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Overview

Candid Total Plus Cream

Manufacturer: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Clobetasol, Miconazole, Neomycin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Candid Total Plus Cream is a very strong corticosteroid having a very high potency. It reduces the actions of chemicals that cause inflammation in the body. It is used to treat inflammation, redness and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as eczema, allergic reactions, dermatitis, rashes and psoriasis.It is also used to treat several autoimmune diseases including vitiligo, alopecia areata, lichen planus, lichen sclerosus. It comes in the form of a shampoo, ointment, mousse and an emollient cream.

This medicine may have a few side effects that occur in rare cases. Some of them include experiencing a burning sensation after application, dry skin, redness of skin, cough, body pain, headache, itching of skin and sore throat. These effects should disappear in a few days as your body adjusts to the medication. Let your doctor know right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur : stretch marks, skin thinning or discolouration, acne, hair bumps or excessive hair growth.

This medicine is not recommended to patients with known allergy to Candid Total Plus Cream. It should not be given to a anyone younger than 12 years old. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding while using this medicine. If you have any skin infection then make sure your doctor knows about it before prescribing this medicine.

Apply Candid Total Plus Cream to the affected area, usually twice everyday in the morning and evening or as directed by your doctor. Apply this medication only on the skin. Make sure to not use it on the face, groin or underarms unless directed by your doctor. Do not apply smaller or larger amounts than prescribed. Avoid contact with eyes and do not consume the medicine. Do not discontinue using this medicine without consulting the doctor.

Candid Total Plus Cream is used in the treatment of dermatitis which is an inflammation of the skin characterized by itching, rash, and redness of the skin.
Candid Total Plus Cream is used in the treatment of psoriasis which is an autoimmune disease characterized by itchy patches and red skin with silvery scales.
Lichen Planus
Candid Total Plus Cream is used in the treatment of lichen planus which is an inflammation of the skin characterized by purplish, itchy, flat-topped bumps.
Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Candid Total Plus Cream.
In addition to its intended effect, Candid Total Plus Cream may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Burning sensation at the application site Major Common
Dry skin Major Less Common
Redness of skin Major Less Common
Itching of skin Major Less Common
Cough Minor Common
Sore throat Minor Common
Body pain Minor Common
Headache Minor Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The duration of action of this medicine is not clinically evaluated.
What is the onset of action?
This medicine is well observed systematically. The extent of absorption is based on the characteristics of the skin and preparation.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women. Short-term application of this medicine may not cause any harm to the baby. The benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Candid Total Plus Cream, and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Missed Dose instructions
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not apply if it is almost time for your next dose.
Overdose instructions
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Disease
Information not available.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Antidiabetic medicines Minor
Candid Total Plus Cream may increase the blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes. This interaction is based on the amount applied, the concentration of the medicine and size of the application area. Inform the doctor if you are receiving any corticosteroids. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary.
What are you using Candid Total Plus Cream for?
Other
Dermatitis
Psoriasis
Lichen Planus
How much was the improvement?
Average
Excellent
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 hours
Within 6 hours
Within 2 days
Within a day
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Twice a day
Not taking on daily level
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Itching of skin
Dry skin
Redness of skin
Headache
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Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

I have white spots on my face. Is it better to use candid ointment?? Is there any better ointment than that?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have white spots on my face. Is it better to use candid ointment??
Is there any better ointment than that?
Hello, if you are getting relief then you can continue using it but this is a temporary solution to your problem. White patches on your skin are a common type of depigmented skin lesion associated with an infection, allergy, or autoimmune disorder. One common cause of white spots, or hypopigmentation, is a fungal infection of the skin known as tinea versicolor (associated with other symptoms, such as itching or dryness on or around the white patches). This fungal infection is not contagious and can be treated easily with over-the-counter medications. Please tell me other symptoms like about sensation on the area, since how long do you have this patch, any family history of white patch, etc. In the mean time you can take cal phos 6x, 4 tabs twice daily. Do send me a clear photo of the affected area.
2 people found this helpful

Hi I have colourless discharge from my vAgina I do not know which candid vaginal tablet to use.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hi, Lybrate user, You are suffering from leucorrhoea need to opt underlying norms to  feel good & energetic. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body. Go for meditation to reduce your stress to nourish your body including your reproductive orgons. Your diet be easily digestible on time to check gastric disorder. Tk, apples, carrots, Papaya, pomegranate, spinach, almonds, walnuts. Tk, homoeopathic medicine:@ Sepia 200-5 drops at bed time. Avoid, junkfood, alcohol and Nicotine. Tk,  care.

