Clotrimazole Cream 2%
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
What this leaflet contains
This leaflet answers some common questions about Clonea Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment 3 Day Day Cream.
It does not contain all available information.
It does not replace discussion with your doctor or pharmacist.
All drugs have advantages and disadvantages. Your doctor or pharmacist has weighed the risks of using this medicine against the expected benefits for you.
If you have any concerns about the use of this medicine, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet with your medicine. You may need to read it again.
What is Clonea Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment 3 Day Cream and what is it used for?
Clonea Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment 3 Day Cream belongs to a class of medications called antifungals and is used to treat vaginal yeast infection known as Candida. Candida infections result from an overgrowth of yeast fungi and cause an imbalance of the natural microorganisms present in the vagina. Certain illnesses such as diabetes, obesity and fatigue can increase the risk of infection. Additionally, hormonal changes during pregnancy, at certain times of the menstrual cycle, or due to oral contraceptive pills can also increase the chances of infection. Certain medications such as antibiotics and steroids can cause Candida overgrowth.
When you should not use this medicine
Do not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to clotrimazole or other antifungals or to any of the ingredients listed in the “Ingredients” section below.
Before using Clonea Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment 3 Day Cream
Consult a doctor before the first cure. Clonea Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment 3 Day Cream is available from your pharmacist. You can consult your pharmacist for more information before starting treatment.
Consult a doctor if you are under 18, pregnant or have diabetes.
How to use Clonea Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment 3 Day Cream
Carefully follow all instructions given to you by your doctor and pharmacist.
They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.
Your treatment pack contains a tube of cream containing 20g of clotrimazole cream and three single-use applicators. 5 grams (1 full applicator) of cream should be inserted daily into the vagina for three consecutive days.
It is best to use this medication at bedtime, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Wash your hands before and after using this medication.
Wear only clean cotton underwear.
If you do not understand the instructions on the packaging, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
How to use it
Remove the cap from the tube of cream. Pierce the diaphragm of the tube with the piercing end of the cap. Screw the open end of the applicator to the tube. Pull the applicator plunger fully until it stops. Squeeze the tube of cream until the applicator is full. The applicator will then contain approximately 5 grams of cream. Unscrew the applicator from the tube and replace the cap on the tube.
Gently insert the applicator (open end first) high into the vagina and push the plunger in all the way. It is best to do this lying on your back with your knees bent.
Discard the used applicator.
Use this medicine for three consecutive days. It is important that the entire treatment is followed as directed for the treatment to be effective.
Treatment should be avoided during menstruation. However, if menstruation occurs during treatment, treatment should be terminated.
The use of condoms and diaphragms for contraception should be avoided during treatment as Clonea Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment 3 Day Cream may reduce the effectiveness of these products.
The applicators are for single use only and should be discarded after use.
If you are sexually active, your partner may also need treatment. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
It is important to continue treatment and to complete treatment even if you feel better.
If you miss a dose
Use your medicine as soon as you remember you missed your dose.
If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
Never double doses to make up for missed doses.
It is important to complete treatment, as incomplete courses can cause your symptoms to return.
While you are using Clonea Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment 3 Day Cream
If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor before using this medication.
Avoid using tampons while using clotrimazole.
Avoid using douches or other vaginal products unless advised by your doctor.
If you stop using this medicine too soon, your infection may come back.
Consult a doctor if no improvement occurs after 3 days of treatment or if the problem recurs.
If you have any problems with the following side effects while using this medicine, talk to your pharmacist or doctor:
Vaginal itching or burning.
Increased vaginal discharge.
After using Clonea Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment 3 Day Cream
Keep Clonea Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment 3 Day Cream where children cannot reach it. A locked cupboard at least one and a half meters above the floor is a good place to store medicines.
Store the cream below 25°C
Do not leave your medications in the car or on window sills. Heat and humidity can destroy some medicines.
Check the expiry date on the end panel of the box and on the crimp on the end of the tube, which refers to the month and year of expiry, for example 11 96 refers to the eleventh month of 1996 Do not use after expiration date.
If your doctor or pharmacist tells you to stop using Clonea Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment 3 Day Cream, or if your medicine has passed its expiry date, ask your pharmacist what to do.
Clonea Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment 3 Day Cream is an opaque white cream in a 20g tube with three single use disposable applicators.
The active ingredient in Clonea Clotrimazole Thrush Treatment 3 Day Cream is clotrimazole 20mg/g.
This cream also contains the following inactive ingredients:
White soft paraffin
Self-emulsifying glyceryl monostearate
This cream contains benzyl alcohol 1% w/w (as a preservative).
Cipla Australia Pty Ltd
Level 1 / 132-136 Albert Road,
MELBOURNE SOUTH VIC 3205
Telephone number: 1800 569 074
Alphapharm Pty Ltd trading as Viatris
Level 1, 30 The Link
30-34 Hickson Road
Millers Point NSW 2000
Australian registration number:
AUST R 230936
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