Canesten Athletes Foot Cream - 30g - Pack of 2

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Canesten Athletes Foot Cream - 30g - Pack of 2

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Canesten Athletes Foot Cream - 30g - Pack of 2

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What is Canesten Athletes Foot Cream?

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

The active substance in Canesten Dual Action 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.

What are 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 wearing training 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.

How to use Canesten Athletes Foot Cream

  • 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 (1 /2 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.

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.

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.

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

What does Canesten Athletes Foot Cream contain

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

The other ingredients are benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, cetyl palmitate, cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol and purified water.

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    • Apply just enough cream to form a thin layer on the affected skin and surrounding areas.
    • Rub in gently. When used between the toes, buttocks or on the groin, the treated area may be covered with a light, fresh gauze strip, especially at night.
    • Replace the cap on the tube and wash your hands

    Even though you will not be using Lamisil AT 1% Cream during the second week, full skin healing after the infection has cleared will continue for up to 4 weeks. If you have not noticed any signs of improvement within 2 weeks of first starting treatment, please seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

    What does Lamisil AT 1% Cream contain

    The active ingredient is terbinafine hydrochloride 1% w/w.

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    What is Canespro Fungal Nail Treatment?

     

    Canespro Fungal Nail Treatment is an antifungal medication, used for mild cases of onychomycoses (fungal nail). It can only be used by adults over the age of 18, who have a maximum of two infected nails. For best results, it requires regular use (once a week). Fungal nail conditions typically take 9-12 months for toenails and 6 months for fingernails to recover when Canespro Fungal Nail Treatment is used regularly.

    When Canespro Fungal Nail Treatment Should Not Be Used

     

    Canespro Fungal Nail Treatment should NOT be used if:

    • You are diabetic
    • You are taking immunosuppressant
    • You have used Canespro Fungal Nail Treatment in the past six months and it has reoccurred.
    • You do not see an improvement after three weeks of use
    • You suffer from poor circulation conditions.
    • You are allergic to any of the ingredients
    • Your nail is disfigured or destroyed.
    • You suffer from skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
    • You are pregnant or breastfeeding

    How to use Canespro Fungal Nail Treatment

     

    • Using the nail file, file down the surface before using Amorolfine for the first time.
    • Thereafter clean the nail.
    • Using a reusable applicator, apply Canespro Fungal Nail Treatment to the entire nail surface and allow it to dry completely.
    • Do not wipe the lacquer off on the bottle of the neck, as this will give rise to transmission and reinfection.
    • Do not apply to the skin around the nail.

    Additional Information

     

    • Canespro Fungal Nail Treatment is highly flammable and should not be used in contact with naked open flames.
    • Avoid using nail polish or artificial nails, with this treatment
    • Keep nails short and filed.
    • Avoid exposure to warm, damp conditions.
    • Prolonged or frequent exposure to warm damp conditions. 

     

    Always read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) before use.

     

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    What are Imodium Instant Tablets?

    Imodium Instant Melts are used to treat two types of diarrhoea.

    The two types have different age limits. 

    Short-term diarrhoea:

    • For adults and children aged 12 and over.
    • To treat attacks that last up to 48 hours.
    • If your attack lasts longer than 48 hours, talk to your doctor.

    IBS diarrhoea:

    • For adults and young people aged 18 and over who have been diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
    • To treat attacks that last up to 48 hours.
    • You can use this medicine for up to 2 weeks for repeated attacks, but if an attack lasts continuously for longer than 48 hours, talk to your doctor.

    The tablets contain loperamide hydrochloride, a substance that helps reduce diarrhoea by slowing down an overactive bowel. This allows water and salts that are usually lost in diarrhoea to be absorbed by the body.

    How to take Imodium Instant Tablets

    • Peel back the lid and tip the tablet out. Do not push the tablets through the lid.
    • Place the correct number of tablets on the tongue. The tablets dissolve quickly in your mouth, so you don’t need water to swallow them. Do not chew. For oral use only.
    • Do not use more than the dose shown in the tables.
    • The tablets are not for long-term treatment.

    Short-term diarrhoea:

    Adults and children aged 12 and over

    • Take two tablets to start treatment.
    • Take one tablet after each loose bowel movement.

    Do not take for attacks lasting longer than 48 hours.

    Do not take more than six tablets in a 24-hour period.

    Replace lost fluid by drinking more liquid than usual.

    IBS diarrhoea

    Adults aged 18 and over

    • Take two tablets to start treatment.
    • Take one tablet after each loose bowel movement (or as advised by your doctor).

