Canesten Cream (50g)
- Fungal Skin Infections
- Fungal Nappy Rash
- Ringworm, Athlete’s Foot
- Fungal Sweat Rash
- Vulva/Penis Irritation
The active substance in Canesten Cream is clotrimazole. Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines called imidazoles and is an antifungal agent which fights the cause of fungal skin infections.
Wash your hands before and after applying the cream.
Apply the cream thinly to affected areas 2 or 3 times a day and rub in gently.
Generally a minimum of 2 weeks treatment is necessary for thrush although up to 4 weeks maybe necessary for other conditions.
If symptoms persist consult your doctor.
Please read patient information leaflet before using this medicine. Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not use Canesten® Cream:
If you (or your baby if treating nappy rash) are allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients, including cetostearyl alcohol, of Canesten Cream.
Important information about some of the ingredients:
This product contains cetostearyl alcohol which may cause local skin irritation (e.g. rash, itching or redness).
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.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
If you are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying for a baby, tell your doctor or midwife before using Canesten Cream. If you have informed your doctor or midwife already, follow his/her instructions carefully.