BIOCOTEN combines the anti-inflammatory and antipruritic effect of Dexamethasone, the antimycotic/antibacterial activity of Clotrimazole and the broad spectrum antibacterial activity of Gentamicin in a well formulated cream base.
20g of cream contains 8.993mg Dexamethasone acetate, corresponding to 8mg Dexamethasone, 200mg Clotrimazole and 20mg Gentamicin as base.
Being a corticosteroid, Dexamethasone has anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and anti-allergic properties. Clotrimazole acts on dermatophytes such as Trichophyton, Microsporium species, on yeast such as Candida species, on mould and other fungi. Gentamicin acts both on gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. In cases where local action on infecting fungi or bacteria is required, the anti Inflammatory and antipruritic effect accelerate the improvement of clinical symptoms.
In cases where a local anti-inflammatory and antipruntic effect is required, any infection by fungi or bacteria is at the same time eliminated or prevented.
Inflammation and infection of the skin, particularly those caused by fungi and/or bacteria such as contact eczema, atopic eczema, seborrhoeal eczema, mycotic eczema, microbial eczema, nummular eczema, eczema in abnormal intestinal flora, intertrigo, non-specific puritus, circumscibed disseminated neurodermatitis, folliculitis, pyodermia, pustular dermatitis, infections secondary to accidental injuries or burns.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
A sufficient quantity of BIOCOTEN cream is rubbed into the affected skin area after cleansing twice daily, preferably mornings and evenings.
The treatment should be continued for several days after disappearance of symptoms such as itching and burning in order to assure complete eradication of the infection.
In highly acute diseases, the cream can be applied to sterile gauze to maintain contact with the skin as long as possible.
In refractory cases, where no response is seen after treatment for 8-10 days the attending physician must determine the further course of treatment.
Systemic effects need not to be expected following topical application of BIOCOTEN since, even through diseased skin, absorption into the blood stream is minimal, Hypopigmentation, skin atrophy or striae do not follow BIOCOTEN application, since these occur only during long term treatment with preparations containing corticorsteroids.
Proven intolerance to the individual constituents, Tuberculosis of the skin, Virus infections of the skin, including Vaccinia, Vericella, Herpes simplex.
Occlusive technique in atopic eczema.
Since BIOCOTEN contains Dexamethasone, it should be used with caution in babies and pregnant women.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN!
Store below 30°C. Protect from light.
Tube of 20g
DRUGFIELD PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED
Lynson Chemical Avenue, Km 38, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway,
Sango-Otta, Ogun State, Nigeria.