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Metacortil C Cream

Manufacturer: Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Clotrimazole, Mometasone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Metacortil C Cream is a broad spectrum antifungal medicine used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch and ringworm. It also relieves symptoms such as burning, itching, cracking of the skin and discomfort caused by these infections. Metacortil C Cream anti-fungal medication used to treat yeast and fungal infections of the vagina, the mouth and the skin. It is also used for treating oral thrush, ringworm, player’s foot, jock itch etc. Metacortil C Cream limits the production of ergosterol which is an important component of fungal cell membrane. Disruption in its production leads to development of holes in the membrane and leakage of cell component, therefore resulting in the death of the bacteria.

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.

Metacortil C Cream is a very vital medicine for treating oral infection triggered by Candida albicans, also known as Oral Candidiasis.
Skin fungal infections
Metacortil C Cream is widely preferred to get rid of fungal infections of the skin including jock itch, Athlete's foot, etc.
Vaginal Candidiasis
Metacortil C Cream is used to cure vaginal infections triggered by Candida albicans.
In addition to its intended effect, Metacortil C Cream may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Abdominal pain. Moderate Common
Nausea and vomiting Major Common
Vaginal bleeding Major Less Common
Skin rash Moderate Common
Redness of skin Moderate Common
Vaginal infection Moderate Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The active-period of this medicine inside the body is not clinically established.
What is the onset of action?
The time required for the medicine to produce results is not clinically established.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Till the first trimester of pregnancy, the topical forms of this medicine are relatively safe for consumption. These should, however, only be taken under proper supervision of your doctor. It is not recommended to take the oral form of this medicine during pregnancy, until absolutely necessary. Proper consultation with the doctor is recommended before taking/using this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No reports of habit-forming tendencies have been registered.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine should be avoided by breastfeeding women unless very necessary. The risks and benefits of it should be discussed with the doctor before consuming it.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
Contact your doctor immediately if you have missed a scheduled dose. One should avoid taking the missed dose without consulting your doctor.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose of this medicine is suspected. An overdose with Olanzapine requires immediate supportive measures like airway clearance, gastric lavage etc. Since treatment is symptom based, it is advised that the patient is kept under supervision in a medical facility with regular monitoring.
India
United States
Japan
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
Dementia Major
Use of Metacortil C Cream is not recommended in treating Psychosis related to Dementia especially in the elderly. Any dementia-related incidence should be reported to the Doctor.
Central Nervous System Depression Major
Use of Metacortil C Cream is not recommended if the patient is in a coma and has severe Central Nervous System Depression. Symptoms like decreased rate of breathing and decreased heart beat rate should be reported immediately.
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) Major
Use of Metacortil C Cream is not recommended if the patient suffers from Neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Introduction or reintroduction of this medicine should be done with caution in patients having a known history of this syndrome.
Tardive Dyskinesia Major
Use of Metacortil C Cream is not recommended in patients with active Tardive Dyskinesia. Women and elderly patients are more likely to develop or exacerbate the symptoms on prolonged consumption of this medicine. The medicine should be withdrawn if symptoms like uncontrolled movements of tongue, mouth, lips, jaws etc are experienced during therapy with this medicine. Suitable alternatives can be prescribed in such cases.
Seizure disorders Moderate
Use of Metacortil C Cream is not recommended in patients having a known history of seizure attacks. The medicine should be administered with extreme caution in such cases.
Diabetes Moderate
Metacortil C Cream should be administered with caution in patients having Diabetes or are exposed to the risk factors. Proper monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary in such cases.
Interaction with Alcohol
Ethanol Moderate
Use of Alcohol is not recommended while you are taking Metacortil C Cream. Any activity requiring high level of mental alertness should be avoided and symptoms like mental confusion, drowsiness should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Diazepam Major
Report the usage of either of the medication to the doctor. Dosage adjustments and safety monitoring might be required in such cases. Signs and symptoms like decreased blood pressure, shallow breathing, muscle weakness should be reported immediately. Do not stop the usage of any medication without consulting your doctor.
Tramadol Major
Report the usage of either of the medications to the doctor. Any past incidence of seizures, alcohol or drug withdrawal, brain tumor, trauma etc should be reported to the doctor. Dose adjustments and safety monitoring are required in such cases. Avoid operating heavy machinery and driving until the effects of this medication is ascertained.
Acarbose Moderate
Report the usage of either of the medications to the doctor. Dosage adjustments and blood sugar level monitoring may be required in such cases. Do not stop the usage of any medication without consulting your doctor.
Amlodipine Moderate
Report the usage of either of the medication to the doctor. If side effects like headaches, dizziness, fainting, and change in heart rate persist for a long time, then contact your doctor immediately. Any work requiring a high level of mental alertness should be avoided while taking these medicines.
Atropine Moderate
Report the usage of either of the medicine to the doctor. Side effects like drowsiness, flushing, stomach cramps, constipation, memory problems, confusion etc should be reported promptly. Do not stop the usage of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Cetirizine Moderate
Report the usage of either of the medicine to the doctor. Side effects like drowsiness, flushing, memory problems, mental confusion etc should be reported promptly. Avoid work that requires higher mental alertness. Do not stop the usage of any medicine without consulting your doctor.
Metacortil C Cream has both fungistatic and fungicidal actions. It binds to phospholipids in the fungal cell membrane and alters it''s permeability.
What are you using Metacortil C Cream for?
Other
Schizophrenia
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Average
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
Within a day
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Thrice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Orthostatic Hypotension
Uncontrolled muscle movements
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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.

