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Logo MEDASPOR TOPICAL CREAM

SCHEDULING STATUS:
S2

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

MEDASPOR TOPICAL CREAM

COMPOSITION: BP
Each 1 g contains: Clotrimazole BP 10 mg
Preservatives: Nipastat 0,275% m/m
  Imidurea 0,3% m/m

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 20.2.2 Fungicides.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
A broad spectrum antimycotic with fungicidal properties.

INDICATIONS:
1. All dermatomycoses due to dermatophytes (e.g. Trichophyton species).
2. Dermatomycoses due to moulds and other fungi.
3. Skin diseases with secondary infection by these fungi.
The dermatomycoses mentioned under 1- 3 include among others:
1. Mycoses of the skin and skin folds.
2. Ringworm.
3. Interdigital mycoses, e.g. athlete's foot.
4. Pityriases versicolor.
5. Erythrasma.
6. Paronychias (associated with nail mycoses).

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Possible sensitivity to clotrimazole.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Apply thinly to the affected areas 2 - 3 times daily and rub in. Successful treatment demands that MEDASPOR TOPICAL CREAM be applied correctly and over a sufficiently long period of time. The duration of treatment varies. In general, it is 3 - 4 weeks in the case of dermatomycoses due to dermatophytes; and approximately 3 weeks in Erythrasma and Pityriases versicolor.
TREATMENT OF FUNGAL INFECTION SHOULD BE CONTINUED FOR APPROXIMATELY 2 WEEKS AFTER DISAPPEARANCE OF ALL SYMPTOMS DESPITE A RAPID, SUBJECTIVE IMPROVEMENT, IN ORDER TO PREVENT RELAPSE.

Athlete's foot: Always dry the feet carefully, especially between the toes.
MEDASPOR TOPICAL CREAM is odourless, can be washed off and does not stain.
MEDASPOR TOPICAL CREAM is not indicated for ophthalmic use and should be used with caution around the eyes.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Local reactions including irritation and burning may occur. Contact allergic dermatitis can occur. If this occurs, treatment should be discontinued.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
See "Side-effects and Special Precautions". In case of accidental ingestion, gastro-intestinal disturbances and central nervous system depression may occur. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.

IDENTIFICATION:
Soft white cream.

PRESENTATION:
Tube of 20 g.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25°C.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
28/20.2.2/0119

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT:
MEDPRO PHARMACEUTICA (PTY) LTD.
Rosen Heights, Rosen Park, BELLVILLE 7530 RSA

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
March 1999

2844C

Updated on this site: December 2002
Source: Community Pharmacy

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