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Mycoderm Powder

Manufactured byFDC LTD
ContainsSalicylic Acid (3 %w/w) + Benzoic acid (6 %w/w) + Menthol (0.08 %w/w) + Starch (31 %w/w)
Description

Mycoderm Powder is a topical agent that exhibits both antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is used for the prevention and treatment of fungal skin infections such as jock itch, ringworm, athlete's foot, etc. It is also used to treat fungal infections due to excessive sweating.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Mycoderm Powder

  • Skin rash
  • Redness of the skin
  • Change in color and texture of the skin
  • Burning sensation of skin
  • Skin peeling

Uses of Mycoderm Powder

What is it prescribed for?

  • Skin infections
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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 salicylic acid, benzoic acid, menthol, starch, 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 breastfeeding 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 only recommended for external use. Avoid contact with the mouth, eyes, mucous membranes, cuts, grazes, or wounds.

Missed Dose

This medicine is generally used as needed. If you are on a scheduled dosing regimen of this medicine, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

An overdose of this medicine is not likely to cause severe symptoms. 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.
Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or the package insert. Sprinkle the powder to the affected areas of skin as instructed by your doctor. Do not apply in larger or smaller quantities than recommended.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Salicylic acid works by softening and loosening the dry, scaly, or thickened skin, causing shedding of the outer layer of the skin. Benzoic acid relieves skin irritation and swelling caused by skin infections. Menthol provides a cooling sensation to the skin and thereby relieves irritation, itching, and burning. Starch helps to moisturize the skin.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical anti-infectives, Topical keratolytics

Schedule

OTC

Salicylic acid - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 1 July 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00936

Salicylic Acid Topical: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 17 June 2020]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a607072.html#:~:text=Topical%20salicylic%20acid%20is%20also,calluses%2C%20and%20warts%20on%20the

Benzoic acid [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 1 July 2020]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Benzoic-acid

Benzoic acid - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2020 [cited 1 July 2020]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB03793

Menthol [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 1 July 2020]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Menthol
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Information on this page was last updated on 4 Jul 2020

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