Popular Questions & Answers

I have developed skin depigmentation on my cheeks. I tried using many creams but the problem still remains. Someone advice me for metacortil lite. I have used it for seven days and the problem disappeared. But after stopping using the cream it comes back again.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
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I am a 22-year-old indian boy. My face color is darker than my body color. I don't spend much time under sun. Also my face skin tone is not same. Dark spots on my face skin. I used metacortil tube my skin become fair but after stopping metacortil my skin become dàrker.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am a 22-year-old indian boy. My face color is darker than my body color. I don't spend much time under sun. Also my...
Everyone has a favourite face cream or treatment, but beautiful skin starts with nourishment from within. Older cells are constantly shed and replaced by younger ones and a steady supply of micronutrients is essential to support this rapid growth. Eat the correct balance of foods and you'll feed your skin the vital nutrients it needs to help it stay soft, supple, glowing and blemish-free.---------------------------------- homoeopathic treatment aucare complexion drops (wolfe dietri) drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily. Glow-aid fairness cream (adven) apply in circular fashion in morning nd at night bloome-203 soap (bioforce) wassh face with this face wash before applying whitening cream suncare cream (bakson) apply 30 minutes before going outsside nd again reapply after 3-4 hrss after washing with whitening soap.
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I have marks on my face. I have tried many products like mederma, metacortil lite, mela glow. But there's no result. It's been more than 5 years. I've got that mark coz of sun. Now I use sunkroma SPF 50 to protect my face from sun. But the mark is still there. Pls suggest.

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Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
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Dermatophytosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, Cosmetologist
Dermatologist, Chandigarh
Dermatophytosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

When skin is infected by a fungus, the resultant infection is called tinea corporis (ringworm). It is most common in athletes and children. The infection may appear on the scalp, beards, groin, in between the toes and other places.

Causes:

Tinea corporis can be caused by:
1. Skin contact
2. It is contagious, so if you use towels, bed linens and clothes of an infected person, you will get infected too.
3. Touching a pet infected by tinea corporis.

Signs and Symptoms:
1. The rash starts as a scant area of red, bumpy pimples and spots. Then the rash forms a ring, with raised, red borders and a clear middle. The border might look scaly.
2. The rash may show up on face, legs, arms or other body areas which are exposed.
3. The area feels itchy. It might also be flaky and dry. You might even experience hair loss in the infected area.

Diagnosis:
The skin in the area will be gently scraped off and the sample will be collected. Then, the sample will be viewed under a microscope. That will help discerning, which type of fungus is causing the infection.

Treatment:

The following treatment regime must be followed:

1. The skin must be kept dry and clean.
2. Fungal creams are best. Creams that contain miconazole, ketoconazole, clotrimazole or oxiconazole are excellent for fungal infections.
3. Only apply the cream on clean skin. You can use it twice in a day. Bandaging the infected area is not recommended.
4. To prevent the infection from spreading, wash your towels in warm water and use clean towels every time you bathe. Also, clean the bathroom and wear freshly washed clothes.
5. If pets are infected, treat them as well.

The infection usually goes away under 4 weeks. The infection may branch out to the nails, groin, scalp and feet. Self-care is effective, but if symptoms persist, then do consult a specialist. Ringworms have certain complications, such as scratching the skin too much causes skin infections and other skin disorders, which may need further treatment.

