Uses of Candiderma Cream

Candiderma Cream is used in the treatment of skin infections.

Candiderma Cream side effects

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Candiderma Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Candiderma Cream works

Candiderma Cream is a combination of three medicines: Beclometasone, Clotrimazole and Gentamicin. Beclometasone is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy. Clotrimazole is an antifungal which stops the growth of fungi while Gentamicin is an antibiotic which stops the growth of bacteria on the skin. Together, they treat your skin infection effectively.

Candiderma Cream related warnings

No interaction found/established
Candiderma Cream is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Candiderma Cream is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

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Expert Advice

  • Candiderma Cream helps treat skin infections.
  • It is for use on skin only. Do not use it in your eyes, mouth, or vagina. Rinse with cold water if you accidentally get it in these areas.
  • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become more irritated, you should stop using Candiderma Cream and consult your doctor.
  • Don't use this medicine more often or for longer than advised by your doctor. Inform your doctor if the treated skin area does not improve after 1 week of treatment.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Candiderma

Suffering from ringworm on my both thies from last one year
Dr. Ankit Soni
You need to keep your groin dry, use only cotton undergarments, also change them twice daily. ringworm is a fungal infection and this is caused due to moisture and warmth in that area you can use Candiderma cream twice daily in the affected area
For the last 6 month I have been suffering from ring worm. It is spreading my whole body. I am using Onabet cream & candiderma plus cream. But it is repeating. What should I do now ?
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
You need complete treatment by skin specialist meanwhile apply Loceryl cream twice a day
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User Feedback


Q. How to use Candiderma?

Follow the directions given by the doctor on the medicine. Apply the medicine to the affected skin areas thinly and in sufficient quantity to cover the affected areas. Candiderma is usually applied two or three times a day to the affected areas of skin. Wash your hands after using Candiderma, unless it is used for treating skin infection on the hands.

Q. Can I overuse Candiderma?

No, do not overuse Candiderma for long periods or on large areas of skin, than recommended by the doctor. Overusing the medicine can result in too much medicine being absorbed into the body. This may lead to thinning or weakening of the skin and other serious side effects. If you are experiencing increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. What are the instructions regarding storage and disposal of this medicine?

Keep this medicine in the packet or container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.

Q. Can I stop taking Candiderma when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Candiderma and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

Q. How long does Candiderma takes to work?

Usually, Candiderma starts working soon after applying it. However, it may take some days to kill all the harmful bacteria and make you feel better.

Q. Can I stop taking Candiderma when my symptoms are relieved?

No, do not stop taking Candiderma and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

Q. What are the precautions needed to be taken while using Candiderma?

Candiderma should not be used on the face. Do not use the medication for longer periods of time than you have been advised. Do not apply a bandage or dressing to the area being treated, as this will increase absorption of the preparation and increase the risk of side-effects. This medicine should only be used by the patient, never give it to other people even if their condition appears to be the same.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.
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