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Dermikem Oc Cream

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Manufacturer :  Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Medicine Composition :  Terbinafine, Clobetasol, Ofloxacin, Ornidazole
Prescription vs OTC : Prescription by Doctor not required

About Dermikem Oc Cream

Dermikem Oc cream helps treat fungal infections of the skin. This medicine attacks the fungi responsible for the infection and kills it off. Consult the doctor regarding the dosage and frequency of medication administration. The extent of infection aids in the determination of dosage.

This cream is a combination medicament containing Terbinafine, Clobetasol, Ofloxacin, and Ornidazole. It is prescribed to treat various skin disorders. It helps in alleviating symptoms such as swelling, redness and itching.

Before the doctor signs a prescription for the drug, ensure he/she knows all about your medical history, including liver problems. Inform the physician if you are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant soon. An oral form of the medication can be taken with or without food.

Dermikem Oc cream may cause certain effects other than its intended effect. These effects include burning, irritation, itching and redness, which are application site reactions, skin thinning, skin peeling and belching are other adverse reactions of this medicament.

Using the topical cream may also increase chances of tanning from the sun. Therefore, you should use a sunscreen lotion while using the Dermikem Oc cream.

The medicine is only effective in treating fungal infections. Therefore, if your infection is caused due to bacteria, the cream will not be effective in treating the infection.

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    What are the uses of Dermikem Oc Cream

    • Skin Disorders

    What are the contraindications of Dermikem Oc Cream ?

    • Allergy

      Dermikem Oc cream should be avoided if you suffer from an allergic reaction to the medication.

    What are the side effects of Dermikem Oc Cream ?

    • Scaly Skin Sensitive To Sunlight

    • Burning Or Stinging Sensation At Application Site

    • Skin Thinning

    Key highlights of Dermikem Oc Cream

    • How long is the duration of effect?

      The duration of effect varies from one person to the next, depending on the dosage, age of the person and the condition affecting them. Generally, the effects last around 24-30 hours.

    • What is the onset of action?

      The exact time it takes for the medicine to show effect varies from one person to the next. To an extent, the dosage and other factors can help determine the exact onset of action for the drug. In general, the drug takes 1-2 hours to show its effect.

    • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

      Pregnant women should avoid using Dermikem Oc cream unless absolutely necessary. If you have to use the medication, consult your doctor and understand the risks involved with the medicine.

    • Is it habit forming?

      The medicine does not have any habit-forming properties. However, you should stick to the dosage that your doctor recommends, to avoid any unforeseen effects from the medication.

    • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

      Breastfeeding women should avoid the medicine, if possible. However, if it becomes necessary, care must be taken to minimize its effect on the newborn. Consult your doctor to learn about ways to prevent any side effects to the child.

    • Is It safe with alcohol?

      The medicine does not have any distinct interaction with alcohol. However, consult the doctor and clarify the same before consuming alcohol while using the drug.

    • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

      If you do not experience drowsiness or any other side effects from the drug, driving can be safe. You can also operate heavy machinery post the administration of the drug.

    • Does this affect kidney function?

      While the medicine does not cause kidney disorders, you must tell the doctor of prior kidney disease, so that the dosage can be adjusted to prevent further kidney damage.

    • Does this affect liver function?

      Patients suffering from liver disease should not use the medication. If necessary, the drug’s course must be kept limited to a few days. Long-term use may result in further complication of liver diseases.

    What are the substitutes for Dermikem Oc Cream ?

    Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Dermikem Oc Cream , and hence can be used as its substitute.

    What are the dosage instructions?

    • Are there any missed dose instructions?

      In case of a missed dose, apply the dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is already time for your next dose skip the missed dose. Never take two doses at the same time to make up for a missed dose.

    • Are there any overdose instructions?

      In case of overdose contact your physician or visit your nearest clinic. Symptoms of an overdose include headache, rashes, nausea, and vomiting.

    How does this medication work?

    Dermikem Oc Cream decreases ergosterol production by disrupting the activity of cytochrome P450, inhibiting the formation of the cell membrane of susceptible fungi like Candida and Micosporum. It also works as an anti-inflammatory by inhibiting the metabolism of arachidonic acid by inhibiting phospholipase A2 thus inhibits the production of inflammatory mediators like prostaglandins and leukotrienes. Lastly, it works as a bactericidal by inhibiting the bacterial DNA gyrase enzyme, which is essential for DNA replication, transcription, repair, and recombination. This leads to expansion and destabilization of the bacterial DNA and causes cell death.

      What are the interactions of Dermikem Oc Cream ?

      Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

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      • Interaction with Medicine

        If you are on certain medications, such as probenecid, ferrous sulphate, theophylline, Warfarin, Sotalol, fenbufen or quinidine, you should avoid using Dermikem Oc cream. These medications interact with Dermikem Oc and may create unforeseen side effects.

      • Interaction with Disease

        People suffering from hypersensitivity of the skin and those who have a history of myasthenia gravis should not use the medication. Furthermore, if you suffer from liver disease, try to avoid the drug.

