Monday, June 6, 2011

Canesten Cream | Generic Clotrimazole Cream | Uses | Dosage | Side Effects

Canesten Cream (Generic Clotrimazole) - Active Ingredient And Chemical structure

The active ingredient contained in Canesten Cream (Generic Clotrimazole) is Clotrimazole. Clotrimazole is an odorless, white crystalline substance that is soluble in ethanol. The structure is shown below
Clotrimazole  structure

Generic Forms and Brand names of Clotrimazole

Canesten cream manufactured by Bayer, India is an effective treatment for a wide range of skin infections caused by fungi.Generic Clotrimazole Cream which has the active ingredient Clotrimazole is also sold as Lotrimin und Mycelex and under various other brand names.

Canesten Cream (Generic Clotrimazole) Preparations

Canesten Cream is available as tubes of 15 g.

Canesten Cream (Generic Clotrimazole) - Storage Requirements

Canesten Cream is to be stored at room temperature (15°C to 30°C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light.

Canesten Cream (Generic Clotrimazole) - Uses

Generic Clotrimazole in the form of Canesten Clotrimazole Cream is used to treat fungal infections such as vaginal yeast infections, oral thrush, and ringworm (tinea corporis). It is also used to treat athlete's foot (tinea pedis), and jock itch (tinea cruris) and infections with yeasts such as candida e.g fungal nappy rash, sweat rash, or thrush affecting the outside of the vagina (vulva and labia) or the end of the penis.

Canesten Cream (Generic Clotrimazole)- Dosage

Clotrimazole cream should be gently applied to the affected areas of skin twice a day, in the morning and evening and rubbed in gently. Treatment should be continued for at least one month for dermatophyte infections and at least two weeks for candidal infections even if the symptoms disappear.

Side Effects Of Canesten Clotrimazole Cream

The most common side effects of Canesten Cream (Generic Clotrimazole) are skin rash, hives, blistering, burning, itching, peeling, redness, stinging, swelling, or other sign of skin irritation.

Further Information

Prescribing Information