    You can use this medicine for up to 2 weeks for repeated attacks, but do not take for any one attack lasting longer than 48 hours.

    Do not take more than six tablets in a 24-hour period.

    Replace lost fluid by drinking more liquid than usual.

    What do Imodium Instant Tablets contain

    The active ingredient in Imodium Instants is: Loperamide hydrochloride 2 mg per tablet.

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    What is Canesten Clotrimazole Cream?

    Canesten Cream treats 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.

    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.

    What are fungal infections?

    Fungal infections are very common and affect many people. Some common fungal skin infections include athlete’s foot, nappy rash, sweat rash and ringworm.

     

    There are two main types of fungal infection:

    • The tinea group is also known as dermatophytes.
    • The candida group, also known as yeasts.

    The tinea group includes athlete’s foot and ringworm, easily spread by contact. The fungus that causes athlete’s foot usually lives harmlessly on our skin and environment. Damp, moist conditions can upset the natural balance that normally controls it. This could happen, for example, through regularly wearing training shoes that keep the feet hot and sweaty. Since this fungus is contagious, it can often be picked up in changing rooms. Ringworm is usually passed on from animals to children. Ringworm is not a worm; its name comes from the circular worm-like shape that it forms on the skin. The main symptom for both is an itchy, scaly and irritating rash.

    The candida group can be responsible for conditions such as sweat rash and thrush. Sweat rash can appear anywhere on the body but is more likely to occur where folds of skin rub against each other, such as: under the breasts, under arms, around the groin and on the back. Candida is a yeast-like fungus that usually lives harmlessly on our skin. However, the natural balance that normally controls it can be upset by factors such as sweating, tight or synthetic clothing and cosmetic preparations such as bath additives. When levels of the yeast increase, the skin can develop the following symptoms: persistent burning and itching, soreness and a variety of patches or blemishes, as well as a softened and soggy appearance.

    The candida group can also be responsible for nappy rash. Most babies develop nappy rash at some stage. Although this is rarely a serious condition, the rash can be extremely distressing for both you and your baby. Nappy rash which lasts longer than three days may be fungal in origin and will require an antifungal treatment. The symptoms of fungal nappy rash include red patches on the baby’s bottom and genitals, burning and itching.

    How to use Canesten Clotrimazole Cream

    • 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 Cream should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected areas two or three times daily and rubbed in gently.
    • A strip of cream (1/2 cm long) is enough to treat an area of about the size of the hand.
    • The duration of the treatment depends upon the type of infection. Generally, a minimum of two weeks is required, although up to four weeks may be necessary

    The symptoms of a 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 persist, consult your doctor.

    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.

    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.

    What does Canesten Clotrimazole Cream contain?

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

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    Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream is a medicine which is used to treat inflamed sweat rash or Athlete’s Foot.

    The cream contains the following ingredients:

    • Hydrocortisone acetate is a mild ‘topical steroid’ which reduces inflammation, swelling, redness and itching of the skin.
    • Miconazole nitrate is an antifungal which works by destroying both the fungus that causes the infection and some of the associated bacteria which may also be present.

    Sweat rash (candida intertrigo, or ‘thrush’ of the skin folds) is a sore, itchy red rash found in areas where the skin rubs together, e.g. below or between the breasts, underarms, tops of legs or the groin or other skin areas.

    Athlete’s Foot is a fungal skin infection causing soreness, itching and flaking between the toes or on the soles or sides of the feet.

    How do you catch Athlete’s Foot?

    It’s extremely infectious so anyone can pick it up, especially people sharing communal changing rooms and showers.

    Once the fungal spores have been transferred onto the feet, they thrive in the warm, moist areas between the toes.

    The skin soon becomes inflamed and itchy with flaking or cracking occurring. The infected flakes of skin are then shed onto the floor or into the socks and shoes by walking or friction.

    Someone else will be easily infected if they step on these flakes, or if they share towels or footwear with someone who has already got Athlete’s Foot.

    What is more, even if you’ve already got rid of your Athlete’s Foot, it’s very easy to re-infect yourself. The spores can live on or in your shoes or socks and if you don’t change them regularly, or treat them with antifungal powders or spray powders, the Athlete’s Foot soon returns.

    How to prevent re-infection

    If you want to avoid the vicious circle of re-infection, here are a few helpful hints.

