What is quadriderm?

Quadriderm®is a synthetic medicine composed in the form of a cream, belonging to the line of antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs containingbetamethasone, gentamicin andclotrimazole, with a mechanism of action that acts by relieving certain infections and inflammations in the skin.

Note: This pharmaceutical product is made by the company namedSchering-Plough, S.A. de C.V. (1)

What is the quadriderm for?

  • Quadriderm® is indicated forthe relief of inflammation at the cutaneous level, which responds to corticosteroid medications andcomplications with secondary infections, caused by organisms sensitive to the antibiotic components of this formula.
  • It is used to treat:
    • Dermatosis. (2)
    • Uncomplicated skin infections. (3)
    • Ringworm of the body, ringworm of the leg, ringworm of the foot, ringworm versicolor and candidiasis. (4)

Quadriderm dosage and routes of administration

The presentation of the quadriderm® is in cream, which comesin tube of 15 gr, 25 gr and 40 gr. The administration iscutaneous andthe dose indicated below, is only for reference and deprives the medical diagnosis:

  • Dermatoses and infections by bacteria and fungi: Apply a thin layer on the affected area, twice a daywith duration according to medical recommendation.

Quadriderm Side Effects

Treatment with quadriderm® can cause some of the following Adverse effects in certain patients :

  • Possible allergic reactions from contact with any component of the formula.
  • Skin discoloration, hypochromia and burning.
  • Erythema, exudation and pruritus.
  • Blisters, peeling and edema.
  • Hives and general skin irritation.
  • Perioral dermatitis , allergic contact dermatitis and skin maceration.
  • Secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae and miliaria.

Important: If during treatment with quadriderm® you notice any of these symptoms or any other not included in the list, please stop using it and consult your doctor.

Quadriderm contraindications and warnings

The use of quadriderm® is contraindicated in the following cases:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the components of quadriderm®.
  • In people with acute herpes simplex.
  • During pregnancy or lactation .

To highlight: Before starting treatment with quadriderm®, provide all Informationabout your health history to your doctor.

Avoid if you have:

  • Tuberculous skin lesions.
  • Acute herpes simplex.
  • Open or damaged wounds.


  • Products such as quadriderm® should not be used near the eyes.
  • This medicine must be administered with prescription or medical prescription.
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions regarding the use and dosage of this compound drug.
  • Although no drug interaction events have been reported for other pathologies, it is recommended in these circumstances to consult a doctor.
  • Do not use this medicine for very long periods, as it can create resistance to bacteria.
  • This class of medicines should be kept out of the reach of children.
  • If you do not have a favorable response after 4 weeks of treatment, you should reconsider the diagnosis.

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