Galpharm Athletes Foot 1% W/W Cream
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
The name of your medicine is Galpharm Athlete’s Foot 1% w/w Cream, which will be called Athlete’s Foot Cream throughout this leaflet.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use it carefully to get the best result from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again
• Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information or advice
• You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 7 days
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
Athlete’s Foot Cream is a cream containing the active ingredient clotrimazole. Clotrimazole is one of a group of medicines called antifungals, which are used to treat fungal skin infections.
Athlete’s Foot Cream is used to treat:
• Tinea pedis (athlete’s foot)
• Tinea cruris (a fungal infection of the groin)
• You are allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients of Athlete’s Foot Cream (see list of ingredients in Section 6). An allergic reaction may include rash, itching, difficulty breathing or swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue
• You should not use Athlete’s Foot Cream to treat nail or scalp infections
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding tell your doctor or midwife and they will decide if Clotrimazole cream is right for you. Follow their instructions carefully.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
There are no reported effects of Athlete’s Foot Cream on driving or operating machinery.
Athlete’s Foot Cream contains cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol, which may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).
Always use Athlete’s Foot Cream exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Apply to the affected area two or three times daily for at least one month. If symptoms do not improve within 7 days contact your doctor.
Athlete’s Foot Cream is applied to the affected area of the skin.
In case you or someone else accidentally swallows Athlete’s Foot Cream, contact your doctor, pharmacist or hospital emergency department immediately.
If you forget to use Athlete’s Foot Cream, use it as soon as you remember.
You should use Athlete’s Foot Cream for at least one month. Talk to your doctor before you stop using the cream.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines, Athlete’s Foot Cream can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
All medicines can cause allergic reactions, although serious allergic reactions are very rare.
Tell your doctor straight away if you get any sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching (especially affecting your whole body).
• itching, blisters, burning, stinging, discomfort, swelling, rash, irritation or peeling of skin.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Athlete’s Foot Cream should be kept out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Athlete’s Foot Cream after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. 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.
The active substance is clotrimazole 1% w/w. The other ingredients are: sorbitan stearate, polysorbate 60, cetyl palmitate, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, 2-octyldodecanol, benzyl alcohol and purified water.
Athlete’s Foot Cream is a white cream and it comes in an aluminium tube with plastic screw-on cap containing 20 g of cream.
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