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Ring-Guard 2% Cream

Manufacturer: Paras Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Miconazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Ring-Guard 2% Cream is commonly used for the treatment of skin infections like ringworm, athlete’s foot (infection in the skin of your feet), jock itch (fungal infection in the buttocks, inner thigh and genital’s skin) and other fungal infections. It can also be used for the treatment of pityriasis, which causes lightening/darkening of the skin of the chest, arms, legs and neck. An azole antifungal, Ring-Guard 2% Cream prevents the growth of the fungus on your skin, thus treating the infections. It is available as a cream, powder, spray liquid and powder as well as a lotion. There is also a suppository form available that is inserted in the vagina for treatment.

The dosage and duration of using Ring-Guard 2% Cream depends on the type of the infection it is being used for. Apply it twice in a day or as per your doctor’s instructions. Make sure that you do not apply it more than the prescribed times. It will not improve your condition faster, instead increase the side effects. If you are using the vaginal cream or the suppository, read and follow the instructions properly.

The possible side effects that Ring-Guard 2% Cream could have are a mild irritation on the skin where it is applied, or a burning and itching sensation in the affected area. These symptoms do not require any medical guidance as such. However, consult your doctor at once if you develop an allergic reaction like skin rash, swelling of the lips, tongue and face or hives. An increased redness, pain or inflammation of the affected area must also be brought to the doctor’s notice.

You must dry the area before applying Ring-Guard 2% Cream in the affected parts. Avoid tight-fitting clothes of synthetic fibres, opt for loose cotton clothes. Also, make sure you do not spray it near your eyes. In case it happens, wash your eyes at once with cool water.

  • Oral Thrush

    Ring-Guard 2% Cream is used in the treatment of fungal infection in the mouth caused by Candida albicans fungus.
  • Vaginal Candidiasis

    Ring-Guard 2% Cream is used in the treatment of vaginal infections caused by the fungus Candida albicans.
  • Skin Fungal Infections

    Ring-Guard 2% Cream is used in the treatment of skin infections caused by the fungus. It is also used to treat fungal infections of the nails.
  • Allergy

    Ring-Guard 2% Cream is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to this medicine and also allergy to milk protein.
  • Body Pain

  • Difficulty In Breathing

  • Fever Or Chills

  • Headache

  • Black Or Tarry Stools

  • Diarrhoea

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

  • Stomach Pain

  • Loss Of Appetite

  • Weakness

  • Change In Taste

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The maximum salivary concentration of this medicine can be observed in 7 hours after a buccal dose.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Clear data is not available about the use of this medicine in the breastfeeding women. Use with caution when the topical cream is applied. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Ring-Guard 2% Cream , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dosage then the missed dose can be skipped.
  • Overdose instructions

    Inform your doctor immediately if you are experiencing symptoms of overdose.

Ring-Guard 2% Cream is an antifungal. It works by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol which is an important component of fungi cell membrane by inhibiting cytochrome P450 14-alpha-demethylase enzyme, thus helps in inhibiting the growth of the organism.

Ques: What is Ring-Guard 2% Cream?

Ans: Ring guard 2 cream is a medication which has Miconazole Topical as an active element present in it. This acts as an antifungal medicine. Ring guard 2 creams are used to treat conditions such as athlete's foot, jock itch and vaginal yeast infections. This medication also cures albicans fungus, vaginial candidiasis, and fungal infections.

Ques: What are the uses of Ring-Guard 2% Cream?

Ans: Ring guard 2 creams is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as albicans fungus, vaginial candidiasis, and fungal infections. Apart from these, it can also be used to treat conditions like athlete's foot, jock itch and vaginal yeast infections. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Ring guard 2 creams to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Ring-Guard 2% Cream?

Ans: Ring guard 2 creams is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Ring guard 2 cream which is as follows: Body pain, Difficulty in breathing, Fever or chills, Headache, Black or tarry stools, Diarrhea, Nausea or vomiting, Stomach pain, Loss of appetite, Weakness, and Change in taste. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Ring guard 2 cream.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Ring-Guard 2% Cream?

Ans: Ring guard 2 creams should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication. It is important to dispose of expired and unused medications properly to avoid adverse effects.

Ques: How long do I need to use ring guard 2 cream before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day to 1 week, before noticing an improvement in the condition. But the same duration is not mandatory for everyone and so, it is not a standard time period for this medication's action. Please consult your doctor, for the time period you need to consume this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use ring guard 2 cream?

Ans: This medication is generally used once or twice a day, as the time interval to which this medication has an impact, is around 12 to 24 hours, but it is not the standard frequency, for using this medication. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use ring guard 2 cream empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is commonly used by applying it to the affected area. As this medication is for external use, the action of salts involved in this medication does not depend on whether taking it pre-meal or post-meal. It is advised to consult a doctor before use.
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