Fungiderm

Treat skin infections with fungiderm

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Fungiderm is a topical medication used to treat skin infections such as tinea pedis (or more commonly known as athlete’s foot), jock itch, ringworm, and other fungal skin infections. This medication can also be used to treat a skin condition known as pityriasis (tinea versicolor) – a fungal infection that interferes with normal skin pigment, resulting in lighter or darker color in the surrounding skin and most commonly occur in the neck, chest, arms, or legs.

This medicine contains an active substance called Clotrimazole that works to prevent the growth of fungus. It belongs to the class of imidazoles

Fungiderm Dosage Considerations

Do not change the dose without your doctor’s approval. Be sure to use fungiderm as exactly directed by your doctor

Condition: Tinea Corporis

  • Dosage for adults: Apply twice a day for 4 weeks, depending on the nature and severity of the infection.
  • Dosage for children >3 years: Apply twice daily for 4 weeks, depending on the nature and severity of the infection.

Condition: Tinea Cruris

  • Dosage for adults: Apply twice daily for 2 weeks, depending on the nature and severity of the infection.
  • Dosage for children >3 years: Apply twice daily for 2 weeks, depending on the nature and severity of the infection.

Condition: Tinea Pedis

  • Dosage for adults: Apply twice daily for 4 to 8 weeks, depending on the nature and severity of the infection
  • Dosage for children >3 years: Apply twice daily for 4 to 8 weeks, depending on the nature and severity of the infection.

Condition: Candidiasis

  • Dosage for adults: Apply twice daily for 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the nature and severity of the infection.
  • Dosage for children >3 years: Apply twice daily for 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the nature and severity of the infection.

Condition: Tinea Versicolor

  • Dosage for adults: Apply twice daily for 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the nature and severity of the infection.
  • Dosage for children <3 years: Apply twice daily for 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the nature and severity of the infection.

Guidelines for Fungiderm

Make sure to read the drug information leaflet before using fungiderm. Here’s how to use fungiderm:

  • This medication is only for skin use. Clean and dry the area before applying this medication to the affected skin, usually twice daily or as directed by your doctor. The dosage and length of treatment depend on the type of infection. 
  • Do not use this medication more often than prescribed. Your condition will not heal any sooner, but you will likely experience side effects. 
  • Apply an adequate layer to cover the affected skin. Wash your hands after applying the medicine. Do not wrap, cover, or use bandages on the affected area unless directed by your doctor.
  • Do not use this medication in the eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina.
  • Use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit. Remember to use it at the same time every day.
  • Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear. Stopping the medication too early may allow the fungus to continue to grow and cause recurrent infections
  • Tell your doctor if your condition persists after 4 weeks of treatment or it worsens. 

What is Fungiderm Used For

Fungiderm contains an active substance called Clotrimazole – which can be used to treat fungal infections in your skin and nails, such as:

  • Tinea pedis (tinea pedis)
  • Nail fungus
  • Pityriasis versicolor and ringworm.
  • Beard ringworm.
  • Scalp infection
  • Jock itch 
  • Candidiasis of the skin and nails.

 In addition, fungiderm can also be used to treat tinea pedis and fungus between the toes. inea pedis can spread to your hands. 

  • Causes of tinea pedis: A group of Trichophyton fungi called dermatophytes.
  • Symptoms of tinea pedis: Itching between the toes, fluid-filled blisters under the skin, peeling of the skin. 
  • Prevention: Maintain your skin health – be sure to always keep your feet dry and clean. Avoid wearing shoes and socks that are still wet or damp.
  • Treatment: The active substance Clotrimazole contained in the fungiderm can treat tinea pedis and fungi in between the toes
  • Cautions: tinea pedis can be transmitted through direct skin contact. You are also at risk of getting tinea pedis if you walk around barefoot frequently.

Contraindications for Fungiderm

Recognize the following contraindications for fungiderm, such as: 

  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Azole antifungal hypersensitivity
  • Use of contraceptives 
  • Menstruation
  • Onychomycosis, which is a fungal infection of the nails
  • Abdominal pain, diabetes mellitus, fever, HIV, immunosuppression, and vaginal discharge

Precautions

Below are several precautions before using fungiderm:

  • Before using fungiderm, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or other azole antifungals such as econazole, ketoconazole, or miconazole; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
  • Make sure you let your doctor or pharmacist know about your medical history.
  • This medicine can only be used during pregnancy if clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your OB-GYN.
  • It is unknown if this medicine passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Fungiderm Drug Interactions

Your doctor may be aware of possible drug interactions. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine before consulting your doctor first. 

Before using a fungiderm, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any prescription and nonprescription medications or herbal medicines you are currently taking. 

List of Fungiderm Side Effects

Below are some of the most common side effects of fungiderm:

  • Burning, stinging, swelling, irritation, redness, pus-filled bumps, tenderness, or peeling of the skin may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
  • If your doctor recommends this medicine, remember that he or she has assessed that the benefits outweigh the risk of the drug side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
  • It is unlikely that you experience a severe allergic reaction. However, seek immediate medical help if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching or swelling (especially of the face, tongue or throat), severe dizziness, difficulty breathing.

Book an appointment with your doctor or pharmacist through Smarter Health to find out more about the recommended dosage for fungiderm and its proper use based on your condition. Smarter Health allows you to access health services and facilities whenever you need them. 

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