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Canesten (clotrimazole) Cream is used to treat fungal infections of the skin. These include ringworm, athlete's foot, fungal nappy rash, and fungal sweat rash.
Canesten Cream is also used to treat irritation of the vulva (external thrush) or the end of the penis (may also be associated with thrush).
Carefully read and follow the instructions that come with the Canesten Cream prescription. If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Canesten Cream is available in a tube and is for topical use on the skin only. Do not get the medication in your mouth or eyes.
If you are using Canesten Cream on your feet, make sure your feet are washed and dried completely before using the cream.
Apply a thin, even layer to the affected area(s) two or three times a day. Gently rub it in.
Canesten Cream may be used for up to 4 weeks, but the duration depends on the type of infection.
An improvement should be experienced within a few days of using Canesten Cream; however, redness and scaling may take longer to go away. Contact your doctor if symptoms do not go away.
The active ingredient contained in Canesten Cream is clotrimazole, an antifungal. Inactive ingredients include benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, cetyl palmitate, cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol, and purified water.
Do not use Canesten Cream if you are allergic to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients contained in Canesten Cream.
Do not use Canesten Cream to treat nail or scalp infections.
Side effects that may occur with the use of Canesten Cream include skin itching, rash, blisters, burning, discomfort, swelling, irritation, redness, or peeling.
Some people may be allergic to Caneseten Cream and exhibit severe allergic reactions including a rash, trouble breathing or swallowing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, dizziness, nausea, or rapid heartbeat. Seek emergency care immediately if you experience these effects.
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Canesten Cream (clotrimazole) 1% w/w. Reading, RG2 6AD, UK: Bayer plc; 2020.