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Canesten Dual Action 1% W/W Cream

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Canesten



Brand:

Canesten

Range:

Cream

Product:

1 Percent Cream

Pack Type:

Leaflet

Rack Size:

30g

Action:

B

Date:

15/05/15

Country:

UK


| CAD Ref No:    PIL 148x210 (P041)



Read all of this leaflet carefully because It contains important information for you.

This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use Canesten Dual Action 1% w/w Cream carefully to get the best results from it.

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» Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.

;• Ask your pharmacist if you need more i information or advice.

You must contact a doctor if your sym ptoms i    worsen or do not improve.

If you have any un usual effects after using this i product, tell your doctor or pharmacist

IN THIS LEAFLET

l. What is Canesten Dual Action Cream and what is i it used for?

Before you use Canesten Dual Action Cream How to use Canesten Dual Action Cream Possible side effects

How to store Canesten Dual Action Cream Further information


Dual Action 1% w/w Cream

Clotrimazole

Important Information about some of the ingredients:

This product contains cetosteaiyl alcohol which may cause local skin reactions (e.g. rash, itching or redness).


WHAT IS CANESTEN9 DUAL ! ACTION CREAM AND WHAT IS IT | USED FOR?

Canesten Dual Action 1% w/w Cream is used to treat athlete’s foot or jock itch.

If you are unsure whether you have one of these fungal skin Infections, seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist

The active substance in Canesten Dual Action jCream is clotrimazole. Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines called imidazoles and is an jantifungal agent which fights the cause of fungal Skin infections.

BEFORE YOU USE CANESTEN9 ! DUAL ACTION CREAM

!Do not use Canesten Dual Action Cream:

!• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to 1 clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients,

| (listed in section 6} including cetosteaiyl i alcohol, of Canesten Dual Action Cream.

'• To treat nail or scalp infections.

pregnancy and breast-feeding:

If you are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying for a baby, tell your doctor or midwife before using Canesten Dual Action Cream. If you have informed your doctor or midwife already, follow his/her instructions csrcfully*


3. HOWTO USE CANESTEN9 DUAL ACTION CREAM

Follow these directions closely:

•    Before use, pierce the tube seal by inverting the cap over the end of the tube and press.

•    If the feet are infected, they should be washed and dried thoroughly, especially between the toes, before applying the cream.

•    Canesten Dual Action Cream should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected areas two or three times daily and rubbed in gently.

•    A strip of cream CV2 cm long) is enough to treat an area of about the size of the hand.

•    The treatment should be continued for at least one month to prevent re infection.

•    if you have athlete’s foot, It may help to use an antifungal dusting powder as well. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend one.

The symptoms of 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 do not improve within 7 days, consult your doctor.

Canesten Dual Action Cream is for external use only.

Do not put the cream in your mouth or swallow it

if the cream is swallowed accidentally, tell your doctor straight away or contact the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital, if you accidentally get cream In your eyes or mouth, wash immediately with water and contact your doctor.

If you foiget to use Canesten Dual Action Cream:

Apply the cream as soon as possible and then continue the rest of your treatment as usual.

You can help the treatment to work if you follow these simple self-help tips:

•    Although the infected area will itch, try not to scratch. Scratching will damage the surface of the skin and cause the infection to spread further.

•    Keep the affected skin areas clean.

•    Pay particular attention to drying the skin, but avoid excessive rubbing.

•    Do not share towels, bath mats, etc with other people as you could spread the infection to them.

•    Always wash your hands after treating the infection to prevent it from spreading.


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Brand:

Canesten

Range:

Cream

Product:

1 Percent Cream

fack Type:

Leaflet

Pack Size:

30g

Action:

B

Date:

15/05/15

Country:

UK


| CAD Ref No:


PIL 148x210 (P041)



If you have athlete’s foot:

   Remember to dry the skin between the toes thoroughly.

•    Wash your socks, stockings and tights thoroughly in hot water to remove any shed skin or fungal spores.

•    Change your footwear daily if possible.

4.    POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

Like all medicines, Canesten Dual Action Cream can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

As with all medicines, some people may be allergic to the cream, if you are allergic, a reaction will occur soon after you start using it. If you experience an allergic reaction, stop using Canesten Dual Action Cream and tell your doctor straight away or contact the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital. Signs of an allergic reaction may include:

•    Rash.

•    Swallowing or breathing problems.

•    Swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue.

•    Weakness, feeling dizzy or faint

•    Nausea.

After you apply the cream you might experience:

•    Itching, rash, blisters, burning, discomfort, swelling, irritation, redness or peeling of skin.

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 in this leaflet You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/vellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

5.    HOW TO STORE CANESTEN* DUAL ACTION CREAM

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.

This product should be stored in the original carton. Do not store above 25°C.

Do not use Canesten Dual Action 1% w/w Cream after the expiry date which is stated at one end of the carton and on the end of the tube of cream.

The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6.    FURTHER INFORMATION

What Canesten Dual Action Cream contains:

•    The active substance is clotrimazole at a strength of 1% w/w.

•    The other ingredients are benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, sorfoitan stearate, cetyl palmitate, cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol and purified water _


See Section 2 ‘Do not use’ and 'important information about some of the ingredients' for cetostearyl alcohol advice.

What Canesten Dual Action Cream looks like and contents of the pack:

Canesten Dual Action Cream is available in tubes containing 15g, 25g or 30g of white cream. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing Authorisation Holder:

Bayer pic, Consumer Care Division, Bayer House, Strawberry Hill, Newbury, Berkshire RG141JA, UK

Manufacturer:

Kem Pharma S.L

Poligon Industrial Colon II, Calle Venus 72 08228 Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain Remember: If you have any doubts about using Canesten Dual Action Cream correctly, seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist

Further information about fungal infections:

Fungal infections are very common and affect many people. Some of the most common fungal skin infections include athlete’s foot (Tinea pedis) and jock itch (Tinea cruris). They are caused by a contagious fungus which thrives in warm, moist environments. The fungus that causes athlete’s foot usually lives harmlessly on our skin and in our environment. The natural balance that normally keeps it under control can be upset by factors such as damp moist conditions. This could happen, for example, through regularly wearingtraining shoes that keep the feet hot and sweaty. Since this fungus is contagious, it can also often be picked up in changing rooms.

Tell-tale signs of both athlete’s foot and jock itch are that the skin becomes itchy, red and inflamed. Sporty people or those who work in a warm, damp environment, tend to be more likely to catch these conditions.

For UK residents only: if you have any questions or would like more information, call our Canesten Advice Line on 0845 758 5030. Calls charged at local rate.

This leaflet was last revised in May 2015 Canesten is a registered trademark of Bayer AG, Germany.


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Font Size Main Text (body copy):

7.72 point

Font Size Height (based on lower case x):

1.38mm