    • Spray inside your shoes and socks with fungicidal powder before putting them on.
    • Don’t wear the same pair of shoes every day. This helps reduce the build-up of sweat which provides the moisture on which the fungus thrives.
    • Avoid synthetic footwear. Choose cotton socks and leather shoes which allow your feet to breathe.
    • Avoid sharing towels or footwear.
    • Avoid walking barefoot in changing rooms.
    • Dry thoroughly between your toes and keep toenails short as this reduces the number of places fungi can grow. 

    How to use Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream

    • For topical use only, which means it is applied directly to the affected area of skin.
    • Do not use more than the stated dose shown in the table.

    How to apply Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream

    • Wash the infected area and dry it well. As many skin conditions are contagious, you should keep a towel and flannel for your own use and not share it so that you do not infect anyone else.
    • Apply the cream onto the infected area and surrounding skin.
    • Unless the infected skin is on your hands, wash your hands carefully after applying the cream to avoid spreading the infection to other parts of the body or to other people. Similarly, clothing which comes into contact with the infected areas, such as socks, should be washed and changed frequently.
    • It is preferable to wear cotton underwear if it is likely to come into contact with the cream, as the cream may damage some synthetic materials.

    Adults and children aged 10 years and over: Put a small amount of the cream on the affected area twice daily. Rub it in gently until the cream has disappeared.

    What does Daktacort Hydrocortisone Cream contain

    The active ingredients in 1 g of Hydrocortisone Cream are: Miconazole nitrate 20 mg and Hydrocortisone acetate equivalent to 10 mg of hydrocortisone. 

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    What is Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream?

    Canesten Hydrocortisone is used to treat athlete’s foot and fungal sweat rash when there are additional symptoms of inflammation (such as swelling, redness and itching).

    Canesten Hydrocortisone treats the fungal skin infection and reduces the swelling and itching caused by it.

    The active substances in Canesten Hydrocortisone are clotrimazole and hydrocortisone acetate. Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines called imidazoles, which destroy the fungi and some bacteria that cause skin infections. Hydrocortisone acetate is a mild steroid which reduces swelling, redness and itching associated with inflammation of the skin.

    What are fungal infections?

    Fungal infections are very common and affect many people. Two of the most common fungal skin infections include athlete’s foot and sweat rash.

    There are two main types of fungal infection:

    • The tinea group, also known as dermatophytes.
    • The candida group, also known as yeasts.

    The tinea group includes athlete’s foot which is easily spread by contact. 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 wearing training shoes that keep the feet hot and sweaty. Since this fungus is contagious, it can also often be picked up in changing rooms. The main symptom is an itchy, scaly and irritating rash.

    The candida group can be responsible for conditions such as sweat rash. Sweat rash can appear anywhere on the body but is more likely to occur where folds of skin rub against each other, such as: under the breasts, under arms, around the groin and on the back. Candida is a yeast-like fungus that usually lives harmlessly on our skin. However, the natural balance that normally keeps it under control can be upset by factors such as sweating, tight or synthetic clothing and cosmetic preparations such as bath additives. When levels of the yeast increase, the skin can develop the following symptoms: persistent burning and itching, soreness and a variety of patches or blemishes as well as a softened and soggy appearance.

    How to use Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream

    • 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 Hydrocortisone should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected areas twice daily and rubbed in gently. Approximately 1cm of cream per application should be enough.
    • Do not cover the area being treated with a dressing or bandage.
    • As with all products containing hydrocortisone, you should wash your hands immediately after applying the cream.

    The symptoms of a 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 the symptoms persist or do not start to improve after seven days, consult your doctor.

    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.

    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.

    What does Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream contain?

    The active substances are clotrimazole and hydrocortisone acetate. Each gram of cream contains 10mg clotrimazole and 11.2mg hydrocortisone acetate (equivalent to 10mg hydrocortisone).

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    This medicine contains Fluconazole, which belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals. These act to treat infections caused by fungi.

    The medicine can be used to treat thrush (vaginal candidiasis). It may also be used by the woman’s sexual partner to treat associated penile thrush (candidal balanitis).

    Thrush is a common infection caused by a yeast (or fungus), which may live harmlessly in the vagina without you even noticing it.

    However, in certain circumstances, it may develop into an infection in the vagina and symptoms may spread to the surrounding area. The symptoms may include one or more of the following:

    • Itching of the vagina and surrounding area (the vulva)
    • Redness and swelling of the tissues of the vagina and vulva
    • Soreness of the vagina and vulva
    • White non-smelling discharge from the vagina

    Thrush may be aggravated by sexual intercourse, but it is not a sexually transmitted disease. However, sometimes thrush can be passed to your partner through sexual intercourse.

