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Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm

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FORMULAClotrimazole 10 %
COMPANYBayer Health Care
TYPECream
About

About

Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm belongs to a group of chemicals known as azoles and aids in reducing fungal infections such as fungal nail infection,athelets’s foot,vaginal yeast infections,ringworm infections and similiar illnesses.Azoles work by altering the permeability of the funal cell walls allowing the human body’s natural defenses to eliminate the infection. 

A thin layer of Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is to be applied on the skin with clean hands 1-2 times per day or as advised by the physician.Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is to be used under the care and supervision of a doctor and for a specified period of time only.Application/usage of Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is not be stopped abruptly as that may lead to a recurrence of the ailment,therefore,patients are advised to not stop using the Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm once they see or feel an improvement in their symptoms,which is likely to occur 2-3 weeks after starting treatment with Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm.

Mild side effects such as a stinging or burning sensation may be felt at the time of application for a few days.Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is not considered safe to be prescribed to children under 12 years of ag.Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is deemed safe to be prescribed to pregnant and breastfeeding women,under the care and supervision of a dermatologist.Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm should not be prescribed to patients with known sensitivity to Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm or other fungal medications.

Indications

Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm can be used to treat:

  • Fungal nail infection 
  • Athelete’s foot
  • Infected diaper rash 
  • Vaginal yeast infections
  • Jock itch 
  • Oral thrush 
  • Ringworm infections
  • Pityriasis 

How Does Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm Work

Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm interferes with the synthesis of fungal cell membranes thereby altering the permeability of the cell wall of the microrganism.Therefore,the human body’s natural defenses are able to destroy the fungal infection.

How To Use Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm

A thin layer of Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is to be applied on the skin with clean hands 2-3 times per day or as advised by the physician,for 2 weeks.Do not use a rough hand and just gently apply Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm on the affected area.Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is not meant to be covered after application if Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is being used on diaper rashes;caretakers are advised to losely fasten diapers in such situations.

If Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is being used in a vaginal pessary form,it is advised to insert Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm in the vagina by standing with legs speard apart or the patient may lie on their back with knees pulled close to the chest and legs slightly apart.

Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is to be used under the care and supervision of a doctor and for a specified period of time only.Application/usage of Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is not be stopped abruptly as that may lead to a recurrence of the ailment,therefore,Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is gradually tapered off.Patients are advised to not stop using the Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm once they see or feel an improvement in their symptoms,which is likely to occur 2 weeks after starting treatment with Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm.Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is available in a cream,pessary and spray from.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

A thin film of Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is to be applied twice or thrice a day,as instructed by a physician.

Child Dosage

Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is not deemed safe enough to be prescribed to patients aged 12 years and younger.

Elderly Dosage 

For patients aged 65 years and above,Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is prescribed only when necessary and under the care and supervision of a doctor.A small dose of Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is prescribed and for a limited number of days.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is deemed safe to be prescribed to pregnant and lactating women.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm:

  • Allergy to Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm or any other medicine or food substance 
  • Non-fungal infections 
  • Children under the age of 12 years 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm:

  • Pregnant and lactating women 
  • History of sexually transmitted disease
  • Vaginal irrtation 
  • Elderly patients

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm:

  • Herbal medications 
  • Sofradex ear drops 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm has certain side effects which include:

  • Stinging 
  • Burning sensation 
  • Dryness 
  • Redness of skin

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Allergic reaction 
  • Flaking of the skin
  • Bumps in the skin (similiar to pimples)

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Dryness- apply a moisturizer to the skin and wait for 10-15 minutes after which apply Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm on to the skin.This will prevent skin from getting dry and flaky.
  • Redness Of The Skin- can be combated by applying a cold pack to the affected area.

Key Facts About Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm

  • Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is used to treat fungal skin infections 
  • Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is to be used topically only 
  • Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is safe to be prescibed to pregnant and lactating women 

FAQs

#1.HOW TO STORE Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm?

Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#2.CAN I TAKE Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm DURING MY PREGNANCY?

Yes,Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is deemed safe to be ingested during pregnancy under the care and supervision of a medical professional.

#3.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm?

  • Stinging 
  • Burning sensation 
  • Dryness 
  • Redness of skin

#4.HOW IS Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm SUPPOSED TO BE APPLIED?

A thin layer of Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is to be applied on the skin with clean hands 2-3 times per day or as advised by the physician.Do not use a rough hand and just gently apply Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm on the affected area.Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is not meant to be covered after application if Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is being used on diaper rashes;caretakers are advised to losely fasten diapers in such situations.

#5.CAN I STOP APPLYING Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm NOW THAT MY SYMPTOMS HAVE GONE??

No.Application/usage of Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is not be stopped abruptly as that may lead to a recurrence of the ailment,therefore,patients are advised to not stop using the Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm once they see or feel an improvement in their symptoms,which is likely to occur 2-3 weeks after starting treatment with Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm.

#6.WHY MUST I PROTECT MY SKIN FROM THE SUN WHILE TAKING Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm?

Treatment with Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm may lead to the skin becoming sensitive to sun damage and it is therefore recommended to patients to wear sunscreen at all times,along with hats and gloves whenever possible to protect themselves from sun damage.

#7.HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO CONTINUE TAKING THE MEDICATION?

Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is prescribed to be applied for 2-3 weeks or as advised by your doctor.

#8.WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE THE Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm?

It is advised that Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is applied at the same time each day,an alarm can be placed to remind patients to apply Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm at the proper time.If patient misses a dose of Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm,they should apply Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm immediately but if the time for the next application is near then its beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and apply Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm as per schedule,doubling of doses is not recommended.

#9.HOW TO INSERT A PESSARY? 

If Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm is being used in a vaginal pessary form,it is advised to insert Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm in the vagina by standing with legs speard apart or the patient may lie on their back with knees pulled close to the chest and legs slightly apart.

#10.WILL Canesten Vaginal 10% Cream 5 gm AFFECT MY FERTILITY??

No,there isn't sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in fertility.

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