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Canesten Dual-action Cream information and uses

What is Canesten dual action cream?

Canesten dual action cream is a dermatological medication containing 1% clotrimazole w/w indicated in the treatment of jock itch ( tinea cruris) and athlete’s foot (tinea pedis); and other fungal infections. Clotrimazole is an antifungal component that inhibits ergosterol synthesis in fungi, thus compromising cell membrane structure.

How do I use Canesten dual action cream?

Canesten dual action cream is to be applied 2 -3 times daily to the affected area. Treatment should continue for at least a month to prevent reinfection. Consult your physician should the symptoms not improve after seven days of use.

What are the ingredients in Canesten dual action cream?

Canesten dual action cream’s active ingredient is 1% clotrimazole.

Other ingredients in Canesten dual action cream are:

·         Sorbitan stearate

·         Polysorbate 60

·         Cetyl palmitate

·         Cetostearyl alcohol

·         Octyldodecanol

·         Benzyl alcohol

·         Purified water

Cetostearyl alcohol can cause skin reactions

What are the side effects of Canesten dual action cream?

Some possible side effects of Canesten dual action cream include

·         Stinging

·         Rash

·         Burning sensation

·         Itching

·         Redness

·         Peeling

·         Blistering

This medication is not absorbed into the blood serum through the skin and is not expected to interfere with any other medicines, however, it’s best to give at least 30 minutes between application and using any other cosmetic creams.

Is canesten for athlete’s foot same as for thrush?

Although both medications contain the same active ingredient, Canesten for athlete’s foot is of a weaker concentration than for thrush, and would this take longer to act against thrush.

Where can I buy Canesten dual action cream in Nigeria?

Canesten dual action cream is available for purchase on Nigeria’s largest online pharmacy You can simply click here to view this product.


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