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Sofracin Skin Oint 15gm
Sofracin Skin Oint 15gm

Sofracin Skin Oint 15gm

By ZYDUS HEALTHCARE LIMITED
15g Ointment in Tube
21.25*
MRP 25.00
15% OFF
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Sofracin Skin 1 % Description

Sofracin Skin ointment is a topical antibiotic ointment. It is used to treat various skin conditions caused by a bacterial infection associated with skin, hair, external ear, and nail infections caused by bacteria and open wounds suspected to have a bacterial infection. Sofracin Skin ointment contains framycetin as its active ingredient. It is an antibiotic that works by killing the bacteria responsible for the infection. framycetin works by inhibiting the protein synthesis in the bacterial cell by binding to specific receptors in ribosomes of infection-causing bacteria. Your doctor decides the dose and duration of the treatment with Sofracin Skin ointment after diagnosis. You should use this medicine as advised by your doctor for the exact prescribed time in order to see effective results. This ointment should be used externally only.

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Product Summary

Offer Price₹21.25
You Save₹3.75 (15% on MRP)
ContainsFramycetin(1.0 %)
UsesTopical bacterial infection,burns, wounds
Side effectsSkin rash, burning, itching, irritation
TherapyTOPICAL ANTIBIOTIC
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uses

Uses of Sofracin Skin 1 %

  • Sofracin Skin ointment is used for the infection of hair, nails, skin, and external ears such as impetigo, furunculosis, sycosis, razor bumps, otitis media (Middle ear infection), and paronychia.
  • To treat skin conditions such as burns, scalds, wounds, ulcers, and boils suspected to have a bacterial infection.
  • It is also used to treat secondary infection in sores due to scabies and scratching of scalp skin due to lice.
contraindications

Contraindications of Sofracin Skin 1 %

  • If you are allergic to framycetin or any other components of Sofracin Skin ointment.
  • If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant or trying to conceive.
  • If you have perforations in your eardrum (a thin membrane that separates your ear canal from your middle ear).
sideEffects

Side effects of Sofracin Skin 1 %

  • Burning
  • Irritation
  • Itching
  • Rashes
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Sofracin Skin 1 %

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I use Sofracin Skin ointment during pregnancy?
A:
Sofracin Skin ointment is not recommended during pregnancy as it can cause toxicity to the kidneys and ears of the growing foetus. Inform your doctor if you conceive while on treatment with this ointment.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I use Sofracin Skin ointment while breastfeeding?
A:
It can be used by a breastfeeding woman if prescribed by the doctor. It should not be applied to the breast or areas near the breast of a breastfeeding mother as there can be chances of ingestion of this by a breastfed infant. Avoid using it on large areas of skin or for a prolonged period.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have applied Sofracin Skin ointment?
A:
Sofracin Skin ointment is to be applied externally and is less likely to influence your driving ability.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Sofracin Skin ointment?
A:
There is no known interaction between alcohol and Sofracin Skin ointment.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Sofracin Skin 1 %

  • Sofracin Skin ointment is meant for external application.
  • Use this medicine for the exact duration it is prescribed for.
  • Read the instructions on the label or leaflet before use.
  • Apply a thin layer of ointment and repeat as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Clean and dry the infected area well.
  • Wash your hands before and after using this ointment unless your hands are the area to be treated.
  • Avoid touching the tip of the tube directly to the infected area of the skin.
  • If you do not see any improvement in your condition within 15 days, you should consult your doctor.
  • In case your eyes come in contact with Sofracin Skin ointment, rinse your eyes with clean water immediately.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Sofracin Skin 1 %

  • Store Sofracin Skin ointment below 25°C.
  • Keep it protected from moisture, sunlight, and heat.
  • Keep this medicine away from children and pets.
  • Discard the expired medicine or medicine that is no longer required.
quickTips

Quick Tips of Sofracin Skin 1 %

  • Sofracin Skin ointment is a topical antibiotic used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the skin, hair, and nails. It should not be used for treating any other condition unless specified by t...
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  • This medicine is meant for external application and should not be ingested.
  • Do not use more than the prescribed amount of this medicine, or do not use it for longer periods of time than recommended by your doctor.
  • Clean and dry the affected area before applying Sofracin Skin ointment.
  • Wash your hands before and after using this medicine unless your hands are to be treated.
  • Before starting Sofracin Skin ointment, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant, or breastfeeding.
  • Also, inform your doctor about all other medicines that you are using and your complete medical history.
  • Do not give this medicine to anyone else, even if they have the same condition as you do.
  • If you experience any side effects after using this medicine, talk to your doctor.
dosage

