BOOTS THRUSH 1% W/W CREAM
Active substance(s): CLOTRIMAZOLE
1 % w/w CREAM
INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start using this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
Always use this medicine exactly as described in
this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information
• If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist. See
• You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel
better or you feel worse after 7 days.
In this leaflet:
1. What Asda Thrush Relief is and what it is
2. What you need to know before you use
3. How to use this medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store this medicine
6. Further information
WHAT ASDA THRUSH RELIEF IS AND
WHAT IT IS USED FOR
This medicine contains Clotrimazole which belongs
to a group of medicines called anti-fungals, which
act to treat infections caused by fungi.
To help prevent thrush from coming back once
you have treated it, follow these simple steps:
• wash daily
• wear cotton underwear and loose fitting clothing
• try to avoid wearing tights, nylon underwear and
tight fitting clothing
• after going to the toilet, wipe yourself from the
front to the back, as a thrush infection may be
transferred from the bowel
• try to avoid washing with perfumed soaps or
using vaginal deodorants
• do not rub hard with sponges or flannels and
avoid hot baths with strong perfumed oils
• change your sanitary protection regularly.
Taking other medicines
Before you use this medicine, make sure that you
tell your pharmacist about ANY other medicines you
might be using at the same time. If you are unsure
about interactions with any medicines, talk to your
pharmacist. This includes medicines prescribed by
your doctor and medicine you have bought for
yourself, including herbal and homeopathic remedies.
HOW TO USE THIS MEDICINE
Check that the tube seal is not broken before first
use. If it is, don’t use the cream.
Pierce tube seal with end of cap.
16 to 60 years
Apply a thin
layer to the
How often to
Two or three
times a day for
For use on the skin only. For women, apply the
cream to the vulva and surrounding area. For men,
apply the cream to the penis.
It can be used to treat the external symptoms of
thrush (vulval candidiasis) and may also be used
by the woman’s sexual partner to treat associated
penile thrush (candidial balanitis).
Thrush is a common infection caused by a yeast
(or fungus), which may live harmlessly in the
vagina without you even noticing it. However, in
certain circumstances, it may develop into an
infection in the vagina and symptoms may spread
to the surrounding area. The symptoms may
include one or more of the following.
• itching of the vagina and surrounding area (the
• redness and swelling of the tissues of the vagina
• soreness of the vagina and vulva
• a white non-smelling discharge from the vagina.
Thrush may be aggravated by sexual intercourse,
but it is not a sexually transmitted disease.
Sometimes, however, thrush can be passed to
your partner through sexual intercourse.
If your partner has penile thrush he may have one
or more of the following symptoms:
• soreness and redness of the penis
• tightness of the foreskin
• a white non-smelling penile discharge.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE
YOU USE THIS MEDICINE
This medicine can be used by adults between the
ages of 16 and 60 years. However, some people
should not use this medicine or should seek the
advice of their pharmacist or doctor first.
Do NOT use:
• if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this
medicine or any other anti-fungal medicine
• if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, unless
your doctor tells you to.
Do not use on children under 16 years, or if you
are an adult of 61 years or older, unless your
doctor tells you to.
Do not use more than the amount recommended
If symptoms do not go away within 7 days talk to
If you have thrush more than twice in six months
you must see your doctor.
If anyone accidentally swallows some of the cream
talk to a doctor or go to your nearest hospital
casualty department straight away. Take your
medicine and this leaflet with you.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Asda Thrush Relief can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If you get any of these serious side effects,
stop using the cream. See a doctor at once:
• difficulty breathing, feeling dizzy, fainting, red
raised itchy skin rash (severe allergic reactions).
These other effects are less serious. If they
happen talk to your pharmacist:
• irritation, discomfort, pain or a burning or
• other allergic skin reactions such as itchy rash,
swelling, peeling or flaking of the skin, blisters.
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 Scheme at:
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:
• if this is the first time you have had these symptoms
• if you have had thrush more than twice in the
last 6 months
• if you are under 16 years, or 61 years or older
• if you or your partner have ever been exposed
to a sexually transmitted disease.
• if you have lower stomach pain, or pain or a
burning sensation on passing urine.
• if you are a man and:
- your sexual partner does not have thrush
- you have an abnormal discharge or leakage
from your penis
- you have sores, ulcers or blisters on your penis
• if you are a woman and:
- you have any abnormal or irregular vaginal
bleeding, or a blood stained discharge
- you have sores, ulcers or blisters on your
vulva or vagina.
Other important information
Information about some of the ingredients in this
medicine: Cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol in the
cream may cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact
The ingredients in the cream may affect the latex
used in contraceptives such as condoms and
diaphragms. This may reduce the effectiveness of
the contraceptives. You should therefore use other
methods of contraception for at least 5 days after
using the cream.
You can help the treatment to work if you follow
these simple self-help tips:
• although the infected area will itch, do not
scratch as this will damage the surface of the
skin and cause the infection to spread further
• keep the affected areas of the skin clean
• pay particular attention to drying the skin but
avoid excessive rubbing.
Further information overleaf ´
By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.
HOW TO STORE THIS MEDICINE
Keep this medicine in a safe place out of the sight and
reach of children, preferably in a locked cupboard.
Use by the date on the end flap of the carton. The
date refers to the last day of that month.
If you have any cream left after that date return it
to your nearest pharmacy for safe disposal.
What Asda Thrush Relief contains
This cream contains Clotrimazole 1% w/w which
is the active ingredient. As well as the active
ingredient the cream also contains sorbitan
stearate, polysorbate 60, cetyl palmitate, stearyl
alcohol, cetyl alcohol, 2-octyldodecanol, benzyl
alcohol, purified water.
What Asda Thrush Relief looks like and
contents of the pack
The pack contains 20 g of white cream.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation holder:
TEVA UK Limited, Eastbourne, BN22 9AG.
Company responsible for manufacture:
Thornton & Ross Ltd., Linthwaite, Huddersfield,
West Yorkshire, HD7 5QH, UK
This leaflet was last revised: May 2015.
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