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Panderm Cream : Uses, Side Effects, Composition, Price & Dosages

Panderm Cream is used as medication in the treatment of a range of bacterial infections. It is part of a group of drugs called aminoglycoside antibiotics. Panderm Cream prevents bacterial growth and thus behaves as an antibiotic. It contains Nystatin, Triamcinolone, Gramicidin, and Neomycin.

Panderm Cream may be used for standard bacterial infections such as respiratory tract infections, conjunctivitis or corneal infections, skin infections, hepatic coma, wounds, or allergies, as well as a few other conditions.

While primarily used as an injectable, after checking kidney function and some other tests checking the health status of the patients, Panderm Cream can also be used as a powder or cream for topical use. Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd manufactures Panderm Cream.

Panderm Cream

Composition and Nature of Panderm Cream:

There are four active antibacterial elements in Panderm Cream:

  • Clobetasol
  • Ofloxacin
  • Ornidazole
  • Terbinafine.

Uses and Benefits of Panderm Cream:

As an antibiotic, Panderm Cream is useful for treating a range of bacterial infections such as:

  • Root treatment of allergies of skin and nose, as well as respiratory tract infections
  • Vaginal infections due to bacteria
  • Bacterial infections of the eye, particularly the cornea and conjunctiva
  • Skin infections due to bacterial growth
  • Diarrhoea or dysentery due to bacterial infections
  • Hepatic coma
  • It may also be assigned as medication for wounds, ulcers and external ear infections which are at risk of bacterial growth.

Side Effects of Panderm Cream:

Panderm Cream does not typically cause side-effects in patients, and most can use it as prescribed without trouble. In the case of side-effects, if they are persistent or debilitating then the patient should immediately seek a doctor’s advice.

  • There are a number of symptoms and side-effects which indicate that the patient should seek immediate medical attention including but not limited to itching or rashes, abdominal pain, agitation or dizziness when changing positing suddenly, blurred vision, hearing loss, change in frequency of urination, dry mouth, or fast heartbeat.
  • Minor problems that are persistent should also be treated with medical intervention such as increased salivation. Change in taste or smell, coughing, nausea, a runny nose.
  • It is also reported that some patients may face Glaucoma or cataract as side-effects.

Common Dosage of Panderm Cream:

The dosage would be decided by the doctor individually, and it would be dependent on a number of factors including the health, weight, age of the patient as well as any other medication they may be on and any existing medical conditions that they may be facing.

If using injections, then the patient may have to regularly take certain tests including a kidney function test in order to use the medication safely.

How Panderm Cream works?

Using four active ingredients, Panderm Cream can address bacterial infections in a number of ways and act holistically to remove harmful bacteria from the body.

It works to prevent the production of an essential component of the bacterial cell wall, and it also inhibits growth of cell membrane of yeast, thus preventing growth of bacteria and letting them die off.

Panderm Cream also reduces the production of chemicals in the body that cause allergies thus treating allergies at the root.

Warnings and Precautions - When to Avoid Panderm Cream?

There are a number of precautions that should be followed by patients using Panderm, and some cases where patients should refrain from using Panderm Cream if they have certain pre-existing conditions.

Patients should do their best to avoid being near people who are have any form of infectious disease as they will be vulnerable. Similarly, patients should also refrain from receiving live vaccines while using it.

Patients with known allergies to any of the components of the medication should avoid using it and request a different formulation.

Patients who are suffering any form of fungal infection, but particularly in lungs or on the skin, should refrain from using Panderm Cream or consult a doctor before using.

Patients with pre-existing Parkinson’s disease, cystic fibrosis, renal impairment, pregnancy, or herpes keratitis should consult their doctor for alternatives before using this medication.

Patients who are breastfeeding or pregnant may be advised to avoid this medication, and should consult a doctor for the appropriate path to follow.

The medication should not be stopped all at once.

when you using topical formulation, do not consume. Use medical advice on whether you can use Panderm Cream on open wounds, or irritated skin. Also avoid getting it in your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Wash hands with soap before and after applying Panderm Cream. Clean the skin before applying and avoid touching it with water or other products afterwards.

Substitutes for Panderm Cream:

Products containing the same combination of active ingredients and working on the same infections are:

Medacomb Cream manufactured by Medpharma Pharm . & Chem. Inds LLC

Ultraderm Cream manufactured by Arab Pharma Apm Company

These two are commonly found on the market and can be used comfortable as substitutes for Panderm.

Interactions with Panderm Cream:

  • Dehydration: When using Panderm Cream, patients should continue to consume water in the necessary quantity to avoid causing kidney injuries and hearing problems. Patients who receive side-effects like diarrhoea and vomiting should monitor their fluid status carefully. Frequent kidney function tests may be necessary along with dose adjustments if required.
  • Loop diuretics: Panderm Powder is not recommended with loop diuretics. Concurrent use increases the risk of side-effects such as kidney injuries and hearing problems. Before co-using, the patient should inform the doctor that they are using loop diuretics. Either dosage adjustment or alternative medication may be necessary in case  kidney function tests suggest so.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like diclofenac, or aspirin along with Panderm Cream carries the risk of kidney injury. Dosage adjustments or alternative medication may be advised. Symptoms like swelling, weight gain, increased thirst, changes in the frequency of urination may indicate the onset of a kidney injury, and should be monitored and reported to a medical consultant as soon as possible.
  • Cephalosporins: Use of Panderm Cream Powder with cephalosporins like ceftriaxone, cefotaxime increases the chance of kidney injury. Symptoms such as swelling, weight gain, increased thirst, changes in the frequency of urination indicate danger, and should be reported and medical intervention should be sought. Dosage adjustment or alternative medication may be indicated.

Other drugs that may cause trouble when used along with Panderm Cream include the groups Digoxin, Acarbose, Amphotericin, Cyclosporin, Cyanocobalamin, Doxacurium, Atracurium, and Capreomycin.

FAQ’s

1) Can I use Panderm Cream to treat the common cold?

Ans: Panderm Cream is an antibiotic and cannot be used to treat the viral infection common cold or any other viral problems.

2) Can I use substitutes?

Ans: If you cannot find Panderm Cream anywhere, you can resort to a substitute; but sticking to the prescription is most advisable.

Last updated on : 26-09-2019

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