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Fungal Infections ( Ringworm) - Prevention And Cure

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi

Fungal infections like Jock itch or tinea Cruris and corporis are becoming very common in Delhi, India. Such is the quanta of the problem that many families are now coming with all members being affected with this irritating   fungal infection.

Q: How are Fungal Infections caused?

Answer: Tinea Cruris are caused by fungi or yeast . Commonest cause are the dermatophytes which grow in hot and humid climates. Fungal infections in Delhi, India are more common during the months of monsoon i.e May to August but in recent year it is seen that Fungal infections now remian all throughout the year.

FUNGAL INFECTION -RINGWORM JOCK ITCH TREATMENT IN DELHI

Fungal infections like Jock itch or tinea Cruris and corporis are becoming very common in Delhi, India. Such is the quanta of the problem that many families are now coming with all members being affected with this irritating   fungal infection.

Q: How are Fungal Infections caused?

Answer: Tinea Cruris are caused by fungi or yeast . Commonest cause are the dermatophytes which grow in hot and humid climates. Fungal infections in Delhi, India are more common during the months of monsoon i.e May to August but in recent year it is seen that Fungal infections now remian all throughout the year.

Q: Are fungal infections communicable/ contagious?

Answer: Not really . The spores are everywhere and can easily start to grow in warm body parts like the body folds and private parts.  Families who share towels, have pets at home might caught the fungal infections because the spores shift from one to another .

Q: Is fungal infection and eczema are the same?

Answer: Fungal infections are caused by fungal spores and is an infection while eczema is a condition of skin when oozing and crusting occurs as a result of excessive scratching. Irritation can occur because of dryness or at time allergies. Eczema is not an infection.

Q: What is the best treatment for Fungal infections like Tinea Cruris?

Answer: The best treatment for fungal infections like Tinea Cruris of Joc Itch consists of oral and topical antifungals. Various oral antifungals used to treat tinea cruris in Delhi, India inculde Fluconazole, terbinafine, itraconazole etc. Topical treatment options include creams containing luliconazole, ketoconazole, eberconazole, terbinafine , clotrimazole etc.

Q: Which is the best cream available cream for treating tinea cruris in Delhi, INDIA? 

Answer: Fungal Infections like tinea cruris or jock itch have become so common n Delhi, India because of the rampant use of over the counter creams by people. These creams contain steroids and other drugs which suppress the infection and as soon as the patient stops these creams the fungal infection comes back. Such use of OTC creams for Tinea infection in Delhi, India has led to drug resistant Tinea and other fungal infection. Even Dermatologist sfind it difficult to treat such Fungal infections at times.

So one should avoid self medication and visit a specialist for a complete cure of the condition.

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Inflammation of The Vagina - Could it be Vaginitis?

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Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Inflammation of The Vagina - Could it be Vaginitis?

Vaginitis is the inflammation of one’s vagina accompanied by pain during intercourse, mild vaginal bleeding, painful urination, vaginal itching or a considerable change in the amount, odor and color of the vaginal discharge.
Causes:
1. A certain level of bacteria is normally found in one’s vagina (lactobacilli). Now if this count is outnumbered by the other bacteria (anaerobes), the balance in the vagina gets disrupted giving rise to bacterial vaginosis. Such kind of vaginitis usually stems from sexual intercourse with multiple sex partners.
2. Yeast infection occurs due to an overgrowth of fungal organisms in one’s vagina, especially Candida Albicans.
3. Trichomoniasis caused by the one celled microscopic parasite ‘Trichomonas Vaginalis’ generally spreads through sexual intercourse with an infected partner. The condition also makes one vulnerable to various sexually transmitted infections.
4. Spermicidal products, scented detergents, perfumed soaps, douches, vaginal sprays or foreign objects such as tampons that were not taken out or tissue paper might trigger allergic reactions or irritation in the vaginal tissues.

5. Surgical removal of the ovaries or reduced estrogen count after menopause might cause thinning of the vaginal lining, thereby resulting in vaginal burning, dryness or irritation.


