What is Tenovate Skin Cream?
The Tenovate cream is a steroidal skin ointment. It is used for the treatment of many skin disorders such as Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Allergies, and itching of skin, etc. The cream can also be prescribed to treat fungal and bacterial infections on the skin.
Tenovate skin cream is marketed and manufactured by Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. The cream is sold in the packaging of 30 gm cream per tube.
- Generic Medicine in The Cream
- Dosage of This Cream
- Working Mechanism of This Medicine
- Why is This Cream Prescribed?
- Possible Side Effects of This Medicine
- Precautions While Using The Cream
- Using The Cream During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Dosage for Children and Infants
- Where to Buy This Cream?
- Patients Queries About This Cream
Generic Medicine in The Cream
The Tenovate cream contains Clobetasol Topical as the generic medicine. It is present in the strength of 0.05% w/w in each tube. Clobetasol is a corticosteroid.
Dosage of This Cream
Tenovate Cream should be used once or twice daily, or as directed by your doctor.
The usage frequency and quantity of this cream to be used depends on patient’s skin condition.
Apply a thin layer of this cream to the affected area and gently massage for a minute. Avoid covering the affected area with a bandage, wrap etc. unless instructed to do so.
This cream should only be used after discussing the condition and other symptoms with a qualified doctor.
Working Mechanism of This Medicine
Clobetasol Topical belongs to a class of medications known as topical corticosteroids. Corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces the chemical called Histamines. Overactivity of histamines causes allergic reactions on the skin. Clobetasol reduces the activity of Histamines and thus, reduces the symptoms of allergies. Clobetasol is used to treat various skin conditions (eczema, dermatitis) and prevents inflammation and itching. It also reduces swelling, rash, and redness of the skin.
Why is This Cream Prescribed?
Tenovate cream is prescribed for the treatment of following diseases/conditions:
- Lichen Planus
- Swelling, Inflammation
- Gum inflammation (gingivitis)
- Corneal inflammation (keratitis)
- External ear infection
- Diarrhea, ulcers, dysentery
- Dental plaque and bacteria
- Minor scalds
- Burns, scratches, abrasions
- Blisters due to sunburn
- Skin dryness
- Eye infection
- Infected and cracked skin
- Redness and itching of skin
- Redness and itching of scalp
- Fungal and bacterial infections on skin
Tenovate cream may also be used for the conditions not listed here.
Possible Side Effects of This Medicine
This cream is an steroidal medicine and hence it should be used only if prescribed by a doctor. The cream can cause various side effects, some of which are listed below:
- Dry skin
- Redness of skin
- Burning sensation
- Thinning of skin
- Rashes, swelling, itching
- Acne, blisters
- Peeling, bruising of skin
- Skin irritation
- A sore throat
- Body pain
- Perioral dermatitis
This is not a comprehensive list of all the possible side effects. Please consult your doctor immediately if any of the side effects persist or worsen.
Precautions While Using The Cream
- This cream is for external use only. Avoid swallowing or inhaling.
- Wash your hands before and after using the cream.
- Use with precaution while applying the cream near eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid covering the affected area with a bandage, wrap etc. unless instructed to do so.
- Usage of this cream should be withdrawn slowly.
- Monitor the effects actively if being used for long-term.
- Avoid if the patient has acute or systemic fungal infection.
- Inform your doctor if you have any wound on the skin due to sunburn, dryness, chapping, or irritation, or on an open wound. Do not apply to any open wound or severely damaged skin.
- Be sure that the patient is not allergic to any of the component of this cream.
- Avoid exposing your skin to the sun as it may cause sunburn and darken your skin.
- Use this cream with precaution during pregnancy, planning pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Use with precaution while administering this cream to elderly patients and the patients who have recently undergone any surgery.
- For best results make sure to follow the instructions on how to use the product provided on the product.
- Tenovate cream should only be used after discussing the condition and other symptoms with a doctor.
- While using this cream for the first time, apply it on alternate nights for two weeks before applying it every night and check whether any kind of irritation occurs. If yes, then consult your Doctor immediately.
- Never exceed the amount of cream to fasten the healing process.
- Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
- Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
- Practice good skin care and avoid the sun.
Using The Cream During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
This medicine is classified in the pregnancy category ‘C’ by FDA. It is not safe to use the cream during pregnancy or if you are planning to get pregnant. Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks. Always share your actual pregnancy status with a doctor before using this medicine.
Also, Avoid using the cream during breastfeeding as it may affect the infant. Make sure the baby doesn’t come in contact with the cream. Avoid using it near breast area as there is a risk of cream being swallowed by an infant. Tenovate cream contains corticosteroids, it can be excreted through breast milk and harm the nursing baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Dosage for Children and Infants
Tenovate cream is not approved to be used for infants.
This cream can be used for children over 1 year of age, but only after prescription of a qualified doctor.
Please consult your doctor regarding usage frequency and duration of this cream, as it will be prescribed only after the condition of children will be administered.
Where to Buy This Cream?
The cream is sold as a “Prescription-only” medicine. In order to buy the cream, you will need a prescription from a qualified doctor. Do not self-medicate with cream. The cream is a steroidal medicine and it can cause severe side effects and permanent damage to your skin.
Patients Queries About This Cream
Can I use Tenovate cream on open wounds?
Tenovate cream is for external use only. Using this cream on open wounds may generate infection and worsen your situation. So, always consult your doctor before using this cream.
Can I use Tenovate cream on the face?
Yes, if prescribed by a doctor you can use the cream on the face as well. Make sure to avoid using the cream on thin skin areas like under the eyes and close to the mouth. Also, avoid contact with eyes. Wash your hands immediately after using the cream.