      FAQs about Dermikem Oc Cream

      • Ques : What is Dermikem oc cream?

        Ans : Dermikem oc cream is an ointment which contains Clobetasol topical, Terbinafine topical, Ofloxacin topical, and Ornidazole topical as active ingredients in it. It is a prescribed drug, used to treat skin infection caused by bacteria and fungi. Dermikem oc cream performs its actions by obstructing the biosynthesis by ergosterol, stopping the synthesis of squalene epoxidase and destroying the amoeba and trichomonas.

      • Ques : What is Dermikem oc cream used for?

        Ans : Dermikem oc cream is an ointment which is used to treat, control, and prevent the following conditions which are mentioned below: Infection of skin, Fungal infection, Urethral gonorrhoea, Urinary tract infections, Skin infections, Amoeba infections, Cervical gonorrhoea, Psoriasis, Typhoid fever, Infection of kidney, Psoriasis, Eye and ear infection, Skin disease, Phthisis, Vaginal infection, Visual impairment, Rashes, Bone degradation, Electrolyte imbalance, Cataract, Dry skin, Hair loss, Edema, Erythema, Insomnia, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Jaundice, Loss of appetite, Weakness, Fatigue and Vertigo.

      • Ques : What are the side effects of Dermikem oc cream?

        Ans : Dermikem oc cream is an ointment with some known side effects which may or may not appear always, some of the side effects are rare but serious. Consult your doctor before consuming this medication, ask for a prescription with all the risks and benefit written on it. If any of the below mentioned side effects appears, contact your him right away. Here are some side effects of Dermikem oc cream mentioned below: Nausea or vomiting, Rash, Headache, Flatulence, Cough, Dyspepsia, Muscle disorder, Altered bone growth, Blurred vision, Nasal congestion, Skin thinning, Erythema, Itching or burning, Insomnia, Hepatitis, Jaundice, Dryness, Hearing loss, Discoloration of urine, Loss of appetite, Depression, Paresthesia, Vertigo, Bronchospasm, Chills, Polyuria, Edema, Red skin, Cracking, Erosion, Stinging and Pruritus.

      • Ques : Can I stop taking Dermikem OC when my symptoms are relieved?

        Ans : No, it can not be just stopped and it does not matter weather your symptoms are relieved or not. Some medications like Dermikem OC can not be just stopped immediately because of its rebound effects. Consult with your doctor for the further risks and benefits.

      • Ques : What precautions should be taken while using Dermikem OC?

        Ans : Dermikem OC cream should be applied with some precautions. It is important to take care of these precautions to avoid worsening conditions. Patients should not apply Dermikem OC cream on face and wash hands regularly before and after applying this medication. Patients suffering from QT prolongation and Perioral dermatitis should avoid applying Dermikem OC.

      • Ques : What would happen if I use a higher than the recommended dose of Dermikem OC for long periods?

        Ans : No, Dermikem OC should be used in prescribed quantity, higher dosage can lead to skin redness and piling.

      • Ques : How to use Dermikem OC Plus?

        Ans : Wash your hands and a thin layer of Dermikem OC Plus should be applied on the affected area. After applying, wash your hands again.

      • Ques : What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Dermikem OC Plus?

        Ans : Dermikem OC Plus should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. It is important to dispose unused medications and expired medications properly to avoid adverse effects.

      • Ques : Can I stop taking Dermikem Oc Cream when my symptoms are relieved?

        Ans : No, do not stop taking Dermikem Oc Cream and complete the full course of treatment till the condition is relieved.

      • Ques : What precautions should be taken while using Dermikem Oc Cream?

        Ans : Dermikem Oc Cream should not be used on the face. Do not use the medication for periods longer than advised. Do not apply a bandage or dressing to the area being treated. The medication should only be used by the patient and not by others even if their condition appears to be the same.

      • Ques : What would happen if I use a higher than the recommended dose of Dermikem Oc Cream for long periods?

        Ans : The dosage and duration of using Dermikem Oc Cream should be strictly according to the doctor’s advice. Please consult your doctor if you wish to use Dermikem Oc Cream for long periods.

      • Ques : What are the recommended instructions for the storage and disposal of Dermikem Oc Cream?

        Ans : Store Dermikem Oc Cream according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of unused medicine. Kindly keep it out of reach of pets, children and other people.

      • Ques : Is driving advisable while on Dermikem Oc Cream?

        Ans : Dermikem Oc Cream cream does not affect vision. Therefore, it has no effect on driving.

      • Ques : Is Dermikem Oc Cream habit forming?

        Ans : No, Dermikem Oc Cream is not known to cause any habit forming tendencies.

      References

      • Terbinafine- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 23 April 2019]. Available from:

        https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/terbinafine

      • Clobetasol- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 23 April 2019]. Available from:

        https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/clobetasol

      • Ofloxacin- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 23 April 2019]. Available from:

        https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/ofloxacin

      • Ornidazole- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. druginfo.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [Cited 23 April 2019]. Available from:

        https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/name/ornidazole

      Disclaimer : The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

      Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

      Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.
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