Canesten Cream Broad-Spectrum Antimycotic with Fungicidal action.
The active substance in Canesten Clotrimazole Cream 1% w/w is clotrimazole. Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines called imidazoles. The primary mechanism of action of clotrimazole is against the division and growing of fungi. Clotrimazole alters the permeability of the fungal cell wall and inhibits the activity of enzymes within the cell. It specifically inhibits the biosynthesis of ergosterol required for cell membrane production.
Canesten Clotrimazole Cream 1% w/w is used to treat fungal skin infections such as athlete's foot, white spots, ringworm, fungal infection of the skin folds & erythrasma (skin redness/irritation).
Dosage/Direction for Use
Before use, pierce the tube seal by inverting the cap over the end of the tube and press. If the feet are infected, they should be washed and dried thoroughly especially between the toes before applying the cream. Canesten Clotrimazole Cream 1% w/w should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected areas two or three times daily and rubbed in gently.It can be applied any time of the day. A strip of cream (½ cm long) is enough to treat an area of about the size of the hand. 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. To ensure complete healing depending on the indication he treatment should be continued according to the indications as specified as follows even if symptoms disappear.
Treatment duration: Athlete's foot, ringworm, fungal infection of the tissues adjacent to the nails, fungal infection of the skin folds: 3-4 weeks or as directed by physicians. Erythrasma (skin redness/irritation): 2-4 weeks or as directed by physicians. White spots: 1-3 weeks or as directed by physicians.
If symptoms persist, consult the doctor. Patients should notify physician their physician if there is no improvement after 4 weeks of treatment.
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Direction for Use
Apply the cream to the affected area and massage it in gently. You only need 1 application per day. Treatment should be continued for 3 weeks for Athlete’s Foot. Please refer to Patient Information Leaflet for other fungal treatment duration.