Considered drugs belong to the same pharmacological group of antifungal agents. They contain the same active substance, therefore they are complete analogues of each other. If necessary, it is allowed to replace one product with another.
They have general indications, contraindications, form of release, have similar side effects. Due to the same active component, they have a similar mechanism of operation. The duration of treatment with these drugs is also similar. Available without a doctor’s prescription.
Comparison, differences, what and who better to choose
Since these drugs contain one substance and are analogues, there is practically no difference between them. Among the minor differences can be identified:
- Country of origin. Candide is available in India, Clotrimazole is a domestic medicine.
- Price. Candide cream costs 300 rubles per 20 mg. Clotrimazole will cost less and will cost 200 rubles for the same package.
Since both drugs have exactly the same properties and effectiveness, it will be more advisable to make a choice in favor of a domestic medicine. The effect on the body will be the same, and the cost is much lower. The effectiveness of this medication is confirmed by numerous reviews of patients who underwent a course of treatment. They note that visible improvements come within a few days and fully recover in the following weeks.
If you experience the first unpleasant symptoms, you should immediately consult a doctor. After examining and receiving all the necessary tests, he will be able to draw up a therapy regimen for each patient individually. This will speed up the healing process, as well as exclude more serious diseases. Self-medication in this case can cause serious harm to the body, so do not neglect a visit to a specialist. It is also worth considering that both sexual partners should undergo treatment, regardless of whether he is sick or not.
Diseases caused by fungal infections bring a lot of inconvenience. A person begins to experience constant discomfort, to feel insecure. To get rid of the pathology requires a long and effective treatment. Not all medications cope with their tasks, so many are interested in which of them will bring the best result. In medical practice, Candide and Clotrimazole have proven themselves on a positive side.
Characteristics of the drug Candide
It is a broad-spectrum drug designed to combat fungus and bacteria. Available in the form of a powder, cream, solution for external and local application, vaginal tablets, lotion, powder, as well as a gel with an applicator.
The active substance is poorly absorbed by the skin and mucous membranes, so there is practically no systematic effect. When applied externally, its value in the epidermis is higher than in the dermis and lipoderm.
Indications for use are:
- Fungal infection of the skin.
- Erosion between the fingers caused by a fungus.
- Pseudomycosis of bacterial origin.
- The first trimester of pregnancy.
- High susceptibility to incoming components.
Use with caution during breastfeeding. In the second and third trimester, use under the strict supervision of a physician.
As a rule, this drug is tolerated quite calmly by patients, without causing unwanted side effects. Sometimes a burning sensation, tingling, and itching may occur in the area of application of the drug. In this case, discontinuation of treatment is not required. With the intensification of symptoms, as well as with the occurrence of severe redness, swelling, blisters, use must be stopped by notifying the doctor.
Approved for sale without a doctor’s prescription form.
Characteristics of the drug Clotrimazole
It is an antifungal drug for topical use. It has an extended spectrum of exposure, which occurs due to the violation of the final product of the synthesis of fungi and yeast. Available in the form of a cream, spray, gel, ointment, vaginal tablets, solution, suppositories. It penetrates well into all layers of the skin, while only an insignificant part enters the bloodstream, so there is no toxic effect on the body.
The main indications for its use are:
- Infections of the skin, mucous surfaces caused by yeast and mold fungi.
- Candidiasis stomatitis.
- Superficial non-inflammatory disease of the skin of fungal origin (pityriasis versicolor).
- Chronic pseudomycosis.
- Sexually transmitted infections.
- Damage to the mucous membrane of the external genitalia and vagina.
- Thrush (treatment and prevention).
- Mycosis of the trunk, feet, nails, scalp.
The use is unacceptable for individual intolerance to containing substances, as well as in the first trimester of pregnancy. During breastfeeding, use if therapeutic benefit outweighs the potential risk to the baby.
After application, inflammation of the skin may develop, characterized by redness, peeling, slight swelling, burning.
The course of treatment lasts about four weeks. Therapy should be carried out by both sexual partners.