Lotrisone

Generic Name: Betamethasone

  • What is Lotrisone?

    Lotrisone cream and lotion are used on the skin to treat fungal infections of the feet, groin, and body. Lotrisone contains two medications; one works against fungus, and the other helps relieve redness, swelling, itching, and other discomforts of fungal infections.

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

    Lotrisone is for external use on the skin only. Lotrisone is not to be used in children, or to treat diaper rash. Also, do not use Lotrisone near the eyes, mouth, or in the vagina.

    Do not use Lotrisone cream or lotion for longer than 4 weeks. Notify your doctor if your condition persists beyond the recommended treatment time.

  • Who should not take Lotrisone?

    Do not use it if you are allergic or sensitive to clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate, other corticosteroids or imidazoles, or any ingredients in Lotrisone.

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

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Lotrisone. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you are using other corticosteroid-containing products.

  • 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.

    Foot Fungal Infections

    Adults and children ≥17 years: The usual treatment is to apply sufficient cream or lotion to the affected and surrounding skin areas two times a day, in the morning and evening, for 4 weeks. Notify your doctor if there is no improvement after 2 weeks of treatment.

    Groin and Body Fungal Infections

    Adults and children ≥17 years: The usual treatment is to apply sufficient cream or lotion to the affected and surrounding skin areas two times a day, in the morning and evening, for 2 weeks. Notify your doctor if there is no improvement after 1 week of treatment.

  • How should I take Lotrisone?

    Lotrisone lotion should be well shaken before each use. Gently massage the cream or lotion into the affected and surrounding areas two times a day, in the morning and evening.

    Do not use >45 grams of Lotrisone cream per week or >45 milliliters of Lotrisone lotion per week. Even if your symptoms improve, you should continue to take Lotrisone for the full prescribed treatment time.

  • What should I avoid while taking Lotrisone?

    Do not use Lotrisone cream or lotion for longer than 4 weeks for any condition. Prolonged use may lead to unwanted side effects.

    Do not use any bandage, cover, or wrap over the area where you have applied Lotrisone. If you are using Lotrisone cream or lotion in the groin area, it is especially important to use the medication for 2 weeks only, and to apply the cream or lotion sparingly. Do not use Lotrisone cream or lotion near the eyes, mouth, or vagina.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Lotrisone?

    If Lotrisone is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Lotrisone with other corticosteroids.

  • What are the possible side effects of Lotrisone?

    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: acne, allergic skin reactions, change in skin color, dryness, increased hair, infection of the hair follicles, irritation, itching, skin thinning, spider veins, and stretch marks

  • Can I receive Lotrisone if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Lotrisone 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 Lotrisone?

    If you miss a dose of Lotrisone, apply it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Lotrisone?

    Store at room temperature. The lotion bottle should be stored upright.

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