What's in the box:
1 x CANESTEN CREAM 10G
Canesten 1% cream contains the active ingredient clotrimazole, which is an antifungal medicine used to treat infections with fungi and yeasts.
What is Canesten 1% cream used for?
Treating skin infections caused by yeasts (eg Candida), dermatophytes (eg Trichophyton, Tinea), moulds and other fungi, such as the following:
Athlete's foot (tinea pedis).
Fungal infection of the groin, ie jock itch (tinea cruris).
Ringworm (tinea corporis).
Fungal nappy rash caused by infection with Candida albicans.
Sweat rash caused by infection with Candida albicans.
Relieving the external symptoms (candidal vulvitis) of vaginal thrush (candidal vaginitis). (This cream should be used in combination with another medicine that treats the infection inside your vagina - ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice about which products to use.)
Inflammation of the penis and/or foreskin (candidal balanitis) caused by infection with Candida albicans (also known as thrush).
How does Canesten 1% cream work?
Canesten cream contains the antifungal medicine clotrimazole. Clotrimazole kills fungi and yeasts by interfering with their cell membranes. It works by stopping the fungi from producing a substance called ergosterol, which is an essential component of fungal cell membranes. The disruption in production of ergosterol causes holes to appear in the fungal cell membrane.
The cell membranes of fungi are vital for their survival. They keep unwanted substances from entering the cells and stop the contents of the cells from leaking out. As clotrimazole causes holes to appear in the cell membranes, essential constituents of the fungal cells can leak out. This kills the fungi and treats the infection.
How do I use Canesten 1% cream?
Canesten cream should be applied to the affected area(s) of skin thinly two to three times daily and rubbed in gently.
A strip of cream 0.5cm long is enough to treat an area of skin about the size of the hand.
Make sure you wash your hands after applying the cream to avoid spreading the infection to other areas.
Treatment should be continued for at least one month for dermatophyte infections and at least two weeks for candidal infections.
Ask your pharmacist for further advice on treating your particular infection.
|Zone||Weight||Delivery Fee (RM)|
|WM||First 1.00 kg||6.00|
|WM||Additional 0.25 kg||1.00|
|EM||First 1.00 kg||11.00|
|EM||Additional 0.25 kg||2.00|
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