Canesten Hydrocortisone Athlete's Foot cream is used to treat athlete's foot and fungal infected skin folds when there are additional symptoms of inflammation (such as swelling, redness and itching). Canesten Hydrocortisone Athlete's Foot cream treats the fungal skin infection and reduces the swelling and itching caused by it. The active substances in Canesten Hydrocortisone Athlete's Foot cream are clotrimazole and hydrocortisone acetate. Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines called imidazoles which destroy the fungi and some bacteria that cause skin infections. Hydrocortisone acetate is a mild steroid which reduces swelling, redness and itching associated with inflammation of the skin.
Approved by Pharmacist - Sumaiya Patel on the 30/11/2020.
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If Canesten Hydrocortisone Athlete's Foot 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 these directions closely. • Before use, pierce the tube seal by inverting the cap over the end of the tube and press. • If feet are infected; before applying the cream, they should be washed and dried thoroughly, especially between the toes. • Canesten Hydrocortisone Athlete's Foot cream should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected areas two or three times daily and rubbed in gently. Approximately 1cm of cream per application should be sufficient. • Do not cover the area being treated with a dressing or bandage. • As with all products containing hydrocortisone, you should wash your hands immediately after applying the cream. Treatment should be continued for no more than 7 days. 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 the symptoms persist or do not start to improve after 7 days, consult your doctor.
Canesten Hydrocortisone Athlete's Foot cream is for external use only:
Do not put the cream in your mouth or swallow it. If the cream is swallowed accidentally, tell your doctor straight away or contact the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital. If you accidentally get cream in your eyes or mouth, wash immediately with water and contact your doctor
Do not use Canesten Hydrocortisone Athlete's Foot cream: • If you have a fungal infection without specific symptoms of inflammation, as an antifungal medicine without hydrocortisone may be more appropriate.
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole, hydrocortisone or any of the other ingredients, including cetostearyl alcohol, of Canesten Hydrocortisone.• On areas of broken skin. • On large areas of skin (more than 5-10% of body surface). • For longer than 7 days. • To treat cold sores or acne. • On your face, eyes, mouth or mucous membranes. • On any untreated bacterial skin infection, such as syphilis or tuberculosis. • On vaccination reactions. • On shingles, chicken pox, rosacea or herpes.
If you are unsure about any of these restrictions, speak to your doctor or pharmacist. Unless prescribed by a doctor, you should not use Canesten Hydrocortisone Athlete's Foot cream: • If pregnant or breast-feeding. • In children under 10 years. • In the vagina or on the vulva. • On the penis or scrotum. • Around the anus. • To treat ringworm. • On areas of skin affected by eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis. If you have are unsure about any of these restrictions, speak to your doctor or pharmacist Special precautions: • As with all steroids, long-term, continuous use on large areas of skin should be avoided. • Do not cover the area being treated with a dressing or bandage. • Contact your doctor if you experience blurred vision or other visual disturbances.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: If you are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying for a baby, tell your doctor or midwife before using Canesten Hydrocortisone Athlete's Foot cream. If you have informed your doctor or midwife already, follow his/her instructions carefully.
Important information about some of the ingredients: This product contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local skin irritation (e.g. rash, itching or redness)
Like all medicines, Canesten Hydrocortisone Athlete's Foot cream can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. As with all medicines, some people may be allergic to the cream. If you are allergic, a reaction will occur soon after you start using it.
If you experience an allergic reaction, stop using Canesten Hydrocortisone Athlete's Foot cream 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 cream you might experience: • Itching, rash, blisters, burning, discomfort, swelling, irritation, redness or peeling of skin, blurred vision. Treatment should be limited to 7 days unless advised otherwise by your doctor. If you apply the cream to a large area or under a dressing, or if you use the cream for more than 2 weeks, you may experience skin reactions such as: Broken veins. • Excess hair growth. • Stretch marks. • Thinning or whitening of skin. • Secondary infections. • An acne-like rash.
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 or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine
Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream contains:
The active substances are clotrimazole and hydrocortisone acetate. Each gram of cream contains 10mg clotrimazole and 11.2mg hydrocortisone acetate (equivalent to 10mg hydrocortisone). • The other ingredients are benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, triceteareth-4-phosphate, medium chain triglycerides, purified water, sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid.
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