    If your partner has penile thrush, he may have one or more of the following symptoms:

    • Soreness and redness of the penis
    • Tightness of the foreskin
    • A white non-smelling penile discharge

    What is the recommended dosage for Fluconazole?

    • Check the foil is not broken before use. If it is, do not take the capsule.
    • Adults aged 16 to 60 years: Take one capsule once only.
    • Swallow the capsule whole with water.
    • Do not give to children under 16 years, or take if you are an adult of 61 years or older unless your doctor tells you to.
    • Do not take more than the amount recommended above.
    • If symptoms do not go away within seven days, talk to your doctor.
    • If your symptoms worsen at any time, talk to your doctor.
    • If symptoms clear up but then return after seven days, you can take another capsule, unless you had an allergic reaction the first time.

    What is in this medicine

    The capsule contains Fluconazole 150 mg which is the active ingredient.

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    What is Clotrimazole Cream 1% Fungal Treatment?

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

    Clotrimazole 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.

    When Clotrimazole is applied to the infected area of skin, it works by destroying the fungus or yeast which has caused the infection. 

    How to use Clotrimazole Cream 1% Fungal Treatment

    • 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.
    • Clotrimazole should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected areas, two or three times daily and rubbed in gently.
    • A strip of cream (½ cm long) is enough to treat an area of about the size of the hand.
    • The duration of the treatment depends upon the type of infection. Use the cream for at least two weeks for candida (thrush) infections or at least one month for other infections.
    • 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 persist, consult your doctor.

    What does Clotrimazole Cream 1% Fungal Treatment contain

    The active substance is clotrimazole. Each gram of cream contains 10 mg of clotrimazole (i.e. 1% w/w).

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    Daktarin 2% Cream is a medicine which is used in the treatment of fungal and associated bacterial infections of the skin and nails. Skin infections may appear on the hands, feet, outer ear, trunk or groin and include athlete’s foot, dhobie itch and intertrigo.

    Daktarin 2% Cream is also effective against infected nappy rash. The cream contains miconazole nitrate which works by destroying both the fungus that causes the infection and some of the associated bacteria which may also be present. It also has moisturising properties to help soothe cracked, red skin.

    This medicine is for use in adults and children of all ages. 

    How to use Daktarin (Miconazole) 2% Cream

    • Each tube of cream is sealed – use the cap to pierce the seal.
    • For cutaneous use only, which means it is applied directly to the affected area of skin.
    • Do not use more often than the stated dose shown below.

    How to apply the cream

    • Wash the infected area and dry it well. As many skin conditions are contagious, you should keep a towel and flannel for your own use and not share it so that you do not infect anyone else.
    • Apply the cream onto the infected area and surrounding skin.
    • Wash your hands carefully after applying the cream to avoid spreading the infection to other parts of the body or to other people. Similarly, clothing which comes into contact with the infected areas, such as socks, should be washed and changed frequently.

    Adults and children of all ages:

    • Skin infections: Apply to the infected skin twice a day.
    • Nail infections: Apply to the infected area once or twice daily.

    Continue treatment for 7 days (skin infections) or 10 days (nail infections) after all the symptoms have cleared to prevent them from coming back.

    If symptoms persist talk to your doctor.

    What does Daktarin (Miconazole) 2% Cream contain

    The active ingredient in 1 g of Daktarin 2% Cream is: Miconazole nitrate 20 mg.

    Other ingredients are PEG-6, PEG-32 and glycol stearate, oleoyl macroglycerides, liquid paraffin, benzoic acid (E210), butylated hydroxyanisole (E320), purified water.

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    What is Fluconazole Fungal Infection Capsule?

    This medicine contains Fluconazole, which belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals. These act to treat infections caused by fungi.

    The medicine can be used to treat thrush (vaginal candidiasis). The woman’s sexual partner may also use it to treat associated penile thrush (candidal balanitis).

    Thrush is a common infection caused by a yeast (or fungus), which may live harmlessly in the vagina without you even noticing it.

    However, in certain circumstances, it may develop into an infection in the vagina, and symptoms may spread to the surrounding area. The symptoms may include one or more of the following:

    • Itching of the vagina and surrounding area (the vulva)
    • Redness and swelling of the tissues of the vagina and vulva
    • Soreness of the vagina and vulva
    • White non-smelling discharge from the vagina

    Thrush may be aggravated by sexual intercourse, but it is not a sexually transmitted disease. However, sometimes thrush can be passed to your partner through sexual intercourse.

