Generic Name: Gentrisone Brand Name(s): Gentrisone.

Uses

What is Gentrisone Cream used for?

Gentrisone Cream is commonly used for bacterial infections, relief of itching, burning, cracking, and scaling associated with athlete’s foot, jock itch and ringworm, bacterial infection, prevention of oral thrush, fungal infections of vulva, autoimmune reactions and other conditions. Gentrisone cream may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Gentrisone Cream works by inducing synthesis of the certain anti-inflammatory proteins; inhibiting synthesis of certain inflammatory mediators; inhibiting the growth of fungi; inhibiting the growth of bacteria.

How should I take Gentrisone Cream?

Use Gentrisone cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. Gentrisone cream is for topical use on the skin only.

Clean the affected area with soap and water and dry thoroughly. Apply a thin layer of medicine to the affected area. Rub it in gently. Do not cover unless directed to by your doctor. Wash your hands immediately after using Gentrisone cream, unless your hands are part of the treated area.

To clear up your infection completely, use Gentrisone cream for the full course of treatment. Keep using it even if you feel better in a few days. Do not miss any doses.

How do I store Gentrisone Cream?

Gentrisone Cream is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Gentrisone Cream in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Gentrisone Cream that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Gentrisone Cream down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Gentrisone Cream?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Gentrisone Cream or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have diabetes.

Avoid contact with the eyes for cream.

Do not use in children under 2 years of age unless directed by a doctor.

Do not take by mouth. Consult with your doctor before using this medicine on open wounds, dry, chapped, irritated, or sun-burned skin.

Wash your hands before and after applying Gentrisone Cream. Clean and dry the skin area to be treated.

Do not wash the treated area after immediately applying Gentrisone Cream. Also avoid the use of other products on the treated area unless directed by your doctor.

Applying an excessive amount may result in pilling. Use a thinner layer or lesser quantity of medicine to avoid pilling.

Avoid getting this medication in your eyes or nose or mouth.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Gentrisone Cream during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Gentrisone Cream.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Gentrisone Cream?

Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Itching or burning
  • Irritation
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Redness
  • Swelling

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Gentrisone Cream?

Gentrisone Cream may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Gentrisone Cream?

Gentrisone Cream may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Gentrisone Cream?

Gentrisone Cream may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Gentrisone Cream.

What is the dose of Gentrisone Cream for an adult?

Consult your doctor for further information.

What is the dose of Gentrisone Cream for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Gentrisone Cream available?

Gentrisone Cream is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Cream

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Gentrisone Cream, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

 

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: November 22, 2017 | Last Modified: November 22, 2017

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