Candid Ear Drop is a medicine used in the treatment of fungal infections in the ear. It works by killing and inhibiting the growth of fungi in the ear. This relieves discomfort, itching, irritation, and pain in the ear.
Candid Ear Drop is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. You can help the medicine work better by keeping the affected areas clean, making sure they are dry, and washing your hands before and after treating the infection.
It may cause burning, irritation, itching, and redness immediately following application. However, these side effects are temporary and usually subside on their own. Inform your doctor if they persist for a longer duration.
It is not likely that other medicines you take by mouth or injection will affect the way this medicine works, however, let your doctor know if you are using any other medicines. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, ask the advice of your doctor before using the medicine. Read more: Candid Ear Drop
CANDID contains Clotrimazole and Lignocaine
WHAT CANDID IS USED FOR?
It is used for otomycosis (fungal ear infection)
Drop is used to treat infections in the ear caused by fungus. It kills and stops the growth of fungus, thereby clearing the infection. It also reduces pain, itching, redness and swelling in the ear caused by infection.
Make sure you complete the full dose your doctor has prescribed. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning. To get relief from discomfort in the ear, apply warm compress on the affected ear several times in a day. click here
DIRECTIONS & FOR USE:
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
If you use more CANDID
If you use more of this medicine, contact your doctor or go to nearest hospital immediately
If you forget to use CANDID
If you miss a dose of this medicine, do not make up the missed dose, take your next dose at your regular scheduled time
Do not use two doses at the same time to make up for a forgotten dose
If you stop using CANDID
Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor tells you to do so
SIDE EFFECTS OF DROP 10ML:
As directed by the physcian.
Keep this medicine out of reach of children
Store at a room temperature of 15-25°C
SIDE EFFECTS OF CANDID EAR DROP
Common side effects of Candid
- Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
HOW TO USE CANDID EAR DROP
HOW EAR DROP WORKS
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Before using Candid Ear Drop 10 ml, let your doctor know if have a history of liver diseases, heart, kidney diseases, blood disorders (methemoglobinemia, a condition in which less oxygen is delivered to the cells) or allergic reactions to Drops 10 ml and its components. Do not apply Drops 10 ml to blisters, cuts, wounds or lesions.
Do not smoke or go near naked flames since fabric (clothing, bedding, dressings) that has been in contact with this product burns easily and is a serious fire hazard. Let your doctor know if you plan to become pregnant or already pregnant and a lactating mother. If you apply Drops 10 ml to breasts or nipple for treatment, wash it off while nursing your baby.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Drops 10 ml may interact with respiratory-related medicines (budesonide, formoterol), pain killers (acetaminophen, hydrocodone), and local anaesthetics (prilocaine). Clotrimazole in Candid Ear Drops 10 ml may reduce the effectiveness of latex contraceptives. The patient should be advised to use alternative precautions for at least five days after using this product.
Drug-Food Interaction: No drug-food interactions found/ established. However avoiding fatty foods, alcohol, and caffeine can effectively manage fungal infections.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Brief your doctor if you have a medical history of allergic reactions to medicines, other skin infections, severe liver disease, heart and kidney diseases, and blood disorders (methemoglobinemia, a condition in which less oxygen is delivered to the cells) before taking Drops 10 ml.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE CANDID EAR DROP?
Diet & Lifestyle Advise
- Always wear loose-fitting clothes to avoid further sweat and spread of the fungal infection.
- Do not scratch the affected area of skin as it can spread the infection to other body parts.
- Avoid sharing towels, combs, bedsheets, shoes or socks with others.
- Wash your bed sheets and towels regularly.
- Wash your socks, stockings, and tights in hot water regularly. Avoid shoes that make your feet sweaty and hot.
- Do not walk barefoot at places like gym showers to prevent fungal infections.
- Follow a candida diet if you suffer from vaginal yeast infection. Candida diet excludes high sugary foods, some dairy products and foods with artificial preservatives.
- Avoid or limit the intake of alcohol and caffeine.
It is advised to reach out to your doctor if the fungal infection symptoms persist or worsen after two weeks of treatment. Before applying Candid Ear Drops 10 ml, clean and dry the affected area.
Avoid contacting ointment/cream/lotion/wash/powder forms of Drops 10 ml with nose, mouth or eyes. If Candid Ear Drops 10 ml comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly. Do not wash the treated areas for a minimum of 3 hours after you apply Drops 10 ml.
How does Candid Ear Drops 10 ml treat fungal infection?
Candid Ear Drops 10 ml consists of Clotrimazole and Lidocaine. Clotrimazole, an antifungal drug, stops fungi’ growth by causing damage and leakage to the fungal cell membrane. Lidocaine is a local anaesthetic and relieves pain sensation in the affected area.
What precautions should I take while using Candid Ear Drops 10 ml?
Do not put bandage or dressing on the affected area while treating with Candid Ear Drops 10 ml unless the doctor advised. If the ointment/cream/lotion/powder form gets into your eyes, nose, mouth or vagina, rinse with cold water.
When should I avoid Candid Ear Drops 10 ml?
Please consult your doctor before using Drops 10 ml if you have other skin infections, severe liver disease, heart and kidney diseases, and blood disorders (methemoglobinemia, a condition in which less oxygen is delivered to the cells). Let your doctor know if your allergic to Drops 10 ml or any of its components.
How should I use Candid Ear Drops 10 ml if I use more than one topical medicine?
You are required to maintain at least a three-hour gap after application of Candid Ear Drops 10 ml if you are using more than one topical medicine.
Can I stop taking Candid Ear Drops 10 ml when my symptoms are relieved?
No, do not stop taking Candid Ear Drops 10 ml on your own even if the symptoms are relieved until your course advised by the doctor is finished.
I am pregnant. Can I use Candid Ear Drops 10 ml?
Clotrimazole in Drops 10 ml is a pregnancy C category drug. It is not known whether the Candid Ear Drops 10 ml has harmful effects on the baby. Please consult your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant or already pregnant before starting Drops 10 ml.
Will Candid Ear Drops 10 ml affect my breastfeeding?
There is limited data on how Candid Ear Drops 10 ml affects breastfeeding. Drops 10 ml is generally safe to use when prescribed by the doctor during breastfeeding. However, if nursing mothers apply Drops 10 ml to their breasts for treatment, it is advised to wash the affected area thoroughly before breastfeeding the baby.
How to store and dispose of Candid Ear Drops 10 ml?
Store Candid Ear Drops 10 ml in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Follow the storage instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of unused medicine. Please keep it away from children and other people.