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Erbimesh 1% Cream

Manufactured byApex Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsTerbinafine
Description

Erbimesh 1% Cream is a topical antifungal medicine, which is used to treat fungal infections caused by fungi and certain yeasts such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm infections, tinea versicolor, etc. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 12 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Erbimesh 1% Cream

  • Skin itching
  • Skin peeling
  • Change in skin color
  • Skin redness at the site of application
  • Dry skin
  • Burning sensation at the application site

Uses of Erbimesh 1% Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Athlete's foot (Tinea pedis)
  • Jock itch (Tinea cruris)
  • Tinea Corporis (Ringworm infection)
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Cutaneous Candidiasis
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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 absolutely 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 pregnant women unless absolutely 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 terbinafine 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 absolutely 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 pregnant women unless absolutely 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.

Use in Children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

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, 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 works by stopping the production of a certain vital component for the fungal cell wall. This results in the disruption of cell membrane formation process and growth of the organism are stunted.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical antifungals

Schedule

OTC

Terbinafine Hydrochloride Cream 1% Antifungal Cream [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 9 October 2019]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/fda/fdaDrugXsl.cfm?setid=92b31fc4-0f02-4857-b11f-49b9f942ee84&type=display

[Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2019 [cited 9 October 2019]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.8796.pdf
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Information on this page was last updated on 10 Oct 2019

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