- Clobetasol–Fusidic Acid
- Halobetasol Propionate
- Halobetasol Propionate–Fusidic Acid
- Heparin–Benzyl Nicotinate
- Ketoconazole–Zinc Pyrithione
- Octinoxate–Avobenzone–Oxybenzone–Zinc Oxide
What does Clotrimazole treat?
Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication that is prescribed to treat skin infections like the body ringworm, jock itch and athlete’s foot. This is also prescribed to treat pityriasis (tinea versicolor) which results in the lightening or darkening of skin on the neck, chest, arms or legs. This is available as a cream/gel form and can be applied onto the skin or vaginal tablet form and inserted into the vagina. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.
Follow the Clotrimazole dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label. Wash the affected area and apply a little cream/ gel. Wash your hand after using this. Do not apply more that the quantity prescribed.
Missed a dose?
Take it immediately once you remember. In case, this time falls close to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never take a double dose unless your physician specifically directs you to do so.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.
Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Clotrimazole is used along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine, drinks with caffeine and alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking habits and so on which may increase the effect of Clotrimazole.
It may interact with other vaginal products but those are not the only drugs that it could interact with.
Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
Possible Side Effects
Clotrimazole might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.
Clotrimazole may have side effects such as itching, redness, burning sensation, swelling, lightheadedness, stinging, headache, stomach upset, skin irritation, nausea, vomiting and breast tenderness. This is not the complete list though.
In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Clotrimazole
- Can I take Clotrimazole along with other drugs?
- Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Clotrimazole?
- What is the dosage of Clotrimazole to be consumed?
- How should I use Clotrimazole?
- How will Clotrimazole work on my body?
- How can the drug interactions and side effects of Clotrimazole be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Clotrimazole is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.