Canesten clotrimazole 1% cream can be used to treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, fungal nappy rash and fungal sweat rash. Canesten cream can also help to relieve the irritation caused by thrush, whether this is external thrush on the vulva or the end of the penis.
The cream contains: clotrimazole 200mg (1% w/w), benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, Cetyl palmitate, cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol and purified water
If your doctor has prescribed Canesten cream to you follow the instructions they have given you, if you have bought this product without a prescription follow the steps below:
Wash your hands before and after applying the cream.
If using on your feet, ensure these are washed and dried before the cream is applied.
Apply the cream thinly to affected areas 2 or 3 times a day and rub in gently.
Generally, a minimum of two weeks treatment is necessary for thrush although up to four weeks may be necessary for other conditions.
If symptoms persist consult your doctor.
Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before using this product
For external use only
Do not use if you or your baby are allergic to clotrimazole or any of the ingredients
Keep out of the reach and sight of children
After you apply the cream you may experience; itching, rash, blisters, burning, discomfort, swelling, irritation or peeling skin
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying for a baby tell your doctor or midwife before using Canesten cream
As with other creams, Canesten cream may reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives, such as condoms or diaphragms. Consequently, if you are using this cream on the vulva or penis, you should use alternative precautions for at least five days after using this product.
Burning, stinging, swelling, irritation, redness, pimple-like bumps, tenderness, or flaking of the treated skin may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
What is Canesten 1% Cream and what is it used for?
Canesten Cream 1% is a popular antifungal treatment that can be used by both men and women. It contains the active ingredient clotrimazole 1%. Canesten 1% cream is used to treat infections of the skin that are caused by yeast, dermatophytes, moulds, and fungi. These infections can lead to conditions like:
• Athlete’s foot
• Jock itch
• Fungal nappy rash
• Sweat rash
• Vaginal thrush
How does Canesten 1% Cream work?
Clotrimazole is the active ingredient in Canesten Cream it kills fungi and yeast by inhibiting their ability to produce a substance called ergosterol. Ergosterol is an essential component of the fungal cell membrane. Inhibiting the production of ergosterol leads to holes appearing in the cell membrane. These holes allow essential constituents of the fungal cell to leak out, which kills the cell.
How to increase the benefits of Canesten 1% Cream
• Try to avoid scratching the infected areas as this will damage the skin’s surface, allowing the infection to spread further.
• Keep the affected areas clean.
• Pay extra attention to drying the infected skin, but try to avoid excessive rubbing.
• Do not share personal items, such as bath mats and towels. This will help to stop spreading the infection to others.
• Ensure you wash your hands after treating the infection to help prevent it from spreading.