Dermatology Handbook

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Canesten contains clotrimazole, which is an imidazole derivative with a broad spectrum of antimycotic activity that includes dermatophytes, yeasts and moulds. The mode of action of clotrimazole is fun…

Canesten HC

Canesten HC

Canesten HC is a broad-spectrum antimycotic and is a combination of clotrimazole (an imidazole derivative) and hydrocortisone (a glucocorticoid). Clotrimazole is a broad-spectrum antifungal. It also e…

Canesten Hydrocortisone

Canesten Hydrocortisone is a combination of clotrimazole and hydrocortisone acetate. Clotrimazole belongs to a group of medicines called imidazoles, which destroy the fungi and some bacteria that caus…


Dianette blocks androgen receptors and reduces androgen synthesis both by negative feedback on the hypothalamic-pituitiary-ovarian systems and by the inhibition of androgen-synthesising enzymes. Altho…



Diprobase is a range of emollients with moisturising and protective properties, recommended for the management of eczema and other dry skin conditions. 


Finacea contains azelaic acid, an antimicrobial that has a direct effect on follicular hyperkeratosis as a therapy for acne


Skinoren contains azelaic acid, which inhibits the growth of the Propionibacteria involved in the development of acne and the production of acne-promoting fatty acids. Azelaic acid also reduces the mu…