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Composition for CANDID GOLD

Allantoin(0.2% w/w),Clotrimazole Topical(1% w/w)

food interaction for CANDID GOLD

alcohol interaction for CANDID GOLD

pregnancy interaction for CANDID GOLD

lactation interaction for CANDID GOLD

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Candid gold powder may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Candid gold powder is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Allantoin(0.2% w/w)


Allantoin is used for relieving symptoms of pain, itching and dryness of lips caused by cold sores (fever blisters) or chapped lips. This medication will not cure sores caused by herpes simplex.

How it works

Allantoin is a skin protectant that works like a moisturizer to soften skin. It forms an oily layer on the skin and keeps the water inside and thus prevents skin from drying out.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Whitish residue on skin, Cold skin, Swelling of tongue, Tingling sensation
Clotrimazole Topical(1% w/w)


Clotrimazole topical 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).

How it works

Clotrimazole belongs to a class of medications called as antifungals. It works by preventing the growth of fungi that cause the infection.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Itching, Application site irritation, Burning sensation, Skin redness


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Expert advice for CANDID GOLD

  • Allantoin should not be used for more than 7 days. If symptoms persist contact your doctor immediately.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and other mucous membrane.
  • Stop taking allantoin if you develop severe allergic reactions.
  • Do not apply this medication on deep wounds or cuts or any infection on the skin.
  • Do not apply allantoin topical if it worsens any existing acne problems.

Frequently asked questions for CANDID GOLD


Q. Is allantoin safe and natural?
Allantoin is chemically synthesized for making the ointment. It is safe when used for the condition at the dose for the duration prescribed by the doctor.
Q. Is allantoin same as lanolin/ formaldehyde releaser/ aluminium?
Allantoin is not the same as lanolin/ formaldehyde releaser/ aluminium.
Q. Does allantoin clog pores/ lighten skin/ cause acne/ cause cancer?
Allantoin may clog pores and may lighten skin. It is not known to cause acne or cure cancer. Please inform your doctor if you observe any side effects while using this ointment.

Clotrimazole Topical

Q. Is clotrimazole a steroid?
Clotrimazole is an imidazole antifungal medication and not a steroid. 


Content on this page was last updated on 27 May, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)