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Travocort

Last updated on 03/08/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Diflucortolone valerate + Isoconazole nitrate

CHINESE NAME: 卓可確

DRUG CLASS: Corticosteroids, Antifungals

SUB CLASS: Glucocorticoids, Imidazoles

USED FOR: Inflammatory skin disorders, Fungal skin infections

AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
– 1% (cream)

What is Travocort for?

Travocort consists of diflucortolone, which is a corticosteroid, and isoconazole, which is an antifungal. It is used to treat fungal skin infections with inflammatory symptoms such as redness, swelling and itching.

How to use it?

Travocort is applied on skin as cream. The usual dose is twice-daily application.  Stop using Travocort when the skin conditions have improved, or up to a maximum of 2 weeks.

What are the side effects of Travocort?

Common side effects of Travocort include application site burning and irritation.

Who should not take Travocort?

– People who are allergic to Diflucortolone, Isoconazole, or any component of the formulation.
– Patients with inflammation of the face or around the mouth
– Patients with viral infections

Pharmacist Tips:

– Wash hands before and after use. If your hand is the treated area, do not wash your hand after use.
– Clean and dry the affected skin well before use.
– If using this drug in the genital area, this drug may damage latex products used for birth control like condoms and diaphragms. These products may not work as well to prevent pregnancy. Use some other kind of birth control while using this drug.

Common dosing schedule:
N/A.

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

Some common medications Travocort may interact with:
– Topical corticosteroids, e.g. Prednisolone

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

Where to buy Travocort in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Travocort 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 Travocort 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.