Canesten

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    Canesten Information

    Canesten is a prescription medicine that is available as a Cream,Tablet,Solution,Powder. It is typically used for the treatment of Fungal Infections, Candidal Infection, Thrush. Other than this, Canesten has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

    The correct dosage of Canesten depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

    Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Canesten can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Canesten go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

    In addition, Canesten's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Safe for lactating mothers. In addition, Canesten's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Canesten related warnings section.

    Some other conditions that can be affected by Canesten are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Additionally, Canesten may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

    In addition to the above precautions for Canesten, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



    Canesten Benefits & Uses

    Canesten is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Canesten Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Fungal Infections
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: 4 weeks
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Fungal Infections
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: 4 weeks
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Fungal Infections
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: 4 weeks
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    2 - 12 years (Child)
    • Disease: Fungal Infections
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
    • Dosage Route: Topical
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: 4 weeks
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


    Canesten Side Effects

    Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Canesten is used -

    Mild

    • Nausea or vomiting
    • पेट दर्द

    Canesten Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Canesten safe for pregnant women?


      There are no side effects of Canesten in pregnant women.

      Safe
    • Is the use of Canesten safe during breastfeeding?


      Canesten does not show any harmful effects in lactating women.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Canesten on the Kidneys?


      Canesten does not damage the kidneys.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Canesten on the Liver?


      Canesten is not harmful for the liver.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Canesten on the Heart?


      Canesten is not harmful for the heart.

      Safe


    Severe Interaction of Canesten with Other Drugs

    Canesten should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Mild



    Canesten Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Canesten unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Canesten

    • Is this Canesten habit forming or addictive?


      Canesten is not addictive in nature.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Canesten as it does not make you drowsy.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Canesten is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, Canesten is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

    Canesten Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Canesten


      Taking Canesten with food is safe.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Canesten


      Taking Canesten with alcohol has not been seen to have harmful effects. However, please be careful if you do so.

      Safe


    Frequently asked Questions about Canesten

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can Canesten cream be used for hemorrhoids ?

    Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

    No, ideally Canesten can't be used for hemorrhoid condition because it is not an antifungal infection. Please consult a dermatologist for the better medication options.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Can I discontinue Canesten on my own or without doctors advice?

    Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

    Discontinuation of Canesten on your own can cause unwanted side effects such as itching, redness, and blistering. You are recommended to always consult a dermatologist before discontinuing this medicine.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Is Canesten good for ringworm ?

    Dr. Rajeev Kumar Ranjan MBBS , Pulmonology

    Yes, Canesten is effectively used in the ringworm. Please consult a dermatologist before using this medicine.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can Canesten be used for acne ?

    Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS , General Physician

    No, ideally Canesten can't be used on the acne (pimples) because it is not an antifungal infection. Please consult a dermatologist for the better medication options.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Does Canesten thin the skin ?

    Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

    No, Canesten does not make the skin thinner. No known case has been found regarding skin thinning with Canesten.



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    References

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 174-177

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 763,792



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