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Calcrem

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Calcrem uses


Pharmacological action

Calcrem is an antifungal agent of imidazole derivatives group for topical use. This medication has an effect at the expense of the synthesis of ergosterol, which is part of the cell membrane of fungi. Calcrem has a broad spectrum of action.

Calcrem is active against dermatophytes, molds, fungi of the genus Candida, Malassezia furfur.

This drug is also active against Corynebacterium minutissimum, Streptococcus spp., Staphylococcus spp., Trichomonas vaginalis.

Pharmacokinetics

For external use Calcrem is well into the various layers of the skin reaching therapeutic concentrations. When this medication applied topically a small amount of it absorbed into the bloodstream.

Why is Calcrem prescribed?

Fungal skin and mucous membranes: ringworm, tinea, trichophytosis, athlete, mikrosporiya, candidiasis, a fungal interdigital erosion, fungal paronychia; fungal infections complicated by a secondary pyoderma; colorful lichen, erythrasma; thrush; Candida vulvitis, vulvovaginitis, balanitis, trichomoniasis; for the renovation of the birth canal before delivery.

Dosage and administration

When Calcrem used externally it applied to affected skin 2-3 times / day in 2-4 weeks.

For local orally this medicine used 1-2 times / day, no more than 7 days.

Intravaginal - on 100-500 mg for 1-6 days.

Calcrem side effects, adverse reactions

Local reactions: contact allergic dermatitis, redness, burning sensation.

When applied topically to the skin: erythema, blisters, swelling, burning and tingling, irritation and flaking skin.

When applied topically for the treatment of urogenital infections: itching, burning, redness and swelling of the mucous membrane, vaginal discharge, frequent urination, intercurrent cystitis, burning sensation in the penis with a partner, pain during sexual intercourse.

When applied topically in the oral cavity: redness of the oral mucosa, burning sensation and tingling at the site of application, irritation.

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Calcrem contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Calcrem, I trimester of pregnancy.

Using during pregnancy and breastfeeding

In experimental studies there have been found that Calcrem used in high doses exerts embryotoxic effect.

It is not known whether Calcrem released in breast milk. Although Calcrem is not contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation, it should be considered a potential risk when selecting antifungal therapy.

Special instructions

Prescribed intravaginal Dosage forms of Calcrem is not used during menstruation.

To prevent reinfection it should be simultaneous treatment of sexual partners.

Calcrem is not recommended for use in ophthalmology.

Calcrem drug interactions

Simultaneous administration of Calcrem with amphotericin B, nystatin, natamycin activity of Calcrem decreases.

Calcrem in case of emergency / overdose

Symptoms: anorexia, nausea, vomiting, stomachodynia, abnormal liver function, rarely - drowsiness, hallucinations, thamuria, allergic skin reactions.

Treatment: taking activated charcoal, symptomatic therapy.

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Calcrem pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

infoActive ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.


Calcrem available forms, composition, doses:

infoForm of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.


Calcrem destination | category:

infoDestination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.


Calcrem Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

infoA medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.


Calcrem pharmaceutical companies:

infoPharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.


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References

  1. Dailymed."GYNE-LOTRIMIN 3 (CLOTRIMAZOLE) CREAM [MSD CONSUMER CARE, INC.]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. Dailymed."BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE; CLOTRIMAZOLE: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "clotrimazole". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Calcrem?

Depending on the reaction of the Calcrem after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Calcrem not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Calcrem addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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Review

sDrugs.com conducted a study on Calcrem, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Calcrem consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

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