Canazol-Be Cream (Clotrimazole/Betamethasone) 5 g


Price/Tube: $17.80
Generic Name: Clotrimazole/Betamethasone
Manufacturer: T.O

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What is Canazol-BE?

Clotrimazole (Canazol-BE) and Betamethasone (Canazol-BE) topical combination is used to treat fungus infections. Clotrimazole (Canazol-BE) works by killing the fungus or preventing its growth. Betamethasone (Canazol-BE), a corticosteroid (cortisone-like medicine or steroid), is used to help relieve redness, swelling, itching, and other discomforts of fungus infections.

Clotrimazole (Canazol-BE) and Betamethasone (Canazol-BE) topical cream or lotion is applied to the skin to treat:

  • Ringworm of the foot (tinea pedis; athlete’s foot);
  • Ringworm of the groin (tinea cruris; jock itch); and
  • Ringworm of the body (tinea corporis).

This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.

Canazol-BE indications

An indication is a term used for the list of conditions or symptoms or illnesses for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.

Canazol-BE cream is a combination of an azole antifungal and corticosteroid and is indicated for the topical treatment of symptomatic inflammatory tinea pedis, tinea cruris, and tinea corporis due to Epidermophyton floccosum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and Trichophyton rubrum in patients 17 years and older.

How should I use Canazol-BE?

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after a few days, some drugs need to be continued for a prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Do not take by mouth. Betamethasone (Canazol-BE) and Clotrimazole (Canazol-BE) topical is for use only on the skin. Do not use this medicine on open wounds or on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or irritated skin. If this medicine gets in your eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina, rinse with water.

This medicine comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Wash your hands before and after applying for this medicine.

Shake the lotion form of this medicine well just before you use it.

Apply a thin layer of the medicine and rub it in completely.

Do not cover treated skin areas with a bandage or tight clothing, unless your doctor has told you to.

After applying for the medicine, allow your skin to dry completely before dressing. Wear loose-fitting clothing while you are treating jock itch. If you are treating athlete’s foot, wear clean cotton socks and keep your feet as dry as possible.

Do not use Betamethasone (Canazol-BE) and Clotrimazole (Canazol-BE) for longer than 2 weeks for jock itch or 4 weeks for athlete’s foot, unless your doctor has told you to.

It may take up to 1 or 2 weeks of using this medicine before your symptoms improve. For best results, use medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics.

Call your doctor if your groin symptoms do not improve after 1 week, or if your foot symptoms do not improve after 2 weeks of treatment.

Store this medicine at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube or bottle capped and tightly closed when not in use.

Canazol-BE description


Each gram of cream contains Clotrimazole (Canazol-BE) 10 mg (1%) and Betamethasone (Canazol-BE) dipropionate 0.64 mg, equivalent to Betamethasone (Canazol-BE) 0.5 mg (0.05%) in a smooth, uniform, white to off-white cream, free from foreign matter. It also contains the following inactive ingredients: Mineral oil, white petrolatum, cetostearyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol 1000 monocetylether, benzyl alcohol, sodium phosphate monobasic dihydrate, phosphoric acid, sodium hydroxide, propylene glycol, purified water and benzyl alcohol 10 mg/g (preservative).

Canazol-BE dosage

Treatment of tinea corporis or tinea cruris:

  • Apply a thin film of Canazol-BE cream into the affected skin areas twice a day for one week.
  • Do not use more than 45 grams per week. Do not use with occlusive dressings.
  • If a patient shows no clinical improvement after 1 week of treatment with Canazol-BE cream, the diagnosis should be reviewed.
  • Do not use longer than 2 weeks.

Treatment of tinea pedis:

  • Gently massage a sufficient amount of Canazol-BE cream into the affected skin areas twice a day for two weeks.
  • Do not use more than 45 grams per week. Do not use with occlusive dressings.
  • If a patient shows no clinical improvement after 2 weeks of treatment with Canazol-BE cream, the diagnosis should be reviewed.
  • Do not use longer than 4 weeks.

Canazol-BE cream is for topical use only. It is not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.

How supplied

Dosage Forms And Strengths

Cream, 1%/0.05%. Each gram of Canazol-BE cream contains 10 mg of Clotrimazole (Canazol-BE) and 0.643 mg of Betamethasone (Canazol-BE) dipropionate (equivalent to 0.5 mg of Betamethasone (Canazol-BE)) in a white to off-white cream base.

Storage And Handling

Canazol-BE cream is white to off-white and supplied in 15-gram (NDC 0085-0924-01) and 45-gram tubes (NDC 0085-0924-02), boxes of one. Store at 20-25°C (68-77°F); excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F).

Manufactured for: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of MERCK & CO., INC., Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889, USA. Manufactured by: Bayer Inc., Pointe Claire, Quebec H9R 1B4, Canada. Revised: Aug 2015

Canazol-BE interactions

What other drugs will affect Canazol-BE?


gently massaged into the affected skin and surrounding area in the morning and evening. The treated skin should not be bandaged, covered, or wrapped in order to avoid excessive absorption of Canazol-BE into the body.

cream or lotion should not be used for more than 2 weeks for treatment of tinea corporis or tinea cruris. If there is no clinical improvement after one week of treatment, the diagnosis should be reviewed.

should not be used longer than 4 weeks for treatment of tinea pedis. If there is no clinical improvement after 2 weeks of treatment, the diagnosis should be reviewed.

Canazol-BE side effects

What are the possible side effects of Canazol-BE?

Clinical Trial Experience

Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.

In clinical trials common adverse reaction reported for Canazol-BE cream was paresthesia in 1.9% of patients. Adverse reactions reported at a frequency < 1% included rash, edema, and secondary infection.

Postmarketing Experience

Because adverse reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.

The following local adverse reactions have been reported with topical corticosteroids: itching, irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, maceration of the skin, skin atrophy, striae, miliaria, capillary fragility (ecchymoses), telangiectasia, and sensitization (local reactions upon repeated application of product).

Adverse reactions reported with the use of Clotrimazole (Canazol-BE) are: erythema, stinging, blistering, peeling, edema, pruritus, urticaria, and general irritation of the skin.

Canazol-BE contraindications

What is the most important information I should know about Canazol-BE?


Patients with a history of sensitivity reactions to any of the components of Canazol-BE or to other corticosteroids or imidazoles.

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Additional information

How many?

1 tube, 2 tubes, 5 tubes