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Candid B Cream (Clotrimazole 1% and Beclomethasone 0.025%)
Clotrimazole topical (Candid B Cream) is used for the treatment of fungal infections of the vagina, mouth, ear and skin, such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm, thrush, or otitis externa (inflammation of outer ear). Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone Dipropionate, also sold under the trade name Candid B (made by Glenmark) is a combination antifungal medicine that is used against infections caused by fungus. This medicine is primarily used in the treatment of skin infections such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections. While Clotrimazole is the main anti fungal agent that prevents the growth of fungus, Bethamethasome Dipropionate is a strong corticost**d that reduces swelling, redness, and itching associated with fungal infections.
How Candid B Cream works?
Clotrimazole belongs to a class of medications called as antifungals. Candid B Cream works by preventing the growth of fungi that cause the infection. Beclomethasone topical is used to treat itching, oozing, crusting, dryness associated with skin diseases like eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis.
How should I use Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone Dipropionate?
Use Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone Dipropionate antifungal medication (Candid B Cream) strictly according to your doctor’s direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medication after the prescribed period is over. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer the instructions in them for detailed information on that particular medication.
Before and after applying the cream or lotion, wash your hands properly, unless you are using it to treat a hand infection. Clean and dry the affected area. Apply a small amount of Candid B Cream (normally twice daily) for 2 to 4 weeks. Do not use more than 1.5 oz of the cream or lotion per week unless or otherwise directed by your doctor. Do not let Candid B Cream into mouth, eyes, nose, or vagina. Avoid covering the medicated area with dressing or bandages that don’t allow proper air circulation (occlusive dressings). Always store this medication in a cool and dry place.
Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone Dipropionate Side Effects
Some common side effects of Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone Dipropionate are burning, stinging, swelling, irritation, redness, pimple like bumps, tenderness, or flaking of the treated skin. If any of these side effects continue for long time or deteriorate, seek medical attention right away.
Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone Dipropionate rarely causes allergic reactions. Seek emergency medical attention if you get allergic reactions like hives, severe rash, breathing difficulty, dizziness, or breathing troubles.
The side effects mentioned above are not the only ones that you may experience or witness due to Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone Dipropionate. If you get any serious side effects due to this medication, contact your doctor right away.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Is Beclomethasone topical safe during pregnancy?
Beclomethasone topical should only be used if the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the baby. Please follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use.
Q. Is it safe to use Beclomethasone topical during breastfeeding?
Beclomethasone topical should only be used if the potential benefits justify the potential risk to the infant. Please follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use
Q. How long can I use beclomethasone topical?
The duration should not be more than 4 weeks without consulting your doctor.
Q. Is clotrimazole topical safe during pregnancy?
Clotrimazole topical can be used during pregnancy if the benefit outweighs the risk. Please follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use.
Q. Is clotrimazole topical safe during breastfeeding?
Clotrimazole topical should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the infant. Please follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use.
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Clotrimazole / Beclometasone
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
10 gm in 1 tube
Clotrimazole (1%w/w) + Beclometasone (0.025%w/w)