Buy Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream 15g Online

Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream 15g is a dual-action medicine for fungal skin infections such as athlete’s foot and fungal sweat rash and relieves symptoms while targeting the root cause of the infection. You can buy Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream online from our UK-licensed pharmacy, and we’ll have it delivered straight to your door.

How Does Canesten Hydrocortisone Work?

Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream contains two active ingredients: clotrimazole and hydrocortisone acetate. Clotrimazole is an antifungal agent that disrupts fungi’s cell membranes, effectively killing them and preventing their growth. Hydrocortisone acetate is a mild corticosteroid that reduces inflammation, redness, and itching, providing rapid relief from discomfort.

Who Can Use Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream?

Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream is suitable for most. However, it is not suitable if you:

  • Are allergic to clotrimazole, hydrocortisone, or any other ingredients in the cream.
  • Have a fungal infection without specific symptoms of inflammation.
  • Have broken skin, cold sores, acne, or untreated bacterial skin infections.
  • Need to treat large areas of skin (more than 5-10% of body surface).
  • Need to use the cream for more than 7 days.
  • Want to treat conditions like ringworm or perioral dermatitis.

If you’re still unsure whether this product is suitable for you, please read the patient information leaflet or speak to your GP or pharmacist.

How To Use Canesten Hydrocortisone

For best results, follow these instructions:

  1. Clean and dry the affected area thoroughly before application.
  2. Apply Canesten Cream thinly and evenly to the affected areas twice daily, rubbing it in gently.
  3. Do not cover the treated area with a dressing or bandage.
  4. Wash your hands immediately after applying the cream.


Do not use the cream longer than 7 days. If symptoms persist, speak with your GP or a pharmacist.

Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream Side Effects

While many people use Canesten Hydrocortisone without experiencing side effects, some may occur. Side effects can include:

Common Side Effects

  • Swelling and itching
  • Rash
  • Blisters
  • Burning
  • Discomfort
  • Skin irritation
  • Redness
  • Peeling of the skin

Uncommon Side Effects

  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling faint
  • Confusion
  • Increased thirst or hunger
  • Stomach cramps
  • Diarrhoea
  • Skin infections

Serious Side Effects

If you are experiencing any symptoms of an allergic reaction or other concerning symptoms, stop using this cream and seek medical attention immediately. 

Please refer to the patient information leaflet for a complete list of side effects, or seek advice from your pharmacist or doctor tailored to your situation.

Canesten HC Cream Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Clotrimazole (10mg per gram) and Hydrocortisone Acetate (11.2mg per gram). 

Other Ingredients: Benzyl alcohol, cetostearyl alcohol, triceteareth-4-phosphate, medium chain triglycerides, purified water, sodium hydroxide, and hydrochloric acid.

Important Information

  • Store in the original packaging below 25°C.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Do not use past the expiry date.
  • For external use only. 
  • Avoid contact with eyes and mouth.

Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream FAQs

Canesten Hydrocortisone is a prescription-only product, so can’t be bought over the counter. However, you can buy it online from our thrush clinic, following a free consultation with one of our UK-licensed pharmacists.

No, this cream should not be used on the face, eyes, mouth, or mucous membranes. Due to its steroid ingredient, using it on the face can lead to skin thinning and other adverse effects.

Canesten Hydrocortisone Cream is not recommended for treating ringworm. An antifungal cream without hydrocortisone may be more appropriate. Consult a doctor or pharmacist for the best treatment option for ringworm.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this cream if you are pregnant, might be pregnant, or breastfeeding. They can provide guidance based on your specific health needs and circumstances.

If you miss a dose, apply the cream as soon as you remember unless it’s almost time for your next dose. In that case, skip the missed dose and continue your regular schedule. Do not apply more cream to make up for a missed dose.

It is typically advised to wait until Canesten Hydrocortisone has been fully absorbed into the skin before applying other skincare products. This helps to prevent dilution and ensures the cream’s effectiveness.


The timeframe for seeing results with Zidoval Gel can vary, but many individuals begin to notice improvement within a few days of starting treatment. It’s important to complete the prescribed course to ensure the infection is fully cleared.

It is generally safe to swim while using Zidoval Gel. However, applying the gel after swimming is best to ensure the medication remains in place and works effectively.

Metronidazole gel does not interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills. You can continue to use your birth control pills as usual while treating BV with Zidoval Gel.

Zidoval Gel is specifically formulated to treat Bacterial Vaginosis and is ineffective for treating Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). UTIs such as cystitis require different types of treatment, typically oral antibiotics.