Itchguard Cream 5gm

Fungal
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INTRODUCTION

ITCHGUARD contains Clotrimazole which belongs to the group of medicines called Antifungals. It is used in the treatment of fungal skin infections such as ringworm (fungal infection of the skin or scalp), athlete’s foot (fungal infection between the toes), fungal nappy rash (skin rash affecting the nappy area) and fungal sweat rash. It also relieves irritation of the vulva (external thrush) or at the end of penis, which may be associated with thrush.

Before applying ITCHGUARD inform your doctor about your previous existing disease conditions. ITCHGUARD is not recommended for use in patients who are allergic to clotrimazole. Avoid smoking or going near flames and wearing fabrics that catches fire easily due to increased risk of severe burns.

ITCHGUARD can be used in pregnant and breastfeeding women. Avoid using latex contraceptives (condoms or diaphragms) as this medicine may reduce the effectiveness of such contraceptives, use alternative precautions for at least five days after using the medicine. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any unusual effects.

USES OF ITCHGUARD

  • Treats fungal skin infections (such as ringworm, athlete’s foots, fungal nappy rash and sweat rash)
  • Relieves irritation of the vulva or at the end of penis (which may be associated with thrush)

HOW ITCHGUARD WORKS

ITCHGUARD acts by specifically inhibiting the biosynthesis of ergosterol and other sterols (enzyme) required for cell membrane production, therefore it inhibits the division and growing of fungi eventually leading to cell death, which further prevents fungal growth.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always apply ITCHGUARD as directed by your physician. It is for external use only. Clean and dry the affected surface before applying the medicine. Apply and rub gently a thin layer of this medicine on the affected area. Wash your hands before and after applying the medicine. Do not use ITCHGUARD on your face, eyes or large area. Do not use under bandages or for a long time without consulting your doctor. Your doctor will decide the duration and time interval for application depending upon the type of infection.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ITCHGUARD

RARE

Stop applying ITCHGUARD and contact your doctor immediately if you experience this side effect:

  • signs of allergic reaction (includes rash, swelling of the lips, throat, tongue or face, feeling faint or dizzy, weakness, nausea and swallowing or breathing problems)

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

ITCHGUARD can be used during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before applying it.

BREASTFEEDING

ITCHGUARD can be used during breast-feeding. Consult your doctor before applying it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

ITCHGUARD does not affect your ability to drive or use machines.

ALLERGY

Do not apply ITCHGUARD if you are allergic to Clotrimazole or any other ingredients of this medicine.

OTHERS

ITCHGUARD is not recommended for use if you:

  • have nail or scalp infections

Use in paediatrics:

Safety and effectiveness of ITCHGUARD is not established in children. Consult child’s doctor for advice.

INTERACTIONS

Before applying ITCHGUARD, inform your doctor if you have recently taken or take any other medicines including non-prescription medicines and using:

  • latex contraceptives (such as condoms or diaphragms) used to prevent pregnancy

Overdosage:

There is no risk of acute intoxication of topical administration. If you or anyone else accidentally ingest ITCHGUARD, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms include dizziness, nausea or vomiting.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Clotrimazole
Pharmacological Category :   Imidazole
Therapeutic Indication :   Fungal skin infections
Dosage Forms :   Vaginal tablet, Cream, Lotion, Lozenges, Soap, Pessaries, Spray, Dusting powder, Paint, Ointment, Topical gel, Ear drops

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep ITCHGUARD out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT ITCHGUARD

What is ITCHGUARD used for?

ITCHGUARD is used in the treatment of fungal skin infections such as ringworm (fungal infection of the skin or scalp), athlete’s foot (fungal infection between the toes), fungal nappy rash (skin rash affecting the nappy area) and fungal sweat rash. It also relieves irritation of the vulva (external thrush) or at the end of penis, which may be associated with thrush.

How does ITCHGUARD work?

ITCHGUARD acts by specifically inhibiting the biosynthesis of ergosterol and other sterols (enzyme) required for cell membrane production, therefore it inhibits the division and growing of fungi eventually leading to cell death, which further prevents fungal growth.

What are the side effects of ITCHGUARD?

The side effects can be associated with the use of ITCHGUARD are itching, rash, blisters, burning, discomfort, swelling, irritation, tingling or prickling sensation, redness and peeling of the skin. Consult your doctor immediately if any of the side effect gets worse.

Can ITCHGUARD be used in children?

No, safety and effectiveness of ITCHGUARD is not established in children. Consult child’s doctor to select a suitable alternative therapy for your child depending upon the type of infection.

Does ITCHGUARD cause allergic reaction?

ITCHGUARD may cause allergic reaction rarely in some individuals. Signs include rash, swelling of the lips, throat, tongue or face, feeling faint or dizzy, weakness, nausea and swallowing or breathing problems. If you experience this effect, consult your doctor immediately.

REFERENCES

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