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Logo STIEMAZOL CREAM

SCHEDULING STATUS:
S2

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

STIEMAZOL CREAM

COMPOSITION:
Clotrimazole 1% m/m with 1,0% m/m benzyl alcohol as preservative.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 20.2.2 Fungicide

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Clotrimazole has antifungal activity against dermatophytes (e.g. Tricophyton species), yeasts (e.g. Candida species) and moulds except Tinea capitis and Tinea favosa.

INDICATIONS:
For the treatment of fungal skin infections such as athletes foot, ringworm (tinea), paronychia, intertrigo, candida vulvitis and candida balanitis.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Known hypersensitivity to clotrimazole or the inactive ingredients propylene glycol or cetostearyl alcohol.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Apply Stiemazol Cream to the affected areas twice daily or as directed by a doctor. Rub in gently.

The duration of treatment will vary according to individual circumstances but should not be less than 3 weeks. To prevent recurrence of the infection, it is important to continue treatment for one or two weeks after all symptoms have disappeared.

Warm moist conditions will encourage the growth of fungi. After bathing, ensure that the skin is dried thoroughly, particularly between the toes and in skinfold areas, before applying Stiemazol cream.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Local irritation, burning, erythema, blistering, peeling of the skin, oedema, pruritus and urticaria may 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:
White cream

PRESENTATION:
Tubes of 20 g

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store in a cool dry place, below 25°C.
Keep out of reach of children.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
W/20.2.2/243

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT:
STIEFEL LABORATORIES (SA) (PTY) LTD
20 Julbert Road.
Benrose, Johannesburg 2094

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
1/90

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