Clotrimazole Cream and it's use in the treatment of yeast infections , Clotrimazole Side Effects

Clotrimazole which is available under the brand name Canesten is an antifungal medication. It is used very commonly in the treatment of fungal infections such as vaginal yeast infections (vaginal candidiasis), oral thrush, and ringworm. It is also used to treat athlete's foot and jock itch.
It is commonly available as an over-the-counter substance in various dosage forms, such as a cream, and also as a combination medicine especially in the case of ear infection . For ear infection, it is often applied in liquid form, as ear drops. Fungal infections can be slow to clear up, so the usual course for an anti-fungal agent is, in general, longer than the typical 3-7 days of an antibiotic.

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Clotrimazole - Contraindications

Potential for drug interactions with clotrimazole oral exists, as it is a potent, specific inhibitor of cytochrome P450 oxidase and may alter the metabolism of other drugs.

Side effects of Clotrimazole

Various side effects have been noted in patients using Clotrimazole. Side effects include Skin rash, hives, blistering, burning, itching, peeling, redness, stinging, swelling, or other sign of skin irritation.

Availability And Packaging

Care Clotrimazole cream is available as a 15 g tube having 10 mg of the active ingredient. It is also available as Canesten Vaginal Cream for the relief of vaginal itching, burning and discharge associated with recurrent vaginal yeast infections. It is also available under the trade name canestan Clotrimazole cream.

Additional Information

Manufacturers pamphlet:Prescribing Information

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