Canesten Clotrimazole Cream

Canesten Clotrimazole Cream





Zuellig Pharma
Full Prescribing Info
Excipients/Inactive Ingredients: Sorbitan monostearate, polysorbate 60, cetyl palmitate, cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol, benzyl alcohol & purified water.
Broad-Spectrum Antimycotic with Fungicidal action.
The active substance in Canesten Clotrimazole Cream 1% w/w is clotrimazole. Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines called imidazoles. The primary mechanism of action of clotrimazole is against the division and growing of fungi. Clotrimazole alters the permeability of the fungal cell wall and inhibits the activity of enzymes within the cell.
It specifically inhibits the biosynthesis of ergosterol required for cell membrane production.
Canesten Clotrimazole Cream 1% w/w is used to treat fungal skin infections such as athlete's foot, white spots, ringworm, fungal infection of the skin folds & erythrasma (skin redness/irritation).
Dosage/Direction for Use
It can be applied any time of the day.
To ensure complete healing depending on the indication he treatment should be continued according to the indications as specified as follows even if symptoms disappear.
Treatment duration: Athlete's foot, ringworm, fungal infection of the tissues adjacent to the nails, fungal infection of the skin folds: 3-4 weeks or as directed by physicians.
Erythrasma (skin redness/irritation): 2-4 weeks or as directed by physicians.
White spots: 1-3 weeks or as directed by physicians.
Missed dose: Apply cream as soon as possible and then continue the rest of the treatment as usual.
Administration: Before use, pierce the tube seal by inverting the cap over the end of the tube and press. If the feet are infected, they should be washed and dried thoroughly especially between the toes before applying the cream. Canesten Clotrimazole Cream 1% w/w should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected areas two or three times daily and rubbed in gently. A strip of cream (½ cm long) is enough to treat an area of about the size of the hand.
The symptoms of skin infection such as itching or soreness, should improve within a few days of treatment although signs such as redness and scaling may take longer to disappear. If symptoms persist, consult the doctor. Patients should notify physician their physician if there is no improvement after 4 weeks of treatment.
No reports are available on cases of overdoes with Canesten Clotrimazole Cream 1% w/w. There is no specific antidote. Topical clotrimazole is intended for cutaneous use only. In the case of cutaneous overdose patients should be managed by symptomatic care; patients should wash off the product with water and cleanser, discontinue use, and see a physician so appropriate therapy can be implemented as needed. In the case of ingestion of an overdose, patients should see a physician and be managed by symptomatic and supportive care.
Hypersensitivity to clotrimazole or any other ingredients, including cetostearyl alcohol.
Special Precautions
Canesten Clotrimazole Cream 1% w/w is for external use only: Do not put the cream in the mouth or swallow it.
Although the infected area will itch, try not to scratch. Scratching will damage the surface of the skin and cause the infection to spread further.
This product contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local skin irritation (e.g. rash, itching or redness).
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
If the patient is planning to be pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to have a baby, tell the doctor or midwife before using Canesten Clotrimazole Cream 1% w/w and follow the instructions carefully. As a precautionary measure, it is preferable to avoid the use of clotrimazole during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Breast-feeding should be discontinued during treatment with clotrimazole.
Side Effects
Like all medicines, Canesten Clotrimazole Cream 1% w/w can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. As with all medicines, some people may be allergic to cream. If the patient is allergic, a reaction will occur after using it.
If the patient experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Canesten Clotrimazole Cream 1% w/w.
Signs of allergic reaction may include: Rash; swallowing or breathing problems; swelling of the lips, face, throat or tongue; weakness, feeling dizzy or faint; nausea; discomfort/pain.
After applying the cream the patient might experience: Itching, rash, blisters, burning, discomfort, swelling, irritation or peeling of skin.
If the patient experienced any of the previously mentioned effects or react badly to the cream in any other way not listed, tell the doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Drug Interactions
Not known.
Caution For Usage
Disposal: Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask the pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
To be stored below 30°C.
Patient Counseling Information
While you are using it: Things you must do: You can help the treatment to work if you will follow these simple self-help tips: Keep the affected skin areas clean.
Pay particular attention to drying the skin, but avoid excessive rubbing.
Do not share towels, bath mats, etc. with other people as you could spread the infection to them.
Always wash your hands after treating the infection to prevent it from spreading.
If you have athlete's foot: Remember to dry the skin between the toes thoroughly.
Wash your socks, stockings and tights thoroughly in hot water to remove any shed skin or fungal spores.
Change your footwear daily if possible.
ATC Classification
D01AC01 - clotrimazole ; Belongs to the class of imidazole and triazole derivatives. Used in the topical treatment of fungal infection.
Cream 1% x 10 g, 20 g.
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