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Metos-F Ointment

Manufactured byWest Coast Pharma Works
ContainsMometasone (0.1 %w/w) + Fusidic acid (2 %w/w)
Description

Metos-F Ointment is a combination medicine used for the treatment of dermatoses (diseases or conditions affecting the skin, nails, and hair) where bacterial infection is present or likely to occur. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Metos-F Ointment

  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Painful white patches in the mouth
  • Acne
  • Burning, itching, and irritation of the skin
  • Change in color and texture of the skin
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Skin blistering
  • Hives and wheezing
  • Skin rash

Uses of Metos-F Ointment

What is it prescribed for?

  • Dermatoses
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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 breastfeeding 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 mometasone, fusidic acid, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.
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 breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Recurrence of infections

Use of this medicine may cause a relapse of fungal or bacterial infections in patients who have recently recovered from them. It is advised to conduct suitable diagnostic tests before starting the treatment with this medicine. Special precaution is advised while administering this medicine to a patient who has recently recovered from tuberculosis.

Allergic reactions

This medicine has the potential of causing moderate to a severe allergic reaction in the body. Any instance indicative of allergic reactions should be reported to the doctor on priority. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Usage on skin

Avoid contact of this medicine with your eyes, mouth, wounds, or broken skin.

Duration of use

Do not use this medicine for a prolonged period of time or in large volumes since this may cause serious adverse effects and the skin may become sensitive to the medicine.

Adrenal glands suppression

Use of this medicine can cause suppression of adrenal glands. Hence, it should be used with caution in patients suffering from a disorder of the adrenal glands. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of clinical condition and/or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Use in peidatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 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. Swallowing 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

Cholestyramine

Antistaphylococcal penicillin

Dithranol

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. 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
Mometasone works by decreasing the formation, release, and movement of certain substances that cause swelling of the internal organs as well as external swelling and irritation. It also works by suppressing or partially preventing the effect of the immune system. Fusidic acid is an antibiotic which blocks protein synthesis in bacteria; this helps in stopping the growth of the bacteria.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical steroids, Steroid antibiotics

Schedule

Schedule H

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http://www.centaurpharma.com/newwebsite/downloads/Bactirest-M-Cream.pdf

DailyMed - Mometasone furoate cream [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 16 May 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=f69603aa-a5a6-b8f3-c9ed-2d0abc9f4d92

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 1 August 2017]. Available from:

http://www.tevauk.com/mediafile/id/39936.pdf

Fusidic Acid - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 24 July 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB02703
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Information on this page was last updated on 14 Jun 2018

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