Fusigen B 0.1%/0.2% Ointment
Fusigen B 0.1%/0.2% Ointment belonging to the glucocorticoid class of medication, acts as a steroid. It treats various rheumatic disorders such as systemic lupus erythematous and rheumatoid arthritis. Many skin diseases including psoriasis and dermatitis, allergic conditions such as angioedema and asthma, certain blood disorders, certain eye and skin conditions. Multiple sclerosis, crohn's disease and leukaemia can also be treated with Fusigen B 0.1%/0.2% Ointment. It can be administered into the body orally, in the form of an injection or applied as a cream. Being a corticosteroid, it works by decreasing inflammation and modifying the body's immune response to various conditions.
You are advised to not take this medication if you have allergy, systemic fungal infection or an active untreated infection. Fusigen B 0.1%/0.2% Ointment can interact with a few other medicines so inform your doctor if you take amlodipine, mifepristone, warfarin, ethinyl, estradiol, insulin, ciprofloxacin, BCG vaccine. Also inform your doctor if you suffer from tuberculosis, electrolytic imbalance, gastrointestinal perforations, infections, myocardial infarction, ocular herpes infection, scleroderma or threadworm infection. This medicine is not recommended to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding unless absolutely required, in which case breastfeeding should be discontinued.
Serious side effects may include an increased risk of infection, severe allergic reactions, muscle weakness, and psychosis. Using Fusigen B 0.1%/0.2% Ointment for a long time can cause adrenal insufficiency. Discontinuing the medication suddenly after a long-term use may be dangerous. The cream commonly results in skin irritation and increased hair growth.
Take Fusigen B 0.1%/0.2% Ointment as instructed by the doctor. Your dosage duration, timings, forms and other attributes can vary depending on the medical condition and hence following instructions are necessary to ensure this medicine is safe and effective to use.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.
Allergy and inflammationThis medicine is used to reduce or prevent swelling and irritation associated with conditions like asthma, colitis etc.
Joint inflammationThis medicine is used to relieve swelling and pain associated with diseases like arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, gout etc.
Eye inflammationThis medicine is used to relieve swelling, irritation, burning of the eye caused due to infections, allergy, exposure to chemicals etc.
Skin disordersThis medicine is used to relieve swelling, itching, redness, and burning associated with various allergic skin conditions like pruritus, pemphigus vulgaris, seborrhoeic dermatitis etc.
Systemic Fungal InfectionThis medicine is not recommended for use if you have a fungal infection affecting an internal organ/organs in the body.
Active untreated infectionThis medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from any serious infection and is yet to receive any treatment for the same.
How long is the duration of effect?The time duration for which this medicine remains effective is subject to vary depending on the form and route of administration.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine can be observed within a few minutes after oral administration as it is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. It is subject to vary depending on the route of administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Use of this medicine during pregnancy is not recommended unless absolutely necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Use of this medicine while breastfeeding is not recommended. However, if it absolutely necessary to use this medicine, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Missed Dose instructionsContact your doctor for instructions if you missed a scheduled dose of this medicine. A self-attempt to make up for the lost dose may result in adverse effects.
Overdose instructionsContact your doctor if an overdose with this medicine for is suspected especially when the prescribed dose is very high. Symptoms may include thinning of the skin, easy bruising and bleeding, body fat deposits etc.
Fusigen B 0.1%/0.2% Ointment is a potent glucocorticoid with minimal mineralocorticoid action. It decreases inflammation by inhibiting the migration of leukocytes and reduces the permeability of capillaries and inhibiting prostaglandins and other inflammatory mediators.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
TuberculosisThis medicine should be used with caution in patients who have recently recovered from tuberculosis. The risks of a relapse are significantly high and hence close monitoring of signs and symptoms is necessary.
Electrolyte imbalanceThis medicine is known to cause imbalances in the levels of minerals like calcium, potassium, and sodium in the body. Hence it should be administered with caution in patients with a pre-existing electrolyte imbalance disorder.
Gastrointestinal perforationsThis medicine is known to cause perforations and bleeding in the gut especially when high doses are consumed. Hence this medicine should be administered with caution in patients having a pre-existing perforation disorder of the stomach or intestine.
InfectionsThis medicine can suppress the immune system especially if the dose is high. This may increase the chances of contracting an infection or reduce the capacity to fight an infection. Hence, this medicine or corticosteroids, in general, should not be used in patients with active infections.
Myocardial infarctionThis medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients who have recovered or are recovering from a recent heart attack.
Ocular herpes infectionThis medicine should be used with caution if the patient is suffering from an eye infection caused by herpes simplex virus.
SclerodermaThis medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from this disease where the skin and connective tissue beneath becomes hard and stiff.
Threadworm infectionThis medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from an infection caused by threadworm (Strongyloides).
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
LabInformation not available.
Interaction with Food
FoodInformation not available.
Interaction with Medicine
AmlodipineReport the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. Taking these medicines together may reduce the efficacy of Amlodipine. You may need a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring of blood pressure levels while using them together.
MifepristoneThese medicines should not be used together. Combining them would significantly reduce the efficacy of betamethasone. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases.
WarfarinReport the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may need a dose adjustment of warfarin based on the result of clotting time test performed. Any incidence of unusual bleeding and bruising, chest pain, loss of vision, swelling of arms and feet should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Ethinyl EstradiolEthinyl estradiol can potentially reduce the efficacy of betamethasone. You may need a dose adjustment and special test to safely use these medicines together. Do no stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
InsulinReport the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may need a dose adjustment of the diabetic medicine and more frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels while using them together.
CiprofloxacinReport the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. The risks of adverse effects are significantly high especially in the elderly. Your doctor may prescribe a suitable alternative. Any pain or swelling of the tendons in the ankle, shoulder, biceps etc should be reported immediately.
BCG vaccineThis medicine should not be used when you have taken a vaccine containing a live and attenuated strain of the bacteria or virus. Report any recent vaccine taken to the doctor so that suitable alternatives could be prescribed.
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