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Gelmicin (Betamethasone; Clotrimazole)

Active Ingredient: Betamethasone; Clotrimazole
Dosage: 10 g
Route of Administration: Local
Dosage Form: Cream
Quantity per package: 2, 4, 6, 12 tube

Gelmicin (Betamethasone + Clotrimazole) cream is prescribed for the treatment of mild to moderate form of psoriasis in patients 18 years of age or older. It is also prescribed as antifungal means. It is used locally at the infection site.

Gelmicin is currently out of stock but you can purchase a complete analog of this product here.

Indications

The cream is used to treat:

  • epidermophytosis of the feet;
  • inguinal dermatomycosis;
  • smooth skin dermatomycosis;
  • candidiasis due to Candida albicans.

Dosage and administration

The cream should be applied externally, Rinse and dry the affected areas before application. Apply the cream in a thin layer and rub, repeat this procedure, 2-3 times a day. The duration of treatment is up to 2 weeks. With epidermophytosis, the course of treatment is 4 weeks.

Usually, changes may appear after the first week of use. If no improvement is observed, then consult a doctor.

No need to apply cream under the dressing to prevent contact with water and air.

The use of the cream for more than 4 weeks is not recommended.

Contraindications

Gelmicin cream is not used with high sensitivity to clotrimazole and betamethasone. Do not use the drug if you have some skin disease, for example, herpes simplex, chickenpox, skin manifestations of syphilis.

The cream is not used in the presence of skin cancer, trophic ulcers. Avoid contact with eyes.

If irritation occurs, stop using the cream.

This drug is contraindicated for use in children under 12 years of age.

Side effects

Gelmicin can cause a number of skin reactions, for example:

  • acne;
  • violation of the nervous system sensitivity (burning sensation, tingling sensation);
  • hives;
  • puffiness;
  • dermatitis of various types;
  • rash, dry skin, itching, burning;
  • prickly heat;
  • excessive hair growth in different parts of the skin;
  • impregnation of tissues with liquid.

Prolonged use of the drug can cause an increase in intracranial pressure, inhibition of adrenal function and Cushing’s syndrome.

Overdose

An overdose can occur with a very long use of the cream or when using the cream in large quantities. An overdose of betamethasone did not reveal any reactions that would threaten life. But this can lead to a violation of the nervous system.

In case of overdose, the patient must be under medical supervision.

Interaction

Unknown.