BOOTS ANTIFUNGAL CREAM
Active substance(s): CLOTRIMAZOLE / CLOTRIMAZOLE / CLOTRIMAZOLE
231-30-20143-C LEA CLOTRIMAZOLE 1% W/W CREAM (GEN) ALMUS
1 % w/w CREAM
INFORMATION FOR THE USER
The name of your medicine is
Clotrimazole 1 % w/w cream, which
will be referred to as ‘Clotrimazole’ or
‘Clotrimazole cream’ throughout this
Read all of this leaflet carefully before
you start using this medicine because
it contains important information for
Always use this medicine exactly as
described in this leaflet or as your
doctor or pharmacist has told you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to
read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need
more information or advice.
• If you get any side effects, talk to
your doctor or pharmacist. This
includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. See
• You must talk to a doctor if you do
not feel better, or if you feel worse,
after 7 days.
9 April 2015
• pityriasis versicolor (a rash caused
by a yeast fungus)
• erythrasma (reddish brown scaly
patches on the skin)
• intertrigo (a rash in body folds)
• fungal nappy rash
• candidal vulvitis (thrush of the vulva)
• candidal balanitis (thrush of the
Always use Clotrimazole cream exactly
as your doctor or pharmacist has told
you. You should check with your doctor
or pharmacist if you are unsure.
• Adults, children and elderly:
The cream is applied to the affected
area two or three times daily.
The duration of treatment depends on
the infection being treated:
• Thrush infections need to be treated
for at least two weeks.
• Other infections need to be treated
for at least one month.
If Clotrimazole cream is accidentally
swallowed, you should consult a
doctor immediately. If you have any
further questions on the use of this
product, ask your doctor or
2 BEFORE YOU USE
Do NOT use Clotrimazole cream if:
• You are allergic (hypersensitive) to
clotrimazole or any of the other
ingredients of Clotrimazole cream
(see list of ingredients in Section 6).
An allergic reaction may include
rash, itching, difficulty breathing or
swelling of the face, lips, throat or
• Do not use this cream to treat scalp or
nail infections without advice from a
pharmacist or doctor.
Take special care with Clotrimazole
• The cream contains cetyl alcohol and
stearyl alcohol, which may cause a
skin reaction (e.g. contact dermatitis)
• If you are using Clotrimazole cream
for thrush of the vulva or penis, the
IN THIS LEAFLET:
cream may cause damage to
1. What Clotrimazole cream is and
condoms. You should take other
what it is used for
precautions to prevent pregnancy
2. Before you use Clotrimazole cream
for at least five days after using the
3. How to use Clotrimazole cream
4. Possible side effects
Taking other medicines
5. How to store Clotrimazole cream
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist
6. Further information
if you are taking, or have recently
1 WHAT CLOTRIMAZOLE CREAM taken, any other medicines, including
IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR medicines obtained without a
Clotrimazole cream is a cream that is
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
applied to the skin. It contains
clotrimazole as the active ingredient, If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
tell your doctor or midwife and they
which is an antifungal.
will decide if Clotrimazole cream is
Clotrimazole cream is used for the
treatment of skin infections caused by right for you. Follow their instructions
dermatophytes (a group of fungi that carefully.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for
cause skin diseases).
advice before taking any medicine.
Clotrimazole cream can be used to
Driving and using machines
• ringworm infections
Clotrimazole cream does not affect
• paronychia (an infection of the
your ability to drive or use machines.
fingernail or toenail)
Clotrimazole cream should be kept out
of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Clotrimazole after the
expiry date which is stated on the
carton. The expiry date refers to the
last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of
via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose
of medicines no longer needed. These
measures will help to protect the
6 FURTHER INFORMATION
What Clotrimazole cream contains:
The active substance is Clotrimazole
1 % w/w. The other ingredients are:
Sorbitan Stearate, Polysorbate 60,
Cetyl Palmitate, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl
Alcohol, 2-Octyldodecanol, Benzyl
Alcohol and Purified Water.
What Clotrimazole cream looks like
4 POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
and contents of the pack
Like all medicines, Clotrimazole cream Clotrimazole cream comes in an
aluminium tube with a plastic
can cause side effects, although not
screw-on cap. It contains 20 g, 30 g, or
everybody gets them.
50 g of cream.
All medicines can cause allergic
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
reactions, although serious allergic
reactions are very rare.
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The following side effects have also
This leaflet was last revised: 02/2015
• blisters, itching, burning, stinging,
discomfort, swelling, rash, irritation
or peeling of skin.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in
this leaflet. You can also report side
effects directly via the Yellow Card
By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.
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