Portil Cream: Indications, Composition, Contraindications, Side Effects, Administration and Storage

It combines the anti-inflammatory and antipruritic effect of dexamethasone and the antifungal and antibacterial activity of clotrimazole.

It also combines the broad spectrum antibacterial activity of gentamicin in a well formulated cream.

Mycoses are skin infections often caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses that commonly affect people’s skin.

Superficial mycoses exist only in the outermost layers of the skin and hair.

For the treatment of these skin diseases, doctors prescribe creams or other forms of drugs, depending on the type of mycosis.

Indications

The portable cream is indicated in cases such as:

  • Inflammation and infection of the skin : particularly those caused by fungi and / or bacteria such as contact eczema.
  • Allergic eczema.
  • Mycotic eczema.
  • Microbial eczema.
  • Candidiasis.
  • He had asked.
  • He had curis.
  • He had corporis.
  • Eczema in abnormal intestinal flora.
  • Non-specific cigarillo.
  • Disseminated dermatitis
  • Pyoderma.
  • Dermatitis pustular.
  • Infections secondary to accidental injuries or burns.

What is the composition of the cream portil?

The portil is a multipurpose preparation integrated in a white cream.

The active substances of the portable cream are:

Each 100 g of cream contains:

  • Dexamethasone (as acetate): 0.04 g.
  • Clotrimazol: 1.00 g.
  • Gentamicin (as sulfate): 0.10 g.
  • CSP exception: 100.00 g.

How do the components work in a skin lesion or mycosis?

Being a corticosteroid, dexamethasone has anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and antiallergic properties. Clotrimazole acts on dermatophytes such as trichophyton, microsporium species, on yeasts such as candida species, on mold and other fungi.

Gentamicin acts on both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. In cases where local action is required to infect fungi or bacteria, the anti-inflammatory and antipruritic effect accelerates the improvement of clinical symptoms.

In cases where a local anti-inflammatory and antipruncture effect is required, any infection by fungi or bacteria is at the same time eliminated or prevented.

Who can use the portable cream?

Because it is a medicine for topical use (on the skin) and because it does not have systemic absorption, almost all people can use a portable cream; however, because the portable cream contains dexamethasone, it should be used with caution in infants, young children, and pregnant women.

There are only exceptional cases where it is contraindicated, such as people allergic to the components of the cream.

Contraindications

The contraindications of the cream are the following:

  • Patients allergic to dexamethasone (corticosteroids).
  • Clotrimazole sensitive patients.
  • Patients with sensitivity to gentamicin (an antibiotic that stops the proliferation of bacteria).
  • Patients with skin atrophy.
  • Patients with tuberculosis of the skin.
  • Patients with ophthalmic problems (cataracts, glaucoma ).
  • Diabetes patients.
  • Patients with virus infections (vaccinia, chickenpox, herpes simplex).

Side effects

Portable cream generally does not cause side effects and is easy to use. Occasionally some people feel itchy, burning, or red when the antifungal preparation is applied.

If this is serious, you should stop using it. Also on occasion, some women may develop irritation around the vagina after applying vaginal antifungal products.

Dosage and administration

A sufficient amount of the portable cream is rubbed into the affected skin area after cleansing twice a day, preferably in the morning and in the evening.

Treatment should be continued for several days after symptoms such as itching and burning have disappeared to ensure complete eradication of the infection.

In very acute illnesses, 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 observed after treatment for 8-10 days, the treating physician must determine the subsequent course of treatment.

Storage

  • Store below 30 ° C. Protect from light.

Other informations

What happens if there is accidental use of this topical medicine?

The portable cream contains an antifungal (antifungal), a corticosteroid and an antibiotic, diluted in a water and fat emulsion.

If we consider this composition and assuming that you accidentally ingested the 20 grams that usually come in a preparation, it is most likely that nothing happens to you or you vomit it.

However, if you are allergic to one of the components, it is possible to expect other symptoms such as the appearance of skin lesions such as urticaria (hives), nausea and vomiting. In that case, you should go to a pediatric consultation.