Canpex Soap

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Introduction

Canpex Soap is an antifungal medication. It is used in the treatment of fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, nappy rash, sweat rash, and vaginal thrush. It kills the fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.

Canpex Soap is for external use only. You should use it in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not use more than you need as that may cause increased side effects. If your condition goes on for longer than four weeks or gets worse at any time, let your doctor know. The effects of this medicine can be increased by keeping the affected area clean and dry and washing hands before and after treating the infection. If you have an athlete’s foot, wash your socks or tights thoroughly and change your shoes daily if possible.

Some of the common side effects include skin irritation, redness, or itching at the site of application. If the side effects bother you or do not go away, let your doctor know. Some people have a severe allergic reaction that needs urgent medical attention. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, throat, or face, swallowing or breathing problems, dizziness and nausea. Get emergency help if this happens.

It is not likely that other medicines you take by mouth or injection will affect the way it works but talk to your doctor before using it if you have used a similar medicine before and had an allergic reaction. This medicine should only be used if it is clearly needed during pregnancy.

Uses of Canpex Soap

Benefits of Canpex Soap

In Fungal skin infections

Canpex Soap is an antifungal medicine. It kills and prevents the growth of fungus. This relieves the symptoms caused by the infection. It may be used to treat infections such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, fungal nappy rash, and fungal sweat rash. You should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed even if your symptoms have gone. This will prevent the infection from coming back. Using this medicine as prescribed will relieve pain and itching and may help you feel more comfortable with your skin.

Side effects of Canpex Soap

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Canpex

  • Blister
  • Skin peeling
  • Swelling
  • Application site irritation

How to use Canpex Soap

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use.

How Canpex Soap works

Canpex Soap is an antifungal medication which treats skin infections. It works by killing the fungi on the skin by destroying their cell membrane.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Canpex Soap is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Canpex Soap is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Canpex Soap?

If you miss a dose of Canpex Soap, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Few tips to prevent infection:
    • Keep your feet clean and dry, particularly between the toes.
    • Cut your nails short and prefer open-toe shoes for everyday use.
    • Keep your vagina clean and dry. 
    • Use a separate clean towel for the infected area.
    • Take a shower with antifungal soap after gyming or severe sweating.
    • Never share your socks, shoes, and towel with others.
  • Apply a sufficient amount to cover the affected area and 1 inch of the immediate surrounding skin.
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Inform your doctor if the infection does not clear up even after four weeks of treatment.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Azole derivatives {Imidazoles}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA
Action Class
Fungal ergosterol synthesis inhibitor

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Canpex with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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What is medicine for akin fungal infection.
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Post a properly focussed picture of the current skin problem. There r plenty of fungal infections of skin
Hello, I work in a very sweaty environment, I recently had a ringworm outbreak, I used EBERNET and it worked perfectly fine for me, On the recommendation of a few friends who suggested to use anti-fungal soap for a few days to ensure that the spores are completely eliminated from my body. Are there any effective anti-fungal soaps or shampoos that I can use to treat ringworm infection? Is there a method to determine if my scalp is affected by ringworm's? If I do happen to have this, What should be my next set of actions to treat ringworm's on scalp, before visiting a hospital/clinic? Regards, PATIENT
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
You need to visit skin specialist for proper examinationWether you are having fungal infections or not
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FAQs

Q. What is Canpex Soap used for?

Canpex Soap is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm (fungal skin infection that causes a red scaly rash on different parts of the body), athlete’s foot (fungal infection of the skin on the feet and between the toes), fungal nappy rash and fungal sweat rash. It is also used to relieve irritation of the vulva (external thrush) and irritation occurring at the end of the penis, which may be associated with thrush.

Q. Canpex Soap is effective against which fungi?

Canpex Soap is effective against Trichophyton species which cause ringworm infection, athlete’s foot, and jock itch (fungal infection of the skin in the groin or buttocks). It is also effective against yeast known as Candida which commonly causes vaginal thrush (infection caused by an overgrowth of yeast called Candida albicans).

Q. I have started using Canpex Soap. By when can I expect to start seeing the improvements?

The symptoms of skin infection, such as itching or soreness, should improve within a few days of treatment. However, the signs such as redness and scaling may take longer to disappear. Do not stop applying this medicine before the duration advised by your doctor, even if you feel better.

Q. What precautions are necessary while applying Canpex Soap?

Always wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying Canpex Soap. If you are using the cream for an infected foot, wash and dry your feet thoroughly before applying the cream, especially between the toes, before applying the cream. Canpex Soap should be applied thinly and evenly and rubbed gently onto the affected areas two or three times daily.

Q. For how long should I apply Canpex Soap? Can I stop if the symptoms have completely disappeared?

The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection. In general, the treatment is continued for 1 month for tinea infection and for at least 15 days for candida infection. Do not stop the treatment on your own even if you feel better because the infection may come back as it takes some time to kill the fungus.

Q. Is Canpex Soap safe to use in children?

Canpex Soap is safe for children only if taken as directed by the doctor. It should be given to children in the correct dose only for the prescribed length of time. Minor side effects may occur but usually, they are not bothersome. However, if you develop a burning sensation, redness, and itching (which is severe in nature), stop the medicine and contact your doctor.

Q. Are there any measures that should be taken to help a faster recovery?

Keep the affected skin areas clean and dry but avoid excessive rubbing. You may have the urge to scratch because of itchiness but avoid scratching as it will damage the surface of the skin and cause the infection to spread further. Do not share towels, bath mats, etc. with other people as you could spread the infection to them.

Q. Does Canpex Soap affect contraception?

Canpex Soap may reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives, like diaphragms and condoms. If you are using the cream on the vulva or penis, you should use alternative methods of contraception, for at least 5 days after using Canpex Soap.

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Manufacturer/Marketer Address

207 Signature - 1 2nd floor Near Divya Bhaskar Press, Makarba Railway Crossing, S. G. Highway ​Makarba, Ahmedabad - 380051 ​
Country of Origin: India

MRP
60
Inclusive of all taxes
75 gm in 1 packet
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