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Active substance(s): CLOTRIMAZOLE

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Dermatological Spray
Clotrimazole 1% w/v

Important information about some of the
This product contains propylene glycol which may cause
skin irritation (e.g. rash, itching or redness) in some people.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
If you are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying for a baby,
tell your doctor or midwife before using Canesten
Dermatological Spray. If you have informed your doctor or
midwife already, follow his/her instructions carefully.

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Although the infected area will itch, try not to scratch.
Scratching will damage the surface of the skin and
cause the infection to spread further.

Keep the affected skin areas clean.
Pay particular attention to drying the skin, but avoid
excessive rubbing.
Do not share towels, bath mats, etc. with other people
as you could spread the infection to them.
Always wash your hands after treating the infection to
prevent it from spreading.

If you have athlete’s foot:

Remember to dry the skin between the toes thoroughly.
Wash your socks, stockings and tights thoroughly in
hot water to remove any shed skin or fungal spores.
Change your footwear daily if possible.

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If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole or any
of the other ingredients of Canesten Dermatological Spray.

You can help the treatment to work if you follow
these simple self-help tips:

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Apply the spray as soon as possible and then continue the
rest of your treatment as usual.

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Do not use Canesten® Dermatological Spray:

If you forget to use Canesten® Dermatological Spray:


Avoid contact with eyes, ears, nose and mouth.
If contact happens accidentally, tell your doctor straight
away or contact the Accident and Emergency Department
of your nearest hospital.
Do not inhale the spray.
Do not spray near a naked flame.


Canesten Dermatological Spray is used to treat fungal skin
infections such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, jock itch and
fungal sweat rash.
If you are unsure whether you have one of these fungal skin
infections, seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist.
The atomiser spray is particularly suitable for infections
covering large or hairy areas.
The active substance in Canesten Dermatological Spray is
clotrimazole. Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines
called imidazoles and is an antifungal agent which fights
the cause of fungal skin infections.

Canesten® Dermatological Spray is for external
use only:



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1. What is Canesten Dermatological Spray and what is it
used for?
2. Before you use Canesten Dermatological Spray
3. How to use Canesten Dermatological Spray
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Canesten Dermatological Spray
6. Further information



If Canesten Dermatological Spray has been prescribed for
you by your doctor, follow any instructions he/she may
have given you. If you purchased this product without a
prescription, follow these directions closely:
• Before the first application, press the atomiser head
down once or twice. The spray is then ready to use.
• If the feet are infected, they should be washed and
dried thoroughly, especially between the toes, before
applying the spray.
• Canesten Dermatological Spray should be applied
to the affected areas two or three times daily, from a
distance of about 6 inches.
• The duration of the treatment depends upon the type
of infection. Generally a minimum of two weeks is
required, although up to four weeks may be necessary.
• If you have athlete’s foot, it may help to use an
antifungal dusting powder as well. Ask your doctor or
pharmacist to recommend one.
The symptoms of skin infection, such as itching or soreness,
should improve within a few days of treatment although
signs such as redness and scaling may take longer to
disappear. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

This medicine is available without prescription. However,
you still need to use Canesten Dermatological Spray
carefully to get the best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or
• You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or
do not improve.
• If you have any unusual effects after using this product,
tell your doctor or pharmacist.


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Read all of this leaflet carefully because it
contains important information for you.

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What Canesten® Dermatological Spray looks like
and contents of the pack:
Canesten Dermatological Spray is available in bottles
containing 40ml of colourless solution.

Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Bayer plc, Consumer Care Division, Bayer House,
Strawberry Hill, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 1JA, UK


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The active substance is clotrimazole at a strength
of 1% w/v.
• The other ingredients are isopropyl alcohol, propylene
glycol and macrogol 400.
See Section 2 ‘Important information about some of
the ingredients’ for propylene glycol advice.
The spray is produced by an atomiser and contains
no propellant.


What Canesten® Dermatological Spray contains:

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Canesten is a registered trademark of Bayer AG, Germany.


KVP Pharma + Veterinär Produkte GmbH,
Projensdorfer Str 324, 24106 Kiel, Germany


This leaflet was last revised in May 2015


Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
This product should be stored in the original carton.
Do not use Canesten Dermatological Spray after the expiry
date which is stated at one end of the carton and on the
label of the bottle. 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 required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.

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If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist
or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed
in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via
the Yellow Card Scheme at:
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

Fungal infections are very common and affect many people.
Some of the most common fungal skin infections include
athlete’s foot, nappy rash, sweat rash and ringworm.
There are two main types of fungal infection:
• The tinea group, also known as dermatophytes.
• The candida group, also known as yeasts.
The tinea group includes athlete’s foot and ringworm, both
of which are easily spread by contact. The fungus that
causes athlete’s foot usually lives harmlessly on our skin
and in our environment. The natural balance that normally
keeps it under control can be upset by factors such as
damp moist conditions. This could happen, for example,
through regularly wearing training shoes that keep
the feet hot and sweaty. Since this fungus is contagious, it
can also often be picked up in changing rooms. Ringworm
is usually passed on from animals to children. Ringworm
is not actually a worm, its name comes from the circular
worm-like shape that it forms on the skin. The main
symptom for both is an itchy, scaly and irritating rash.
The candida group can be responsible for conditions such
as sweat rash and thrush. Sweat rash can appear anywhere
on the body, but is more likely to occur where folds of
skin rub against each other, such as: under the breasts, under
arms, around the groin and on the back. Candida is a
yeast-like fungus that usually lives harmlessly on our skin.
However, the natural balance that normally keeps it under
control can be upset by factors such as sweating, tight or
synthetic clothing and cosmetic preparations such as bath
additives. When levels of the yeast increase, the skin can
develop the following symptoms: persistent burning and
itching, soreness and a variety of patches or blemishes as
well as a softened and soggy appearance.
For UK residents only: if you have any questions or would
like more information, call our Canesten Advice Line on
0845 758 5030. Calls charged at local rate.


Reporting of side effects

Further information about fungal infections:

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Like all medicines, Canesten Dermatological Spray can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets them.
As with all medicines, some people may be allergic to the
spray. If you are allergic, a reaction will occur soon after you
start using it. If you experience an allergic reaction, stop
using Canesten Dermatological Spray and tell your doctor
straight away or contact the Accident and Emergency
Department of your nearest hospital. Signs of an allergic
reaction may include:
• Rash.
• Swallowing or breathing problems.
• Swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue.
• Weakness, feeling dizzy or faint.
• Nausea.
After you apply the spray you might experience:
• Itching, rash, blisters, burning, discomfort, swelling,
irritation, redness or peeling of skin.

Remember: If you have any doubts about using Canesten®
Dermatological Spray correctly, seek the advice of your
doctor or pharmacist.



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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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