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Terbicad Ointment

Banned
Manufacturer: Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Terbinafine, Clobetasol, Ofloxacin, Ornidazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: July 30, 2019

Terbicad is used to treat bacterial infections and fungal infections. It cures Skin Infections, Dermatoses, Cervical Gonorrhea and other conditions that are not mentioned here. It is recommended to apply this cream two times in a day as directed by the doctor.

This cream contains Clobetasol, Ofloxacin, Ornidazole, Terbinafine as active ingredients. It is recommended to discuss with your doctor about your medical condition. Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding should apply this medication only after doctor’s consultation as this cream may leave some kind of side effects.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Peeling And Blistering Of Skin

  • Scaly Skin Sensitive To Sunlight

  • Irritation

  • Skin Thinning

  • Skin Peeling

  • Scaling, Burning, Redness, And Swelling Of Skin

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24-30 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine can be observed after 1-2 hours of administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine should be used by pregnant women only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

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

    The medicine is suggested to be ignored by breastfeeding mothers as there is a possibility of side-effects on infant. You should consult your doctor to evaluate the potential benefits and risks before taking the medicine.

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

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Contact a doctor if an overdose with terbinafine is suspected.

The medication is a multi-drug composition. Clobetasol belongs to corticosteroids. It 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. It also 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. Also it decreases ergosterol production by disrupting the activity of cytochrome P450, inhibiting the formation of the cell membrane of susceptible fungi like Candida and Microsporum.

Ques: What is Terbicad Ointment?

Ans: Terbicad Ointment is a medication which has Terbinafine, Clobetasol, Ofloxacin, and Ornidazole as active elements present in it. As being a combination of four drugs: Terbinafine, Clobetasol, Ofloxacin, and Ornidazole, which treats skin infections. Terbinafine is an antifungal which inhibits the growth of fungi by avoiding them from forming their cell wall. Clobetasol is a steroid medication. It obstructs the production of prostaglandins that make the skin red, inflamed and itchy. Ofloxacin is an antibiotic which kills bacteria by avoiding them from reproducing. Ornidazole is also known as an antibiotic which kills other infectious microorganisms in addition to bacteria by damaging the DNA. Terbicad Ointment is used to treat conditions such as skin infections.

Ques: What are the uses of Terbicad Ointment?

Ans: Terbicad Ointment is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as skin infections. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Terbicad Ointment to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Terbicad Ointment?

Ans: Side effects include Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching, and redness), Skin thinning, and Skin peeling.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Terbicad Ointment?

Ans: Terbicad Ointment should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack.

Ques: How long do I need to use Terbicad Ointment before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: This ointment takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: What are the contraindications to Terbicad Ointment?

Ans: This medicament should not be used if you have the conditions such as children under 12 years of age and hypersensitivity.

Ques: Is Terbicad Ointment safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Ques: Will Terbicad Ointment be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of this medication can lead to increased chances of side effects such as Itching of skin, Stinging, Cracking, Erythema, Folliculitis, Numbness of fingers, Skin atrophy, Telangiectasia, Cushing's syndrome, etc.
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About Terbicad Ointment
What are the uses of Terbicad Ointment
What are the contraindications of Terbicad Ointment ?
What are the side effects of Terbicad Ointment ?
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What are the substitutes for Terbicad Ointment ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
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