Canesten clotrimazole 2% 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.
Clotrimazole 400mg (2% w/w). It also contains Benzyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Octyldodecanol
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 2% Thrush Cream and what is it used for?
When you suffer from vaginal or penile thrush, you can experience a lot of discomfort with soreness, itching, and pain depending on the severity of the infection. If you are looking for an effective, fast-acting, and proven treatment to alleviate the embarrassing external symptoms, Canesten 2% Thrush Cream is an excellent choice.
Canesten 2% Cream contains the active ingredient clotrimazole, which is an antifungal agent used to target fungal infections such as vaginal thrush. It is manufactured by Bayer and is available to buy online from The Independent Pharmacy in 20g tubes. This treatment is for men and women over 18 years only. For children under 16 or the elderly over 60 years suffering from thrush please speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.
How does Canesten 2% Thrush Cream work?
The active ingredient Clotrimazole works by killing the fungus, on the skin surrounding the vagina or penis, that is causing thrush. Clotrimazole kills fungus by causing holes to appear in its cell membrane and the contents leak out. Canesten Thrush Cream cannot be used to treat internal thrush infections.