Canesten 1%

 
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20g

Canesten Cream is used to treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, fungal nappy rash and fungal sweat rash. It is also used to relieve irritation of the vulva (external thrush) or the end of the penis, which may be associated with thrush.

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Description

Canesten Cream is used to treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, fungal nappy rash and fungal sweat rash. It is also used to relieve irritation of the vulva (external thrush) or the end of the penis, which may be associated with thrush.

Warnings

This product contains cetostearyl alcohol, which may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).

Directions

There is no separate dosage schedule for the young or elderly. The cream should be applied thinly 2-3 times daily and rubbed in gently. A strip of cream ( cm long) is enough to treat an area of about the size of the hand. Treatment should be continued for at least one month for dermatophyte infections and at least two weeks for candidal infections. If the feet are infected they should be washed and dried, especially between the toes, before applying the cream.

Ingredients

The active substance is clotrimazole at a strength of 1% w/w. The other ingredients are benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, cetyl palmitate, cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol and purified water.

Side Effects

After you apply the cream you might experience itching, rash, blisters, burning, discomfort, swelling, redness, irritation or peeling of the skin. If you experience any of the above effects, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately. If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.