Clotrimazole 1% Cream
An affordable alternative to Canesten for men
Clotrimazole is an affordable antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections such as thrush.
We offer Clotrimazole 1% cream online as an external cream which can be used for treating thrush in men. You can order easily online and get assessment from a Zava doctor, and free delivery on all treatments.
20 g tube(s) - £6.99
Who can use Clotrimazole?
Clotrimazole is used to treat thrush in both men and women.
For men, you can order the Clotrimazole 1% cream online if you:
- are experiencing symptoms of thrush
- don’t have any allergies to Clotrimazole
How to order Clotrimazole online
To order Clotrimazole 1% cream from us online:
- Fill in a medical questionnaire and answer a few questions about your general health and lifestyle
- Place an order for your treatment
- One of our registered doctors will review your order and check if Clotrimazole is right for you
- You can then choose your delivery option at the checkout. Your medication will be posted by our pharmacy to either a preferred address or a local post office for you to collect
Side effects of Clotrimazole
Some common side effects of Clotrimazole include:
- Redness or peeling of your skin
If you experience any signs of a severe allergic reaction to using Clotrimazole such as difficulty swallowing, breathing problems, swollen face/lips or dizziness, stop using it immediately and speak to a doctor.
Clotrimazole is mainly used to treat fungal skin infections like thrush, caused by a fungus known as Candida albicans.
Candida fungi naturally grow around moist and warm areas on the body such as the mouth or genital areas. However, when it multiplies out of control, it can cause fungal infections like thrush.
Clotrimazole kills Candida fungi by damaging their cell membranes, which causes the contents of the cells to leak out, killing the fungi and eventually clearing up the infection.
Canesten cream and Clotrimazole 1% cream both contain Clotrimazole as the active ingredient for treating fungal infections. They are both licensed for treating thrush and work as well as each other.
However, we only currently offer Clotrimazole 1% cream for treating thrush in men, and it is also a cheaper option.
Apply your Clotrimazole cream lightly and evenly around the affected areas, about two or three times daily, and rub it in gently.
You should aim to use the cream for at least two weeks for treating thrush infections. Keep using your cream for the full two weeks, even if your symptoms get better. This makes sure the infection is completely gone.
Clotrimazole cream should only be used on external areas of your body and should not be put in your eyes or mouth even if you have symptoms of thrush in these areas.
Thrush isn’t an STI, but you should avoid sex until your symptoms clear up. If you’re worried you might also have symptoms of an STI then you can order a home STI test kit online from Zava as well.
Clotrimazole cream may reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives like condoms or diaphragms. If you’re using this cream on your genital areas and using condoms, you should discuss with your partner about using another form of contraceptive protection for at least five days after using this cream.
Clotrimazole is used in treating different types fungal infections. Clotrimazole has also been made in different forms and concentrations, to treat fungal infections in different parts of the body like the mouth, eyes, ears, feet, and genital areas.
Clotrimazole is available as:
- Clotrimazole 1% cream - external use for treating thrush in men
- Clotrimazole 2% cream - external use for thrush in women
- Clotrimazole 10% vaginal cream - internal use for treating thrush in women
- Clotrimazole pessary (vaginal tablet) - for treating thrush in women
- Topical Clotrimazole - can be used as ear drops for fungal ear infections
- Clotrimazole tablets - can be taken via the mouth
Other fungal infections which Clotrimazole can be used to treat include:
- Athlete's foot
- Fungal, nappy, or sweat rash
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