Livafin 0.25% Cream 30gm
By ZYDUS CADILA HEALTHCARE LTD
30g Cream in Tube
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Livafin cream contains amorolfine, an antifungal medicine used to treat a variety of fungal infections that affect the skin and nails. Livafin cream works by acting on the cell membrane of the fungus
and alters its structure resulting in the destruction of the cell wall and the death of the fungus. You should not use this cream if you are allergic to Amorolfine. If you find any side effects such as Burning, itching sensation at the site of application or side effects bother you or there is no improvement in your condition, then inform your doctor....
Uses of Livafin 0.25% Cream 30gm
Livafin cream is used for the treatment of fungal infections of the skin and nails.
Contraindications of Livafin 0.25% Cream 30gm
If you are allergic to amorolfine or any other ingredients of Livafin cream.
Side effects of Livafin 0.25% Cream 30gm
- Dry or scaly skin
Precautions and Warnings of Livafin 0.25% Cream 30gm
Can I use Livafin cream during pregnancy?
Livafin cream should not be used in pregnancy unless clearly necessary. This cream is to be applied on topical surfaces and the quantities which might get absorbed from the skin is too little and there are rare chances of absorption. Still, this medicine should be used under medical supervision by a pregnant woman.
Can I use Livafin cream while breastfeeding?
Limited information is available on the use of Livafin cream in breastfeeding. It should not be applied to the breast of breastfeeding mothers or elsewhere on large areas of skin or for a prolonged period of time.
Can I drive if I have applied Livafin cream?
Livafin cream is not known to affect the driving ability of the person using the cream.
Can I consume alcohol with Livafin cream?
Livafin cream has no known interactions with alcohol. But alcohol may adversely affect the body's response to injury and delay or interfere with the healing process.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You find any allergic reactions, burning, redness or itching of skin. Immediately stop using the cream and consult with your doctor
- Do not apply Livafin cream close to eyes, ears, nose or the mouth. Wash your eyes in case it comes in contact with this cream
Mode of Action of Livafin 0.25% Cream 30gm
How Does It Work?
Amorolfine present in Livafin cream acts on the cell membrane of the fungus and alters its structure resulting in the destruction of the cell wall and the death of the fungus.
Directions for Use of Livafin 0.25% Cream 30gm
- Use Livafin cream as directed by your doctor.
- For external use only, apply it on a healthy skin surface free from cuts and wounds.
- 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 Livafin 0.25% Cream 30gm
Interactions with other medicines
Since Livafin cream is to be used externally on the skin it is less likely to interact with other medicines. However, you should always consult your doctor if you are taking other medicines for treati
ng other health conditions....
Storage and disposal of Livafin 0.25% Cream 30gm
- Store Livafin cream at room temperature in a cool and dry place.
- Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
- Discard any unused medicine.
Dosage of Livafin 0.25% Cream 30gm
- As Livafin cream is meant for external application cases of overdose is unlikely. However, upon accidental ingestion contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
- If you have applied extra quantities of it wipe out the excess of the medicine with tissue or cotton.
Missed a Dose
If you have missed applying Livafin cream, apply it as soon as possible. Do not over-apply this medicine just to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How long can I use Livafin cream?
A: The duration of treatment varies according to the type of infection and response to the treatment. Complete the duration prescribed by your doctor and do not stop on your own. Stopping the application of Livafin cream abruptly before the prescribed duration may lead to treatment failure and recurrence of the infection.
Q: What is Livafin cream?
A: Livafin cream is an antifungal medicine containing amorolfin. It is used for the treatment of fungal infections of the skin and nails.
Q: Can I use Livafin cream for ringworm infection?
A: Livafin cream can be used for ringworm infection caused due to fungus. Always use the medicine prescribed by your doctor as the same shall be based on your diagnosis and medical history.
Q: Can I use Livafin cream in pregnancy?
A: Livafin cream is to be applied on topical surfaces and the quantities which might get absorbed from the skin is too little and there are rare chances of absorption. Still, this medicine should be used under medical supervision by a pregnant woman. Livafin cream should not be used in pregnancy unless clearly necessary.
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