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Used for: Bacterial skin infection, Insect bite, Fungal skin infections, Tinea vesicolor, Allergic dermatitis
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What is Gentrisone?

Gentrisone is a topical cream that contains multiple active ingredients, including antibiotics, antifungals and steroids. They work together to effectively treat bacterial and fungal infections which are inflammatory in nature. It is therefore used in a variety of infections such as bacterial skin infections, allergic inflammatory skin disease and fungal skin infections. It also treats other inflammatory skin conditions like insect bites and tinea versicolor.

How to use it?

Gentrisone is available as cream only. For all types of inflammatory skin conditions, apply a thin layer to the affected area once or twice daily.

What are the side effects of Gentrisone?

Common side effects of Gentrisone include local skin irritation and skin stinging.

Who should not take Gentrisone?

  • Anyone who is allergic to any component of Gentrisone.

Pharmacist Tips:

  • The treatment duration should usually be around a week. If it does not get any better, speak to your pharmacist to seek medical advice.
  • Do not apply on broken or cracked skin.

Common dosing schedule: 
Apply several times a day after cleansing your skin.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Gentrisone may interact with:

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Gentrisone in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Gentrisone is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Gentrisone in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Available dosage
  • (Cream)
Drug class
Antibiotics, Corticosteroids, Antifungal Agents
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Glucocorticoids, Aminoglycosides, Imidazoles
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