What is gelmicin?

Gelmicin® creamis a synthetic medicationcontaining gentamicin, clotrimazoleandbetamethasone, which belongs to the line ofantifungals and anti-inflammatoriesfor some symptomsof skin diseases.

Note: It should be noted that this medicine is patented by the company calledProductos Farmacéuticos Collins, S. A. (1)

What is gelmicin for?

  • The antifungal and anti-inflammatory effect of gelmicin® cream is used for the relief of symptomscaused by primary and secondary bacterial infections of the skin.
  • It is used to treat:
    • Dermatosesthat respond to corticosteroids, complicated by a secondary infection. (2)
    • In the treatment of ringworm pedis, tinea cruris and tinea corporis.
    • Candidiasis caused byCandida albicans and tineaversicolor. (3)
    • Infections withStaphylococcus aureus,Gram-positivebacteria and penicillin-resistant bacteria. (4)
    • Burning and itching of the skin.

Dosage and routes of administration of gelmicin

Gelmicin®comes as a cream or ointment inan aluminum tube of 30 g, 40 g, or 60 grams, with a formulation of 0.05 g of betamethasone, 0.10 g of gentamicin, and 1.0 g of clotrimazole. The administration of this drugis external and topically applied, as follows:

  • In children over 2 years of age and adults: Apply a thin layer to the affected area twice aday (morning and evening), until there is a favorable clinical response.

Side effects of gelmicin

The use of gelmicin® can cause in certain patients, some of the following Adverse reactions .

  • Allergic manifestations due to contact with any component of gelmicin®.
  • Loss of sensitivity in the applied area.
  • Dryness and burning.
  • Erythema and pruritus in the area applied or adjacent.
  • Some kind of sore.

Important: If any of these symptoms appear during treatment with gelmicin®, please stop using it and notify your doctor immediately.

Contraindications and warnings of gelmicin

Treatment with gelmicin® is contraindicated in the following cases:

  • Hypersensitivity with any component of the formula.
  • Tuberculous skin lesions.
  • During pregnancy or lactation without medical supervision.

You should know: It is recommended before starting treatment with gelmicin®, to provide your doctor with all the information about your health history .

Avoid if you have:

  • Poor blood circulation.
  • Herpes virus on the skin.


  • Products containing betamethasone must have a prescription.
  • To ensure the effectiveness of gelmicin®, the diagnosis of the condition must be made by a dermatologist.
  • Do not apply to children under 2 years of age.
  • Do not use this drug on open wounds.
  • Medications such as gelmicin® should be kept out of the reach of children.
  • Do not exceed the treatment period indicated by your doctor, to avoid the resistance of the bacteria to the medicine.
  • Follow the instructions of your treating doctor.
  • This medicine is not for ophthalmic use, nor to treat acne , vaginal treatment or genital areas.

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