Uses and Benefits
Candid TV Suspension 75ml is an antifungal medication used to treat yeast infections of skin commonly used to treat jock itch, ringworm, athletes foot and also relieves from scalp infection such as seborrheic dermatitis, itching, flaking, irritation, and redness of the scalp. 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 ingredients of Candid TV Suspension is Clotrimazole 1% and Selenium sulfide 2.5%.
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.
Selenium sulfide may act by an antimitotic action, resulting in a reduction in the turnover of epidermal cells. It also has local irritant, antibacterial, and mild antifungal activity, which may contribute to its effectiveness.
Contraindications and Caution
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professional before using this Candid TV Suspension 75ml:
- Hypersensitivity to any of the drugs used in the suspension such as Clotrimazole and selenium sulfide
- Broken or inflamed skin
Side and Adverse Effects
The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this Candid TV Suspension 75ml. It is generally well tolerated when used in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:
- Oily scalp
- Hair discoloration
- Hair loss
Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:
- Contact dermatitis
How to Use
Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor.
For Dandruff: Remove hairgrips, rings, and jewelry, now wash your hair and clean it properly before the application. Use a sufficient quantity of the suspension and massage it to produce lather. Allow it to stay for 5 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Initially use twice weekly or as directed by your physician.
Tinea versicolor: Apply Candid TV Suspension 75ml to an affected area. Allow remaining as per instructions of the physician.
Try not to skip the dose. If you do, use it as soon as you remember; but if it is time for your next dose, skip it and use it according to your normal schedule. Don’t use two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your scalp and skin and may lead to severe adverse effects.