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Afitra Cream

Manufactured byRapross Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsItraconazole
Description
Afitra Cream is an anti-fungal medicine used to treat and prevent fungal skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm infections, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Afitra Cream

  • Skin irritation
  • Itchy and dry skin
  • Redness of the skin

Uses of Afitra Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Skin fungal infections
  • Tinea Cruris
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Pedis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine 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.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to itraconazole or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

External use only

This medicine is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds.

Skin irritation

This medicine has the potential of causing an allergic reaction in the body. Any instance indicative of allergic reactions should be reported to the doctor in the first instance. Appropriate corrective measures or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose 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 this medicine 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 layer of the cream to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Do not cover the application area with bandages or other coverings unless specifically instructed by the doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine acts by stopping the production of a certain vital component for the fungi. This results in the disruption of the cell membrane formation process and inhibits the growth of the organism.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical Azole antifungals

Schedule

Schedule H

Itraconazole [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 17 January 2020]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Itraconazole

Itraconazole - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 17 January 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01167
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Information on this page was last updated on 30 Jan 2020

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