What is Canesten V Cream?
- Contains the active ingredient clotrimazole, which is an anti-fungal medicine.
- Used to relieve irritation of the vulva (external thrush) or irritation of the end of the penis associated with thrush.
* Please consult your healthcare professional for further information.
Direction for Use:
Canesten V Cream 1% w/w should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected areas two or three times daily and rubbed in gently. A strip of cream (½ cm long) is enough to treat an area of about the size of the hand.
The symptoms of the skin infection, such as itching or soreness, should improve within a few days of treatment although signs such as redness and scaling may take longer to disappear. If symptoms persist, consult the physician. Patients should notify their physician if there is no improvement after 4 weeks of treatment.
- If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying for a baby, inform the physician or midwife before using Canesten V Cream 1% w/w. As a precautionary measure, it is preferable to avoid the use of clotrimazole during the first trimester of pregnancy
- Breastfeeding should be discontinued during treatment with clotrimazole.
- As with other creams, Canesten V Cream 1% w/w may reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives, such as condoms or diaphragms. Consequently, if the patient is using the cream on the vulva or penis, the patient should use alternative precautions for at least five days after using the product.
- Always read the label and the medical information provided with the product.
- For external use only.
- Seek medical attention if having widespread infection and secondary symptoms.
- Keep out of reach of children.