Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole)
What is Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole) used for?
Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole) is a topical antifungal medication prescribed to treat vaginal infections caused by fungus. The cream destroys or slows the reproduction of fungus cells making it easier for the immune system to control or eliminate the infection. It is commonly prescribed to treat patients with vaginal thrush or other similar conditions. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole)?
Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole) is normally administered to the affected area twice each day for a period of treatment lasting one or two weeks, but your particular instructions will be determined by your physician based on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse the area being treated before application to remove any dirt or loose skin. Put a small amount of cream onto the affected area, gently massage it into the skin, and allow any excess medication to evaporate. Do not stop using the medication before being told to do so, even if your symptoms seem to have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Thoroughly wash your hands after each application to prevent the cream from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Always ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole)?
Side effects that may occur while using Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole) include:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if you experience any worrying or intense symptoms being especially cautious about signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases.
Do not apply Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. It is also important to prevent the medication from contacting the mucous membranes as this may cause unexpected complications. Never apply the cream if you are allergic to clotrimazole or if you have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Canesten Vaginal Cream (Clotrimazole). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.