Clotrimazole is an antifungal drug that is used to treat yeast infections of the vagina, skin and mouth. It is also used for ringworm.
Lotrimin is one of the varieties of clotrimazole.
The drug prevents the growth of fungi, preventing the formation of the membrane that surrounds the fungal cells.
Clotrimazole is produced in the form of a cream, powder and ointment for external use. It is also available in the form of tablets for oral administration, vaginal tablets and ointments for application to the genitals.
Cream clotrimazole, lotion and solution should be used only externally. Avoid contact with eyes.
If you have a vaginal infection, you should exclude sex life at the time of treatment. In the composition of the clotrimazole ointment there is a component that can weaken some latex products, such as condoms. For this reason, you should refrain from using these funds within 72 hours after applying the drug.
Continue to use clotrimazole, even if you see an improvement in the condition. Do not stop medication yourself. Do not stop treatment for the period of menstruation.
Before taking the drug, you should tell your doctor about liver problems, problems with the immune system, HIV, AIDS, history of alcohol abuse or diabetes.
Studies have shown that clotrimazole is poorly absorbed into the blood and body when applied to the skin or vagina. Side effects of a woman in the second or third trimester of pregnancy with clotrimazole were not detected. It is not known whether this drug is secreted in breast milk.
The most common side effects of clotrimazole are redness, blisters, scaling, swelling, itching, burning at the site of application. Clotrimazole may also cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, or an unpleasant odor (when using a vaginal product). If any of these symptoms become serious, consult a doctor.
Interaction with other drugs.
You should inform your doctor about all herbal, dietary or dietary preparations that you are taking.
Dissolve by placing the pill under the tongue. One tablet is usually applied 5 times a day for 2 weeks.
Cream, lotion or solutions:
It should be applied to the affected area and around twice a day – in the morning and in the evening.
Introduced with the applicator once a day for seven consecutive days (preferably at bedtime).
A suppository of 100 milligrams (mg) is administered once a day for seven consecutive days (preferably at bedtime).
Suppository 200 mg is inserted once a day for three days (preferably at bedtime).
If you have symptoms of an overdose, immediately go to the emergency room.
Missed drug intake.
If you miss the reception of lotrimine, drink it as soon as you remember.
However, if you remembered by the time of the next dose, do not double the dose to make up the pass.