Clotrimazole is used to treat fungal infections of the skin such as ringworm, jock itch, athlete's foot.
Apply Clotrimazole exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not apply more or less than instructed by your doctor.
This medicine is available as a cream or solution.
If you are using the cream or solution, follow these steps:
- Wash your hands.
- Clean and dry the affected area before application.
- Apply Clotrimazole onto the affected area. Do not cover, wrap or bandage the area unless instructed by the doctor.
- Wash your hands after applying the medicine.
Do not use Clotrimazole for anything else other than the purpose instructed by your doctor.
The dose of this medicine will be decided by your doctor. Your doctor will advise you on the dose and frequency of application depending on your infection.
Use Clotrimazole at regular intervals. Do not skip any doses. You must complete the entire course of this medicine. If you don't, the infection will not be properly controlled.
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember.
DO NOT double a dose to make up for a missed dose.
Do not use Clotrimazole if you ever had an allergic reaction (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to this medicine.
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
This medicine may cause any of the following side effects: redness, itching, burning, blistering, swelling, irritation of the skin.
If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor immediately. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.