Canesten Solution Clotrimazole 1% can provide symptomatic treatment for fungal and associated infections. It may be used for treating athlete’s foot, fungal intertrigo and fungal infections of the outer and middle ear.
The solution is particularly suitable for use on hairy skin. The active substance in Canesten Solution is clotrimazole. Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines called imidazoles and is an antifungal agent which fights the cause of fungal skin and ear infections.
If you are unsure whether you have one of these fungal skin infections, seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist.
Approved by Sumaiya Patel - Pharmacist on the 09/02/2021. For more information, view our medical team
If Canesten Solution 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: • If the feet are infected, they should be washed and dried thoroughly, especially between the toes, before applying the solution. • For skin infections, Canesten Solution should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected areas two or three times daily. • A few drops are enough to treat an area of about the size of the hand. • For ear infections, put 2 - 3 drops of Canesten Solution in the ear two or three times daily. • The treatment should be continued for at least two weeks after the disappearance of all signs of infection, to prevent re-infection. • 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 your 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® Solution: • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole or the other ingredient of Canesten Solution, macrogol 400. Using other medicines: Canesten Solution and Sofradex drops may cause a heat reaction when used together. Consult your doctor before using these products together in the ear. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: If you are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying for a baby, tell your doctor or midwife before using Canesten Solution Wash your socks, stockings and tights thoroughly in hot water to remove any shed skin or fungal spores. • Change your footwear daily if possible.
Like all medicines, Canesten Solution can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. As with all medicines, some people may be allergic to the solution. If you are allergic, a reaction will occur soon after you start using it. If you experience an allergic reaction, stop using Canesten Solution 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 solution 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.
Canesten Solution 1% contains:
Clotrimazole 200mg (1%w/v) it also contains macrogol 400. Unless otherwise directed, Canesten Solution should be thinkly and evenly applied to the affected areas of the skin 2-3 times daily. For external use only.
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