What is Creobic® cream (clotrimazole) used for?
Creobic® cream is used for topical fungal infection caused by dermatophytes, yeast, moulds and other fungi including tinea infections, paronychia, pityriasis versicolour, erythrasma, intertrigo, fungal nappy rash, candida vulvitis and balanitis.
How should I take Creobic® cream (clotrimazole)?
Use Creobic® cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Creobic® cream is for topical use on the skin only.
Clean the affected area with soap and water and dry thoroughly.
Apply a thin layer of medicine to the affected area. Rub it in gently. Do not cover unless directed to by your doctor.
Wash your hands immediately after using Creobic® Cream, unless your hands are part of the treated area.
To clear up your infection completely, use Creobic® cream for the full course of treatment. Keep using it even if you feel better in a few days.
How do I store Creobic® cream (clotrimazole)?
Creobic® cream is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Creobic® cream in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Creobic® cream that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Creobic® cream down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Creobic® cream (clotrimazole)?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Creobic® cream or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.
What side effects can occur from Creobic® cream (clotrimazole)?
If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Creobic® cream (clotrimazole)?
Creobic® cream may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Creobic® cream (clotrimazole)?
Creobic® cream may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Creobic® cream (clotrimazole)?
Creobic® cream may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication.
What is the dose of Creobic® cream (clotrimazole) for an adult?
Apply thinly and evenly to the affected area bd-tds for at least 1 month or 2 weeks after the disappearance of all signs of infection to prevent relapse.
What is the dose of Creobic® cream (clotrimazole) for a child?
Children 2 years and over:
Apply thinly & evenly to the affected area bd-tds for at least 1 month or 2 weeks after the disappearance of all signs of infection to prevent relapse.
Children under 2 years:
Ask doctor before use.
How is Creobic® cream (clotrimazole) available?
Creobic® cream is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Creobic® cream 1% 10g
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Creobic® cream, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: June 2, 2017 | Last Modified: June 2, 2017