|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||India|
|PACKAGING||30 gm in 1 tube|
|MANUFACTURER||Bayer Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd|
Canesten Cream 30 gm belongs to a group of medications known as antifungals, used to treat fungal infections. Fungal infection occurs when a fungus invades and affects the tissue in the body. Symptoms of a fungal infection include rash, irritation, redness and scaling of the skin.
It is composed of two medicines: Clotrimazole (antifungal) and Lidocaine (local anaesthetic). Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication that works by stopping the growth of fungi by causing damage and leakage to the fungal cell membrane. Lidocaine belongs to the class of local anaesthetics. It reduces pain by blocking the pain signals from nerves to the brain. It causes temporary numbness/loss of feeling in the skin and mucous membranes.
Your doctor will advise the appropriate dose that suits your infection. If the medicine gets into your eyes, nose, mouth or vagina, rinse with cold water. It has common side effects like itching, dryness, redness, and burning sensation at the application site. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
Let your doctor know if you have any allergic reactions to Canesten Cream 30 gm or any other medications. Please check with your doctor before using Canesten Cream 30 gm, if you have severe liver disease, heart and kidney diseases, and blood disorders (methemoglobinemia, a condition in which less oxygen is delivered to the cells). Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult the doctor before starting Canesten Cream 30 gm. If nursing mothers apply Canesten Cream 30 gm to their breasts for treatment, it is advised to wash the affected area thoroughly before breastfeeding the baby.
It is used to treat fungal infections and consists of two medicines, namely: Clotrimazole (antifungal) and Lidocaine (local anaesthetic). Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication that treats fungal infections like vaginal yeast infections, oral thrush, and ringworm. It stops the growth of fungi by causing damage and leakage to the fungal cell membrane. Lidocaine is a local anaesthetic that reduces pain by blocking the pain signals from nerves to the brain. It causes temporary numbness/loss of feeling in the skin and mucous membranes.
Directions for Use
- Burning sensation at the application site
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Before using Canesten Cream 30 gm, let your doctor know if have a history of liver diseases, heart, kidney diseases, blood disorders (methemoglobinemia, a condition in which less oxygen is delivered to the cells) or allergic reactions to this cream and its components. Do not apply Cream to blisters, cuts, wounds or lesions. Do not smoke or go near naked flames since fabric (clothing, bedding, dressings) that has been in contact with this product burns easily and is a serious fire hazard. Let your doctor know if you plan to become pregnant or already pregnant and a lactating mother. If you apply Cream to breasts or nipple for treatment, wash it off while nursing your baby.
Drug-Drug Interaction: It may interact with respiratory-related medicines (budesonide, formoterol), pain killers (acetaminophen, hydrocodone), and local anaesthetics (prilocaine). Clotrimazole in Canesten Cream 30 gm may reduce the effectiveness of latex contraceptives. The patient should be advised to use alternative precautions for at least five days after using this product.
Drug-Food Interaction: No drug-food interactions were found/ established. However avoiding fatty foods, alcohol, and caffeine can effectively manage fungal infections.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Brief your doctor if you have a medical history of allergic reactions to medicines, other skin infections, severe liver disease, heart and kidney diseases, and blood disorders before taking.
No interaction found/ established. Please consult your doctor before using.
Please consult your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant or already pregnant before starting.
There is limited data on how Canesten Cream 30 gm affects breastfeeding. It is generally safe to use when prescribed by the doctor during breastfeeding. However, if nursing mothers apply to their breasts for treatment, it is advised to wash the affected area thoroughly before breastfeeding the baby.
It has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive or use machines.
Let your doctor know if you have any history of severe liver diseases or hepatic impairment before starting.
Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney diseases before starting.
Diet & Lifestyle Advise
- Always wear loose-fitting clothes to avoid further sweat and the spread of the fungal infection.
- Do not scratch the affected area of the skin as it can spread the infection to other body parts.
- Avoid sharing towels, combs, bedsheets, shoes or socks with others.
- Wash your bed sheets and towels regularly.
- Wash your socks, stockings, and tights in hot water regularly. Avoid shoes that make your feet sweaty and hot.
- Do not walk barefoot at places like gym showers to prevent fungal infections.
- Avoid or limit the intake of alcohol and caffeine.
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