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Closalve F Cream

By SALVE PHARMACEUTICALS PVT LTD
15g Cream in Tube
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MRP 134.50
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Medical Description

Closalve F Cream contains a combination of clobetasol and fusidic acid. It is used in treating skin infections caused by microorganisms like bacteria. Closalve F is not effective against fungal and vi...
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ContainsClobetasol(0.05 %),Fusidic Acid(2.0 %)
UsesBacterial skin infections
Side effectsBurning sensation, rash, dryness of the skin
ClassificationTOPICAL ANTIBIOTIC AND STEROID
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Uses of Closalve F Cream

Closalve F Cream is used for the treatment of skin inflammation (eczema, dermatitis) and infections caused due to bacteria.

Contraindications of Closalve F Cream

  • If you are allergic to clobetasol, fusidic acid or any other ingredients of Closalve F Cream.
  • If you have acne or an infection on your face, around your mouth or private parts.
  • If you have chickenpox, shingles, warts or any other wounds and skin infections.
  • If you have an untreated skin infection or skin thinning problem.

Side effects of Closalve F Cream

Burning sensation, itching, irritation, rash, dryness, redness of skin at the area Closalve F Cream is applied.

Precautions and Warnings of Closalve F Cream

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I apply Closalve F Cream during pregnancy?
A:
Closalve F Cream should be used only under medical recommendation as there is limited safety information available. In case you are prescribed this medicine, avoid using it on larger skin areas for a prolonged duration.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I apply Closalve F Cream while breastfeeding?
A:
There is limited information available on the use of Closalve F Cream in a breastfeeding woman. However, caution should be exercised while using this medicine and you should avoid using it on the breast or areas near the breast or any large area of the body for a prolonged duration.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have applied Closalve F Cream?
A:
Closalve F Cream is a topical preparation and may not affect the driving ability or ability to handle machinery.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol if I have applied Closalve F Cream?
A:
There is no direct interaction between alcohol and Closalve F Cream. However, alcohol is known to worsen infection and inflammation; it's better to avoid consuming alcohol when you are prescribed this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have had an allergic reaction to any steroids.
  • You develop infection or superinfection after using Closalve F Cream.
  • You are applying this medicine on a cut or broken skin, acne or on a larger skin area.
  • You should avoid getting any Cream into your eyes, nose, mouth, open wounds, armpits and private parts. In case of such an exposure, you should wash the affected part thoroughly with water.
  • You experience an allergic reaction after using this medicine.
  • You are also applying other topical medicines (Cream, ointment, lotion, etc).
  • You do not notice any improvement in your condition after applying this medicine for a week.
  • Closalve F Cream must not be used for a longer duration without proper medical guidance.

Mode of Action of Closalve F Cream

How Does It Work?

  • Closalve F Cream works by the combined action of both its components - Clobetasol and Fusidic acid.
  • Clobetasol is a steroid, which works by blocking the production of certain chemical substances in the body (prostaglandins) which cause itching, swelling and redness.
  • Fusidic acid is an antibiotic and it works by inhibiting the growth and multiplication of bacteria causing infection.

Directions for Use of Closalve F Cream

  • Closalve F Cream is meant for external use only.
  • Use it as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Read the instructions on the label or leaflet before use.
  • Clean and dry the infected area well.
  • Apply it on the affected skin surface free from cuts and wounds.
  • Avoid touching the tip of the container directly to the infected area of the skin.
  • Wash your hands before and after using this medicine unless your hands are the area to be treated.
  • In case your eyes come in contact with this medicine rinse your eyes with clean water immediately.

Interactions of Closalve F Cream

Interactions with other medicines

  • Closalve F Cream is applied externally on the skin, thus it is less likely to interact with other medicines taken orally. However, it may interact with other topically applied Creams, lotion and gel. ...
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  • Closalve F Cream should be used with caution along with ritonavir (used in HIV infection) and itraconazole (used to treat fungal infections), as it may increase the risk of having side effects.

Storage and disposal of Closalve F Cream

  • Store Closalve F Cream in the original packaging in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sunlight and heat.
  • Keep the medicine away from children and pets.
  • Do not use expired or damaged medicines.

Dosage of Closalve F Cream

Overdose

As Closalve F Cream is meant for external application, cases of overdose are unlikely. However, excessive use of this medicine for a longer period may lead to steroid toxicity. Upon accidental ingesti...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed to apply Closalve F Cream, apply it as soon as possible. Do not overapply this medicine just to compensate for the missed application.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Closalve F Cream be used to treat fungal infections?

A: No, Closalve F Cream is not effective against fungal or viral infections. It is meant only for bacterial skin infections. Please consult a doctor and use this medicine only if prescribed.

Q: Can I stop using Closalve F Cream if I feel my symptoms are getting better?

A: No, you should continue using Closalve F Cream as long as it is advised by your treating physician, even if you feel better. Your symptoms may reduce soon but it takes time for the infection to be completely cured.
Product Details
Brand
CLOSALVE F
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
24/08/2022
Last Updated on: 26 May 2022 | 09:30 AM (IST)
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