 10 gm

Manufacturer/Marketer

Cipla Ltd

Consume Type

TOPICAL

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About Fourderm Cream 10 gm

Fourderm Cream 10 gm belongs to a class of dermatological medication used to treat skin infections. It helps reduce swelling, itching and redness occurring due to certain skin infections caused by bacteria and fungus. 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 grows in the body and cause infection. It can infect any part of the body and multiply very quickly.

Fourderm Cream 10 gm is a combination of four drugs, namely: Chlorhexidine gluconate (antiseptic), Clobetasol (corticosteroid), Miconazole (antifungal) and Neomycin (antibiotic). Chlorhexidine gluconate works by killing the micro-organisms and thus, prevents infection. Clobetasol inhibits the release of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause redness, itching and swelling. Miconazole works by damaging the fungal cell membranes and killing fungi. Neomycin works by inhibiting the production of essential proteins necessary for bacteria to grow, multiply and increase in numbers. Thereby, Fourderm Cream 10 gm helps treat skin infections. 

Fourderm Cream 10 gm is only for external use. You are advised to use Fourderm Cream 10 gm for as long as your doctor has prescribed it based on your condition. Some people may experience dry skin, skin rash, thinning of the skin, itching, swelling, redness or burning sensation at the site of application. Most of these side effects of Fourderm Cream 10 gm do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to Fourderm Cream 10 gm 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 Fourderm Cream 10 gm. Fourderm Cream 10 gm should be used with caution in infants below 2 months old if prescribed by a doctor as it may cause chemical burns or severe irritation on babies. Do not use Fourderm Cream 10 gm in more than prescribed doses or for a prolonged time as it may cause adverse effects. Avoid using Fourderm Cream 10 gm on open skin wounds, deep cuts or scrapes. Do not wrap or cover the treated area with bandages unless advised by your doctor.

Uses of Fourderm Cream 10 gm

Skin infections

Medicinal Benefits

Fourderm Cream 10 gm contains Chlorhexidine gluconate, Clobetasol, Miconazole and Neomycin. Chlorhexidine gluconate is an antiseptic that kills microorganisms and prevents infection. Clobetasol is a corticosteroid that works by acting inside skin cells and inhibits the release of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause redness, itching and swelling. Miconazole is an antifungal that works by damaging the fungal cell membranes and killing fungi. Neomycin is an antibiotic that works by inhibiting the production of essential proteins necessary for bacteria to grow, multiply and increase in numbers. Thereby, killing the bacteria. Thus, Fourderm Cream 10 gm helps in treating skin infection.

Directions for Use

Fourderm Cream 10 gm is only for external use. Take a small amount of Fourderm Cream 10 gm on the finger and apply as a thin layer on the clean and dry affected area and surrounding skin. Avoid contact of Fourderm Cream 10 gm with nose, mouth or eyes. In case Fourderm Cream 10 gm comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly. Wash your hands before and after using Fourderm Cream 10 gm 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 Fourderm Cream 10 gm

  • Dry skin
  • Skin rash
  • Thinning of the skin
  • Itching, swelling, redness or burning sensation at the site of application

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are known to be allergic to Fourderm Cream 10 gm 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 Fourderm Cream 10 gm. Fourderm Cream 10 gm should be used with caution in infants below 2 months old if prescribed by a doctor as it may cause chemical burns or severe irritation on babies. Do not use Fourderm Cream 10 gm in more than prescribed doses, or for a prolonged time as it may cause adverse effects. Avoid using Fourderm Cream 10 gm on open skin wounds, deep cuts or scrapes. Do not wrap or cover the treated area with bandages unless advised by your doctor. Do not swallow Fourderm Cream 10 gm. In case of accidental swallowing, contact a nearby poison control centre or consult a doctor immediately. If you have adrenal gland or liver problems and any skin infection, inform your doctor before using Fourderm Cream 10 gm.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Inform your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, herbal supplements, vitamins or OTC medicines.

Drug-Food Interaction: No interactions found.

Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have adrenal gland or liver problems and any skin infection, inform your doctor before using Fourderm Cream 10 gm.

