March 22, 2019
They are employed for the treatment of secondary infections of skin such as eczema. Various categories are aminoglycosides, tetracyclines, Fusidic acid and its salts, Nitrofurazone, Sulphonamides. Some of them have been discussed under the chapter of antibiotics.
Another class of topical preparation is antiseptics and disinfectants. Here Cetrimide, Chlorhexidine, Chloroxylenol, Dichloroxylenol are the active constituents which are useful for anti-sepsis, abrasions,wounds,cuts.Pre-operative application to hands.
Indications:ANTIBIOTICS TOPICAL : Dermatitis, susceptible skin infections, injuries, burns, pruritus, otits externa, furunculosis.
ANTISEPTICS : Wound disinfection, routine antisepsis in obstetrics, wards & operation theatres. To disinfect hospital vessels, bath cleansing & sterile storage of surgical instruments.
- Fusidic Acid
- Povidone Iodine
- Doxepin HCL
- Silver Sulfadiazine