Canesten 1 % Dusting Powder


Uses of Canesten Dusting Powder

Canesten 1 % Dusting Powder is used in the treatment of fungal skin infections.

Canesten Dusting Powder side effects

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

How to use Canesten Dusting Powder

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area before application and do not rub.

How Canesten Dusting Powder works

Canesten 1 % Dusting Powder is an antifungal medication which treats skin infections. It works by killing the fungi on the skin by destroying their cell membrane.

Canesten Dusting Powder related warnings

No interaction found/established
Canesten 1 % Dusting Powder is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Canesten 1 % Dusting Powder is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Canesten 1 % Dusting Powder to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Canesten

I have a skin problem. The dandraff effected my body. I feel iching. I using a cream named 'canesten cream'. But this cream is difficult to spread over my body. So please tell me a medine which no side effect. I have no any allergetic disease. I also want to know what can i use to my hair for dandraff.
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
Keraglo AD shampoo for application thrice weekly for hair wash . Stop oil application over scalp completely .Message pictures of skin lesions
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Q. Is clotrimazole a steroid/ used for thrush/ good for ringworm/ good for toenail fungus?

Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication and not a steroid. It is used for treating thrush, ringworm. It may be used for toenail fungus; however its efficacy in this case is not completely established. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Is clotrimazole available over the counter?

Yes, clotrimazole cream is available over the counter. But if this is the first time you have had vaginal itching and discomfort, talk with a physician before using clotrimazole

Q. Is clotrimazole better than miconazole?

Although clotrimazole and miconazole are different drugs, they work in similar ways. Both are used for treatment of fungal infection, primarily yeast. Despite these similarities, they are often used in different parts of the body and they have different active ingredients and so cannot be compared. Both medications work well, but one of them may work better for some people than others. Check with your doctor for more details

Q. Is candida a steroid/ curable/ contagious/ a STD/ dangerous/ curable/ a steroid cream/ infection dangerous?

Candida is a yeast, a form of fungus. It causes infections such as candidiasis or thrush in humans and other animals. Individuals with Candida infections are not usually contagious, though in some settings immunocompromised people can catch the infection. The infection does not usually spread by sexual contact. Candida infection is curable but if not treated early it can result in a serious infection

Q. Is canesten hydrocortisone for thrush?

Canesten HC cream contains two active ingredients, clotrimazole (antifungal medicine used to treat infections with fungi and yeasts) and hydrocortisone (corticosteroid medicine that is applied to the skin to relieve the symptoms of inflammation). It is used to treat vaginal thrush.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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Bayer AG, Müllerstr. 178, 13353 Berlin
50 gm in 1 box