Ring Cutter from Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is proprietary topical cream to be applied on ringworm. Ringworm is a common fungal infection causing red or silvery ring-like rash on the skin. It generally occurs on moist and warm places of body. It is an infectious condition and can spread from person to person by skin contact.
Fungal infection is not a serious condition but it must be treated to prevent its spread to other body parts and also to other people.
Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.
- Manufacturer: Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
- Availability: Online and at medical stores
- Type of medicine: Proprietary
- Main Indication: Fungal Infection
- Suitable for: Only topical Use
- MRP/Price: Ring Cutter New 14 gm ointment in tube @ Rs. 123.75
Composition of Jagsonpal Ring Cutter
NEW RINGCUTER (OINTMENT)
- Salicylic Acid IP 10% w/w
- Benzoic Acid IP 7.4% w/w
- Arachis Oil IP 10% w/w
- White Bees wax IP 0.35% w/w
- White soft paraffin base IP q.s. to 100% w/w
RINGCUTER PLUS OINTMENT
- Salicylic Acid IP 3% w/w
- Sulphur IP 3% w/w
- Zinc Oxide IP 3% w/w
- Cetyl Alcohol USNF 7.2% w/w
Salicylic acid (ortho-hydroxybenzoic acid) is a beta hydroxy acid agent. Due to its antihyperplastic effects on the epidermis, it is used as a peeling agent. Salicylic acid peels are used in case of acne vulgaris (inflammatory and non-inflammatory lesions), acne rosacea, melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, freckles, lentigines, mild to moderate photodamage, and texturally rough skin.
Salicylic acid has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
When used in combination with benzoic acid, Salicylic acid has fungicidal properties. The combination of these two topical agents is more effective than when used singly.
Salicylic Acid, a keratolytic agent, softens and loosens crusts and scales on the skin and promotes shedding of the outermost skin layer which increases penetration of Benzoic Acid in the skin to control infections. Together, these agents provide better protection against superficial fungal infections.
Salicylic Acid may cause following undesirable effects:
Local irritation, skin inflammation, signs of salicylate toxicity (e.g., thirst, tinnitus or ringing in the ears, loss of hearing, headache, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, depression and disorientation) and allergic reactions including itchy rash, anaphylaxis and erythema multiforme (skin reaction characterized by small, red skin elevations or blisters arranged around a common center).
Benzoic Acid may cause following undesirable effects:
Irritation, itchy rash and allergic reactions.
Zinc oxide is used as a protective coating for mild skin irritations and abrasions. It sooths, protects and promote healing of chapped skin, diaper rash. It helps in the restoration of epithelium during wound repair by unknown mechanisms of action.
Benefits of Jagsonpal Ring Cutter
- It is anti-fungal cream.
- It efficiently treats ringworm and prevents the spread.
- It prevents development of fungal infections.
Important Therapeutic Uses of Jagsonpal Ring Cutter
- Ringworm/Daad/Red skin rash that forms a ring around normal-looking skin
- Athletes foot, itching, burning and cracked skin between toes
- Jock Itch/ itchy, burning rash in groin area
- Other fungal skin infections
Athlete’s foot is rash caused by a fungus that usually appears between the toes.
The affected area is itchy, red, scaly, dry, cracked or blistered. It’s not serious condition but required to be treated to stop it spreading to other parts of the body or other people.
Ringworm also infects the surrounding areas of the groin and inner thighs on the skin receiving friction. In common language, this is known as Jock itch and medically as tinea cruris. The affected area becomes red and person feels burning sensation.
Trigger factor for Jock itch is friction from clothes and prolonged moistness in the groin area. It may spread to the anus, causing anal itching and discomfort.
How to use Ring Cutter
- Wash & dry affected area.
- Apply a sufficient amount of ointment and rub gently on the affected areas of the skin 2 or 3 times daily.
- Continue the treatment for 7 to 10 days.
- For Athlete’s foot, apply the medicine to affected skin between and around the toes. Avoid wearing tight footwear. Change socks at least once daily.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- This is for external use ONLY.
- Wash hands before and after each application.
- Clean the affected and surrounding areas of the skin with mild soap.
- This product contains alcohol and may cause local skin reactions.
- Discontinue if hypersensitivity occurs. Consult Doctor if symptom persists.
- Do not use on face.
- It should not be used on any skin area where inflammation or exudation is present as increased absorption may occur.
- Do not mix with any other cream and avoid applying along with other topical creams.
- It is not for ophthalmic, oral, anal or intravaginal use.
- Contact with eyes, lips, broken or inflamed skin, and all mucous membranes should be avoided.
- Peeling of the skin may increase as the salicylic acid works to loosen excess keratin. If excessive burning, stinging or peeling occurs, discontinue use and consult your physician.
CONTRAINDICATIONS / WHEN SHOULD YOU NOT USE THIS MEDICINE?
- Do not use on infants and children younger than 2 years old.
- It should not be used by persons who have a known hypersensitivity to salicylic acid or any of the other listed ingredients.
- Salicylic Acid ointment should not be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- It should be used cautiously in patients with diabetes and those with impaired or poor circulation.
POSSIBLE SIDE – EFFECTS
It many cause dry skin, allergic reaction or skin irritation.
Prolonged use over large areas, especially in children and those patients with significant renal or hepatic impairment could result in salicylism (toxic condition produced by the excessive intake of salicylic acid or salicylates and marked by ringing in the ears, nausea, and vomiting).
In children under 12 years of age and those patients with renal or hepatic impairment, the area to be treated should be limited and the patient monitored closely for signs of salicylate toxicity: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, loss of hearing, tinnitus, lethargy, hyperpnoea, diarrhea, psychic disturbances. In the event of salicylic acid toxicity, the use of cream should be discontinued. Fluids should be administered to promote urinary excretion.
This medicine contains Salicylic Acid which may be absorbed and cause interactions with a number of other medicines. Tell your doctor if you are using the following medicines:
- Topical and oral salicylates
- Acetazolamide, anticoagulants, dipyridamole, heparin, methotrexate, moxalactam, and hypoglycemics (Toxicity of these drugs may be increased)
- Bumetanide, captopril, probenecid (Effect of medicine may be decreased)