Beclometasone + Clotrimazole is a combination of two medicines: Beclometasone + Clotrimazole1 and Beclometasone + Clotrimazole2. Beclometasone + Clotrimazole1 is a steroid which blocks the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the affected area red, swollen and itchy. Beclometasone + Clotrimazole2 is an antifungal which stops the growth of fungi by preventing them from forming their own protective covering.
Q. What are the recommended storage conditions for Candid-B Cream?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. What is Candid-B Cream?
Candid-B Cream is a combination of two medicines: Beclometasone and Clotrimazole. This combination is used to treat skin infections. Clotrimazole is an antifungal drug that works by inhibiting the growth of fungi that cause skin infection. Beclometasone is a steroid medicine and it decreases swelling, redness, and itching that occurs in the area of skin infection.
Q. Is it safe to use Candid-B Cream?
Yes, Candid-B Cream is safe when used according to the doctor’s advice and for a limited duration of time (1-2 weeks). However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like transient burning, itching and irritation at the application site. It may also cause other uncommon or rare side effects. Inform your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any persistent problem while using this medicine.
Q. Can I stop taking Candid-B Cream when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Candid-B Cream without completing the full course of treatment. Your symptoms may improve and you may start feeling better before the infection is completely cured but you should complete your advised duration.
Q. What are the precautions needed to be taken while using Candid-B Cream?
Candid-B Cream should not be used on the face. Do not use the medication for longer than the advised period of time. 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 and not shared with others even if their condition appears to be the same.
Q. How to use Candid-B Cream?
Follow the directions given by the healthcare provider on the medication. Apply the medicine thinly and in sufficient quantity to cover the affected area. Wash your hands after using Candid-B Cream, unless it is used for treating skin infections on the hands.
Q. Can I use a higher than the recommended dose of Candid-B Cream?
No, do not use a higher than recommended dose of Candid-B Cream. You should also avoid using it for long periods or on large areas of skin. It 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.