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Canesten Cream 15gm
Canesten Cream 15gm
Canesten Cream 15gm
Canesten Cream 15gm
Canesten Cream 15gm

Canesten Cream 15gm

15g Cream in Tube
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Clotrimazole(10.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
Topical Anti-fungal

Medical Description

Canesten Cream 15gm is an antifungal cream used for treating different infections.

Uses of Canesten Cream 15gm

Canesten Cream 15gm uses include the treatment of skin infections (caused by yeast), namely, athlete's foot, jock itch, etc. along with ear and vaginal infections. It is also used for oral thrush or oral candititis.
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Contraindications of Canesten Cream 15gm

Canesten Cream 15gm uses are highly advised against individuals who are allergic to clotrimazole or to those who are hypersensitive..

Side effects of Canesten Cream 15gm

  • Vaginal bleeding.
  • Skin rash.
  • Redness of skin.
  • Lower abdominal pain.
  • Diarrhoea
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge.

Precautions and Warnings of Canesten Cream 15gm


Can I use Canesten Cream 15gm during pregnancy?
There is no case deeming Canesten Cream 15gm unsafe for the developing foetus; however, a consultation from a doctor before using the product is advised.

Breast Feeding

Can I use Canesten Cream 15gm while breastfeeding?
Although safe, but it is advised to continue either breastfeeding or using the cream if the affected area lies around where the infant can come in contact with the drug.


Can I drive if I am using Canesten Cream 15gm?
Other forms of clotrimazole cause dizziness in people, however, the application of a clotrimazole-based cream is unlikely to cause any discomfort while driving.


Can I consume alcohol with Canesten Cream 15gm?
Consumption of alcohol has no increased risk or side effect during the use of the cream.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Immediately inform your doctor if you suffer from liver disease, diabetes mellitus, alcoholism or AIDS. Do not swallow the cream or lotion and avoid contact with eyes. If you have a vaginal infection, sexual intercourse is to be avoided for the time being.
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Mode of Action of Canesten Cream 15gm

Canesten Cream 15gm composition primarily is of (No Suggestions) and it works by destroying the permeability of the cell membrane of the fungi growth, which, in turn, limits and prevents their growth.

Directions for Use of Canesten Cream 15gm

Canesten Cream 15gm is applied at the affected area with clean hands, and it is advised to wash the hands after applying to further prevent the spreading of infection. It is highly advisable to only use the cream externally.
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Interactions of Canesten Cream 15gm

Interactions with other medicines

  • Drugs like aripiprazole, loxapine, quetiapine and others which are used for the treatment of bipolar disorders and schizophrenia can have a worsening effect when coupled with clotrimazole-based medicines.
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  • Antirejection medications after a transplant when consumed on a course with vaginal clotrimazole can result in higher level of tacrolimus/sirolimus in the blood stream; therefore, a consultation is required before coupling the medications.
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  • Individuals on the course of treatment for HIV and AIDS are advised to consult a doctor before using Canesten Cream 15gm.

Interactions with food items

There are no reported complications with any food products during the usage of Canesten Cream 15gm. However, it is advised not to employ the hand used for the application of cream for picking up anything for eating or otherwise.
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Other general Interactions

In cases where the application is for vaginal infections, the use of condoms is liable to fail during copulation. Different contraceptions are, therefore, advised to use.

Storage and disposal of Canesten Cream 15gm

The cream is supposed to be stored in a cool and dry place, away from extreme temperatures.

Dosage of Canesten Cream 15gm


  • Increased discomfort and swelling of the affected area.
  • Development of rash and itching around the affected area.
  • Problem in breathing or suffocation.
Upon missing a dose, it is advised to get through with the dose as early as possible but not to compensate for the missed Canesten Cream 15gm dosage if the next one is around the corner or due.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What are the precautions to keep in mind while using Canesten Cream 15gm?

A: The affected surface is required to dried and cleaned up before the application of the cream and one's hand are supposed to be washed up before and after using the cream.

Q: How quick is the medication at providing relief with the condition?

A: The time before any progress is recorded depends solely on the type and degree of the infection and the area affected.

Q: Is the medicine safe for children and infants?

A: It is advised against using on infants because of Canesten Cream 15gm side effects; however, if prescribed by a doctor, a close and keen eye is to be kept on every side effect to prevent any extremities.

Q: Canesten Cream 15gm is effective against which kind of fungal infections?

A: The medicine is most effective against infections caused by trichophyton and candida species.

Q: What are the complications with using clotrimazole?

A: Clotrimazole-based medication can result in severe side effects and complications when used along with medications for bipolar disorders, diabetes or on individuals with heart conditions.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 04:34 PM (IST)
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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