Canesten Cream 1% is a widely recommended anti-fingal cream for numerous infections caused by fungi. These include infections with dermatophytes such as ringworm (tinea corporis), athlete's foot (tinea pedis), and jock itch (tinea cruris) and infections with yeasts such as candida, fungal nappy rash, sweat rash, or thrush affecting the outside of the vagina or the end of the penis.
Canesten Cream 1% provides soothing relief from the irritation caused by fungal infections of the skin. This soothing, calming anti-fungal cream can be applied directly to the skin to help soothe the symptoms including sweat rash, jock itch, nappy rash, ringworm or thrush affecting the outside of the vagina (vulva and labia) or the end of the penis. How does it work? Canesten Cream 1% contains the active ingredient clotrimazole, which is an antifungal medicine used to treat fungi and yeast infections. Canesten anti-fungal cream should be applied to the affected area(s) of skin thinly two to three times daily and rubbed in gently. Treatment should be continued for at least one month for dermatophyte infections and at least two weeks for candidal infections. What is it used for? Skin infections caused by yeasts (eg Candida), dermatophytes (eg Trichophyton), moulds and other fungi, such as the following: Athlete's foot (tinea pedis). Fungal infection of the groin, ie jock itch (tinea cruris). Ringworm (tinea corporis). Fungal nappy rash caused by infection Sweat rash caused by infection Relieving the external symptoms (candidal vulvitis) of vaginal thrush (candidal vaginitis). Inflammation of the penis and/or foreskin (candidal balanitis) caused by infection with Candida albicans (also known as thrush).
How to use Canesten Cream 1%: Wash your hand before and after applying the cream. Apply the cream thinly to affected areas 2 or 3 times a day and rub in gently. Generally a minimum of 2 weeks treatment is necessary for thrush although up to 4 weeks maybe necessary for other conditions.
Caution when using Canesten Cream 1%: If symptoms persist see your doctor. Do not use if you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast feeding. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any medicine other than the contraceptive pill and if you are aged under 16 or over 60. You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use
Canesten Cream 1% contains: Clotrimazole 500mg (1% w/w). It also contains benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, cetyl palmitate, cetostearyl alcohol, octydodecanol and purified water.
Potential side effects of using Canesten Cream 1%: Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect. Irritation in area of use Burning sensation The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer. For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Canesten Cream Clotrimazole 1%
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