Clotrimazole Topical

Generic Name: Clotrimazole

  • What is Clotrimazole Topical?

    Clotrimazole is a topical cream (applied directly on the skin) used to treat fungal infections, such as tinea versicolor (long-term fungal infection of the skin), tinea pedis (athlete's foot), tinea cruris (Jock itch), and tinea corporis (ringworm).

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

    Clotrimazole is for external use only. Do not use it in your eyes.

    Clotrimazole can cause irritation. Tell your doctor if you develop symptoms such as redness, itching, burning, blistering, swelling, or oozing.

  • Who should not take Clotrimazole Topical?

    Do not use clotrimazole 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 Topical?

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

  • 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.

    Adults: Apply the cream to the affected and surrounding skin area(s) twice a day.

  • How should I take Clotrimazole Topical?

    Apply clotrimazole as prescribed by your doctor. Clotrimazole is usually used once in the morning and once in the evening. Use clotrimazole for the full treatment time, even after symptoms improve. However, tell your doctor if there is no improvement after four weeks of treatment.

  • What should I avoid while taking Clotrimazole Topical?

    Do not use clotrimazole in your eyes.

    Do not cover the infected area after applying clotrimazole.

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

    No significant interactions have been reported with clotrimazole 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 Topical?

    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: blistering, burning, irritation, itching, peeling, redness, stinging, swelling

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

    The effects of clotrimazole 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 Topical?

    If you miss a dose of clotrimazole, apply 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 apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Clotrimazole Topical?

    Store in the refrigerator or at room temperature.