Tetraderm: Indications, Presentation, Instructions for Use, Side Effects, Interactions, Contraindications and Storage

It is a cream used to treat skin infections and can be used to lighten scars and remove dark spots on the skin.

The cream is also used to fight acne.

Indications of Tetraderm cream

Tetraderm cream is indicated to relieve inflammatory manifestations of dermatosis (skin diseases) that respond to corticosteroids when complicated by secondary infection caused by microorganisms sensitive to the components of the formulation.

Dermatoses include:

  • Inguinal dermatosis (a skin disease in the region near the groin).
  • Chronic dermatitis of the extremities (chronic skin diseases of the extremities).
  • Erythrasma (a skin disease that appears mainly on the inner thighs, groin, and armpits).
  • Balanopostita (inflammation of the foreskin).
  • Herpes zoster (infection of the skin caused by the chickenpox virus).
  • Dermatitis eczematoid.
  • Contact dermatitis (allergy to products the skin comes into contact with).
  • Follicular dermatitis (allergy in the place where the hairs are born).
  • Dyshidrosis (tiny blisters on the palms and soles).
  • Paronychia (infection around the nails caused by Candida fungus).
  • Anal itching (itching in the region of the anus).
  • Seborrheic eczema.
  • Intertrigo (irritation with or without infection in areas of friction).
  • Seborrheic dermatitis (skin inflammation in regions with many sebaceous glands).
  • Pustular acne.
  • Impetigo (infectious disease).
  • Neurodermatitis (emotional causes derived skin disease).
  • Angular stomatitis (in the corners of the mouth).
  • Dermatitis, photosensitivity (allergy due to sensitivity to sunlight).
  • Inguinal lichenified dermatophytosis.
  • Fungal ringworm infections such as ringworm of the foot.
  • Tinea cruris (ringworm in the groin area).
  • Tinea corporis (ringworm in other areas of the body).

Presentation of Tetraderm cream

Tetraderm cream generally comes in a 40g tube and is made from beclomethasone dipropionate 0.025% w / w, gentamicin sulfate (as a base) 0.1%.

Dosage, dosage, and instructions for the use of Tetraderm


A thin layer of this medicine should be applied to cover the entire affected area.


The number of applications and the duration of treatment are based on the severity of the disease and must be established by your doctor.

In cases of mycosis in the foot (tinea pedis), a more extended treatment (2 to 4 weeks) may be required.

Side effects of Tetraderm cream

Side effects can include:

  • Acne at the application site.
  • Allergic manifestations.
  • Contact dermatitis.
  • Dizziness
  • We have increased hair growth.
  • Irritation.
  • Loss of elasticity.
  • Slight depigmentation.
  • Sickness.
  • Nephrotoxicidad.
  • Itching.
  • Redness.
  • Rosacea.
  • Seizures
  • Sensitization.
  • Stinging.
  • It is thinning of the skin.
  • Vestibular damage and ototoxicity.
  • Vomiting

Warnings and information about Tetraderm cream

  • Since the safety of using topical corticosteroids in pregnant women has not been established, this drug can be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
  • Considering that it is unknown whether topical (skin) administration of corticosteroids can result in sufficient systemic absorption to produce detectable amounts in breast milk, your doctor will decide between discontinuation of breastfeeding or discontinuation of this medication (this measure is taken depending on the importance of the drug for the mother).
  • It should not be used during pregnancy and lactation except under medical guidance.
  • Inform your doctor or dental surgeon if you become pregnant or breastfeed while using this medicine.
  • There is no contraindication regarding age ranges.
  • Report undesirable reactions to your doctor or dental surgeon.
  • Inform your doctor or dental surgeon if you are using any other medicine.
  • Do not use medicine without your doctor’s knowledge, as it can be dangerous to your health.

Interactions with other medications

If you use other medications or over-the-counter products simultaneously, the effects of Tetraderm cream may change. This can increase your risk of unwanted effects or make your medicine not work correctly.

Contact your doctor about all medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so your doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions.

This drug may interact with the following medications and products:

  • Amphotericin B.
  • Cephalon.
  • Cisplatin
  • Clopidogrel.
  • Cyclosporine.
  • Cytarabine.
  • Dimenhydrinate.
  • Diphenhydramine.
  • Ethacrynic acid.
  • Furosemide.

These are just a few medications. The list is not exhaustive.


There are some contraindications to the use of this drug.

These may include:

  • Present hypersensitivity to Tetraderm cream.

Also, Tetraderm should not be used if you have the following conditions:

  • Allergy.
  • Myasthenia
  • Pregnancy
  • Lactation.


Store in a cool place and keep out of the reach of children.