Canesten Dual Action Dermatological Spray is specially formulated for treating symptoms of Athlete’s Foot. It provides a cooling spray that eradicates the unpleasantness of redness, itching, and bad smells.
It may be used for treatment for adults, elderly, and children.
Canesten Dual Action Spray is used to treat skin infections caused by yeast, dermatophytes, mould and other fungi. It is designed to treat:
As a spray, this Canesten is useful to cover and treat large, hard to reach areas of the skin.
The atomiser spray is particularly suitable for infections covering large or hairy areas. The active substance in Canesten Dermatological Spray is clotrimazole. Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines called imidazoles and is an antifungal agent which fights the cause of fungal skin infections..
If Canesten Dermatological Spray has been prescribed for you by your doctor, follow any instructions he/she may have given you. If you purchased this product without a prescription, follow these directions closely: • Before the first application, press the atomiser head down once or twice. The spray is then ready to use. • If the feet are infected, they should be washed and dried thoroughly, especially between the toes, before applying the spray. • Canesten Dermatological Spray should be applied to the affected areas two or three times daily, from a distance of about 6 inches. • The duration of the treatment depends upon the type of infection. Generally a minimum of two weeks is required, although up to four weeks may be necessary. • If you have athlete’s foot, it may help to use an antifungal dusting powder as well. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend one. 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 your doctor.
Do not use Canesten® Dermatological Spray: • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients of Canesten Dermatological Spray. Important information about some of the ingredients: This product contains propylene glycol which may cause skin irritation (e.g. rash, itching or redness) in some people. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: If you are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying for a baby, tell your doctor or midwife before using Canesten Dermatological Spray. If you have informed your doctor or midwife already, follow his/her instructions carefully.
Like all medicines, Canesten Dermatological Spray can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. As with all medicines, some people may be allergic to the spray. If you are allergic, a reaction will occur soon after you start using it. If you experience an allergic reaction, stop using Canesten Dermatological Spray and tell your doctor straight away or contact the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital. Signs of an allergic reaction may include: • Rash. • Swallowing or breathing problems. • Swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue. • Weakness, feeling dizzy or faint. • Nausea. After you apply the spray you might experience: • Itching, rash, blisters, burning, discomfort, swelling, irritation, redness or peeling of skin. Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
The active substance is clotrimazole at a strength of 1% w/v. • The other ingredients are isopropyl alcohol, propylene glycol and macrogol 400. See Section 2 ‘Important information about some of the ingredients’ for propylene glycol advice. The spray is produced by an atomiser and contains no propellant
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