Cosvate 0.05% Cream 30gm
By OAKNET HEALTHCARE PVT LTD
30g Cream in Tube
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Cosvate 0.05% Cream 30gm belongs to the corticosteroid class of medicines which is used as a topical application for the treatment of various skin conditions. This medicine is a form of steroid. The generic name of the medicine is clobetasol.
Uses of Cosvate 0.05% Cream 30gm
The uses of Cosvate 0.05% Cream 30gm are in the treatment of various skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and other types of allergies, etc.
Contraindications of Cosvate 0.05% Cream 30gm
- Rosacea (flushing of skin)
- Perioral dermatitis (red rashes around the mouth)
- Allergic to this medicine or other corticosteroid medicines
- Itching around the anus or genitals
Side effects of Cosvate 0.05% Cream 30gm
- Hair loss
- Thinning of skin (stretch marks)
- Dry skin
- Burning sensation or irritation at the region of application
- Weight gain
- Swelling of face, lips or eyelids
- Disturbances in sleep
- Changes in mood
- Severe skin irritation
Precautions and Warnings of Cosvate 0.05% Cream 30gm
Can I apply the medicine during pregnancy?
The safety of the administration of this cream has not been established during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, kindly inform the doctor as he/she will assess your condition and prescribe you an alternative medication, if required.
Can I apply the medicine while breastfeeding?
The topical application of this cream is probably safe during breastfeeding, since it does not pass into the breastmilk. However, do not apply this medicine near the breast area or clean the breast area (if there is a need to apply) before starting breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have applied the medicine?
It is safe to drive after the application of this cream as it is not known to inhibit one's ability to drive.
Can I consume alcohol after the application of the medicine?
The topical application of this medicine does not interact with alcoholic beverages. Hence, you can consume alcohol after applying the medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are allergic to this medicine or its constituents
- You are suffering from acne, severe flushing of skin, skin infections, itching, etc.
- It is advisable not to suggest this medication to anyone even if their symptoms are similar to yours. The course of this medicine should not be started, altered or stopped by yourself. Be careful while administering this medicine to children and infants. Visit your doctor once the course of this medicine is completed to assess the improvement in your condition. This medicine should not be applied to infants less than one year oldread less
Mode of Action of Cosvate 0.05% Cream 30gm
How Does It Work?
The composition of Cosvate 0.05% Cream 30gm decreases the action of certain chemicals in the body that cause swelling and itching. Hence, the itching is reduced in the affected area.
Directions for Use of Cosvate 0.05% Cream 30gm
Apply this medicine according to your doctor's prescription. This medicine is for the local application only. Do not apply this medicine in excess. Apply this medicine on the affected area once it is clean and dry. Take a small quantity of this medicine (as prescribed by the doctor) and apply it on the affected area. Rub the medicine gently on the affected area. Kindly wash your hands thoroughly before and after the application of this medicine.
Interactions of Cosvate 0.05% Cream 30gm
Interactions with other medicines
You should apprise your doctor if you are on the prescription of ritonavir and itraconazole. A discussion about all your prescription medicines with the doctor will be favourable to you.
Interactions with food items
This medicine is not known to have any interactions with food products.
Other general Interactions
Individuals with perioral dermatitis (red rash around the mouth), rosacea (flushing of skin) and acne are advised not to use this medicine. Similarly, pregnant women are also advised to opt for alternative medication.
Storage and disposal of Cosvate 0.05% Cream 30gm
The lid or cap of the cream should be tightly closed after each use. Store this cream at an ambient room temperature far from direct sunlight, humid or moist place and reach of children. You should not apply this cream after the expiry date. In the disposal of this cream, kindly follow the medical waste management system
Dosage of Cosvate 0.05% Cream 30gm
The overapplication or excessive application of Cosvate 0.05% Cream 30gm can cause thinning of skin, menstrual problems, easy bruising, increased acne or facial hair, etc.
Missed a Dose
This medicine is prescribed for a set course of regular application. Do not miss an application of this medicine. In case of an unexpected missed application, apply it as soon as you recall it. If it is time for the upcoming scheduled application, kindly skip the missed application and follow the regular schedule of application.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I inform my healthcare provider before using this medicine?
A: It is essential to inform the doctor about your entire medical and surgical history along with any history of skin infections, diabetes and if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Q: What is the limit of the dosage in the application of this medicine?
A: The dosage of this cream will be decided by your doctor and it is mandatory to use the cream in that same exact amount.
Q: Should I cover the area of application of this medicine?
A: Kindly do not cover the affected area after the application of this cream. Leave it open for the healing process to continue without any hindrance.
Q: How many times a day should I apply this medicine?
A: The exact frequency of the application of this medicine will be determined by your doctor. So, it is best that you follow his/her advice regarding the same.
Q: How long should I use this medicine?
A: This medication needs to be used/applied for the prescribed duration of the course. At the completion of the course, a follow-up visit with your doctor will serve your best interest to determine whether or not to continue the course of this medication along with the evaluation of your condition.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 02:50 PM (IST)
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