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Canesten (Clotrimazole)

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We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

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  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. The must be a member of CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association).
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What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Canesten (clotrimazole) Cream is used to treat fungal infections of the skin, including ringworm, athlete's foot, fungal nappy rash, and fungal sweat rash. 

Canesten Cream can also be used to treat irritation of the vulva (external thrush) or the end of the penis (may also be associated with thrush).

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The instructions that come with your Canesten Cream prescription should be read and followed carefully. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

Canesten Cream comes in a tube and is to be used topically on the skin only. Avoid contact with the medication with your mouth or eyes. 

If Canesten Cream will be used on the feet, be sure to thoroughly wash and dry your feet before application.

Gently rub in the cream after applying a thin, even layer to the affected area(s). Repeat two or three times daily.

The amount of time using Canesten Cream depends on the type of infection. It may be used for up to 4 weeks.

Within a few days of using Canesten Cream, you should experience an improvement, but redness and scaling may take longer to go away. If your symptoms do not go away, talk to your doctor. 


Clotrimazole, an antifungal, is the active ingredient contained in Canesten Cream. Benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, sorbitan stearate, cetyl palmitate, cetostearyl alcohol, octyldodecanol, and purified water are the inactive ingredients.


Avoid using Canesten Cream if you have an allergy to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients contained in Canesten Cream.

Canesten Cream should not be used to treat nail or scalp infections.


  • Before starting treatment with Canesten Cream, tell your doctor:
    • If you use any medications, including other creams or ointments
    • About any allergies you have
    • If you have any health conditions
    • If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
    • If you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
  • While using Canesten Cream, avoid going around open flames and/or smoking. Severe burns can occur if the cream comes in contact with fire. Washing clothing and bedding may remove some of the product but not all of it.
  • The effectiveness of rubber condoms or diaphragms may be decreased by Canesten Cream. If you are using it to treat vulva or penile irritation, alternative birth control methods should be used for at least 5 days after using the cream.

Side Effects

Skin itching, rash, blisters, burning, discomfort, swelling, irritation, redness, or peeling are some side effects associated with the use of Canesten Cream. 

Some people may be allergic to Caneseten Cream and exhibit severe allergic reactions including a rash, trouble breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, dizziness, nausea, or rapid heartbeat. If you experience any of these allergic reactions, immediately seek medical attention. 


Canesten Cream (clotrimazole) 1% w/w. Reading, RG2 6AD, UK: Bayer plc;

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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