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US Brand Name Candid-B
Generic Name Clotrimazole/ Beclomethasone Dipropionate
Other Brand Name Clocip-B
Manufacturer Glenmark
Packing 15 gm
Form Cream
Strength 1%/ 0.025% 15 gm

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Details

Introduction

Candid-B cream is prescribed for dermatologic use. It is a combination of drugs called clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate. Clotrimazole is a synthetic antifungal agent, and betamethasone dipropionate is a synthetic corticosteroid. It is an antifungal drug.


Use

Candid-B is prescribed for the treatment of local, inflamed fungal infections like athlete's foot, jock itch and other fungal infections occurring on the body. The medication obstructs the development of multiple types of fungi by preventing membranes formation. The membrane is vital for the fungal cells to survive. Betamethasone is used topically on the skin, whereas Corticosteroids curb inflammation.


Side effects

Some of the known side effects are redness, blistering, peeling, stinging, swelling, itching, hives, and burning at the area of application may occur. In addition problems like water retention (edema), reduced pigmentation, stretch marks and infection because of bacteria have also been reported. Some pediatric patients have also complained of growth retardation, cushing's syndrome intracranial hypertension, and skin atrophy.


storage

The medication can be stored at room temperature at 2-30 C (36-86 F). Keep it safe from the reach of excessive light, heat and moisture.


Composition

Clotrimazole and Beclomethasone dipropionate are the active components in the composition.


Important Precautions

Some of the known side effects are redness, blistering, peeling, stinging, swelling, itching, hives, and burning at the area of application may occur. In addition problems like water retention (edema), reduced pigmentation, stretch marks and infection because of bacteria have also been reported. Some pediatric patients have also complained of growth retardation, cushing's syndrome intracranial hypertension, and skin atrophy.


Dosage and administration

The cream should be lightly massaged into the infected skin and surrounding area in the morning and evening. Patients must not bandage, cover or wrap the treated area as otherwise, the chances of excessive absorption may occur. For every kind of infection, the duration fixed for cream application is different. It is important for the patient to go for regular check-ups.


Overdosage

Although the cream is not known of causing any life-threatening problems in case of overdose, still it is best to contact your doctor. More than 45 g of this cream should not be used in a week’s time.