    If your partner has penile thrush, he may have one or more of the following symptoms:

    • Soreness and redness of the penis
    • Tightness of the foreskin
    • A white non-smelling penile discharge

    What is the recommended dosage for Fluconazole?

    • Check the foil is not broken before use. If it is, do not take the capsule.
    • Adults aged 16 to 60 years: Take one capsule once only.
    • Swallow the capsule whole with water.
    • Do not give to children under 16 years, or take if you are an adult of 61 years or older unless your doctor tells you to.
    • Do not take more than the amount recommended above.
    • Talk to your doctor if symptoms do not go away within seven days.
    • If your symptoms worsen at any time, talk to your doctor.
    • If symptoms clear up but then return after seven days, you can take another capsule, unless you had an allergic reaction the first time.

    What is in this medicine

    The capsule contains Fluconazole 150 mg which is the active ingredient.

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    What is Lamisil AT 1% Spray?

    Lamisil AT 1% Spray contains the active ingredient terbinafine which is an antifungal used to treat skin problems caused by fungi in:

    • Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) - Athlete’s foot appears only on the feet (usually both, but not always), where it often appears in between the toes. It can also appear on the instep, soles, or other areas of the feet. The most common type of athlete’s foot causes cracking or scaling of the skin, but you may also have mild swelling, blisters, or weeping ulcers. Lamisil AT 1% Spray is recommended for athlete’s foot when it occurs between the toes.
    • Dhobie itch/jock itch (tinea cruris) - Dhobie itch appears in the groin and inner thigh area, usually on both sides but often with one side more than the other, where it can spread further between the legs to the buttocks, or up towards the stomach. Dhobie itch looks like a clearly bordered rash, which may have blisters.

    How to use Lamisil AT 1% Spray

    Adults: Lamisil AT 1% Spray is applied once a day, for one week only, for all fungal infections.

    • Cleanse and dry the affected areas thoroughly and wash your hands. Treatment can be helped by keeping the affected areas clean by regular washing and careful drying with your own clean towels and clothes, and not rubbing or scratching the skin.
    • Remove the cap from the spray bottle - If using the medicine for the first time, press the pump a few times until you achieve an even spray.
    • Spray enough of the solution from a distance of 5 to 10 cm to thoroughly wet the affected skin. When used between the toes, buttocks or on the groin, the treated area may be covered with a light, fresh gauze strip, especially at night.
    • Replace the cap on the spray bottle and wash your hands.

    Even though you will not be using Lamisil AT 1% Spray during the second week, full skin healing after the infection has cleared will continue for up to 4 weeks. If you have not noticed any signs of improvement within 2 weeks of first starting treatment, please seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

    What does Lamisil AT 1% Spray contain?

    The active ingredient is terbinafine hydrochloride 1% w/w.

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    What is Canesten 1% Clotrimazole Dermatological Spray

    Canesten Dermatological Spray is used to treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, jock itch and fungal sweat rash.

    How to use Canesten 1% Clotrimazole Dermatological Spray

    Before the first application, press the atomiser head down once or twice. The spray is then ready to use.

    If the feet are infected, they should be washed and dried thoroughly, especially between the toes, before applying the spray. Canesten Dermatological Spray should be applied to the affected areas two or three times daily, from a distance of about 6 inches. The duration of the treatment depends upon the type of infection. Generally, a minimum of two weeks is required, although up to four weeks may be necessary.

    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.

    What does Canesten 1% Clotrimazole Dermatological Spray contain

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

    The other ingredients are isopropyl alcohol, propylene glycol and macrogol 400.

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    How to use Canesten Thrush Pessary

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    Wash your hands before removing the foil from the blister pack and again afterwards when you have used the applicator.

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    Amorolfine 5% w/v is used to treat:

    • Fungal infections of the nails without the involvement of the nail root (nail matrix)
    • Fungal infections affecting up to 2 nails and affecting the upper half or sides of the nail (as shown in the first picture below). If the infection appears to be more like pictures 2 or 3; you should consult your doctor.
    • The active substance in Amorolfine 5% w/v is amorolfine (as the hydrochloride) which belongs to a group of medicines known as antifungals.
    • Amorolfine 5% w/v kills a wide variety of fungi that can cause nail infections. Fungal nail infection is likely to result in discoloured (white, yellow, or brown), thick or brittle nails, although their appearance can vary considerably.

