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Sebifin Plus 1% Cream

Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Medicine composition: Mometasone, Terbinafine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: October 14, 2020

Sebifin Plus 1% Cream is administered to treat infections of the skin such as psoriasis and eczema, by reducing inflammation, redness, and swelling. This medication is also used in the form of inhalation powder in order to treat asthma. If used in the form of nasal spray or suspension it also treats the symptoms of perennial allergic rhinitis.

A corticosteroid of medium strength, it is available in the form of a lotion, cream, powder, suspension, and ointment. The type of the medication is fixed according to the doctor on the basis of a body part.

Use this medication as per the instruction of the doctor and do not apply it on the groin, face, underarms or diaper rash. Make sure not to bandage or tightly cover the affected area. Apply this medicine every day for maximum benefits.

However, don’t overuse the medication or stretch the time period for which it has been prescribed by the doctor in the very first place. Report to the doctor if you don’t notice any improvement even after 2 weeks of treatment.

If you suffer from conditions such as diabetes, weakened immunity or impaired blood circulation, you must let your doctor know immediately before starting to use this medication. Remember that skin infections can be worsened with constant usage of corticosteroids. So it is best to let the doctor know about any such problem that you may have beforehand.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Hypersensitivity

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Candidiasis

    Inhalation form
  • Pharyngitis

    Inhalation form/ Suspension
  • Headache

    Suspension
  • Cushing's Syndrome

    Topically
  • Dryness

    Topically
  • Acne

    Topically
  • Hypopigmentation

    Topically
  • Itching Or Rash

    Topically
  • 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 8-14 days of administration upon inhalation. This time is subject to vary based on the form and route of administration of the medicine.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for use by pregnant women unless absolutely necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor and discuss the risks 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.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Not known, one should definitely consult the doctor before taking this medication .
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Not known, one should definitely consult the doctor before taking this medication .

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Sebifin Plus 1% Cream , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    Skip the missed dose and continue with the next regular dose as per schedule. Contact your doctor if you have missed more than one scheduled dose of this medicine.
  • Overdose instructions

    Contact your doctor if you have used too much of this medicine. Symptoms of a long-term exposure to high dose of this medicine may include thinning of the skin, easy bruising, body fat deposits, increased acne or facial hair etc.
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This medication inhibits the formation, release, and migration of chemical mediators like kinins, histamine, liposomal enzymes, and prostaglandin. It also decreases inflammation by inhibiting the migration of leukocytes and reducing the permeability of capillaries.

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 Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    No interactions found
  • Interaction with Medicine

    This medication interacts with the following medicines which include-
    • Ketoconazole
    •  Azithromycin
    •  Indinavir
    • Boceprevir.
  • Interaction with Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Disease

    This medication interacts with the following diseases which include Cushing's syndrome, infections (lung, blood or head disorder), ocular herpes infection, and osteoporosis,

Ques: What is Sebifin Plus 1% Cream?

Ans: A corticosteroid of medium strength, this medication is used in the treatment of dermatitis, pruritus, rhinitis, and asthma.

Ques: How long do I need to use Sebifin Plus 1% Cream before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Sebifin Plus 1% Cream?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Sebifin Plus 1% Cream empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication can be taken before or after food as it makes no difference.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Sebifin Plus 1% Cream?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.

Ques: Is Sebifin Plus 1% Cream an antifungal, an antibiotic or a steroid?

Ans: This drug is neither an antifungal nor an antibiotic. It is a corticosteroid that helps in reducing inflammation (redness, swelling) in various conditions. This drug is available in the form of an ointment, cream and lotion for external application. It is also available as a nasal spray or powder for inhalation.

Ques: Sebifin Plus 1% Cream is effective for my child. Can I extend the treatment for more than a prescribed time?

Ans: You should be advised using this drug as advised by your medical practitioner. Using more than the recommended dose may cause hormonal imbalance in your child. Therefore, it is suggested to take the doctor’s advice before trying any dose adjustments.

Ques: What is Sebifin Plus 1% Cream used for?

Ans: It is used on the skin to relieve inflammatory and itchy skin diseases. It also helps in reducing redness, scaling, and swelling associated with these conditions. Do not take this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Ques: How to use Sebifin Plus 1% Cream?

Ans: This drug should be gently rubbed into the affected skin twice daily for a maximum of about 2 weeks. In case, you do not find any type improvement within 2 weeks, consult your medical practitioner for reevaluation.

Ques: What should I do if I forget to use Sebifin Plus 1% Cream?

Ans: If you forget to use Sebifin Plus 1% Cream, do not worry and continue using Sebifin Plus 1% Cream as soon as you remember.

Ques: Can you use Sebifin Plus 1% Cream on broken skin?

Ans: No, Do not use it on broken skin as it may cause side effects which can delay the healing process. Moreover, steroids are also known to cause skin atrophy which might worsen the associated condition.

Ques: Does Sebifin Plus 1% Cream cause local irritation or skin reactions?

Ans: Yes,it may cause local skin reactions like burning, itching, irritation, dryness and hypopigmentation in sensitive individuals, although it is rare. Therefore, it is important to consult your doctor if you have any history of allergy or reaction before you start therapy with this medicine.

Ques: What are the precautions that are needed to be taken while using Sebifin Plus 1% Cream?

Ans: This medication should not be used on the face. Do not use the medication for longer periods of time than you have been advised. This medicine should be used only when advised by the doctor.
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