Topcort Cream 15gm
Topcort Cream 15gm
Topcort Cream 15gm
Topcort Cream 15gm
Topcort Cream 15gm

Topcort Cream 15gm

By CIPLA LIMITED
15g Cream in Tube
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MRP 230.00
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Mometasone(0.1 %)
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Therapeutic classification
TOPICAL STEROID

Medical Description

Topcort Cream 15gm is a topical steroid containing Mometasone. These medicines are applied to the skin to alleviate the symptoms of skin diseases like dermatitis and eczema-like redness and itching. D...
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uses

Uses of Topcort 0.1 %

Topcort Cream 15gm is used to reduce redness and itching caused by skin problems like psoriasis (a skin disease in which scaly, pink patches develop on the knees, elbows, scalp and other parts of the ...
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contraindications

Contraindications of Topcort 0.1 %

  • If you are allergic to Mometasone or any other ingredient of the medicine.
  • If you have rosacea, a skin condition affecting the face.
  • If you have itching in your private parts, wounds, nappy rash, skin eruptions and skin infections.
  • It can worsen acne, herpes, warts, chickenpox, ringworm or conditions like swelling near the mouth.
sideEffects

Side effects of Topcort 0.1 %

  • Allergic skin reactions
  • Bacterial and secondary skin infections
  • Acne inflammation or infection of the hair follicles
  • Thinning of the skin
  • Red marks
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Stretch marks
  • Dry skin
  • Dermatitis (redness and itching)
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Topcort 0.1 %

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I apply Topcort Cream 15gm during pregnancy?
A:
The use of this medicine during pregnancy should be performed only as per the doctor's advice. There is no adequate safety data available for mometasone use during pregnancy.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I apply Topcort Cream 15gm while breastfeeding?
A:
The use of this medicine while breastfeeding should be continued only as per the doctor's advise. If it has to be applied in high doses or long periods, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Do not apply it near the breast or nipple area.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have applied Topcort Cream 15gm?
A:
Topcort Cream 15gm is to be applied locally and no data is available for its effect on driving.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol if I have applied Topcort Cream 15gm?
A:
Topcort Cream 15gm is to be applied locally and no data is available for its use with alcohol consumption.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop blurred vision or other visual disturbances.
  • Your skin becomes irritated or sensitive.
  • You develop an infection on your skin.
  • Your psoriasis gets worse or you get raised bumps filled with pus under your skin.
  • Your skin disease is worsening.
  • Prolonged and larger use of this medicine may disturb the hormonal balance. It may lead to puffiness or rounding of the face, weakness, tiredness and dizziness in adults. In children, this may lead to...
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modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Topcort 0.1 %

How Does It Work?

Mometasone is a topical steroid that decreases inflammation thus reduces redness, scaling and itching associated with it.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Topcort 0.1 %

  • Use Topcort Cream 15gm for local application on to the affected skin area.
  • Follow the advice of your doctor and do not rub the medicine vigorously onto the skin.
  • Topcort Cream 15gm is not recommended for children under the age of 2.
  • Do not use on your face for a longer period without the doctor's consultation.
  • Do not put under your child’s nappy unless advised by your doctor.
  • A bandage or plaster cover may not be needed for such a medicine application. Please check with your doctor.
  • Do not use in or around your eyes and avoid accidental ingestion of medicine.
interactions

Interactions of Topcort 0.1 %

Interactions with other medicines

As the medicine is used externally topically, no details about possible drug interactions are available. It is advised to not use any other medicine together without your doctor's advice.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Topcort 0.1 %

  • The medicine should be stored below 25°C
  • Keep it out of sight and reach of children
  • Do not use it after the expiry date
  • Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste
dosage

Dosage of Topcort 0.1 %

Overdose

  • If you use this medicine more than you should or in large quantities, it may interfere with some hormone balance.
  • These can be puffiness on the face, swelling of the face and weakness.
  • The larger amount for a longer period may affect the growth and development in children.
  • Accidental ingestion of medicine should not cause any concern. However, kindly consult your doctor immediately.

Missed a Dose

  • If you forget to use your medicine at the suggested time, use it as soon as you remember, then carry on as before.
  • Do not stop the medicine abruptly if you feel better without consulting your doctor.
  • It is advised to reduce the use gradually before stopping use.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Why is Topcort Cream 15gm used?

A: Topcort Cream 15gm is a topical corticosteroid. It is used for skin ailments to reduce inflammation and related symptoms.

Q: Can I apply Topcort Cream 15gm during pregnancy?

A: During pregnancy, treatment with mometasone should be performed as per the doctor's advice. However, the application on large body surface areas or over a prolonged period should be avoided. Safety data about mometasone in pregnancy is still inadequate.

Q: How to use Topcort Cream 15gm?

A: Topcort Cream 15gm should be applied on intact skin as per the advice of your doctor.

Q: Can I use Topcort Cream 15gm on the face?

A: You can apply Topcort Cream 15gm on the facial area but make sure not to expose eyes or ingest the medicine accidentally. But if you have a condition called rosacea or herpes on the face, do not apply it as it can worsen these skin conditions.

Q: Is Topcort Cream 15gm a steroid?

A: Yes, Topcort Cream 15gm is a topical steroid preparation of mometasone.

Q: Can I use Topcort Cream 15gm on insect bite?

A: No, Topcort Cream 15gm is a steroid preparation for external usage as advised by your doctor.

Q: Can we use Topcort Cream 15gm for pimples?

A: Topcort Cream 15gm is not indicated for pimples and may even worsen them.

Q: Is Topcort Cream 15gm safe?

A: Yes, you may safely use the medicine by following the advice of the doctor.
Last Updated on: 08 Nov 2020 | 08:09 PM (IST)
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