Candid Cl Gel
Candid Cl Gel

Candid Cl Gel

By GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS
30g Vaginal Gel in Tube
231.71*
MRP 246.50
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Medical Description

Candid-CL gel contains a combination of Clindamycin and Clotrimazole as its active ingredients. It is used in the treatment of vaginal infections. It works by stopping the growth of micro-organisms th...
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ContainsClindamycin(2.0 %),Clotrimazole(2.0 %)
UsesTreat vaginal infections associated with vaginal discharge
Side effectsBurning sensation and irritation in the vagina
ClassificationTOPICAL ANTI-FUNGAL
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Uses of Candid Cl Gel

Candid-CL gel is used to treat various types of vaginal infections related to vaginal discharge. Vaginal discharge may be due to fungal, bacterial or parasitic infection or a mixture of them.

Contraindications of Candid Cl Gel

  • If you are allergic to Clindamycin, Clotrimazole or any other ingredients of the Candid-CL gel.
  • If you have experienced diarrhoea with blood in stools, severe stomach pain and cramps after using an antibiotic or which are seen in some diseases of the intestines.

Side effects of Candid Cl Gel

  • Burning sensation, irritation, itching in the vagina.
  • Pain while passing urine.

Precautions and Warnings of Candid Cl Gel

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I use the Candid-CL gel during pregnancy?
A:
Candid-CL gel should only be used during pregnancy if it is prescribed by your doctor, as there is limited safety information available. Your doctor will only prescribe you this medicine if it is considered essential after assessing the benefits over risks. Also, ensure not to use an applicator when you are pregnant.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I use the Candid-CL gel while breastfeeding?
A:
Candid-CL gel should be avoided while breastfeeding, as it passes into breast milk and may be harmful to the baby. Consult a doctor for other safer alternatives.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have applied the Candid-CL gel?
A:
There is limited information about the effects of Candid-CL gel on driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol if I have applied Candid-CL gel?
A:
There is no data regarding the interactions between Candid-CL gel and alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You develop an allergic reaction after using the Candid-CL gel.
  • You may experience mild irritation and burning sensation in the vagina after using this medicine, please contact your doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not go away.
  • You do not notice any improvement in your condition after using this medicine for 3 days.
  • Candid-CL gel is meant only for vaginal use and should not be consumed.
  • You are advised to avoid intercourse even with condoms or vaginal diaphragms as the medicine can make them less effective.
  • You should also not use tampons, vaginal douches or other vaginal products while using this medicine.
  • You should preferably use cotton underwear.
  • Dry the area around the vagina after a bath and change damp clothing at the earliest. Wipe the area dry from front to back after visiting the toilet. Avoid scratching the area around the vagina.
  • If your partner has itching, redness or discomfort in the private parts, he should visit a doctor and inform about your treatment as well.
  • Do not use Candid-CL gel for any other conditions than that prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not stop using this medicine without completing the treatment.
  • If this medicine is accidentally consumed, visit your doctor immediately or if it comes in contact with your eye, rinse thoroughly with cool water.

Mode of Action of Candid Cl Gel

How Does It Work?

  • Candid-CL gel works by the combined action of both its components - Clindamycin and Clotrimazole.
  • Clindamycin is an antibiotic that works by attaching to the genetic material of bacteria, thus preventing the production of substances required for their growth, it controls their spread.
  • Clotrimazole is an antifungal agent which works by attaching to the covering of the fungus cells. It destroys the covering and makes it porous. This slows the growth of the fungus and eventually kills...
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Directions for Use of Candid Cl Gel

  • Candid-CL gel is meant for vaginal use only.
  • Use it as directed by the doctor.
  • Read and follow the instructions on the label before usage.
  • Wash thoroughly and dry the vaginal area.
  • Avoid touching the tip of the container directly to the infected area.
  • Wash your hands before and after applying the gel.
  • Do not use it more than that recommended by the doctor.
  • In case your eyes come in contact with this medicine, immediately rinse your eyes with water.

Interactions of Candid Cl Gel

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Candid-CL gel works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interactions.
  • Other medicines like Atracurium, Vecuronium which are used to relax muscles before surgery, should be used with caution with Candid-CL gel as the duration of muscle relaxation may be increased.

Storage and disposal of Candid Cl Gel

  • Store Candid-CL gel in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.
  • Discard any unused medicine properly, do not flush in the toilet or throw it into the drain.

Dosage of Candid Cl Gel

Overdose

Seek medical attention in case you have used Candid-CL gel in excess.

Missed a Dose

If you have missed applying the Candid-CL gel, apply it as soon as possible. Do not overapply this medicine just to compensate for the missed application.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the use of Candid-CL gel?

A: Candid-CL gel is used for the treatment of different types of vaginal infections related to vaginal discharge. Vaginal discharge may be due to fungal, bacterial or parasitic infection or a mixture of them.

Q: How to use Candid-CL gel?

  • Candid-CL gel is meant for vaginal use only.
  • Use it as directed by the doctor.
  • Read and follow the instructions on the label before usage.
  • Wash thoroughly and dry the vaginal area.
  • Avoid touching the tip of the container directly to the infected area.
  • Wash your hands before and after applying the gel.
  • Do not use it more than that recommended by the doctor.

Q: Can I use the Candid-CL gel for any white discharge?

A: No, you should visit a gynaecologist who will confirm if you have an infection or not after careful examination. Your gynaecologist may then prescribe you Candid-CL gel or any other appropriate medicine based on your infection and general health.

Q: Can I stop using the Candid-CL gel on my own if I feel my symptoms have gone away?

A: No, you should not stop using Candid-CL gel until it is advised by your doctor, even if you are feeling good. If you stop using it before completing the treatment your symptoms may return and your condition may also worsen.
Product Details
Brand
CANDID CL
Country of Origin
India

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Last Updated on: 20 Mar 2021 | 09:45 AM (IST)
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