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Cosvate 0.05% Cream

Manufactured byAdcock Ingram Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsClobetasol
Description
Cosvate 0.05% Cream is steroidal medicine that reduces swelling of many skin conditions. It is used to reduce immune-responsive skin diseases such as psoriasis (itchy, red and scaly skin), eczema (red, cracked and patchy skin), etc. It works by reducing the swelling, redness, rash and itching at the affected site. Cosvate 0.05% Cream rarely shows side effects. However, long-term therapy with Cosvate 0.05% Cream may cause side effects such as sensitive skin, redness, itching, burning sensation, etc. Notify your doctor if these conditions do not subside with time or worsen. Cosvate 0.05% Cream is meant for external use only. Do not use it for more than the time prescribed by your doctor. Before applying Cosvate 0.05% Cream at the affected site, clean the area with water and pat dry it. Apply a thin layer of the cream over the affected site and spread evenly. Cosvate 0.05% Cream is not advisable if you are allergic to it. Similarly, it is not recommended if you are having a fungal infection of your skin. Avoid contact with your eyes, lips, or mouth. Wash them out immediately with water if it is exposed to any of these areas. Let your doctor know if you are using any other externally applied medicines as Cosvate 0.05% Cream can interact with the medications. Breastfeeding mothers should make sure to prevent the contact of this medicine to the infant. Do not breastfeed if applied around the nipples. This medicine is usually safe to use in pregnancy. However, it is always better to consult your doctor before using it.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Cosvate 0.05% Cream

  • Burning sensation at the application site
  • Dry skin
  • Redness of skin
  • Itching of skin

Uses of Cosvate 0.05% Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Lichen Planus
  • Eczema
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time required for Cosvate 0.05% Cream to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Cosvate 0.05% Cream remains active in your 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 Cosvate 0.05% Cream.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Cosvate 0.05% Cream is considered safe to use in pregnancy for a short period. However, it is always better to consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Cosvate 0.05% Cream is not recommended for breastfeeding women. Short-term application of this medicine may not cause any harm to your baby. Do not breastfeed if you are using this medicine around the nipple. The benefits and risks should be discussed with your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

It is recommended to avoid using Cosvate 0.05% Cream if you are allergic to it. Seek an immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Cosvate 0.05% Cream is considered safe to use in pregnancy for a short period. However, it is always better to consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Cosvate 0.05% Cream is not recommended for breastfeeding women. Short-term application of this medicine may not cause any harm to your baby. Do not breastfeed if you are using this medicine around the nipple. The benefits and risks should be discussed with your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Growth retardation

Higher and prolonged doses of Cosvate 0.05% Cream are reported to reduce the growth of children. These growth disorders can be related to metabolism or physical growth.

Use in children

It is not recommended to used Cosvate 0.05% Cream in children below 12 years of age as the safety and efficacy for this age group are not clinically established.

External use

Cosvate 0.05% Cream is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mouth, wounds, or broken skin.

Other medicines

Cosvate 0.05% Cream may interact with other topical medicines if applied at the same time. Do not use other topical medicines over this ointment.

Diabetes

Excess use of Cosvate 0.05% Cream is reported to alter the blood glucose levels and is not safe for use in diabetic patients. Hence it is advised to monitor the blood glucose levels if used in diabetic patients

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose of Cosvate 0.05% 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 Cosvate 0.05% Cream is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period in large volumes. However, 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

Insulin

Pioglitazone

Acarbose

Disease interactions

Infections

As Cosvate 0.05% Cream works by reducing the hyperactivity of the immune system, if it is taken during an active infection, then your body's immune system may not be able to act against the infection.

Hyperadrenocorticism

Incomplete therapy or not complying with the therapy of Cosvate 0.05% Cream or similar corticosteroids is reported to cause adrenal gland suppression. Risk for this condition is higher when this medicine is used for a prolonged time.

Ocular Toxicities

Therapy with Cosvate 0.05% Cream is reported to increase intraocular pressure and cause glaucoma or cataract. Hence, it is better to report to your doctor if you have any vision disorders.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Clean and pat dry the affected area and apply a thin layer of Cosvate 0.05% Cream to the affected areas of your skin as instructed by the doctor. 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 your doctor. Contact your doctor if symptoms do not improve or resolve after two weeks of use.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Cosvate 0.05% Cream works by reducing the swelling and stops the process of inflammation.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical steroids

Schedule

Schedule H

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