Generic Name - Clotrimazole
Category - Anti-Fungals
Clotrimazole prevents fungus from growing on your skin. Clotrimazole is an antifungal agent used to treat fungal skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. It prevents fungus from growing.
Clotrimazole Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Clotrimazole is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Clotrimazole should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
There are a number of medications that interact with Clotrimazole.It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you taking the following.
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Clotrimazole,
The usual recommended dosage of Clotrimazole for Fungal (yeast) infections is application of the cream in the affected and surrounding skin areas twice a day, in the morning and evening, for 2 - 4 weeks.
Clotrimazole Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Clotrimazole side Effects include burning or itching of the skin, dark red spots on the skin, loss of feeling on skin, painful, red, pus-filled blisters in hair follicles, skin infection and thinning of the skin or sunburn.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Clotrimazole.
Clotrimazole and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Clotrimazole topical will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
Clotrimazole and Breastfeeding
Clotrimazole passes into breast milk. Do not use Clotrimazole topical without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Clotrimazole and Pediatric
Clotrimazole is not approved for use in children younger than 12 years of age. It must be used very cautiously, as directed by a doctor, to treat any child. Children have a much greater response to topical steroid medications.
Appropriate studies on the relationship of age to the effects ofClotrimazole have not been performed in the geriatric population. However, no geriatrics-specific problems have been documented to date. Do consult your doctor for medical opinion.
The above information about Clotrimazole serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment.Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.