Fourderm cream 5gm is an antifungal and antiseptic cream used in the treatment of teniapedis, cutaneous candidiasis, tenia curious, tinea versicolor, tenia corporis, jock itch, skin and wound injuries, athletes foot, napkin rash etc. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.
The active ingredients of Fourderm Cream 5gm are Chlorhexidine gluconate 0.20% w/w, Clobetasol propionate 0.05%w/w, Miconazole 2% w/w, and Neomycin 0.5% w/w.
Chlorhexidine gluconate has bacteriostatic and bactericidal properties which kill the bacteria or prevents the growth of bacteria by inhibiting the assembly of the bacterial cell wall.
Clobetasol propionate has anti-inflammatory properties which act by stimulating phospholipase A2 inhibitory proteins at the end then inhibit the release of arachidonic acid which helps in the synthesis of prostaglandins. With this, decreases the formation, release, and activity of endogenous chemical mediators of inflammation.
Miconazole interferes with the essential component of the fungal cell membrane i.e the ergosterol, this drug inhibits the synthesis of ergosterol leads to the leakage of fungal cell wall cellular components.
Neomycin is a bacteriostatic (stops the bacterial growth) agent interferes with the bacterial protein synthesis.
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professional before using the Fourderm Cream 5gm:
The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Fourderm Cream 5gm. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:
Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Wash your hands well, before usage. Take a pea sized cream with your index finger; apply gently and evenly on the infected area. Once applied, wash your hands again – unless your hand is the infected area.
The contact of the cream with the eyes may cause irritation or burning sensation. Thus, to refrain from this risk, ensure you wash your hands thoroughly.
Repeat the process as many times as suggested by your doctor until most of the symptoms cure/improve or until the prescribed duration of course is completed.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose, if you forget your dose use it as soon as you remember; but if it is time for your next dose, skip it and use it according to your normal schedule. Don’t apply two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health and may lead to severe adverse effects.
For children never use medicine without the consultation of a doctor.
Avoid giving more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, look for any new symptoms. If you observe any, promptly seek medical advice or report it to the nearby poison control center.
Use the Fourderm Cream 5gm only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
Do not take this medicine during pregnancy or planning to get pregnant because it is not known whether the drug is safe during pregnancy or not.
Do not use the cream if you are a nursing mother because it is not known whether the drugs may eliminate from breast milk and could harm a breastfed infant or not.
Caution always advised when used with other medicines or with any other ointments or creams. It is highly recommended that inform your doctor about your current list of medicines which you start or stop.
Category N: No information available.
This medication is a chemical antiseptic, prescribed for gingivitis, cleansing skin and wound areas. It decreases the amount of bacteria in the mouth.
Chlorhexidine gluconate works to harm the bacteria and fight the infection.
As 0.2% solution: Rinse with 10 ml for 1 min 2-3 timesday. It comes as liquid to rinse the affected area as directed by your physician.
Oral: Mouth and lip irritation. Using a soft toothbrush or cotton swabs and rinsing the mouth may help. Do not use mouth rinses that have alcohol in them. Bad taste in your mouth. This most often goes back to normal. - Skin: Dryness. Skin irritation.
Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Many times this drug is used on an as needed basis
If you have an allergy to chlorhexidine gluconate or any other part of this drug. - Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad skin irritation. Any rash. - Oral: - Very bad gum pain or swelling. - Numbness or tingling in your mouth. - Staining of your mouth, teeth, or fillings. - Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C).
Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
MouthThroat Preparations , Skin Antiseptics & Disinfectants
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