Clotrimazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and other fungal skin infections (candidiasis). Clotrimazole is also used to treat a skin condition known as pityriasis (tinea versicolor), a fungal infection that causes a lightening or darkening of the skin of the neck, chest, arms, or legs. Clotrimazole is an azole antifungal that works by preventing the growth of fungus.
Apply clotrimazole to the affected skin, usually twice a day or as directed by your doctor.
Dosage and length of treatment depend on the type of infection being treated.
Do not apply this more often than prescribed.
Apply enough clotrimazole to cover the affected area and some of the surrounding skin.
After applying clotrimazole, wash your hands.
Do not wrap, cover or bandage the area unless directed to do so by your doctor.
Do not apply clotrimazole in the eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina.
Use clotrimazole regularly to get the most benefit from it.
To help remember, use clotrimazole at the same time.
Quantity is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Do not increase your quantity or take this product more often than directed.
Avoid contact with eyes.
Wash hands or wear gloves before application.
Contact your doctor if there is constant burning, swelling, itching, worsening of the condition, or lack of response to treatment.
Insert full applicator gently into vagina at bedtime and eject cream into vagina.
Contact prescriber if there is vulvar itching, fever, foul-smelling discharge, and if the condition worsens.
Continue lying down for 30 minutes after administration.
Do not have intercourse during therapy.
This medicine is indicated for fungal and gram positive bacterial infections of the skin and nails. It is also used for fungal otitis externa (inflammation of external ear). Clotrimazole topical is also indicated for vulvitis (inflammation of vulva, area outside the vagina), balanitis (inflammation of head of penis); treatment of partner to prevent re-infection.
The side effects of this medication include Local mild burning, irritation, hypersensitivity reaction (allergic reaction), or erythema (redness of the skin).
Consult your doctor before using clotrimazole during pregnancy for a better analysis.
Consult your doctor before using clotrimazole during lactation for a better analysis.
Its use has shown a risk of drowsiness; therefore avoid using it while driving.
Consult your doctor before using clotrimazole for a better analysis if you have liver disease.
Consult your doctor before using clotrimazole for a better analysis if you have kidney disease.
The use of alcohol should be limited or avoided while using clotrimazole.
Patients who are allergic to clotrimazole or any of its components should consult the doctor before taking it. If taking any vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products are taken then consult the doctor before using clotrimazole. If any sort of swelling is experienced, consult your doctor immediately. Using clotrimazole, especially in high concentrations, might result in a severe rash.
This medicine is contraindicated in patients using barrier contraceptives (condoms, spermicides, cervical caps).
Can I stop using this medcine if I feel better?
The medicine should be applied ‘till the prescribed time. Stopping earlier might cause the infection to recur.
Can I use this medicine when I am on my menstrual cycle?
This medicine should be avoided when you are menstruating (on your period). Kindly consult your doctor for more information.
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.
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.
Will it burn when I apply the medicine?
This medicine might irritate, sting or burn where applied. If this happens please contact your prescriber immediately.
Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.
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