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Clotrimazole antifungal cream is a cream that is applied to the skin. It contains clotrimazole as the active ingredient, which is an antifungal. Clotrimazole antifungal cream is used as a thrush treatment. For more information about thrush click here. Jock itch is a form of thrush and Clotrimazole is also a jock itch cream. For more information on jock itch and jock itch cream click here. Clotrimazole cream is also a ringworm cream. For more information on ringworm cream and symptoms just click here.
Clotrimazole antifungal cream can be used to treat:
It is important that you read and fully understand the Patient Information Leaflet before purchasing this item.
Thrush is the term used for a common infection caused by a yeast like fungus called candida albicans. Thrush is also known as candidiasis and can be easily treated with Clotrimazole antifungal cream.
It’s usually harmless, but can be uncomfortable and keep coming back. It’s not classed as a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
Thrush is caused by a yeast that normally lives harmlessly in the body, thrush treatment is easy to use. Yeasts like warm and moist conditions and so can develop in areas like this, for example the mouth and vagina. Harmless bacteria usually kept yeast under control but sometimes conditions change and yeast can grow. Thrush is particularly common because of hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy or in women under the age of 20. Other common medical conditions such as diabetes can also increase the risk of getting thrush.
For more information from the NHS about thrust click here.
Before you use this product
Do NOT use Clotrimazole cream if:
You are allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients of Clotrimazole cream.
An allergic reaction may include rash, itching, difficulty breathing or swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue.
Do not use this cream to treat scalp or nail infections without advice from a pharmacist or doctor. These fungal infections usually need to be treated differently to resolve the problem.
Take special care with Clotrimazole cream:
The cream contains cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol, which may cause a skin reaction (e.g. contact dermatitis)
If you are using Clotrimazole cream for thrush of the vulva or penis, the cream may cause damage to condoms. You should take other precautions to prevent pregnancy for at least five days after using the cream.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken, any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding tell your doctor or midwife and they will decide if Clotrimazole cream is right for you. Follow their instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines
Clotrimazole cream does not affect your ability to drive or use machines
Always use this medicine exactly as described in the Patient Information Leaflet or as advised by your doctor or pharmacist.
Adults, children and elderly:
The cream is applied to the affected area two or three times daily. The duration of treatment depends on the infection being treated:
The active substance is Clotrimazole 1 % w/w. The other ingredients are:
Sorbitan Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Cetyl Palmitate, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl, Alcohol, 2-Octyldodecanol, Benzyl Alcohol and Purified Water.
If Clotrimazole cream is accidentally swallowed, you should consult a doctor immediately. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Side effects when using
Like all medicines, Clotrimazole cream can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
All medicines can cause allergic reactions, although serious allergic reactions are very rare.
Tell your doctor straight away if you get any sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching (especially affecting your whole body), or you feel dizzy or faint.
The following side effects have also been reported:
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
effects not listed here You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this product.
If you need more advice consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
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