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Iycotic 2% Cream

Manufactured byRowan Bioceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsKetoconazole
Description
Iycotic 2% Cream is an antifungal medicine that contains ketoconazole as an active ingredient. It is used in the treatment of various fungal infections of the skin like athlete's foot (a fungal infection that usually begins between the toes), jock itch (a fungal infection that causes a red and itchy rash in warm and moist areas of the body) and ringworm infections. It damages the cell membrane of the fungus which kills it and prevents the further spread of fungal infections. Iycotic 2% Cream may cause side effects such as acne, blistering, cracked/dry scaly skin, itching or stinging at the site of application. Consult your doctor if these effects persist. Do not use this ointment if you are allergic to it. Before you start using it, perform a patch test by applying it to a small area on your skin to know how your skin will react to this lotion. Discontinue the use and consult your doctor if you experience severe burning, itching of the skin etc. Iycotic 2% Cream should be used as per your doctor’s instructions. Before using this ointment, make sure your hands are clean and follow all of the instructions given in the package leaflet. It should be applied before using other skin preparations (e.g. everyday moisturiser or sunscreen). Avoid direct contact with eyes, mouth, or open wounds, in case of accidental contact rinse thoroughly with water. Iycotic 2% Cream may not be safe to be used in pregnancy. It is safe to be used in breastfeeding. However, it is advised that consult your doctor before using it. Do not stop using this medicine without consulting your doctor. Inform your doctor if your condition has not been better even after 4 weeks of treatment. This medicine is not recommended to be used in children under 18 years of age.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Iycotic 2% Cream

Nizral 2% Cream
Janssen India
ZyKT 2% Cream
Zydus Cadila

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Iycotic 2% Cream

  • Burning sensation of skin
  • Dry or scaly skin
  • Redness of skin
  • Skin irritation

Uses of Iycotic 2% Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Cutaneous Candidiasis
  • Jock itch (Tinea cruris)
  • Tinea Corporis (Ringworm infection)
  • Athlete's foot (Tinea pedis)
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The onset of action of Iycotic 2% Cream is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Iycotic 2% Cream remains active in the body is not known.
  • 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 Iycotic 2% Cream
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Iycotic 2% Cream may be unsafe to use in pregnancy. No information is available about its safety in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before using this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine if potential risks to the mother outweigh the risk to the foetus.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Iycotic 2% Cream may be safe for use in breastfeeding as no amounts of this medicine pass into breastmilk. However, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

Avoid taking Iycotic 2% Cream if you are allergic to it or any other components present in the formulation. Allergic reactions such as rashes, itching, swelling on the skin, shortness of breath, etc., can be seen. If these reactions become severe, consult your doctor.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Iycotic 2% Cream may be unsafe to use in pregnancy. No information is available about its safety in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before using this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine if potential risks to the mother outweigh the risk to the foetus.

Breast-feeding

Iycotic 2% Cream may be safe for use in breastfeeding as no amounts of this medicine pass into breastmilk. However, consult your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

External use only

Iycotic 2% Cream is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds. Rinse with water in case of accidental contact. If the medicine is swallowed, seek immediate medical help.

Use in Children

Iycotic 2% Cream is not recommended for use in children less than 18 years of age because the safety data is not available.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose of Iycotic 2% Cream as soon as you remember. If it is already time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply more quantities to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Overdose of Iycotic 2% Cream is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, the ingestion of this medicine may cause harm and immediate medical intervention may be required. Contact your doctor if an overdose is suspected.
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 Iycotic 2% Cream to the affected area as instructed by the doctor. Iycotic 2% Cream is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds. Rinse with water immediately in case of accidental contact. If the medicine is swallowed, seek immediate medical help. Follow all dosing instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Do not use this medicine for durations shorter or longer than recommended by your doctor. Report any severe undesired side effects or a lack of improvement to the doctor immediately. Keep the medicine out of reach of children. Do not use it after the expiry date. Ensure that unused medicine is disposed of properly.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Iycotic 2% Cream kills and stops the growth of the fungi by destroying its cell membrane, thereby treating your skin infection.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical antifungals

Schedule

OTC

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