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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.
Serve Pharmaceuticals
Adcock Ingram Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Apex Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Corona Remedies Pvt Ltd
Abbott India Ltd
Laborate Pharmaceuticals India Ltd
Zen Labs India
Pharmasynth Formulations Ltd
Win-Medicare Pvt Ltd
Seagull Labs (I) Pvt Ltd
Minova Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Piramal Healthcare Limited
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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 2 days
Within 6 hours
Within a day
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Twice a day
Four times A Day
Not taking on daily level
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Itching of skin
Redness of skin
Headache
Dry skin

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.
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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
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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.
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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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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?