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Sofradex F Cream

Manufactured bySANOFI INDIA LTD
ContainsDexamethasone (0.1 %w/w) + Framycetin (1.0 %w/w) + Clotrimazole (1.0 %w/w)
Description

Sofradex F Cream is used for the treatment of steroid responsive dermatoses associated with superficial bacterial and fungal infections of the skin.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Sofradex F Cream

  • Itching and skin rash
  • Burning sensation of skin
  • Redness of skin
  • Dry skin

Uses of Sofradex F Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Steroid responsive 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 tendency has been 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 dexamethasone, framycetin, clotrimazole, or any other inactive ingredients present along with 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

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Allergic reactions

This medicine has the potential of causing moderate-to-severe allergic reactions in the body. Any instance indicative of allergic reactions should be reported to the doctor in the first instance. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the therapy with this medicine and prescribe a safer alternative, based on your clinical condition. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

External use

This medicine is only recommended for external use. Avoid contact with the mouth, eyes, mucous membranes, cuts, grazes, or wounds.

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.
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.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Dexamethasone works by decreasing the release of certain substances that cause swelling and irritation. Framycetin works by inhibiting the growth of the bacteria by interfering with bacterial cell wall synthesis. Clotrimazole stops the growth of fungi by disrupting certain vital processes in the cell.
Legal Status

Unknown

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Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical antibiotics, Topical Corticosteroids, Topical antifungals

Schedule

Schedule H

Framycetin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 1 March 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00452

Dexamethasone - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 24 April 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01234

Clotrimazole - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2019 [cited 23 October 2019]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00257
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Information on this page was last updated on 9 Jan 2020

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