- This should slowly dissolve in the mouth after being placed on the tongue. One troche (lozenge) is typically given five times a day for 14 days.
Cream, lotion, or solution forms:
- These are typically applied to the affected area and surrounding skin twice a day, in the morning and evening.
- This is inserted through an applicator once daily for seven consecutive days (preferably at bedtime).
- The 100-milligram (mg) suppository is inserted once a day for seven consecutive days (preferably at bedtime).
- The 200 mg suppository is inserted once a day for three days (preferably at bedtime).
What are the uses for Canalba?
Canalba is used for the treatment of local fungal infections due to Candida albicans, including the following:
Canalba has proved to be very effective as an intranasal infusion in the treatment of nasal aspergillosis.
Formulations and dose rates
Canalba has very poor oral bioavailability and is thus used as a topical preparation. A 1% solution of Canalba in polyethylene glycol is infused through the nares into the nasal cavity and nasal sinuses. A large Foley catheter is used to occlude the internal nasal choanae by placing the balloon of the catheter into the nasopharynx in a retrograde manner via the oral cavity. Two smaller Foley catheters can be used to occlude the external nares. The drug is infused into the nasal cavity (60 mL per side in medium to large-breed dogs) of the anesthetized patient and allowed to sit for 1 h. Rotating the head after each 15 min has been recommended to enhance drug distribution.
A 1% solution in propylene glycol is available commercially. Although used safely in many cases, this preparation has been implicated in the induction of pharyngeal inflammation and edema in one dog that developed upper airway obstruction. However, other factors associated with case management probably contributed.
In clinical trials of tinea corporis, tinea cruris, and tinea pedis, subjects treated with LOTRISONE cream showed a better clinical response at the first return visit than subjects treated with Canalba cream. In tinea corporis and tinea cruris, the subject returned 3 to 5 days after starting treatment, and in tinea pedis, after 1 week. Mycological cure rates observed in subjects treated with LOTRISONE cream were as good as, or better than, in those subjects treated with Canalba cream. In these same clinical studies, patients treated with LOTRISONE cream showed better clinical responses and mycological cure rates when compared with subjects treated with betamethasone dipropionate cream.
Ketoconazole cream vs. Canalba cream: What's the difference?
- Ketoconazole cream and Canalba antifungal medications are prescribed to treat fungal infections such as jock itch, athlete's foot, ringworm, and tinea versicolor.
- Brand names for ketoconazole include Nizoral, Nizoral A-D, Ketodan, Extina, Xolegel, and Kuric.
- Brand names for Canalba include Lotrimin AF, Gyne-Lotrimin, Alevazol, and Desenex.
- Side effects of ketoconazole and Canalba that are similar include nausea, vomiting, and itching.
- Side effects of ketoconazole that are different from Canalba include rash, abdominal pain, headache, dizziness, fatigue, impotence, and blood count abnormalities.
- Side effects of Canalba that are different from ketoconazole include local redness, stinging, blistering, peeling, swelling, hives, or burning at the area of application.
Canalba, (Lotrimin AF, Mycelex, Trivagizole) is a drug prescribed to treat local fungal infections such as vaginal yeast infections, oral thrush, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Review side effects, drug interactions, dosage, and pregnancy safety information prior to taking this medication.
What is Canalba?
Canalba is an antifungal that has different uses in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. Depending on the dose and form, Canalba can be used to treat symptoms associated with skin fungus infections such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Canalba can also be used to treat vaginal yeast infections.
Getting the most from your treatment
- Before you use the drops, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet from the pack. It will give you more information about Canalba and will prov >
Canalba has been shown to be active against most strains of the following dermatophytes, both in vitro and in clinical infections, Epidermophyton floccosum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and Trichophyton rubrum .