Canesten Topical Cream (Clotrimazole) Medication


Canesten Topical Cream (Clotrimazole)

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Drug Description


Canesten Topical Cream is indicated for the treatment of various skin infections, including athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections. 

Classified as an imidazole antifungal medication, Canesten Topical Cream works by inhibiting the growth of fungi responsible for infections. 

Uses and Dosage 

Before using Canesten Topical Cream, carefully read the accompanying medication guide and patient information leaflet. If you have any questions or concerns, seek guidance from your healthcare provider or pharmacist. 

Canesten Topical Cream is intended exclusively for skin use. It should not be used in the eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina. 

Typically, this cream is applied to the affected skin area 2-3 times a day or as prescribed by a doctor. 

The duration of treatment may span between 3 to 4 weeks, depending on the type of infection being treated. 

To apply Canesten Topical Cream: 

  1. Begin by washing your hands before applying the cream. 
  2. Thoroughly cleanse and dry the affected area.  
  3. Apply a thin layer of cream, gently smoothing it onto the affected area.  
    • For the athlete’s foot, focus on applying the cream between the toes. Wear breathable shoes and change socks daily. 
  4. Remember to wash your hands after applying the cream unless you are using it for a hand infection treatment. 

Do not cover the treated skin unless directed by your doctor. Refrain from using bandages or dressings that hinder airflow; use a lightweight cotton-gauze dressing to safeguard your clothing. 

For optimal outcomes, use Canesten Topical Cream exactly as directed at the same time daily. Do not exceed the prescribed frequency, as it will not expedite healing but may heighten the risk of side effects. 

Complete the entire prescribed course of this medication, even if symptoms improve. Premature discontinuation may enable fungal growth and lead to a recurrence of the infection. 

Inform your doctor if your condition persists beyond 4 weeks of treatment or deteriorates at any point. 

Side Effects 

Listed below are the potential adverse effects of Canesten Topical Cream. Inform your doctor promptly if any of these symptoms continue or worsen. 

Common Side Effects 

  • Burning, stinging, swelling, irritation, redness, small raised bumps, tenderness, or skin flaking at the application site 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Blistering 
  • Oozing 
  • Open sores 

Tell your doctor promptly if any of the serious side effects above are experienced. 

Allergic Reactions 

In rare cases, Canesten Topical Cream may trigger a serious allergic response. Immediate medical help must be sought if you observe any indications of an allergic reaction, such as: 

  • Trouble in breathing 
  • Severe dizziness 
  • Facial, tongue, or throat swelling or itching 
  • Rash 

This list does not cover all side effects of Canesten Topical Cream. Inform your doctor if other side effects occur while using this product. 


Before starting treatment with Canesten Topical Cream, talk to your doctor if you have any known allergies, particularly to clotrimazole. 

Seek further guidance from your pharmacist regarding Canesten Topical Cream, as it may include inactive ingredients that may cause allergic reactions or other problems. 

Consult with your healthcare provider if you are using other medications, both prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as vitamins and herbal supplements, or if you have any medical conditions, to confirm the safety of using Canesten Topical Cream. 

Utilizing Canesten Topical Cream is not anticipated to pose a risk to an unborn child; however, if you are pregnant or intend to conceive during treatment, inform your healthcare provider. 

The passage of clotrimazole topical into breast milk and its potential impact on nursing infants remains undetermined. Consult your doctor before using this cream if you are currently breastfeeding.  

Additional information

Generic name:



Topical Cream, Topical Cream (Taro)



Quantities Available:

15g, 30g, 50g

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