    How to use Amorolfine 5% Nail Lacquer

    Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

    Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, Amorolfine 5% w/v is used as follows:

    • Treat your infected nails as described below. NAILS SHOULD BE TREATED ONCE A WEEK.
    • Once weekly application should continue for six months for fingernails and 9 to 12 months for toenails.
    • Nails grow slowly so it may take 2 or 3 months before you start to see an improvement.
    • It is vital to carry on using the nail lacquer until the infection has cleared and healthy nails have grown back.
    • The following steps should be followed carefully for each affected nail:

    Step 1: File the nail

    Using a new file, gently file down the infected areas of nail, including the nail surface. Protect any healthy nails while you are doing this so that you don't spread the infection.

    CAUTION: Do not use the same nail file used for infected nails and healthy nails, as this could spread the infection as well.

    To prevent the spread of infection, take care that no one else uses the files from your kit.

    Step 2: Clean the nail

    Use one of the swabs provided (or nail varnish remover) to clean the nail surface. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each affected nail.

    Step 3: Apply the lacquer

    Dip one of the re-usable applicators into the bottle of nail lacquer. The lacquer must not be wiped off the edge of the bottle before it is applied. Apply the lacquer evenly over the entire surface of the nail. Repeat this step for each affected nail.

    Let the treated nail(s) dry for approximately 10 minutes.

    Step 4: Clean the applicator

    The applicators provided are re-usable. However, it is essential to clean them thoroughly after completing each treatment procedure, using the same swab you used for nail cleansing. Avoid touching newly treated nails with the swab. Close the nail lacquer bottle tightly. Dispose of the swab carefully as it is inflammable.

    What does Amorolfine 5% w/v contain?

    Amorolfine 5% w/v contains 50 mg/ml of the active substance amorolfine (equivalent to 55.74 mg/ml amorolfine hydrochloride).

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    Daktarin Gold 2% Cream is a medicine which is used to treat skin infections which may appear on the feet (Athlete’s Foot), in the groin area (Dhobie itch/tinea cruris) or between skin folds  (Sweat Rash infected with a yeast infection ‘thrush’). 

    The cream rapidly relieves the itching which these fungal infections cause. It also provides long lasting protection from Athlete’s Foot, as it will continue to work even after you have stopped using it. The cream contains the active substance, ketoconazole, which works by destroying the fungi and yeasts that cause the infection. 

    If you have Athlete’s Foot, the skin between your toes will be red and itchy. Your skin may flake and crack and often the infection causes an unpleasant ‘cheesy’ smell. It is encouraged by moist, warm conditions and can be recognised by redness, irritation and itchiness between the toes.

    Tinea cruris or Dhobie Itch is a fungal infection that occurs in the groin area and causes intense itching and inflammation (redness and soreness). In men, the skin of the scrotum is often affected.

    Candidal intertrigo or sweat rash which has been infected with a yeast infection (‘thrush’) is usually found under the breasts and where fleshy areas around the waist or under the armpits become damp with sweat between the deep folds of skin. The skin area becomes red and sore, and it often looks like moisture is coming from the surface.

    How do you catch Athlete’s Foot?

    It’s extremely infectious so anyone can pick it up, especially people sharing communal changing rooms and showers. 

    Once the fungal spores have been transferred onto the feet, they thrive in the warm, moist areas between the toes. The skin soon becomes inflamed and itchy with flaking or cracking occurring.

    The infected flakes of skin are then shed onto the floor or into the socks and shoes by walking or friction.

    Someone else will be easily infected if they step on these flakes, or if they share towels or footwear with someone who has already got Athlete’s Foot.

    What is more, even if you’ve already got rid of your Athlete’s Foot, it’s very easy to re-infect yourself. The spores can live on or in your shoes or socks and if you don’t change them regularly, or treat them with antifungal powders or spray powders, the Athlete’s Foot soon returns.

    How to prevent re-infection

    If you want to avoid the vicious circle of re-infection, here are a few helpful hints.

    • Spray inside your shoes and socks with fungicidal powder before putting them on.
    • Don’t wear the same pair of shoes every day. This helps reduce the build-up of sweat which provides the moisture on which the fungus thrives.
    • Avoid synthetic footwear. Choose cotton socks and leather shoes which allow your feet to breathe.
    • Avoid sharing towels or footwear.
    • Avoid walking barefoot in changing rooms.
    • Dry thoroughly between your toes and keep toenails short as this reduces the number of places fungi can grow.

    How to use Daktarin Gold 2% Cream

    • Each tube of cream is sealed – unscrew the cap and use the cap to pierce the seal.
    • For topical use only, which means it is applied directly to the affected area of skin.
    • Do not use more often than the stated dose shown in the table.

