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Canesten 1% Solution

Canesten 1% Solution (20ml)

Order before 3pm for delivery from Fri. 18 Jun and Mon. 21 Jun.

Description for Canesten 1% Solution

Canesten Solution is an anti-fungal formula offering successful treatment of fungal infections that affect the skin as well as the mid and outer ear.

Buy Canesten Solution online today from The Independent Pharmacy and get fast, reliable delivery of your treatment without the need to leave your home.

Canesten Solution Information

  • Age: N/A

    Maximum per order: 3

  • Pregnancy: Suitable

    Breastfeeding: Suitable

What is Canesten Solution?

Canesten Solution contains the active ingredient clotrimazole. A fast-acting, effective anti-fungal treatment used to fight infections of the skin and ear, helping to ease itching and soothe your skin. 

Each 20 ml bottle comes with a convenient dropper, making applications to your skin and ears easy and precise, minimising mess and spills. 

 

What is Canesten Solution used for?

Fungal infections are caused by certain types of yeast or fungal that can cause itching, redness, irritation and breakdown of the skin on the body as well as the middle and outer ear. 

Canesten Solution has been specifically designed with a dropper tip to treat fungal skin infections such as:

  • Middle and outer ear infections
  • Athletes foot
  • Ringworm
  • Fungal intertrigo, which affects the skin folds 

 

How does Canesten Solution work?

The active ingredient in Canesten Solution, clotrimazole, is an antifungal agent that kills certain types of fungus that affect the skin by causing the fungal cells to become leaky and die. By applying Canesten Solution to the affected areas of skin it allows the clotrimazole to get to work quickly, targeting the source of infection.

 

How quickly does Canesten Solution work?

Canesten Solution gets to work quickly. Most people will feel their skin feeling less itchy and looking less red within 48 hours. It may, however, take longer for flaky or scaly skin to properly heal. 

You must continue treating the infected areas of skin, including infected ears for 2 weeks after all symptoms have cleared. This is to ensure that you do not become reinfected and symptoms reappear.

 

Alternatives to Canesten Solution

Fungal skin and ear infections are not uncommon and therefore at The Independent Pharmacy, we aim to make it our priority to stock products that suit our valued customer’s needs. 

If Canesten Solution is not right for you, EarCalm Spray is an alternative treatment that can be used to treat both fungal and bacterial ear infections. 

We also stock a wide range of treatments for fungal skin infections including Canesten Cream as well as powders, gels and solutions specifically designed to treat athlete’s foot.

If you are unsure about what is the right treatment for you, you should discuss your treatment options with a pharmacist or doctor before using any medication. 

 

Sources

*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

How to use Canesten Solution

Canesten Solution is for external use only for the treatment of fungal ear and skin infections. Please follow the instructions carefully and read the Patient Information Leaflet thoroughly before use. 

For ear infections: Put 2 -3 drops in each affected ear 2 - 3 times a day. 

For skin infections: 

  1. Using clean, dry hands, apply a few drops of solution to all affected areas of skin. You should use enough solution to create a thin layer. Apply 2 - 3 times a day. 
  2. Wash your hands thoroughly after each use. 

For athletes foot:

  1. Wash and dry your feet thoroughly, taking special care between the toes. 
  2. Apply enough solution to create a thin layer over the affected areas, 2 - 3 times a day.
  3. For best results use at the same time as an antifungal powder.
  4. Wash your hands thoroughly after use. 

Continue to treat any affected areas of skin for at least 2 weeks after all your symptoms have cleared. Some people may require daily treatment for up to 4 weeks. 

Canesten Solution side effects

Some people may develop side effects or an allergic reaction when using Canesten Solution. This will normally happen very soon after it has been applied. If you develop a rash, difficulty breathing or facial swelling attend an emergency department as soon as possible. 

After Canesten Solution is applied you may experience:

  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Blistering
  • Redness
  • Peeling of the skin

If you are concerned about any side effects you should speak to a doctor or pharmacist. Please read the Patient Information Leaflet for more information about side effects.

Canesten Solution ingredients

Canesten Solution active ingredient: 1% clotrimazole

The other ingredient is: macrogol 400

Canesten Solution warnings

    • Canesten Solution is for external use only. Do not swallow and avoid contact with your eyes.
    • Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
    • You should not use Canesten Solution with Sofradex Drops as this can cause a heat reaction to occur. 

 

Canesten Solution in pregnancy & breastfeeding

Do not use Canesten Solution if you are pregnant or breastfeeding without first discussing this with a doctor, pharmacist or midwife.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.

 

UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.

 

Royal Mail

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

DPD

Features:

  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.

 

Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

 

BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.

 

Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50
ZE1

 

We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
GY10
HS2
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3

 

We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
KW17
PH30, 41 - 44

 

Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.

 

International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Ear Infections?

Our UK based support team can help, email us at support@theindependentpharmacy.co.uk.

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Scott McDougall

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Published on: 10-03-2021

Last modified on: 10-03-2021


Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.


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