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Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    caution

    Interaction of Fourderm Cream 10 gm with alcohol is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol while using Fourderm Cream 10 gm.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    caution

    The safety of Fourderm Cream 10 gm in pregnant women is unknown. Therefore, it is given to pregnant women only if the doctor thinks the benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    caution

    It is unknown whether Fourderm Cream 10 gm is excreted in human milk. Please consult a doctor before using Fourderm Cream 10 gm while breastfeeding.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    safe if prescribed

    Fourderm Cream 10 gm usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    caution

    If you have any concerns regarding the use of Fourderm Cream 10 gm in patients with Liver problems, please consult a doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    caution

    If you have any concerns regarding the use of Fourderm Cream 10 gm in patients with Kidney problems, please consult a doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    Children

    caution

    The safety of Fourderm Cream 10 gm in children is unknown. Please consult a doctor.

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.
  • Eat foods rich in quercetin (a flavonoid) such as apples, cherry, broccoli, spinach and blueberries.
  • Consuming food rich in probiotics helps in developing the immune system against allergies.
  • Limit intake of food that might trigger allergies, such as dairy products, soy, eggs, and nuts.
  • Avoid consumption of foods with excess sugar as it may flare-up inflammation.
  • Include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and fish in your diet.
  • Avoiding getting in contact with harsh soaps, detergents and rough fabrics.

Special Advise

Please consult a dermatologist if your skin infection persists for more than 1 month.

Other Information (FOU0005)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Sep-23

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Fungal infection: It is a skin disease in which a fungus attacks the tissue and cause 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. Fungi usually cause athlete’s foot and yeast infections. 

Bacterial infection: It is a condition in which harmful bacteria grows in the body and cause infection. It can target any part of the body and multiple very quickly. Bacteria occur in three basic shapes, namely spherical, rod or spiral-shaped. Bacteria may be gram-positive (have thick cell walls) or gram-negative (do not have cell walls). Many types of bacteria can infect the skin, out of which the most common ones are Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. Bacteria usually cause cellulitis, impetigo, and staphylococcal (staph) infections.

FAQs

Fourderm Cream 10 gm contains Chlorhexidine gluconate, Clobetasol, Miconazole and Neomycin. Chlorhexidine gluconate kills microorganisms and prevents infection. Clobetasol inhibits the release of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause redness, itching and swelling. Miconazole damages the fungal cell membranes that are essential for their survival. Thereby killing fungi. Neomycin works by inhibiting the production of essential proteins necessary for bacteria to grow, multiply and increase in numbers. Thereby killing the bacteria and clearing the infection.

Fourderm Cream 10 gm may cause staining of clothes. Therefore, avoid contact of Fourderm Cream 10 gm with clothes or fabric. Also, avoid bleach to wash fabric that is in contact with Fourderm Cream 10 gm as it may cause a permanent stain.

You are not recommended to use Fourderm Cream 10 gm on the face as the skin on the face is sensitive and thins easily. However, please consult a doctor before using Fourderm Cream 10 gm on the face.

Fourderm Cream 10 gm should be used with caution in children if prescribed by a doctor as Fourderm Cream 10 gm contains a steroid and may increase the risk of Cushing’s syndrome, HPA axis suppression (suppression of inflammatory and immune responses), adrenal insufficiency, delayed growth and weight gain. However, please consult a doctor before using Fourderm Cream 10 gm in children.

You are recommended to use Fourderm Cream 10 gm for as long as your doctor has prescribed it. However, if the condition persists or worsens after 1 week of treatment with Fourderm Cream 10 gm, please consult a doctor.

You are recommended to cover the treated area of skin with bandages or dressings only if advised by your doctor else it may increase the risk of side effects.

Fungal infection is a contagious skin condition that spreads from one person to another through direct skin to skin contact or 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 Fourderm Cream 10 gm without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the condition or cause recurring infection. Therefore, take Fourderm Cream 10 gm for as long as your doctor has prescribed it, and if you experience any difficulty while taking Fourderm Cream 10 gm, please consult your doctor.

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Country Of Origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Cipla House, Peninsula Business Park, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai-400013

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