Size: 2 x 15g
Contains the active ingredient: Clotrimazole 1%, Betamethasone Dipropionate 0.1%
Clotrimazole kills fungi and yeasts by interfering with their cell membranes. It works by stopping the fungi from producing a substance called ergosterol, which is an essential component of fungal cell membranes. The disruption in the production of ergosterol causes holes to appear in the fungal cell membrane.
The cell membranes of fungi are vital for their survival. They keep unwanted substances from entering the cells and stop the contents of the cells from leaking out. As clotrimazole causes holes to appear in the cell membranes, essential constituents of the fungal cells can leak out. This kills the fungi and treats the infection.
Betamethasone is a type of medicine called a topical corticosteroid.
Corticosteroids (also known as steroids) are medicines used for reducing inflammation. Skin inflammation may occur as a result of an allergic reaction, or irritation of the skin. It is caused by the immune system releasing substances that make blood vessels in the skin widen. This makes the irritated area become red, swollen, itchy, and painful, as is seen in dermatitis or eczema.
When betamethasone is applied to the skin it acts inside cells to decrease the release of these inflammatory substances. This reduces swelling, redness, and itching.
What is it used for?
-Dermal fungal infections.
-Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis).
-Fungal infection of the groin, ie jock itch (tinea cruris).
-Ringworm (tinea corporis).
-A fungal nappy rash caused by infection with Candida albicans.
-Sweat rash caused by infection with Candida albicans.