    How to apply Daktarin Gold 2% Cream

    • Wash the infected area and dry it well. As many skin conditions are contagious, you should keep a towel and flannel for your own use and not share it so that you do not infect anyone else.
    • Apply the cream onto the infected area and surrounding skin.
    • Wash your hands carefully after applying the cream to avoid spreading the infection to other parts of the body or to other people. Similarly, clothing which comes into contact with the infected areas, such as socks, should be washed and changed frequently.

    For skin infections of the trunk, groin, feet and hands, apply Daktarin Gold 2% Cream to the affected and immediate surrounding area once or twice a day. 

    Your doctor will tell you how often to use it and for how long. Depending on the type of infection, treatment may last 2 to 6 weeks. 

    For Athlete’s foot (infections between the toes)

    Adults: Rub the cream gently between the toes and surrounding area once or twice a day (morning and night) for 4 to 6 weeks. Treatment may be necessary for up to 6 weeks.

    • Continue to apply the cream to the affected areas for a few days after signs of infection have cleared to prevent them coming back.
    • If symptoms have not improved within 4 weeks talk to your doctor.

    For Dhobie itch and Sweat Rash (Candidal Intertrigo)

    Adults: Rub the cream into the affected and surrounding area once or twice daily.

    • Continue treatment for a few days after signs of infection have cleared. Treatment may be necessary for up to 4 weeks. You may feel relief from symptoms quickly but it is important that you continue to use the cream as described to prevent them from coming back.
    • If symptoms have not improved within 4 weeks talk to your doctor.

    What does Daktarin Gold 2% Cream contain

    The active ingredient in 1 g of Daktarin Gold 2% Cream is: Ketoconazole 20 mg.

    Other ingredients are: Propylene glycol, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, sorbitan stearate, polysorbate 60, polysorbate 80, isopropyl myristate, sodium sulphite (E221) and purified water.

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

    Clotrimazole 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.

    When Clotrimazole is applied to the infected area of skin, it works by destroying the fungus or yeast which has caused the infection. 

    How to use Clotrimazole Cream 1% Fungal Treatment

    • 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.
    • Clotrimazole should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected areas, two or three times daily and rubbed in gently.
    • A strip of cream (½ cm long) is enough to treat an area of about the size of the hand.
    • The duration of the treatment depends upon the type of infection. Use the cream for at least two weeks for candida (thrush) infections or at least one month for other infections.
    • 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 persist, consult your doctor.

    What does Clotrimazole Cream 1% Fungal Treatment contain

    The active substance is clotrimazole. Each gram of cream contains 10 mg of clotrimazole (i.e. 1% w/w).

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    • If your sexual partner is treated with this cream, the cream should be applied to the end of the penis 2 or 3 times a day for up to two weeks.

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  • Canesten Clotrimazole Cream - 20g

    Canesten Clotrimazole Cream - 20g

    Fungal Infections
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    Canesten Clotrimazole Cream - 20g

    Canesten Clotrimazole Cream - 20g

    Fungal Infections
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    What is Canesten Clotrimazole Cream?

    Canesten Cream treats 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.

    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.

    What are fungal infections?

    Fungal infections are prevalent and affect many people. Some common fungal skin infections include athlete’s foot, nappy rash, sweat rash and ringworm.

    There are two main types of fungal infection:

    • The tinea group is also known as dermatophytes.
    • The candida group, also known as yeasts.

    The tinea group includes athlete’s foot and ringworm, easily spread by contact. The fungus that causes athlete’s foot usually lives harmlessly on our skin and environment. Damp, moist conditions can upset the natural balance that generally controls it. This could happen, for example, through regularly wearing training shoes that keep the feet hot and sweaty. Since this fungus is contagious, it can often be picked up in changing rooms. Ringworm is usually passed on from animals to children. Ringworm is not a worm; its name comes from the circular worm-like shape that it forms on the skin. The main symptom for both is an itchy, scaly and irritating rash.

    The candida group can be responsible for conditions such as sweat rash and thrush. Sweat rash can appear anywhere on the body but is more likely to occur where folds of skin rub against each other, such as under the breasts, under arms, around the groin and on the back. Candida is a yeast-like fungus that usually lives harmlessly on our skin. However, the natural balance that generally controls it can be upset by factors such as sweating, tight or synthetic clothing and cosmetic preparations such as bath additives. When levels of the yeast increase, the skin can develop the following symptoms: persistent burning and itching, soreness and a variety of patches or blemishes, and a softened and soggy appearance.

