Canesten belongs to the class of medications called antifungals. It is used to treat various skin infections caused by fungus or yeast. Clotrimazole works by killing the overgrowth of yeast or fungus that causes the infection
How should I use this medication?
To treat diaper rash for children, apply a thin layer and gently massage enough cream onto the affected and surrounding skin area twice daily at a diaper change, in the morning and evening. Only use this medication for treating diaper rash that has been diagnosed by your doctor. If symptoms worsen or if there is no improvement after 2 weeks, contact your doctor. Do not use clotrimazole cream for longer than 14 days
What side effects are possible with this medication?
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not
experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor
Are there any other precautions or warnings for this medication?
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication