Clotrimazole Lozenge

Generic Name: Clotrimazole

  • What is Clotrimazole Lozenge?

    Clotrimazole lozenge is an antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections in the mouth and throat caused by Candida species. Clotrimazole lozenge is also used to reduce the occurrence of fungal infections in people with immune system problems (such as those receiving radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or corticosteroids).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Clotrimazole Lozenge?

    Clotrimazole lozenge is not used for the treatment of fungal infections in your blood or other parts of your body.

    Clotrimazole lozenge can cause liver problems. Your doctor will monitor your liver function.

    Allow each lozenge to dissolve slowly in your mouth to achieve the maximum effect of the medication.

  • Who should not take Clotrimazole Lozenge?

    Do not use clotrimazole lozenge if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Clotrimazole Lozenge?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with clotrimazole lozenge. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have liver problems.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Treatment

    Adults and children ≥3 years: The recommended dose is one lozenge 5 times a day for 14 days.

    Prevention of Fungal Infections

    Adults and children ≥3 years: The recommended dose is one lozenge three times a day for the duration of radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or until corticosteroids are reduced to maintenance levels.

  • How should I take Clotrimazole Lozenge?

    Use clotrimazole lozenge exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Slowly dissolve the lozenge in your mouth. Do not take extra doses or take more often without asking your doctor.

  • What should I avoid while taking Clotrimazole Lozenge?

    Do not miss any of the scheduled doses of clotrimazole lozenge.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Clotrimazole Lozenge?

    No significant interactions have been reported with clotrimazole lozenge at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Clotrimazole Lozenge?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: itching, nausea, unpleasant mouth sensations, vomiting

  • Can I receive Clotrimazole Lozenge if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of clotrimazole lozenge during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Clotrimazole Lozenge?

    If you miss a dose of clotrimazole lozenge, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store Clotrimazole Lozenge?

    Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.