What is Quadriderm Cream?
Quadriderm Cream is a branded skin cream. It is marketed by Fulford India Limited. it is a versatile cream with anti-inflammatory, anti-pruritic, vasoconstrictive, antibiotic, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is packaged in a squeezable tube. Each such tube contains 10 grams of this topical cream. Each such tube is available at the mrp of Rs 97/- only.
- What is the generic name(s)?
- How does it work ?
- What are it’s uses ?
- How effective is this medicine ?
- What are the Side Effects ?
- Is this medicine addictive?
- What happens if it over-applied and how to manage? ?
- What to do in case there is an allergic reaction with it? ?
- What is the Dosage ?
- What are the precautions I need to take ?
- Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?
- Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?
- Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?
- Is Quadriderm Cream available as an over the counter (OTC) product?
- Frequently asked questions
What is the generic name (s)?
The generic components of Quadriderm cream, along with their strength by weight per one gram of the cream, are being listed below:
- Betamethasone (Topical) (0.61 mg)
- Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin) (10 mg)
- Gentamicin (Topical) (1 mg)
- Tolnaftate (Topical) (10 mg)
How does it work ?
The working of Quadriderm cream can be understood as that of a combination of its generic components. Below given is a brief description of the same:
- Betamethasone (Topical): It belongs to a family of drugs known as corticosteroids. It acts by reducing the formation, release and activity of different cells and chemicals which lead to redness, itching and swelling of skin. Hence, it treats and manages the various symptoms related to skin conditions.
- Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin): It belongs to a family of medicines known as hydroxyquinoline anti-fungal agents. It works by interacting with the synthesis of DNA. It is effective in the killing the fungi that are responsible for causing the infection. Also, it is often combined with an antibacterial agent to reduce bacterial infection. Apart from this, to reduce inflammation it is often combined with a steroid.
- Gentamicin (Topical): It is an antibiotic which kills the bacteria. This is made possible because it is very effective in hindering the process of the synthesis of the essential proteins which are needed by the bacteria to carry out their vital functions.
- Tolnaftate (Topical): It is an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agent. Therefore, it is helpful in stopping the growth of the fungus. Basically, this happens as it inhibits the process of the building of their protective covering.
What are it’s uses ?
Quadriderm cream is administered in the management of the following medical conditions:
- allergic disorders
- diseases From Uncooked Meat
- oral lichen planus
- skin infections
- fungal infections
- bacterial infections of external ear
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Skin Problems
- Atopic Dermatitis
- Scalp Psoriasis
- Hands Psoriasis
- Feet Psoriasis
- Pus Filled Swelling
- Infection In Newborn Babies
- Gynecological Infections
- Meninges Inflammation
How effective is this medicine ?
This is a very effective cream in the management of all the skin related disorders as mentioned above. One should use it after discussing the condition and other symptoms with a dermatologist.
What are the Side Effects ?
The side effects of this cream are being listed below:
- Skin swelling
- Muscle disorder
- Skin redness
- Electrolyte imbalance
- Altered bone growth
- Skin scar
- Skin irritation
- Inflammation of hair follicles
- Lightening of skin color
- Allergic reaction
- Redistribution/accumulation of body fat
- Slow growth in children and teenagers
- Bone degradation
- Dry skin
- Behavioral changes
- Facial swelling
- Tingling sensation
- Burning sensation
- Increased blood pressure
- Increased glucose level in blood
- Hormone imbalance
- Increased risk of infection
- Contact dermatitis
Is Quadriderm Cream addictive?
Habit forming tendencies for this medicine has not been reported. Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction. Government also categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Finally, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without taking the advice of a doctor.
What happens if Quadriderm Cream over-applied and how to manage?
It is not recommended to use more than the prescribed dose. Taking more than the prescribed dose will not improve your symptoms, it may cause serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdose, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital. Do not give your used medicines to others. Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
What to do in case there is an allergic reaction with Quadriderm Cream ?
Some of the side effects of this medicine are skin irritation, rashes, and Inflammation.If you observe any of the above side effects, gently clean the affected area with cold water and have a cold compress on the affected area. Consult your doctor as soon as possible and take necessary remedies.
What is the Dosage ?
The quantity of this cream to be applied for the particular skin condition and also the frequency of application per day has to be as per Dermatologist’s prescription. Also, one must not exceed the duration (in terms of number of days) of the use of this cream. Generally, a thin film of this cream is applied to cover completely the affected area two or three times daily.
What are the precautions I need to take ?
While using Quadriderm cream following precautions should be exercised:
- This is cream for external use only.
- Do not use the cream on open wounds.
- Avoid inhaling and swallowing.
- Avoid if patient is pregnant.
- Avoid if you are breastfeeding a baby.
- Avoid contact with mouth and eyes.
- Be sure that the patient is not allergic to any of the component of this cream.
- Avoid covering the affected area with bandage etc. to prevent internal absorption in the skin.
- Monitor actively if being used for long-term.
- Avoid if the patient has acute and/or systemic fungal infection.
- Usage has to be withdrawn slowly.
- Use with caution if the patient is an elderly person.
Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?
No, it is not safe to use when you are pregnant. Please consult with your gynecologist along with your dermatologist if a need arises to use this cream.
Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?
No, it is not safe to use when you are breastfeeding. Please consult with your gynecologist along with your dermatologist if a need arises to use this cream.
Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?
It can be used for children strictly under Doctor’s supervision and prescription.
Is Quadriderm Cream available as an over the counter (OTC) product?
No, Quadriderm cream is not available as an over the counter product. It is prescription medicine and has to be prescribed by a qualified dermatologist.
Frequently asked questions
Q. Can this cream be used on face?
Ans: Yes, this cream can be used on the face. But do not use this cream for more than five days continuously.
Q. Is this cream to be used for acne?