Quick facts

  • Athlete's foot
  • Jock itch
  • Ringworm
  • Candidiasis
  • Nappy rash
  • Pityriasis
  • Fungal otitis externa (inflammation of external ear).
  • Vulvitis (inflammation of vulva, area outside the vagina)
  • Balanitis (inflammation of the head of penis)

Canesten Cream 10g

by Bayer

Canesten cream is composed of Clotrimazole. It is an antifungal cream used to treat skin infections.

Rs. 110
Rs. 110

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Canesten Cream Uses

Canesten cream is used to treat a wide range of fungal skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, nappy rash, etc. It contains Clotrimazole, an antifungal agent belonging to the class of drugs called imidazoles. It works by preventing the growth of fungus and combats the cause of the fungal infection. Canesten cream is also effective in relieving the symptoms that accompany most skin infections such as itching, irritation, swelling, etc.

Canesten Cream Uses in Urdu

Canesten cream کا استعمال فنگل جلد کے انفیکشن کی ایک وسیع رینج کے علاج کے لیے کیا جاتا ہے جیسے کہ ایتھلیٹ کے پاؤں، جاک کی خارش، داد، نیپی ریش وغیرہ۔ اس میں کلوٹریمازول، ایک اینٹی فنگل ایجنٹ ہے جو امیڈازول نامی ادویات کی کلاس سے تعلق رکھتا ہے۔ یہ فنگس کی افزائش کو روک کر کام کرتا ہے اور فنگل انفیکشن کی وجہ کا مقابلہ کرتا ہے۔ کینسٹین کریم ان علامات کو دور کرنے میں بھی موثر ہے جو جلد کے زیادہ تر انفیکشن جیسے خارش، جلن، سوجن وغیرہ کے ساتھ ہوتے ہیں۔

Canesten Cream 10g formula

  • Clotrimazole

Available forms

  • Cream
  • Tablets

Risks and warnings

You should know the risks and warnings of Canesten cream to prevent its misuse.

There are some specific circumstances under which the use of certain medications is contraindicated or considered dangerous. So when taking any medicine, it's always a good practice to familiarize yourself with its risks and warnings.

The risks and warnings associated with Canesten cream are:

  • Pregnancy

Consult your doctor before using Canesten cream during pregnancy.

  • Lactation

Consult your doctor before using Canesten cream if you are a lactating woman.

  • Driving

Its use has shown a risk of dizziness, therefore avoid using it while driving.

  • Liver Disease

Consult your doctor before using clotrimazole for a better analysis if you have liver disease.

  • Kidney Disease

Consult your doctor before using clotrimazole for a better analysis if you have kidney disease.

  • Alcohol

The use of alcohol should be limited or avoided while using clotrimazole.

  • Allergic Reaction

Patients who are allergic to clotrimazole or any of the ingredients in Canesten cream should consult a doctor before taking it. 

  • Contraceptives

Using this medicine might make condoms and other barrier contraceptives (spermicides, cervical caps) less effective.

How to use Canesten Cream 10g?

  • Wash your hands
  • Clean and dry the area to be treated.
  • Apply a thin layer of Canesten cream onto the affected area
  • Apply enough cream to cover the affected area and some of the surrounding skin.
  • Use canesten cream on the skin only.
  • Apply canesten cream twice a day or as directed by your doctor.
  • The dosage and length of treatment depends on the type of infection being treated.
  • Do not apply the cream more often than prescribed.
  • After applying canesten cream, wash your hands
  • Do not wrap, cover or bandage the area unless directed to do so by your doctor.
  • Do not get the cream in the eyes, nose, mouth
  • If the cream gets in your eyes, wash it immediately with water and inform your doctor
  • If the cream is swallowed or ingested, go to the nearest hospital immediately
  • Use it regularly to get the most benefit from it usually for a period of
  • 2-4 weeks as prescribed by your doctor
  • Contact your doctor if there is constant burning, swelling, itching, worsening of the condition, or lack of response to treatment.
  • If taking any vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products then consult your doctor before using clotrimazole.

Canesten Cream Side Effects

The common side effects of Canesten cream are:

  • Itching, rash, irritation, swelling, redness
  • Nausea
  • Breathing Problems
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness

Drug Interactions

Clotrimazole may interact with the following drugs:

  • Warfarin
  • Tacrolimus
  • Cyclosporine
  • Oral hypoglycemic agents
  • Astemizole and terfenadine
  • Rifampin
  • Phenytoin
  • Theophylline
  • Benzodiazepines

Storage Conditions

  • Store the medicine at room temperature
  • Keep out of reach and sight of children
  • Protect it from direct sunlight, heat, and moisture


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of Canesten Cream 10g in Pakistan?

The Canesten Cream 10g price in Pakistan is Rs. 110

What is Canesten Cream 10g used for?

Canesten Cream 10g is used in the following conditions:
  • Athlete's foot
  • Jock itch
  • Ringworm
  • Candidiasis
  • Nappy rash
  • Pityriasis
  • Fungal otitis externa (inflammation of external ear).
  • Vulvitis (inflammation of vulva, area outside the vagina)
  • Balanitis (inflammation of the head of penis)

What is Canesten Cream 10g composed of?

Canesten Cream 10g is composed of:
  • Clotrimazole

Do you need a prescription to buy Canesten Cream 10g?

To buy Canesten Cream 10g you must have a prescription signed by your doctor.


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