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Abzorb 1% Cream

Manufactured byRanbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsClotrimazole
Description
Abzorb 1% Cream is an antifungal medication used to treat skin infections caused by a fungus (yeast). Fungi are small organisms that are present in our surroundings such as air, soil, plants and water. Some live in the human body and are responsible for causing infections. Fungal infections may cause redness, itching, and blisters on the skin. Abzorb 1% Cream is used to treat athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, nappy rash and vaginal thrush caused by fungus. Abzorb 1% Cream may rarely cause burning, irritation, itching, and redness at the application site. These symptoms last only for a very few days and disappear with time. Do not use this cream if you are previously allergic to it. Apply a thin film of the Abzorb 1% Cream to the affected area 1-2 times a day. Wash and dry the affected area before application. Avoid contact with the eyes, lips, mouth, mucous membranes, wounds, or broken skin. Keep the affected area clean and dry because the presence of water can increase fungal growth.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Abzorb 1% Cream

  • Skin rash
  • Redness of the skin
  • Dry or scaly skin

Uses of Abzorb 1% Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Cruris
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Cutaneous Candidiasis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    You will start to see an improvement after 4 weeks of treatment with Abzorb 1% Cream. However, complete the entire prescribed period of treatment to get maximum benefit.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time for which Abzorb 1% Cream remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Abzorb 1% Cream.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Abzorb 1% Cream is generally safe in pregnancy to treat fungal skin infections. It is not known to cause any harm to the fetus. It is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Abzorb 1% Cream is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding women. It is acceptable for use in nursing mothers upon your doctor's recommendation.

Allergy

Avoid using Abzorb 1% Cream if you are previously allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of serious allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Abzorb 1% Cream is generally safe in pregnancy to treat fungal skin infections. It is not known to cause any harm to the fetus. It is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation.

Breast-feeding

Abzorb 1% Cream is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding women. It is acceptable for use in nursing mothers upon your doctor's recommendation.
General warnings

External use only

Abzorb 1% Cream is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, nose or mouth. In the case of accidental contact, thoroughly wash your eyes, nose or mouth with water.

Skin irritation

Abzorb 1% Cream may rarely cause an allergic reaction in the body. Any instance indicative of allergic reactions should be reported to the doctor in the first instance.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose of Abzorb 1% Cream as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of Abzorb 1% Cream is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period of time in large volumes. However, the ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply a thin film of the Abzorb 1% Cream to the affected area 1-2 times a day. Wash and dry the affected area before application. Finish your entire prescribed period of treatment even if your symptoms begin to clear up after a few days. Do not use a bandage or dressing to cover the affected areas unless directed by the doctor. If you have a fungal infection, wash your clothes, socks or tights thoroughly every day and also avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Abzorb 1% Cream kills the fungus by stopping their cell wall formation. It works by preventing the fungi from making a substance called ergosterol, which is necessary for the production of the cell wall.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical antifungals

Schedule

OTC

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