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Zoderm E Cream

Manufactured byGLAXOSMITHKLINE PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
ContainsOxiconazole
Description
Zoderm E Cream is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat fungal skin infections such as athlete's foot (itchy, scaly, and white patches on the feet and between the toes), jock itch (red and itchy rashes in warm and moist areas of the body), ringworm (red, itchy, and circular-shaped rashes with clear skin in the middle affecting the skin, scalp, or nails), etc. It works by killing the fungi by damaging its cell membrane (protective covering). Thus, it prevents the spread of fungal infections. Zoderm E Cream may cause some side effects like burning sensation, irritation, itching, redness, or dry or flaky skin at the site of application. These symptoms usually resolve with time. However, consult your doctor if these side effects persist or worsen. Avoid using this medicine if you are allergic to it. Zoderm E Cream is meant for external use only. Use this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Avoid contact with the eyes, nose, mouth, and open wounds. Wash thoroughly with water in case of accidental contact. Do not apply more than the prescribed quantity of this medicine. Zoderm E Cream may not be suitable for everyone. Inform your doctor about all your medical conditions and the ongoing medications. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Zoderm E Cream

  • Burning sensation at the application site
  • Itching of skin
  • Scaling, redness, and swelling of skin
  • Dryness of the skin

Uses of Zoderm E Cream

What is it prescribed for?

  • Skin fungal 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 Zoderm E Cream to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Zoderm E Cream remains active in your 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 for Zoderm E Cream.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Due to the lack of relevant safety data, Zoderm E Cream is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using Zoderm E Cream. Avoid applying this medicine to the breast area (nipples) and ensure that your baby's skin does not come into direct contact with this medicine.

Allergy

Zoderm E Cream is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Due to the lack of relevant safety data, Zoderm E Cream is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

Breast-feeding

If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using Zoderm E Cream. Avoid applying this medicine to the breast area (nipples) and ensure that your baby's skin does not come into direct contact with this medicine.
General warnings

For external use only

Zoderm E Cream is recommended for use on the skin only. Avoid contact with the eyes, nose, or mouth. In the case of accidental contact, wash thoroughly with water.

Use in children

The fungal infections for which Zoderm E Cream is effective may rarely occur in children below 12 years of age.

Missed Dose

Apply the missed dose of Zoderm E Cream as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not apply a double dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

An overdose of Zoderm E Cream is not likely to cause severe symptoms. However, 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.
Apply a thin film of the Zoderm E Cream to the affected area as instructed by your doctor. Wash and dry the affected area before application. Complete the course of treatment even if your symptoms begin to improve after a few days to prevent the risk of re-infection. Do not use bandages or dressings to cover the affected area unless directed by your doctor. To prevent athlete's foot, keep your feet clean and dry, particularly between the toes. Cut your nails short and prefer open-toe shoes for everyday use. Use a separate clean towel for the feet and wear clean cotton socks. Never share your socks, shoes, and towel with others. To prevent Jock Itch, take a bath daily and again after exercising or playing sports. Also, dry your genital area and inner thighs thoroughly with a clean towel after showering.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Zoderm E Cream stops the production of a certain vital component of the fungal cell membrane (protective covering). Thus, it kills the fungi and prevents the further spread of infections.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Topical antifungals

Schedule

Schedule H

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