Dosage of Sofracin Skin 1 %

Overdose

  • Sofracin Skin ointment is meant for external applications, the cases of overdose are unlikely.
  • However, upon accidental ingestion of ointment, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
  • If you have overapplied it, wipe out the excess ointment with a clean tissue or cotton.
  • Excessive use of it for a prolonged duration is not advised.

Missed a Dose

  • If you missed applying Sofracin Skin ointment, apply it as soon as you remember.
  • If it's time for your next application, then skip the missed application and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
  • Do not overapply to compensate for the missed application.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Sofracin Skin 1 %

How Does It Work?

Sofracin Skin ointment works by inhibiting the protein synthesis in the bacterial cell by binding to specific receptors in ribosomes of infection-causing bacteria. Therefore, kills the infection-causi...
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interactions

Interactions of Sofracin Skin 1 %

Interactions with other medicines

  • Sofracin Skin ointment is to be applied externally on the skin, it is less likely to interact with other medicines.
  • However, certain medicines can affect the way how this ointment works, or this medicine itself can affect the action of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Discuss with your doctor if you are already on another topical medicine.
  • Always inform your doctor about any other medicines, herbs, or supplements that you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.

Other general Interactions

  • You have a perforation in your eardrum or tympanic membrane as it can cause deafness.
  • You experience any allergic reaction on the skin after using this ointment.
  • Sofracin Skin ointment is associated with the risk of ear-related disorders and even deafness, do not use it for prolonged duration and on open wounds or damaged skin.
  • This ointment should not be used in children and infants without consulting a doctor.
  • Do not use this medicine for a prolonged duration and on larger skin areas.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Shaman Ansari

D.Pharm, B.Pharm

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Sofracin ointment be used for pimples?

A: No, Sofracin ointment should not be used for any conditions other than prescribed. You should refrain from using it on the face as the skin of your face is very delicate and sensitive.

Q: Can I use Sofracin Skin ointment for scars?

A: No, Sofracin Skin ointment is an antibiotic medicine. It does not help remove scar marks. Do not use this medicine unnecessarily as it can make it ineffective for future treatment.

Q: Can I use Sofracin Skin ointment for haemorrhoids?

A: No, Sofracin Skin ointment is an antibiotic medicine. It does not help remove scar marks. Do not use this medicine unnecessarily as it can make it ineffective for future treatment.

Q: Can Sofracin Skin ointment be used for mouth ulcers?

A: No, Sofracin Skin ointment should only be used on external skin. Do not use it for the treatment of mouth ulcers.

Q: Can I use Sofracin for fungal infection?

A: No, Sofracin is an antibiotic medicine that is not effective against fungal infections.

Q: Can Sofracin be used for piles?

A: No, Sofracin is not effective against piles. Pile is a condition in which there is swelling and inflammation in the anal area accompanied by lumps and tears. It is not caused due to bacterial infection.

Q: Can Sofracin be used for open wounds?

A: Yes, Sofracin can be used to treat minor cuts, open wounds and skin burns.

Q: Can I use Sofracin Skin ointment for boils?

A: Yes, it can be used to treat boils suspected to have a bacterial infection.

Q: Can we use Sofracin for babies?

A: No, this medicine should not be used for babies without consulting a pediatrician as it may harm the skin of your baby. Babies have delicate skin. Therefore, any medication which is to be used for babies should be used under medical supervision.

Q: Is Sofracin Skin ointment really effective?

A: Yes, Sofracin ointment is an effective medicine to treat topical bacterial infections.

Q: Can Sofracin ointment be used on the face?

A: Your face is an area where the skin is very delicate and thin. Therefore, you should always consult your doctor before using it directly on your face.

Q: Can Sofracin be applied on burnt skin or minor burns?

A: Sofracin ointment can be applied on burnt skin or burns suspected to have a bacterial infection. However, it should be used only after a doctor's advice. Do not self-medicate.
Last Updated on: 19 April 2023 | 3:55 PM (IST)
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