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GALPHARM ATHLETES FOOT 1% W/W CREAM

Active substance(s): CLOTRIMAZOLE

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

Galpharm Athlete’s
Foot 1% w/w Cream
(Clotrimazole)

The name of your medicine is Galpharm
Athlete’s Foot 1% w/w Cream, which will
be called Athlete’s Foot Cream throughout
this leaflet.
Read all of this leaflet carefully because
it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription.
However, you still need to use it carefully to
get the best result from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read
it again
• Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need
more information or advice
• You must contact a doctor if your symptoms
worsen or do not improve after 7 days
• 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.
In this leaflet:
1. What Athlete’s Foot Cream is and
what it is used for
2. Before you use Athlete’s Foot Cream
3. How you use Athlete’s Foot Cream
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Athlete’s Foot Cream
6. Further information

If you stop using Athlete’s Foot Cream
You should use Athlete’s Foot Cream for at
least one month. Talk to your doctor before
you stop using the cream.

What Athlete’s Foot Cream is and
what it is used for
Athlete’s Foot Cream is a cream containing
the active ingredient clotrimazole.
Clotrimazole is one of a group of medicines
called antifungals, which are used to treat
fungal skin infections.
Athlete’s Foot Cream is used to treat:
• Tinea pedis (athlete’s foot)
• Tinea cruris (a fungal infection of the groin)

Driving and using machines
There are no reported effects of Athlete’s Foot
Cream on driving or operating machinery.
Important information about some of
the ingredients of Athlete’s Foot Cream:
Athlete’s Foot Cream contains cetyl alcohol
and stearyl alcohol, which may cause local
skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).

How you use Athlete’s Foot Cream
Dosage

Before you use Athlete’s Foot Cream Always use Athlete’s Foot Cream exactly as
Do not use Athlete’s Foot Cream if:
• You are allergic (hypersensitive) to
clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients
of Athlete’s Foot 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 tongue
• You should not use Athlete’s Foot Cream
to treat nail or scalp infections
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding tell your
doctor or midwife and they will decide if
Clotrimazole cream is right for you. Follow
their instructions carefully.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice
before taking any medicine.

your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
You should check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.

Adults, children and elderly:
Apply to the affected area two or three times
daily for at least one month. If symptoms do
not improve within 7 days contact your doctor.
Athlete’s Foot Cream is applied to the
affected area of the skin.
If you swallow Athlete’s Foot Cream
In case you or someone else accidentally
swallows Athlete’s Foot Cream, contact your
doctor, pharmacist or hospital emergency
department immediately.
If you forget to use Athlete’s Foot Cream
If you forget to use Athlete’s Foot Cream,
use it as soon as you remember.
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How to store Athlete’s Foot Cream
Athlete’s Foot Cream should be kept out of
the reach and sight of children.

Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer

Marketing Authorisation Holder
Teva UK Limited,
Eastbourne,
Do
not
use
Athlete’s
Foot
Cream
after
the
If you have any further questions on the use
BN22 9AG
expiry
date
which
is
stated
on
the
carton.
The
of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Manufacturer
Possible side effects
Thornton & Ross Ltd
Medicines should not be disposed of via
Linthwaite
wastewater
or
household
waste.
Ask
your
Like all medicines, Athlete’s Foot Cream can
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no Huddersfield
cause side effects, although not everybody
longer required. These measures will help to West Yorkshire
gets them.
HD7 5QH
protect the environment.
All medicines can cause allergic reactions,
United Kingdom
although serious allergic reactions are very rare.
Further Information
This leaflet was last revised in April 2011
Tell your doctor straight away if you get any
What
Athlete’s
Foot
Cream
contains:
sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing,
The active substance is clotrimazole 1% w/w. PL 00289/1480
swelling of the eyelids, face or lips, rash or
itching (especially affecting your whole body). The other ingredients are: sorbitan stearate,
polysorbate 60, cetyl palmitate, stearyl
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After applying the cream you might
alcohol, cetyl alcohol, 2-octyldodecanol,
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experience:
benzyl alcohol and purified water.
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• itching, blisters, burning, stinging,
What Athlete’s Foot Cream looks like
discomfort, swelling, rash, irritation or
and contents of the pack
peeling of skin.
Athlete’s Foot Cream is a white cream and
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
it comes in an aluminium tube with plastic
you notice any side effects not listed in this
screw-on cap containing 20 g of cream.
leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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