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Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream 15g

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  • Clotrimazole is an antifungal medicine. 

  • It is used to treat fungal infections of the skin. 

  • Hydrocortisone is a steroid. 

  • It is used to relieve inflammation, redness and itching of the skin. 

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Contents:

Clotrimazole 1% and Hydrocortisone 1%. Also contains: Benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, triceteareth-4-phosphate, medium chain triglycerides and purified water. (See the enclosed leaflet for further information.)

Indication:

Treatment of athlete’s foot and fungal sweat rash when accompanied by inflammation and itching.

Dosage:

Adults and children 10 years and over: Apply thinly and evenly to affected area twice daily. Maximum treatment period 7 days. 

Caution:

Do not cover treated area with a dressing or bandage. Do not use on large areas or on broken skin. Do not use on the face, eyes, mouth or mucous membranes.

Chapter:

Skin conditions.

Disclaimer:

This information is provided for your reference only and it is not to be relied upon on its own as instructions for use of this medication. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances.

Other than liability for death or personal injury arising out of our negligence, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise.



Why do I need this medicine?
This medicine contains Clotrimazole and Hydrocortisone.

Clotrimazole is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat fungal infections of the skin.

Hydrocortisone is a steroid. It is used to relieve inflammation, redness and itching of the skin.

Clotrimazole and Hydrocortisone work together in this medicine to relieve the symptoms caused by the fungal skin infection.

How do I use this medicine?
Apply exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not apply more often or over a larger area than instructed by your doctor.

Wash and dry your skin gently before applying this medicine.

Apply a thin layer sparingly to the affected area as directed by your doctor. Rub it in gently until it disappears.

Do not cover, wrap or bandage the area, unless instructed by your doctor.

Do not apply near the eye area. If this medicine accidentally gets into your eyes, flush your eyes with clean water immediately.

Do not apply on a child's skin unless instructed by the child's doctor. If you apply this medicine on your child, do not use tight-fitting diapers or non-breathable materials.

Do not use this medicine for anything else other than the purpose instructed by your doctor.

When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or become pregnant while being treated with this medicine.

Let your doctor know if you are breastfeeding. Do not apply on the nipples if you are breastfeeding.

Alert your doctor if you have any other skin problems or infections.

Do not apply on skin that is broken or infected. Do not apply on skin that is discharging fluid or pus.

Do not apply on your face unless instructed by your doctor.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have diabetes or any other medical conditions.

This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Avoid exposing the affected area to sunlight.

Do not apply to large areas of your skin.

Alert your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsens.

What side effects could I experience?
This medicine may cause skin irritation such as a tingling or itching sensation, dry skin, peeling, pimples, thinning of the skin and small changes in skin tone.

These side effects are usually not common and are not a cause for worry, especially if you are using this for only a short period of time.

Stop using this medicine and see your doctor again if the skin irritation does not go away.

Can I use this with other medicines?
Inform your doctor if you are using any other creams, ointments or lotions on the affected area.

Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.


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