Topcan 5% Cream

Manufactured by Hygeia Pharmaceuticals
Composition: Clotrimazole
Prescription Required: Yes


Topcan 5% Cream is a broad spectrum antifungal medicine used to treat skin infections like athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, etc. It is also used for relieving symptoms of these infections such as burning, itching, and cracking of the skin.


Commonly asked questions for Topcan 5% Cream

Onset of action

The peak effect of Clotrimazole (the primary constituent of Topcan 5% Cream) is achieved withing 3 hours of oral administration. However, upon topical and vaginal application, the absorption is very slow.

Duration of effect

This medicine is eliminated from the body via faeces. However, the duration of action is not clearly established.

Safe with alcohol?

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendencies were reported.

Usage in pregnancy?

The topical and oral forms of this medicine are relatively safe for use till the first trimester of pregnancy. However, it should be used only if clearly needed. The oral form of this medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor and discuss the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.

Usage while breast-feeding?

The excretion of this medicine in breast milk is not known. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding while using this medicine.


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