Astat cream 1% for tinea and candidiasis (lanoconazole, latoconazole, fungus, antifungal)
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General information on Japanese Astat cream 1% for tinea and candidiasis (lanoconazole, latoconazole, fungus, antifungal)
Package details: 10 tubes * 10 g
Manufacturer: Maruho Co., Ltd., Japan
Active ingredients: lanoconazole (chemical formula C14H10ClN3S2)
Medical effect: Astat cream 1% is effective for the treatment of tinea and candidiasis, including the following:
- tinea pedos,
- tinea corporis,
- tinea cruris,
- interdigital erosion,
- tinea versicolor (pityriasis versicolor).
Contraindications and precautions: Do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Do not apply the medicine to eroded surfaces (severe erosion), to the eyes or area around eyes. If the cream accidentally gets into the eyes, patient should wash out their eyes with water immediately and consult with their doctor.
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop using the medicine and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication or receiving any other treatment, you have to consult with your doctor before use.
Dosage and administration
For adults: apply to the affected area once a day.
How effective is Astat cream 1% from Japan for tinea and candidiasis (lanoconazole, latoconazole, fungus, antifungal)?
Astat cream contains lanoconazole, or latoconazole, an imidazole derivative. It works by inhibiting fungal membrane ergosterol biosynthesis and suppressing the growth of fungus. As the result, Astat cream provides an effective antifungal treatment.
Who should use Astat cream 1% from Japan?
Astat cream 1% is recommended for patients with tinea (tinea pedos, tinea corporis, tinea cruris), candidiasis (intertrigo, interdigital erosion, paronychia) and tinea versicolor (pityriasis versicolor). Studies showed that monotherapy with lanoconazole for 12% weeks provides 70% efficacy, and the medication can be combined with urea ointment as well, making it a desirable choice for patients who cannot take oral antifungal agents (H. Tanuma, M. Tanuma et al. “Usefulness of lanoconazole (Astat) cream in the treatment of hyperkeratotic type tinea pedis. Comparative study of monotherapy and combination therapy with 10% urea ointment (Pastaron)” // Mycoses, 2001, 44(5):181-90).