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TEZCORT F CREAM is a combination of Clobetasol and Fusidic acid which belongs to the group of medicines called Corticosteroids and Antibiotics respectively. It is used to treat skin infections such as impetigo (crusty and swollen patch on the skin with pus), psoriasis (itching), eczema, or dermatitis. It can also be used to treat cuts and wounds which are infected.
Eczema or dermatitis is a term for several different types of skin swelling that cause dry, itchy skin and rashes on the face, elbows, behind the knees, and on the hands and feet.
During course of the treatment your doctor might regularly examine your skin to avoid any unwanted side effects.
Avoid smoking while using TEZCORT F CREAM. Consult your doctor before using the medicine.
TEZCORT F CREAM is not recommended for use in children (ages less than 1 year). Before using TEZCORT F CREAM, inform your doctor if you have skin conditions like acne, rosacea, perioral dermatitis, viral or fungal skin infections, blisters caused by any infection, or if you are using it on your child.
TEZCORT F CREAM should be used with caution in pregnant women. TEZCORT F CREAM is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.
The most common side effect of using TEZCORT F CREAM is skin irritation. Contact your doctor if any of the side effects worsen.
It is used to treat skin conditions such as:
TEZCORT F CREAM treats skin infection where Clobetasol induces certain proteins (lipocortins), that control the production of inflammatory mediators like prostaglandins and leukotrienes, thus controlling inflammation, and Fusidic acid works against the bacteria by interfering with their protein synthesis.
Use TEZCORT F CREAM as directed by the physician. It is for external use only. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the medicine. Check the label for directions before use. Your doctor will decide the right dose depends on the age, body weight and disease condition.
Stop using TEZCORT F CREAM and consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
TEZCORT F CREAM should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before using it.
TEZCORT F CREAM is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before using it.
Consult your doctor if you feel any side effect during treatment with TEZCORT F CREAM that may stop you from driving or using machines.
Do not use TEZCORT F CREAM if you are allergic to Clobetasol, Fusidic acid or any other ingredients of this medicine.
TEZCORT F CREAM is not recommended for use if you:
Before taking TEZCORT F CREAM, inform your doctor if you:
Use in pediatrics:
TEZCORT F CREAM is not recommended for use in children (ages less than 1 year). Consult your doctor before using it.
A. Drug - Drug interactions:
Before using TEZCORT F CREAM, inform your doctor if you are using, have used, or might use any other medicine, including prescription, non-prescription or any herbal medicine.
If you or anyone else accidentally use too much of TEZCORT F CREAM, contact your doctor immediately.
|Drug||:||Clobetasol, Fusidic acid|
|Pharmacological Category||:||Corticosteroid, Antibiotic|
|Therapeutic Indication||:||Eczema, Dermatitis, Impetigo, Psoriasis|
|Dosage Forms||:||Cream, Ointment|
For how long can I use TEZCORT F CREAM?
Use TEZCORT F CREAM for as long as your doctor advises you to. If you use it over a long time or in large amounts it may increase your chances of getting side effects, and your skin may get more sensitive to the medicine. You should not use it for a long time on your face.
What special precautions should I take while using TEZCORT F CREAM?
Take special care if you are going to use TEZCORT F CREAM near your eyes. Do not smoke or go near flames as it may cause severe burns. Cloth that has been in contact with this medicine burns more easily and is a serious fire hazard. Consult your doctor in case of any concerns.
What if I accidently get TEZCORT F CREAM in my eye?
If you accidentally get TEZCORT F CREAM in your eye, immediately wash it out with cold water. Then wash your eye with eyewash if possible. You may feel stinging in your eye. If you begin to have any problems with your sight or your eye is hurting, contact your doctor immediately.
Can I stop using TEZCORT F CREAM?
Do not stop using TEZCORT F CREAM unless your doctor advises you to stop. If you have any more doubts regarding the use of this medicine, ask your doctor.
What if I forget to apply a dose of TEZCORT F CREAM?
If you forget to apply a dose of TEZCORT F CREAM, do it as soon as you remember. However, omit the missed dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Do not use the medicine twice to make up for a forgotten dose.
Can TEZCORT F CREAM be used on infants?
No. TEZCORT F CREAM is not recommended for children (below 1 year of age). Your doctor will decide the correct dose or select a suitable alternative therapy for your child.
Can TEZCORT F CREAM be used in breastfeeding?
Before using TEZCORT F CREAM, inform your doctor if you are breast-feeding, or are planning to do so. TEZCORT F CREAM is not recommended for use during breast feeding. If you do use it when breast-feeding, do not apply it on your breast area so that the baby does not accidentally ingest the medicine.
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