Description of COVAREX: 3 MZL anti-fungal Creams
COVAREX Miconazole-nitrate range of antifungal creams:
Topical antifungal cream with Miconizole-nitrate 2g/100g (2%) as active ingredient. Unlike other Miconazole-nitrate creams, ours features proven MZL Emzaloid® Technology, which enables the active ingredient to penetrate the skin efficiently. Therefore, quicker and better results!
Covarex is an anti-fungal medication. It is used as a topical agent on the skin on and around the vagina to treat Candida albicans. It is also used to treat other fungal infections such as athlete's foot or ringworm. Side effects are generally very mild but can include some burning or inflammation of the skin around the application site.
Covarex is also most recommended topical antifungal by Dermatologists. Although not recommended as monotherapy for Tinea capitis, it can be used with oral treatment to help prevent spread of the disease.
Covarex Cream - Composition and Active Ingredients
Covarex Cream is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.
Imidurea 0.20% m/m
Methyl paraben 0.15% m/m
Sodium propyl paraben 0.15% m/m
Butyl Hydroxitoluene 0.02% m/m
Covarex Cream - Precautions & How to Use
Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
Children under the age of 12 years
Pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding
What are the side-effects of Covarex Cream?
The most commonly reported side-effects of Covarex Cream are headache, vaginal burning or itching, and lower abdominal cramps.
The following is a list of possible side effects that may occur from the use of Covarex Cream. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
Vaginal burning or itching
Lower abdominal cramps
Covarex Cream - Drug Interactions
If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Covarex Cream may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Covarex Cream may interact with the following drugs and products:
Covarex Cream - Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to Covarex Cream is a contraindication. In addition, Covarex Cream should not be used if you have the following conditions:
Safety Tip: For External Use Only. Keep Out of reach of children.
Store at room temperature.
Covarex is an imidazole (organic compound) antifungal agent used to treat fungal and associated bacterial super infections of the skin and nails Covarex is also used for oral treatment and prevention of fungal infections of the mouth, throat and food pipe Covarex is effectively used in vulvovaginal (vagina and external genital organs) candidiasis (thrush) and other yeast infection of the vagina. Further, Covarex is also prescribed for napkin rash and inflammation of the folds of tissue surrounding the nails of toes or fingers (paronychia). More:
Covarex Cream Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Covarex Cream improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
Inhibiting the growth of yeast.
Available Covarex creams and sizes:
30g – original pack size, more affordable than market leader cream.
40g – junior pack targeted at children from infancy, preferred by Mums
50g – targeting athlete’s foot, bigger size suitable for longer duration of treatment necessary for this condition.
Athlete’s foot, ringworm and nappy rash are all infections caused by yeasts, also known as fungi. Believe it or not, fungus is actually a primitive vegetable. About half of all the types of fungi are harmful and can cause infections in the human body. Some fungal infections are serious and require treatment with oral anti-fungal tablets. Skin and nail infections, however, can generally be treated by the application of topical antifungal medicines. Although most people will contract a fungal infection at some stage, e.g. athlete’s foot, those at higher risk include people with a weakened immune system or those taking antibiotics. Covarex is an anti-fungal medication that is used as a topical agent on the skin to treat Candida albicans. It is also used to treat skin infections such as athlete’s foot and ring worm.
Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection that affects up to 70% of people at some time during their lives. It usually presents itself with a scaly, red, itchy, occasionally oozing between the toes and sole of the foot and usually starts off as just slightly dry, flaky skin. You can contract Athlete’s foot in many places, including gyms, locker rooms, swimming pools, nail salons or contaminated socks and clothing. It can also spread from person to person by direct contact. The fungus is usually acquired when one walks barefoot in areas where someone else with Athlete’s foot has walked.
TREATING ATHLETE’S FOOT
The first part of treatment involves keeping your feet clean and dry. Opt for leather shoes and cotton socks, rather than synthetic ones. Dry your feet thoroughly after bathing or swimming, wear sandals or flip-flops at public showers or pools and change your socks often and wear shoes that are well ventilated. Medicated powders can also help keep your feet dry. The second part of treatment involves applying anti-fungal creams. Apply Covarex Athlete’s Foot (anti-fungal cream) twice daily for one month.
RINGWORM OF THE BODY
Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a superficial fungal infection of the skin that is not covered by hair and affects all ages. The lesions are generally circular, hence the name ringworm. Ringworm is transmitted by direct contact with infected humans and animals (usually dogs and cats).
Ringworm is a superficial fungal skin infection and can be treated by using anti-fungal creams. Apply Covarex (anti-fungal cream) twice daily for 14 days.
CANDIDA (THRUSH) NAPPY RASH
Most babies get nappy rash at some time. Typically there is redness of the areas covered by the nappy (buttocks, genitals, pubic area and upper thighs.), with sparing of the skin creases. Usually there are no symptoms. However, if the rash is severe, the baby may be distressed and uncomfortable. Blisters appear on the skin and break down, causing moist areas of broken skin, which can easily become infected. The most frequent infection is thrush, caused by a yeast called Candida albicans. Candida is a confluent red rash with sharp, well-defined margins and involves the skin creases.
TREATING CANDIDA NAPPY RASH
-Avoid using a barrier cream until after the infection has settled
-Apply Covarex Junior (anti-fungal cream) twice a day for at least 14 days
-If inflammation is causing discomfort, a mild hydrocortisone cream can be applied after application of Covarex Junior, but stop once the inflammation has settled.
-If Candida infection is present in your baby’s mouth, oral anti-fungal medicine may be necessary – speak to your healthcare professional.
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