When should I use Canesten 1.0% cream?
Canesten 1.0% cream should be used to treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, fungal nappy rash and fungal infection of the breast fold (intertrigo). It may also be used for the treatment of irritation of the vulva or end of the penis (glans) which may be associated with thrush. If you are unsure of the cause of your infection, seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist.
When should I not use Canesten 1.0% cream?
Do not use Canesten 1.0% cream if you have previously had an allergic reaction to the active ingredient clotrimazole. If you are unsure about this, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
What special precautions should I take?
If you are pregnant or are planning a family, tell your doctor or pharmacist before using Canesten 1.0% cream. If you have informed your doctor or pharmacist already, follow their instructions carefully.If symptoms persist, consult your doctor :Your doctor or pharmacist may recommend that you use an anti-fungal dusting powder as well, particularly for treating athlete's foot.
You can help the treatment to work if you follow these simple self-help tips :
Although the infected area will itch, do not scratch. Scratching will damage the surface of the skin and cause the infection to spread further.
Keep the affected areas of the skin clean Pay particular attention to drying the skin but avoid excessive rubbing.Your Canesten cream is for external use only and should not be put in the mouth or swallowed. If it is accidentally swallowed, seek medical advice immediately.
What should I do if I forget to use my Canesten 1.0% cream?
Apply the cream as soon as possible and then continue the rest of your treatment as usual.
What undesirable effects may I experience?
The symptoms of your 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.Canesten cream may cause unwanted effects in some people. You may experience a mild burning or irritation immediately after applying the cream. If you find this intolerable, stop treatment and tell your doctor.If, upon first use of Canesten cream, you experience a rash and itching, tell your doctor immediately as you may be allergic to Canesten.If your symptoms get worse or persist, or you feel you are reacting badly to this medicine in any other way, consult your doctor.
How should I store my Canesten 1.0% cream?
Canesten 1.0% cream should be stored in the original carton in a cool, dry place, below 25ºCKeep out of the reach of childrenDo not use the cream after the expiry date which is printed at one end of the carton and on the end of the tubeIf you find that you still have this medicine after its expiry date, return it to your local pharmacist who will dispose of it properly.Remember :This medicine is for your use only. Do not give it to anyone else under any circumstances. If you have any doubts about using Canesten 1.0% cream correctly, seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist.
How do I use Canesten 1.0% cream?
If Canesten 1.0% cream has been prescribed for you by your doctor, follow any instructions he/she may have given you.
If you have purchased this product without a prescription, follow the directions closely :
Canesten 1.0% cream should be thinly and evenly applied to the affected area two or three times daily and rubbed in gently.
If the feet are infected, they should be washed and dried thoroughly, especially between the toes, before applying the cream.
The duration of treatment depends upon the type of infection. Generally a minimum of two weeks is required, although more than four weeks may be necessary.
A white cream containing 1.0% Clotrimazole BP
Canesten 1.0% cream also contains Benzyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl Esters Wax, Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol, 2-Octyldodecanol and Purified Water
Canesten 1.0% cream is one of a group of medicines called Imidazoles which are used to treat fungal skin infections.
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