Candid B Lotion, is it safe? Use, side-effects, dosage

What is Candid B Lotion?

Candid B Lotion is a prescribed in the management of skin irritation and fungal infections. medicine is manufactured and marketed by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited and is available in the packaging of 15 and 20 ml containers.

  1. What is the generic name(s)?
  2. How does it work ?
  3. What are it’s uses ?
  4. How effective is this medicine ?
  5. What are the Side Effects ?
  6. Is this medicine addictive?
  7. What happens if it over-applied and how to manage? ?
  8. What to do in case there is an allergic reaction with it? ?
  9. What is the Dosage ?
  10. What are the precautions I need to take ?
  11. Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?
  12. Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?
  13. Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?
  14. Is Candid B Lotion available as an over the counter (OTC) product?
  15. Frequently asked questions
  16. Reference
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Candid B lotion – uses, side-effects, dosage

What is the generic name (s)?

This Lotion contains a medicinal mix of two components Beclometasone Topical and Clotrimazole Topical. The composition of this two components in each tablet is below:

  • Beclometasone Topical – 0.025% w/w
  • Clotrimazole Topical – 1% w/v

How does it work ?

Beclometasone is a corticosteroid used topically to reduce inflammation of the skin or in the airways. Corticosteroids circulate easily in the blood, crossing cellular membranes and binding with cytoplasmic receptors, resulting in the transcription and synthesis of protein.

Clotrimazole belongs to a class of medications called as antifungals. It works by preventing the growth of fungi that cause the infection. It stops fungus from growing and spreading the irritation and infection on skin, penis, vaginal and groin area.

What are it’s uses ?

This medicinal cream is used in the prevention and treatment of the following symptoms and diseases:
  • Fungal infection on vulva
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Fungal infection and skin irritation on Penis
  • Fungal infections in groin region
  • Hay fever
  • Runny nose
  • Fungal irritation and infection in vagina
  • Fungal infections on and between toes
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Fungal infections on nappy rashes in children
  • Fungal infections skin folds and armpits
  • Athlete foot
  • Ring worm infection
  • Inflammation of nose and outer ear

How effective is this medicine ?

Candid B cream is a broad-spectrum antifungal medicine and it is very effective in treatment of fugal infections and skin disorders

What are the Side Effects ?


  • Bowel discomfort
  • Upset stomach
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Itchy rashes
  • Blisters
  • Itching or burning
  • Skin irritations
  • Peeling or flaking of the skin
  • Pain or a burning or stinging sensations
  • Swelling

Beclometasone: Some of the side effects of Beclometasone include, burning, itching and stinging, but these generally last for a short time.

If you experience any of these side effects, Inform your doctor immediately . This list is not a comprehensive list of all the possible side effects of this drug.
Consult your doctor immediately if you develop any other medical conditions while using this medicine.

Is Candid B Lotion addictive?

Habit forming tendencies for this medicine has not been reported. Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction. Government  also categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Finally,  do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without taking the advice of a doctor.

What happens if Candid B Lotion over-applied and how to manage?

It is not recommended to use more than the prescribed dose. Taking more than the prescribed dose will not improve your symptoms,  it may cause serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdose, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital. Do not give your used medicines to others. Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.

 What to do in case there is an allergic reaction with Candid B Lotion?

Some of the side effects of this medicine are skin irritation, rashes, and Inflammation.If you observe any of the above side effects, gently clean the affected area with cold  water and  have a cold compress on the affected area.  Consult your doctor as soon as possible and take necessary remedies.

What is the Dosage ?

Candid B Lotion should only be used exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Doctor may suggest dosage depending on your medical history and other medical conditions, physical health and current medications. Usual dosage of this medicine for an adult for the the treatment of fungal infection is 10 Mg per day for 7 to 8 days.

Cream - Dosage

Cream – Dosage

What are the precautions I need to take ?

Take the following precautions or be careful about the following while using Candid B Lotion:
  • Apply only to skin area affected with fungal infection
  • Apply the cream 2 to 3 times a day on infected area
  • Do not apply double doses at once in case you missed the dose
  • Do not use in and around the eyes
  • Do not take this medicine orally

Consult your doctor if you had any of the following conditions or ailments, before administering this medicine:

  • If you had two fungal vaginitis in the past
  • If you or your partner have any sexually transmitted disease
  • If you are pregnant or suspecting pregnancy
  • If you have vaginal ulcers or vulval ulcers
  • Irregular and abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • If you are allergic to Clotrimazole or other antifungal medications
  • If you had history of Diabetes and alcohol abuse

Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?

This drug is classified by FDA as pregnancy category ‘B’ No risk in other studies: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Please consult your doctor or a healthcare expert before starting this medicine during pregnancy.

Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?

This medicine is relatively safe to use while breast feeding, but should not be applied any where near breast. Make sure the baby doesn’t come in to contact with the cream and use this medicine only when clearly needed.

Consult a doctor to know if this cream is safe for you.

Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?

Yes, this medicine can be given to children and infants.
The dosage and frequency of the medicine may vary depending on the age, body weight and medical history of the child. Please consult a doctor before administering Candid B cream for a child.



Is Candid B cream available as an over the counter (OTC) product?

No, Candid B cream is not available as an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription only medicine and has to be prescribed by a qualified Dermatologist.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use Candid B cream on vaginal area during menstruation ?
No, you should not apply this medicine on vaginal area. It is not advised to this cream while you are on your menstruation cycle. While menstruation use of tampons and vaginal douches can adverse the effect of the Candid B cream.

Is it safe to use for the treatment of infection in eyes ?
No, this medicine is not suitable for use in eyes. Avoid direct contact of Clotrimazole to eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes immediately with water. Consult your doctor immediately.

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