Canesten 1% Clotrimazole Cream 20g (A)

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Canesten Cream is used to treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, fungal nappy rash and fungal sweat rash. It is also used to relieve irritation of the vulva (external thrush) or the end of the penis, which may be associated with thrush.

If you are unsure whether you (or your baby if treating nappy rash) have one of these fungal skin infections, seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist. The active substance in Canesten Cream is clotrimazole.

Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines called imidazoles and is an antifungal agent which fights the cause of fungal skin infections.

Features of Canesten 1% anti fungal cream:

  • For fungal infections including fungal nappy rash

  • Symptoms should improve within a few days

  • Fights the cause of fungal and yeast infections

  • Fast and soothing relief

Suitable for:

  • Adults

  • Babies with fungal nappy rash

Warnings and cautions:

  • Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before using this product

  • For external use only

  • Do not use if you or your baby are allergic to clotrimazole or any of the ingredients

  • Keep out of the reach and sight of children

  • After you apply the cream you may experience; itching, rash, blisters, burning, discomfort, swelling, irritation or peeling skin

  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying for a baby tell your doctor or midwife before using Canesten cream

  • As with other creams, Canesten cream may reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives, such as condoms or diaphragms. Consequently, if you are using this cream on the vulva or penis, you should use alternative precautions for at least five days after using this product.

How to use:

If your doctor has prescribed Canesten cream to you follow the instructions they have given you, if you have bought this product without a prescription follow the steps below:

  • Wash your hands before and after applying the cream.

  • If using on your feet, ensure these are washed and dried before the cream is applied.

  • Apply the cream thinly to affected areas 2 or 3 times a day and rub in gently.

  • Generally, a minimum of two weeks treatment is necessary for thrush although up to four weeks may be necessary for other conditions.

  • If symptoms persist consult your doctor.


The cream contains: clotrimazole 200mg (1% w/w), benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, Cetyl palmitate, cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol and purified water.