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Ticin 3% Cream

Manufactured byTorque Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsErythromycin
Description
Ticin 3% Cream is an antibiotic used for the treatment of Acne (pimples, blackheads and whiteheads). It is an effective gel used to treat acne on your face, back, and chest caused by bacteria. It helps in reducing excess oil production, blackheads, whiteheads, or painful lumps beneath the skin. Ticin 3% Cream works by stopping the growth of bacteria that cause acne. Ticin 3% Cream may cause some side effects such as dry skin, redness of the skin, skin rash, itching and burning sensation at the site of application. Contact your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer period of time. Avoid applying this gel to broken skin or cuts. Do not use Ticin 3% Cream in children below 12 years of age. Wash and dry the affected area and apply a small amount of Ticin 3% Cream once a day, preferably in the evening, or as instructed by your doctor. Make sure to wash your hands before and after use. Avoid contact with your eyes and mouth. Inform your doctor about any other anti-acne medicines that you are using. Before using Ticin 3% Cream, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Ticin 3% Cream

Okamycin 3% Cream
Cipla Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ticin 3% Cream

  • Dry skin
  • Redness of the skin
  • Burning sensation
  • Skin peeling
  • Itching
  • Skin Rash
  • Skin irritation

Uses of Ticin 3% Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acne vulgaris
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    You will start to see an improvement in 2 to 6 weeks after using Ticin 3% Cream. It will take around 12 weeks to see the complete effects.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The duration of action for Ticin 3% Cream 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 tendency has been reported for Ticin 3% Cream.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Ticin 3% Cream is generally safe to be used in pregnancy. It is not known to cause any harm to the foetus. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before you use this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Ticin 3% Cream is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding women. However, topical application to the nipple may increase the risk of diarrhoea in the infant. If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

Do not take Ticin 3% Cream if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if there is a history of Ticin 3% Cream allergy. If you notice any symptoms such as a skin rash, itching/swelling anywhere on your body, dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc., inform your doctor and seek medical attention immediately.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Ticin 3% Cream is generally safe to be used in pregnancy. It is not known to cause any harm to the foetus. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before you use this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Ticin 3% Cream is not known to be harmful in breastfeeding women. However, topical application to the nipple may increase the risk of diarrhoea in the infant. If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Use with other skin products

Do not use Ticin 3% Cream with other topical anti-acne agents, cosmetics, skin products with alcohol (shaving creams) and medicated soaps unless recommended by your doctor. It can increase the risk of side effects such as skin peeling, irritation, or dryness.

External use only

Ticin 3% Cream is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with your eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds.

Use in children

Ticin 3% Cream is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age, as the safety and efficacy data is not available.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose of Ticin 3% Cream as soon as you remember. Do not apply more quantities to compensate for the missed dose.

Overdose

An overdose of Ticin 3% Cream is not likely to cause severe symptoms unless it is applied for a prolonged period of time in large amounts. However, 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
Disease interactions

Gastrointestinal diseases

Ticin 3% Cream may get absorbed in the blood when applied to the skin and cause diarrhoea. If you have any gastrointestinal (stomach and intestine) diseases, particularly colitis (swelling of the colon's inner lining), use it with caution.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Ticin 3% Cream is recommended for external use only. Avoid contact with your eyes, mucous membranes, or open wounds. In case of accidental contact, wash with water thoroughly. Apply a thin layer of Ticin 3% Cream to the affected area as instructed by your doctor. Finish the entire course of treatment even if your symptoms begin to clear up after a few days. Avoid applying Ticin 3% Cream to broken skin or cuts, as it can worsen the infection. It is not recommended for use in children below 12 years of age.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Ticin 3% Cream works by stopping the growth of bacteria and prevents acne from spreading.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Lincomycin derivatives, Antibiotics, Topical acne agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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