Used to treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, fungal nappy rash and fungal sweat rash. It is also used to relieve irritation of the vulva (external thrush) or the end of the penis, which may be associated with thrush.
Before use, pierce the tube seal by inverting the cap over the end of the tube and press.
If the feet are infected, they should be washed and dried thoroughly, especially between the toes, before applying the cream.
It should be applied thinly and evenly to the affected areas two or three times daily and rubbed in gently.
A strip of cream (1/2 cm long) is enough to treat an area of about the size of the hand.
The duration of the treatment depends upon the type of infection. Generally a minimum of two weeks is required, although up to four weeks may be necessary.
If the patient has athlete's foot, it may help to use an antifungal dusting powder as well. Ask the doctor or pharmacist to recommend one.
Missed Dose: Apply the cream as soon as possible and then continue the rest of the treatment as usual.
If no improvements of the affected areas after 5 days of treatment, use alternative topical cream or consult a physician.
Clotrimazole cream should be used for 2 weeks for a maximum of 4 weeks.
Use alternative topical creams if no improvement of the affected areas after 5 days of treatment. But treatment of fungal infection should be continued for approximately 2 weeks after the disappearance of all symptoms despite a rapid, subjective improvement in order to prevent relapse.
Do not use clotrimazole cream: If the patient (or the baby is treating nappy rash) is allergic (hypersensitive) to clotrimazole or any of the other ingredients, including cetostearyl alcohol of Clotrimazole Cream.
To treat nail or scalp infections.
As with other creams, Clotrimazole cream may reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives, such as condoms or diaphragms. Consequently, if the patient is using this cream on the vulva or penis, the patient should use alternative precautions for at least five days after using this product.
Clotrimazole Cream is for external use only.
Do not put the cream in the mouth or swallow it. If the cream is swallowed accidentally, tell the doctor straight away or contact the Accident and Emergency Department of the nearest hospital.
If the patient accidentally get cream in the eyes or mouth, wash immediately with water and contact the doctor.
If the patient is pregnant, breast-feeding or trying for a baby, tell the doctor or midwife before using Clotrimazole Cream. If the patient has informed the doctor or midwife already, follow his/her instructions carefully.
Consult a doctor: If the symptoms of fungal infections has no improvement or get worst consult physician for proper treatment.
Signs of allergic reaction may include: Rash; Swallowing or breathing problems; Swelling of the lips, face, throat or tongue; Weakness, feeling dizzy or faint; Nausea.
After the patient applies the cream he/she might experience: Itching, rash, blisters, burning, discomfort, swelling, irritation, redness or peeling of skin.
Laboratory tests have suggested that, when used together, this product may cause damage to latex contraceptives.
Consequently the effectiveness of such contraceptives may be reduced.
Patients should be advised to use alternative precautions for at least five days after using this product.
This cream should be stored at temperature not exceeding 30°C.
D01AC01 - clotrimazole ; Belongs to the class of imidazole and triazole derivatives. Used in the topical treatment of fungal infection.
Cream (tube) 10 mg/g (1% w/w) (off white semi solid mass) x 20 g.