Uses and Benefits
Candid Lotion 30ml is used as a broad spectrum fungicide used to treat fungal infections of the skin, vagina, groin, candidiasis, athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm, and yeast infections. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.
The active ingredient of Candid Lotion 30ml is Clotrimazole 1% w/w.
Mechanism of Action of Drugs
Ergosterol is an essential provitamin that fungi and protozoa cannot survive without. Clotrimazole targets the ergosterol present in the cell membrane of many fungi and protozoa.
Contraindications and Caution
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professional before using Candid Lotion 30ml:
- Hypersensitivity to any of the drugs used in the Candid Lotion 30ml such as Clotrimazole
Side and Adverse Effects
The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this Candid Lotion 30ml. It is generally well tolerated when used in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:
- Contact dermatitis
Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:
How to Use
Before applying the Candid Lotion 30ml, wash your hands with water and wipe dry.
Apply only a thin layer of the Candid Lotion 30ml topically on the infected area, and not rub it harshly.
Wash your hands after applying the cream unless the affected area are the hands itself.
Contact with eyes may cause burning sensation, therefore ensure you wash hands well after application.
Try not to skip the dose. If you do, apply it as soon as you remember; but if it is time for your next dose, skip it and apply it according to your normal schedule. Don’t apply two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health and may lead to severe adverse effects.
Dosage: 2-3 times in a day for 2-4 weeks or as recommended by your doctor/pharmacist.