Canesten Cream Clotrimazole 1% (20g) provides external treatment for fungal infections in adults and fungal nappy rashes in children. It contains 1% of the active ingredient Clotrimazole which promotes a healthy pH balance and reduces thrush symptoms of itching and burning.
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.
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.
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 1% contains:
Clotrimazole 500mg (1% w/w). It also contains benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, cetyl palmitate, cetostearyl alcohol, octydodecanol and purified water.
If the instructions are followed this formulation works perfectly which it has done for me. Remember that the fungus is fighting for its life while you are merely attempting to rid yourself of an unpleasant odour, but do what the instructions require and this does the job in about 10 days. Regards, John