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This medication is recommended in mixed candidal (fungal) infections.
Common side effects of Clotrimazole
Patients using this may at times experience local mild burning or irritation.
Expert advice for Clotrimazole
Avoid this medication if:
- You are allergic to this medicine or its contents.
Consult your doctor:
- If you are pregnant, or breastfeeding.
- If you are younger than 16 years.
- If you have a significant medical history. Diabetes or HIV.
- If your symptoms are not improving with this medication.
- If you have recurring vaginal infections.
- If you develop a fungal infection that causes itching or white patches.
- If you experience more vaginal discharge than before.
Be careful about:
- The use of tampons. This should be avoided, and sanitary napkins that are not scented should be used instead.
- Washing with scented soaps, or douches while taking this medication should also be avoided.
- Intercourse while this medicine has been applied may also decrease its effectiveness.
- Try to avoid the cream contacting the eyes. If this does happen, wash with cold running water immediately. If your eye still feels red, or burns/itches, call your doctor.
How to apply:
- Lie down with your knees placed close to your chest.
- Insert the applicator (with the medicine in it) into the vagina (as far as it would be comfortable)
- Push the plunger slowly, to release the cream.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water after use.
- Either use another applicator the next time, or rinse this applicator with warm water and reuse the same applicator.
Frequently asked questions for Clotrimazole
Q: Can I stop using this drug if I feel better?
The medicine should be applied ‘till the prescribed time. Stopping earlier might cause the infection to recur.
Q: Can I use this medicine when I am on my period?
This medicine should be avoided when you are menstruating (on your period). Kindly consult your doctor for more information.
Q: What kind of clothes should I wear when I have applied this medicine?
Try to wear loose cotton fabric to avoid irritating the area further.
Q: Will this medicine interfere with the use of condoms?
Using this medicine might make the condom less effective. Kindly discuss other forms of contraceptives with your doctor when you are using this medicine.