Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm
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Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm is an anti-fungal cream that is used to treat various fungal infections. Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm composition includes Clotrimazole and it is also its generic name.
Uses of Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm
Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm uses are for treating fungal infections like Pityriasis (a rash that begins as a large spot on the back, chest or abdomen, followed by a pattern of small lesions), nappy rashes in babies, athlete's foot, fungal sweat rash and other fungal infections on the skin.
Contraindications of Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm
Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm dosage is contraindicated in people who are allergic to clotrimazole or any other ingredients in the formulation.
Side effects of Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm
Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm side effects include burning sensation, itching, rashes, irritation and blisters at the site of application.
Precautions and Warnings of Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm
Can I take Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm during pregnancy?
It is safe to use the medicine during pregnancy due to its external usage. However, confirm with your doctor if you should use it.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
You can apply the medicine while breastfeeding as it is safe due to its external use. However, keep the infant away from the applied/infected area.
Can I drive if I have applied Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm?
Applying the medicine will not affect your driving ability. However, if you feel any discomfort, do not drive.
Can I consume alcohol while applying Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm?
The medicine is not known to react with alcohol as there are no interactions between topical use of clotrimazole and alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Try not to get the cream in your eyes or mouth. Though getting the cream in your mouth or eyes in small amounts does not cause any severe effects (although mouth and eyes need to be cleaned properly), it is better to keep it away from these areas.
Mode of Action of Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm
How Does It Work?
Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm composition works by emptying the contents of fungal cells, thereby causing cell death. It does so by binding to phospholipids, a component of fungal cells, and stopping the vital processes in the cell which are required for the formation of cell membrane.
Directions for Use of Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm
Wash your hands thoroughly before you apply the cream. Apply a little amount of the cream as a thin layer gently on the affected area. Wash your hands well after you finish applying the cream unless the cream has to be applied on your hands. Apply the cream at least twice a day or as per your doctor's instructions.
Interactions of Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm
Interactions with other medicines
There are no reported interactions of this cream with any other medications. However, it is known to affect the efficiency of latex products. Hence, opt for contraception methods other than using latex condoms while using Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm.
Interactions with food items
There are no interactions between Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm and food.
Other general Interactions
Inform your doctor if you have diabetes mellitus or have been diagnosed with the liver disease before using Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm. Also, the doctor needs to be informed if you have an AIDS infection (as this medication is ineffective in such cases) before using the cream.
Storage and disposal of Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm
Keep the cream at cool and moisture-free place and out of reach from children.
Dosage of Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm
Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm overdose does not cause any harmful effects on the body. However, you might feel dizzy or nauseous if it gets in your mouth or eyes. If you happen to ingest the cream in excess amounts, try vomiting it out. If you still experience any side effects, consult your doctor.
Missed a Dose
Missing a Surfaz 1% Cream 15gm dose will not cause any ill effects in the body; however, it might increase your recovery time.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I use cosmetic creams and lotions while using the medicine?
A: It is better to avoid the use of any cosmetic products as their formulation might hinder the activity of the medicine. They may also irritate your skin and aggravate the infection.
Q: Can I extend the use of the medicine?
A: Your doctor will advise you to use the medicine for a specific duration based on your condition. Confirm with your doctor if you need to continue using the medicine after the suggested duration is over as per your condition.
Q: Are there any dietary restrictions to follow while using the cream?
A: There are no dietary restrictions while using the medicine. You can eat your meals as according to your regular schedule.
Q: Can people of all ages use the medicine?
A: Yes, people of all ages can use the medicine.
Q: I have developed an allergic reaction to the current antifungal cream that I am using. Is it safe for me to use the medicine?
A: Inform your doctor about the antifungal cream and any other medicines you have recently taken. If your allergic reaction was to clotrimazole or any other component of the antifungal cream, your doctor will not recommend you the medicine.
Q: Is it safe to use this cream in the private area?
A: Yes, the medicine can treat fungal infections that affect the skin of the private regions like the jock itch (an infection in the buttocks, genitals and inner thighs).
Q: My infection reduced after using the product for 3 days. Do I still continue to use the product?
A: Use the cream for as long as your doctor has advised/prescribed you to. Follow up with your doctor regularly to understand the improvements in your condition.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 09:03 AM (IST)
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