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Candid 3D Cream 15gm
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Candid 3D Cream 15gm is used to treat fungal and bacterial infections of the skin such as eczema, allergic reactions, dermatitis, rashes, and psoriasis. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.



The active ingredients of Candid 3D Cream 15gm are Clobetasol Propionate 0.05% w/w, Clotrimazole 1% w/w, and Neomycin 0.5% w/w.

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Clobetasol Propionate has anti-inflammatory properties used to treat various skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis caused by exposure to the Poison, etc. It is a corticosteroid and corticosteroids are believed to act by inducing the phospholipase A2 inhibitory proteins (collectively known as lipocortins). These proteins are thought to control the biosynthesis of inflammation mediators like prostaglandins and leukotrienes by releasing arachidonic acid. Thus, the whole process results in a decrease in inflammation.

Ergosterol is an essential provitamin that fungi and protozoa cannot survive without. Clotrimazole targets the ergosterol present in the cell membrane of many fungi and protozoa.

And finally, Neomycin is a bacteriostatic (stops the bacterial growth) agent which interferes with bacterial protein synthesis and stops the further growth of bacteria.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professional before using this Candid 3D Cream 15gm:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the drugs used in the Candid 3D cream such as Clobetasol Propionate, Clotrimazole, and Neomycin
  • Caution:
  • Dehydration
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this Candid 3D Cream 15gm. It is generally well tolerated when used in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

  • Stinging
  • Irritation
  • Cracking
  • Itching
  • Dryness
  • Burning
  • Pruritus
  • Dermatitis

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Alopecia
  • The tightness of the skin
  • Drug fever
How to Use

How to Use

Before applying the Candid 3D Cream 15gm, wash your hands with water and wipe dry.
Apply only a thin layer of the Candid 3D Cream 15gm topically on the infected area, and not rub it harshly.
Wash your hands after applying the cream unless the affected area is the hands itself.
Contact with eyes may cause burning sensation, therefore ensure you wash hands well after application.
Try not to skip the dose. If you do, apply it as soon as you remember; but if it is time for your next dose, skip it and apply it according to your normal schedule. Don’t apply two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health and may lead to severe adverse effects.
Dosage: 2-3 times in a day for 2-4 weeks or as recommended by your doctor/pharmacist.


Avoid using more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, look for any new symptoms. If you observe any, promptly seek medical advice or report it to the nearby poison control center.

Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Use Candid 3D Cream only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:


Do not use Candid 3D Cream 15gm without consulting your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, because it is not known whether this medicine would harm an unborn or not.


Do not use this medicine without first talking to your doctor, because it is not known whether this drug may harm a breastfeeding infant or not.

Drug Interactions:

Caution always advised when used with other medication such as ointments and creams. Therefore, inform your doctor if you start or stop using any other medication during the treatment.

  • Strictly for topical use: do not consume the cream orally.
  • Keep it away from sight and reach of children.
  • Do not apply on the open skin wounds and exfoliative dermatitis.
  • Do not use the medicine beyond its expiry date.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Drug Composition information
What is Clobetasol Propionate for:

This medication is a corticosteroid, prescribed for skin disorders including eczema, psoriasis and lichen sclerosis. The medication reduces the action of chemicals that causes inflammation and redness.

How does Clobetasol Propionate work:

Clobetasol stops or lowers irritation and swelling.

How should Clobetasol Propionate be used:

Apply a thin layer to the affected skin area twice daily, rub gently. It comes as a cream or ointment to apply over the affected area.

Common side effects of Clobetasol Propionate :

Skin irritation

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What precautions should I take when taking Clobetasol Propionate :

Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or become pregnant while being treated with Clobetasol. Let your doctor know if you are breastfeeding. Do not apply Clobetasol on the nipples if you are breastfeeding. Do not apply on skin that is broken or infected. Do not apply on skin that is discharging fluid or pus. Do not apply on your face, groin or armpits unless instructed by your doctor.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of infection. These include a fever of 100.5°F (38°C) or higher, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain. Feeling very tired, weak, or touchy; trembling; having a fast heartbeat, confusion, sweating, or dizziness if you missed a dose or recently stopped this drug. Very bad skin irritation. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Clobetasol Propionate with other medicines:

Inform your doctor if you are using any other creams, ointments or lotions on the affected area. - Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

Are there any food restrictions


How do I store Clobetasol Propionate :

Store it at room temperature.

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification

Topical Corticosteroids

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