I have Candida fungal infection in penis I used candid b cream but this infection come again what I do Red dot on penis top.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have Candida fungal infection in penis I used candid b cream but this infection come again what I do Red dot on pen...
Homoeopathic medicine R-82 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 10 drops in 10 ml fresh water 3 times daily MARHAMDAAD CREAM ( BIOVALLEY) Apply on affected area twice daily Report after 2 weeks
1 person found this helpful

I am suffering from jock itching from last 8-9 month. I tried candid total cream and also candid B cream. But the problem remains same and my skin is not looking good. Please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Haridwar
Take nimbadi churan 1 spoon two time a day before meal And. Khadirarishta syrp 3 spoon two time after meal with water But first consult online.
1 person found this helpful

I am getting Orange/red vaginal discharge after using candida suppository treatment. Is this normal?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello. Consult your gynaecologist as orange or red vaginal discharge means it has blood mixed. She can guide you in a proper way.

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One of the major milestones in a woman’s life is the entry into motherhood. For most women, when this does not happen in the natural logical sequence of things, there is anxiety and lot of pressure from family and friends.

However, with advancements now, there are options like intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilisation (IUI and IVF) available, which can help increase the chances of conception and pregnancy. IVF is where the egg is retrieved from the woman’s womb, fertilised externally and then transplanted back into the uterus where it grows to full term. However, there are always unanswered questions like how long to wait before going for IVF, is it the right procedure for me, etc.

Read on to know to find answers to some of these.

  1. Maternal age: As a woman reaches 35 and a man reaches 40, the fertility rates drop significantly. The chances that a woman at 35 will conceive is about 20%, which goes down to 5% if the woman is 40. However, this rate can be significantly increased by using IVF. The quality of the egg would gradually deteriorate, and so if a woman is nearing 40, it is better to consider IVF as the ovarian reserve would be optimal with IVF.
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Certain tests will done to confirm you have suitable corneal curvature (topography), and that you have adequate corneal thickness (pachymetry)

 
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Before going ahead with the treatment, it makes sense to discuss any underlying condition with the dermatologist. A history of cold sores and scarring should be discussed. If a person is undergoing any medication, it should be informed to the doctor prior to the treatment. A dermatologist often stops other medicine and prescribe skin meds such as Retin-A, Renova etc. to prepare the skin for the treatment. Furthermore, certain antiviral and antibiotic medicine can be prescribed to treat the certain underlying condition before resuming the treatment. An open discussion with the doctor about the depth of the peel is necessary to set the expectation straight.


How is the procedure performed?
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A sunburn-like reaction is witnessed after the procedure. This is followed by scaling that lasts for about a week. Peels can be repeated within weeks to get the exact look a person seeks. The procedure might result in crust, blister, and patches. The area is bandaged after the procedure is performed. Sunlight needs to be strictly avoided since the new skin very fragile and sensitive to the powerful rays of the sun.

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As you age, your hair starts to fall off especially from the center of your head. Men experience baldness faster than women. Hair transplantation helps to fill hair in your scalp and reverses time. You will start looking younger. It has no side effects whatsoever.

Some men start experiencing thinning of hair as soon as they start aging. Chest hair is considered a sign of masculinity and strength in some cultures and societies. Studies show that 85% women prefer chest hair on their partners. Therefore, hair transplant done for chest hair will make you look more masculine.

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The procedure can be done by means of partial anesthesia. In case, you are scared of anesthesia leading to unconsciousness, partial anesthesia is also widely prevalent for the performance of this procedure.

 

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In this procedure, the surgeon cleans the scalp of your head and then injects anesthesia so that your scalp can become numb and you don’t feel a thing. There are two methods used in this procedure, follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS). In follicular strip surgery (FUSS), the surgeon usually removes 6 or 10 inches of skin from the back of your head. Since the back of your head has more hair in comparison to the top part of your scalp. He, then, sews that area of the scalp. The area is usually hidden due to dense hair in that region. In follicular unit extraction (FUE) surgery the surgeon generally removes hair follicles one by one from the back of your scalp and inserts them in the desired area where you want hair.

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After the surgery, it is important to take medications because your scalp can be very tender. By two to three weeks the transplanted hair will start to fall after which you may experience normal hair growth. Recovery period can vary from two to five days.

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The liver has a significant role to play in metabolism and digestion. The failure of a liver can lead to significant health issues. There are some causes for liver failure, which cannot be treated with medications. In these people, a transplant, which is replacing the diseased or injured liver with another liver, is the only definitive treatment option.

Some conditions which can require a liver transplant are:

Types of transplant:

  • Living donor transplant: In some patients, partial liver can be removed from a close family member and transplanted into the affected individual. The liver is known for its regeneration ability, and over time, will grow in the recipient.
  • Cadaveric transplant: Immediately after death, a liver can be removed and transplanted.

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  • Significant heart disease: Those with severe coronary artery disease, valvular disease, cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, and cardiomyopathy are not candidates for a liver transplant.
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  • Advanced age: Greater the age, lesser the survival rates. So, people aged more than 70 are usually not considered for a transplant.
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About Candid Total Plus Cream
When is Candid Total Plus Cream prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Candid Total Plus Cream?
What are the side effects of Candid Total Plus Cream?
Key highlights of Candid Total Plus Cream
What are the substitutes for Candid Total Plus Cream?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Candid Total Plus Cream approved?
What are the interactions for Candid Total Plus Cream?