Treatments:
1. For Bacterial vaginosis, your doctor might advise the application of clindamycin cream or metronidazole gel as well as metronidazole tablets which are to be taken orally.
2. Yeast infections might be treated with an anti-fungal suppository or cream, for instance, tioconazole, butoconazole, clotrimazole or miconazole. Oral medication, such as fluconazole is also administered to treat the same.
3. Metronidazole or tinidazole tablets are prescribed for Trichomoniasis.
4. Estrogen in the form of rings, tablets or vaginal creams is effective in treating low estrogen level after menopause.
5. For non-infectious vaginitis primarily caused by objects, such as tampons, sanitary napkins, laundry detergent or new soap, it is essential to pinpoint the source of the irritation and avoid them. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

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Pitted Keratolysis: Tips to Manage it!

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DDV, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Pune
Pitted Keratolysis: Tips to Manage it!

Pitted keratolysis is a skin condition that affects the soles of your feet. As a result of this disease, the skin on the forefoot or heel turns white with pitted clusters. This is often accompanied by an offensive odor and is worse when the skin is wet. This odor is the main reason patients seek treatment for this skin condition. If left untreated, this can last for many years.

People who suffer from excessive sweating and those who wear closed shoes for extended durations have a high risk of suffering from this condition. Pitted Keratolysis is a bacterial infection where the bacteria multiply in moist conditions and release enzymes that destroy the horny cells of the foot soles. 

With time, this turns into characteristic crater like pits on the skin. They also produce sulphur compounds simultaneously that lead to the odor.

Treatment for this skin condition can be categorized under medicinal treatments and home remedies.

Medicinal remedies:

  1. One of the ways to treakt this disease is to treat the hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating that triggers it.
  2. Topical fusidic acid ointments or clotrimazole ointments can also provide some relief.
  3. Your doctor may also prescribe oral antibiotics to clear stubborn lesions.
  4. Other treatment options include anti-bacterial soap and injectable botulinum toxin. Using a strong antiperspirant with aluminum chloride can also resolve the issue.

Home remedies:

  1. The first thing you must do if you suffer from this condition is keep your feet dry. Wearing socks with your shoes is a good idea as this keeps your feet dry and ventilated. Thus, keeping the bacteria from multiplying. After having a bath, pay special attention to drying your feet. You could even use a hair dryer on your feet.
  2. Wash your feet with soap and water at least twice a day. You could also use an antiseptic cleanser or antibacterial soap.
  3. Try and reduce the number of hours you wear closed shoes. Whenever possible, wear open toed sandals. Do not wear the same shoes for two days in a row without giving them time to dry out.
  4. If possible, change your socks at least once in the day.
  5. Do not share footwear or towels with anyone else.
  6. Apply antiperspirants to the soles of your feet.
  7. Soak your feet in half a bucket of water with 15-20 drops of tea tree oil. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.
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All About Tinea Corporis

MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Bhubaneswar
All About Tinea Corporis

When skin is infected by a fungus, the resultant infection is called tinea corporis (ringworm). It is most common in athletes and children. The infection may appear on the scalp, beards, groin, in between the toes and other places.

Causes:

Tinea corporis can be caused by:

  1. Skin contact
  2. It is contagious, so if you use towels, bed linens and clothes of an infected person, you will get infected too.
  3. Touching a pet infected by tinea corporis.

Signs and Symptoms:

  1. The rash starts as a scant area of red, bumpy pimples and spots. Then the rash forms a ring, with raised, red borders and a clear middle. The border might look scaly.
  2. The rash may show up on face, legs, arms or other body areas which are exposed.
  3. The area feels itchy. It might also be flaky and dry. You might even experience hair loss in the infected area.

Diagnosis:

The skin in the area will be gently scraped off and the sample will be collected. Then, the sample will be viewed under a microscope. That will help discerning, which type of fungus is causing the infection.

Treatment:

The following treatment regime must be followed:

  1. The skin must be kept dry and clean.
  2. Fungal creams are best. Creams that contain miconazole, ketoconazole, clotrimazole or oxiconazole are excellent for fungal infections.
  3. Only apply the cream on clean skin. You can use it twice in a day. Bandaging the infected area is not recommended.
  4. To prevent the infection from spreading, wash your towels in warm water and use clean towels every time you bathe. Also, clean the bathroom and wear freshly washed clothes.
  5. If pets are infected, treat them as well.

The infection usually goes away under 4 weeks. The infection may branch out to the nails, groin, scalp and feet. Self-care is effective, but if symptoms persist, then do consult a specialist. Ringworms have certain complications, such as scratching the skin too much causes skin infections and other skin disorders, which may need further treatment.

2639 people found this helpful

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