What is Numark Clotrimazole cream?
Numark Clotrimazole cream is a topical treatment for fungal infections like thrush and athlete’s foot. Each gram of this cream contains 10mg of clotrimazole, which you can apply to your skin to ease your irritation and other symptoms.
What are fungal infections and thrush?
Fungal infections are common infections which happen when the natural balance of the good and bad bacteria which live on your skin is disturbed. When given the right conditions, fungi can thrive and cause fungal infections in your skin. When you have a fungal infection, then some of the most common symptoms you’ll experience include itching, irritation, and soreness or pain in the affected area. There are lots of different types of fungal infections, such as:
- Thrush (which can affect both men and women)
- Fungal nail infections
- Athlete’s foot
- Fungal nappy rash
- Fungal sweat rash
How will this Clotrimazole 1% cream treat my fungal infection?
Clotrimazole is the active ingredient in this product and it works as an antifungal treatment. This means it combats the fungi that cause fungal infections like thrush and athlete’s foot. This treats the infection and helps to ease your irritating symptoms quickly and effectively.
Can I use this product if I’m taking any other medication?
If you’re using any other medication, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using clotrimazole cream. Some medications can interact, causing unwanted side effects or making your medication less effective.
Can I use this cream at the same time as other thrush treatments?
Clotrimazole cream is often used with another antifungal medication, fluconazole tablets. These two treatments can work together to ease your symptoms while treating your fungal infection (such as thrush) quickly and effectively. Make sure to speak to your doctor before using these medications together, so you can be sure that the combination is safe for you.
Can I use this product if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product. Some medications may not be suitable for you or your baby at this time and a medical professional will help you to choose a medication that’s best for both of you.
Can I have sex if I’ve used this product?
Clotrimazole cream can cause damage to condoms if you or your partner have used it on your genital area. If you have thrush, then be aware that it can be transferred to your partner during sex, and the symptoms of thrush could make sex painful or uncomfortable, so you may want to avoid it until your infection has gone. If you do decide to have sex, make sure to use protection other than condoms if you want to prevent pregnancy.
How to use Clotrimazole cream
Squeeze a thin layer of cream to the affected area and rub in gently. Do this 2 – 3 times a day until your infection has completely passed, which will usually take 2 – 4 weeks depending on the condition you are treating. A strip of cream which is about half a cm long should be enough to cover an area around the side of a hand. If you are using this product to treat athlete’s foot, make sure that you wash and dry your feet thoroughly before use, paying special attention to the area between your toes.
When should this cream not be used?
Do not use clotrimazole cream if you are allergic to clotrimazole, any of the other listed ingredients, or any similar medications. For external use only, avoid contact with eyes, mouth, or other sensitive areas. Do not suddenly stop using clotrimazole, as this may cause the symptoms of your infection to come back.
Does Clotrimazole have any side effects?
Like all medication Numark Clotrimazole cream can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. If you experience any of the following side effects, you could be experiencing a severe allergic reaction, and should stop use and seek medical assistance immediately:
- Difficulty swallowing or breathing
- Swelling of the lips, tongue, face, or throat
- Weakness, dizziness, feeling faint
Other side effects you may experience while using this product include:
- Peeling skin
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
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The active substance is clotrimazole. Each gram of cream contains 10 mg of clotrimazole (i.e. 1% w/w).
The other ingredients are Sorbitan Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Cetyl Palmitate, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, 2-Octyldodecanol, Benzyl Alcohol and Purified Water.
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If you’re pregnant you’re probably getting used to all of the strange changes that are happening to your body, but if you’re feeling an itching, burning sensation in your intimate area the cause could be more than just pregnancy.
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You’ve probably heard of thrush or yeast infections, but what are they really?
If you’re not sure, and you’ve found yourself with an unpleasant itching sensation in your genital area, you could be wondering if thrush is to blame.
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