    The candida group can also be responsible for nappy rash. Most babies develop nappy rash at some stage. Although this is rarely serious, the rash can be highly distressing for you and your baby. Nappy rash, lasting longer than three days, may be fungal in origin and require an antifungal treatment. The symptoms of fungal nappy rash include red patches on the baby’s bottom and genitals, burning and itching.

    How to use Canesten Clotrimazole Cream

    • 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 Cream should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected areas twice or thrice daily and rubbed gently.
    • A strip of cream (1/2 cm long) is enough to treat an area about the size of the hand.
    • The duration of the treatment depends upon the type of infection. Generally, a minimum of two weeks is required, although up to four weeks may be necessary.

    The symptoms of a 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 persist, consult your doctor.

    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 skin's surface 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 others, as you could spread the infection to them.
    • Always wash your hands after treating the infection to prevent it from spreading.

    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 shed skin or fungal spores.
    • Change your footwear daily if possible.

    What does Canesten Clotrimazole Cream contain?

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

  • Canesten Canesbalance Bacterial Vaginosis Gel 7 Applicators

    Canesten Canesbalance Bacterial Vaginosis Gel 7 Applicators

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    Canesten Canesbalance Bacterial Vaginosis Gel 7 Applicators

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    What are Canesbalance Bacterial Vaginosis Applicators?

    Canesbalance is clinically proven to treat the symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis by restoring pH balance.

    Canesbalance provides a triple benefit:

    • Effectively relieves unpleasant odour and abnormal discharge.
    • Restricts growth of harmful bacteria (Lactobacillus)
    • Supports good bacteria to restore the natural environment

    Vaginal odour, abnormal discharge and vaginal discomfort are very common problems and are often a result of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV). Studies show that BV usually occurs when vaginal pH levels increase.

    Clinical trials have shown that Canesbalance Vaginal Gel's formulation is well tolerated and effective. From the makers of Canesten.

    How to use Canesbalance Bacterial Vaginosis Applicators

    For the effective relief from the symptoms of BV such as unpleasant odour, abnormal discharge and discomfort. Use one tube daily for seven days. Use before bedtime for easy and straightforward treatment of the symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis.

    What do Canesbalance Bacterial Vaginosis Applicators contain

    Lactic acid, Glycogen, Polyethylene glycol, Methylhydroxypropyl cellulose, Sodium lactate, Water, pH 3.8.

    Contains no preservatives.

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    • Canesten Thrush Internal Cream - 5g

      Canesten Thrush Internal Cream - 5g

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      Canesten Thrush Internal Cream - 5g

      Canesten Thrush Internal Cream - 5g

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      What Is Canesten Thrush Internal Cream

      Canesten Thrush Internal Cream is a single application, full course treatment for vaginal thrush. It is a soothing intravaginal cream in a prefilled applicator for treatment at the site of infection.

      How To Use Canesten Thrush Internal Cream

      The cream should be inserted as high as possible into the vagina, preferably before going to sleep at night for convenient and comfortable treatment.

      Wash your hands before removing the foil from the blister pack and again afterwards when you have used the applicator.

      What Does Canesten Thrush Internal Cream Contain

      Clotrimazole, benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, cetostearyl alcohol, isopropyl myristate, cetyl palmitate and water.

    • Canesten Bifonazole Once Daily 1% w/w Cream - 20g

      Canesten Bifonazole Once Daily 1% w/w Cream - 20g

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      Canesten Bifonazole Once Daily 1% w/w Cream - 20g

      Canesten Bifonazole Once Daily 1% w/w Cream - 20g

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      What is Canesten Bifonazole Once Daily Cream?

      Canesten Bifonazole Once Daily 1% w/w Cream is used to treat athlete’s foot.

      The active substance in Canesten Bifonazole Once Daily 1% w/w Cream is bifonazole. Bifonazole belongs to a group of medicines called imidazoles and is an antifungal agent which fights the cause of fungal skin infections.

      How to use Canesten Bifonazole Once Daily Cream

      • Before use, pierce the tube seal by inverting the cap over the end of the tube and press.
      • Before applying the cream, your feet should be washed and dried thoroughly, especially between the toes.
      • The cream should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected areas once daily, preferably at night before going to bed, and rubbed in gently
      • Treatment should be continued for 2-3 weeks.

      The symptoms of athlete’s foot, 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 or pharmacist

      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, including between the toes, 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.
      • Wash your socks, stockings and tights thoroughly in hot water to remove any shed skin or fungal spores.
      • Change your footwear daily if possible.

      What does Canesten Bifonazole Once Daily cream contain?

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

       

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