LLOYDS PHARMACY ATHLETES FOOT CREAM
Active substance(s): CLOTRIMAZOLE
CLOTRIMAZOLE 1 % CREAM
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
The name of your medicine is Lloydspharmacy Athlete’s Foot Cream, which will be referred to as
‘Clotrimazole’ or ‘Clotrimazole cream’ throughout this leaflet.
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 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.
You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better, or if you feel worse, after 7 days.
IN THIS LEAFLET:
1. What Clotrimazole cream is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Clotrimazole cream
3. How to use Clotrimazole cream
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Clotrimazole cream
6. Further information
WHAT CLOTRIMAZOLE CREAM IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Clotrimazole cream is a cream that is applied to the skin. It contains clotrimazole as the active ingredient,
which is an antifungal.
Clotrimazole cream is used for the treatment of athlete’s foot.
BEFORE YOU USE THIS MEDICINE
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 tongue.
Do not use this cream to treat scalp or nail infections without advice from a pharmacist or doctor.
Take special care with Clotrimazole cream:
The cream contains cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol, which may cause a skin reaction (e.g. contact
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken, any other medicines,
including medicines obtained without a prescription.
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.
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Driving and using machines
Clotrimazole cream does not affect your ability to drive or use machines.
HOW YOU USE CLOTRIMAZOLE CREAM
Adults, children and elderly: The cream is applied to the affected area two or three times daily.
Continue treatment 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 pharmacist.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Clotrimazole cream can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
All medicines can cause allergic reactions, although serious allergic reactions are very rare.
Tell your doctor straight away if you get any sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, swelling of the
eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching (especially affecting your whole body), or you feel dizzy or faint.
The following side effects have also been reported:
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, 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:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.
HOW TO STORE CLOTRIMAZOLE CREAM
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 environment.
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 and contents of the pack
Clotrimazole cream comes in an aluminium tube with a plastic screw-on cap. It contains 20 g, 30 g, or 50 g
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Teva UK Limited, Eastbourne, BN22 9AG
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*Thornton & Ross Ltd.
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
HD7 5QH, UK
Teva Operations Poland Sp. z o.o.,
ul. Mogilska 80,
31- 546 Kraków,
This leaflet was last revised: August 2014
* only the site currently used will appear on the marketed leaflet
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THIS IS A REPRESENTATION OF AN ELECTRONIC RECORD THAT WAS SIGNED ELECTRONICALLY AND THIS
PAGE IS THE MANIFESTATION OF THE ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE
Teva Pharmaceuticals Europe B.V
Meaning of Signature
Regulatory Affairs Approval
06-Aug-2014 01:51:20 PM
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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