Soframycin 1% Skin Cream 100gm
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Soframycin Skin Cream contains Framycetin as an active ingredient. It is an antibiotic medicine. It is used to treat various skin conditions caused by or suspected to have a bacterial infection. Soframycin is used to treat skin, hair, external ear and nail infections caused by bacteria and open wounds suspected to have a bacterial infection. It works by killing the bacteria responsible for the infection. You should use this medicine as advised by your doctor for the prescribed duration to see effective results. Soframycin skin cream may cause irreversible, partial or total deafness if used for a prolonged duration to open wound or damaged skin.
Uses of Soframycin 1% Skin Cream 100gm
- Soframycin Skin Cream is used for the infection of hair, nails, skin and external ear.
- 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 of Soframycin 1% Skin Cream 100gm
- If you are allergic to Framycetin or any other component of this cream.
- 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).
Side effects of Soframycin 1% Skin Cream 100gm
Local allergic reactions on the skin such as rashes, itching, burning or irritation.
Precautions and Warnings of Soframycin 1% Skin Cream 100gm
Can I use Soframycin Skin Cream during pregnancy?
Soframycin Skin Cream is not recommended during pregnancy as it can cause toxicity to kidneys and ears of the growing foetus. Inform your doctor if you conceive while on treatment with this cream.
Can I use Soframycin Skin Cream while breastfeeding?
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 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.
Can I drive if I have applied Soframycin Skin Cream?
Soframycin Skin Cream is to be applied externally and is less likely to influence your driving ability.
Can I consume alcohol with Soframycin Skin Cream?
There is no known interaction between alcohol and Soframycin cream.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- 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 Soframycin cream.
- This medicine is associated with risk of ear-related disorders and even deafness, do not use it for prolonged duration and on open wounds or damaged skin.
- This medicine 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.
Mode of Action of Soframycin 1% Skin Cream 100gm
How Does It Work?
Soframycin works by inhibiting the protein synthesis in the bacterial cell by binding to certain receptors in ribosomes of infection-causing bacteria. Therefore, kills the infection-causing bacteria.
Directions for Use of Soframycin 1% Skin Cream 100gm
- Use this medicine for the duration it is prescribed for
- Apply a thin layer of cream and repeat as prescribed by your doctor
- Wash your hands before and after using this cream unless your hands are the area to be treated
- If you do not see any improvement in your condition within 15 days, you should consult your doctor
Interactions of Soframycin 1% Skin Cream 100gm
Interactions with other medicines
Soframycin skin cream is meant for local application on skin. Thus, it is less likely to interact with other medicines taken orally. However, it may interact with other topically applied medicine. Discuss with your doctor if you are already on another topical medicine. Avoid application of this cream simultaneously on the areas where some other preparation is applied.
Storage and disposal of Soframycin 1% Skin Cream 100gm
- Store Soframycin skin cream 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
Dosage of Soframycin 1% Skin Cream 100gm
As Soframycin skin cream is for external application, cases of overdose are unlikely. However, upon accidental ingestion, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital. If you have applied extra quantities of this cream, wipe out the excess of the medicine with a tissue or cotton.
Missed a Dose
Missing an application of Soframycin skin cream may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. If you have missed applying this cream, apply it as soon as possible. Do not over apply this medicine to compensate for the missed application.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I use Soframycin for fungal infection?
A: No, this medicine is an antibiotic medicine which is not effective against fungal infections.
Q: Can Soframycin be used for piles?
A: No, this medicine is not effective against piles. Piles is a condition in which there is swelling and inflammation in the anal area accompanied by lumps and tear. It is not caused due to bacterial infection.
Q: Can Soframycin be used for open wounds?
A: No, this medicine should not be used on open wounds as there are chances of absorption of this medicine from an open wound which can lead to partial deafness or complete deafness.
Q: Can Soframycin cream be used for boils?
A: Yes, it can be used to treat boils suspected to have a bacterial infection.
Q: Can Soframycin cream be used for pimples?
A: No, this cream 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 we use Soframycin for babies?
A: No, this medicine should not be used for babies without consulting a paediatrician 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: I have experienced rashes with the use of other topical creams, can I use Soframycin cream?
A: Soframycin cream may also produce rashes to severe allergic reactions in the body. So, it is always advisable to tell your doctor about medicine allergy history beforehand.
Q: Is Soframycin cream an antibiotic?
A: Yes, it is an antibiotic medicine used for topical skin conditions.
Q: Which is better Soframycin or Neosporin?
A: Soframycin cream contains framycetin as an active ingredient whereas Neosporin contains a combination of three-ingredients neomycin, polymyxin B sulfate and bacitracin. Both of these medicines are used to treat minor skin or external infections, cuts, burns, etc. Your doctor may suggest one of these depending on your condition and severity.
Last Updated on: 28 Oct 2020 | 05:40 PM (IST)
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