Afun Cream

Brand Name: Afun
Generic: Clotrimazole (Topical)
Weight: 1%
Type: Cream
Therapeutic Class: Drugs for subcutaneous and systemic mycoses, Topical Antifungal preparations
Manufacturer: Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Price: 49.00
Last Updated: 2020-11-20 18:15:00

Afun Cream Uses

Afun Cream contains Clotrimazole (Topical). Afun uses:

The confirmed indication for Clotrimazole include:

  • All dermatomycoses due to dermatophytes (e.g. Trichophyton species).
  • All dermatomycoses due to yeasts (Candida species).
  • Dermatomycoses due to moulds and other fungi.
  • Skin diseases showing superinfections with these fungi.

To the dermatomycoses listed under 1-4 belong for example, interdigital myocoses (e.g. athlete’s foot), paronychias (associated with nail mycoses), myocoses in skin folds, Candida vulvitis, Candida balanitis, Pityriasis versicolor, erythrasma.

Afun Cream Doses

Afun Cream contains Clotrimazole (Topical) 1%. Afun doses:

Wash skin with soap and water and dry thoroughly. Apply a thin layer of the cream or solution 2-3 times daily and gently massage over affected area as directed by the doctor. For Athlete’s foot, pay special attention to the spaces between the toes. Best results in Athlete's foot and ringworm are usually obtained with 4 weeks use of this product. The cream should be applied two or three times daily for one month or for at least two weeks after the disappearance of all signs of infection. If satisfactory results have not occurred within these times consultation with doctor is essential. For best results, follow directions and continue treatment for length of time indicated. The duration of treatment varies; it depends among other factors on the extent and localization of the disease.

Recommended duration of treatment :

  • Dermatomycoses: 3-4 weeks
  • Candida vulvitis and candida balanitis: 1-2 weeks
  • Erythrasma and pityriasis versicolor (approx.): 3 weeks
  • In fungal infection of the feet, to prevent relapses: Treatment should be continued for about 2 weeks beyond the disappearance of all signs of disease.

Clotrimazole cream is odourless, can be washed off and does not stain.

For the treatment to become a complete success, reliable and sufficiently long application of Clotrimazole cream is important. The duration of treatment varies; it depends among other factors on the extent and localisation of the disease.

Side Effects

Clotrimazole is generally well tolerated after local application but the few side effects have been reported infrequently like erythema, stinging, blistering, peeling, oedema, pruritus, urticaria and general irritation.

Introduction

Clotrimazole is a broad spectrum antifungal. It also exhibits activity against Trichomonus, Staphylococci, Streptococci and Bacteroides. Clotrimazole kills fungi and yeasts by interfering with their cell membranes. It works by stopping the production of ergosterol, which is an essential component of fungal cell membranes resulting in increased membrane permeability and leakage of essential constituents of the fungal cells.

Afun Precaution

If local intolerance develops, consider withdrawal of the medicine and institution of appropriate therapy. Clotrimazole solution is not intended for ophthalmic use.

Interaction

 

Pregnancy Lactation use

Pregnancy Category B. Clotrimazole is recommended during pregnancy only after first consulting a doctor.

Lactation: Because systemic absorption of clotrimazole following topical application is marginal, there should be no risk for the infant during lactation.

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity to clotrimazole.

Special Warning

 

Acute Overdose

Supportive measures should be taken incase of accidental oral ingestion.

Interaction with other Medicine

 

Storage Condition

Store at a cool and dry place. Protect from light. Do not freeze.

Afun Cream price in Bangladesh 49.00