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    Information about Clotrimazole

    Clotrimazole uses

    Clotrimazole is used in the treatment of fungal infections.

    How clotrimazole works

    Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.

    Common side effects of clotrimazole

    Nausea, Vomiting, Taste change
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    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    12 Dec 2019 | 04:13 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Clotrimazole

    • Your doctor has prescribed Clotrimazole to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
    • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
    • Take it with food preferably at the same time every day.
    • Inform your doctor immediately if there is no improvement in your infection after two to three weeks of treatment.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
    • You might be asked for monitoring of liver function if you are taking Clotrimazole for more than one month.

    Frequently asked questions for Clotrimazole


    Q. Is Clotrimazole a steroid?

    Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication and not a steroid. It is used for treating thrush, ringworm. It may be used for toenail fungus; however its efficacy in this case is not completely established. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

    Q. Is Clotrimazole available over the counter?

    Yes, Clotrimazole cream is available over the counter. But if this is the first time you have had vaginal itching and discomfort, talk with a physician before using Clotrimazole.

    Q. Is Clotrimazole better than miconazole?

    Although Clotrimazole and miconazole are different drugs, they work in similar ways. Both are used for treatment of fungal infection, primarily yeast. Despite these similarities, they are often used in different parts of the body and they have different active ingredients and so cannot be compared. Both medications work well, but one of them may work better for some people than others. Check with your doctor for more details

    Q. Is candida infection dangerous?

    Candida is a yeast, a form of fungus. It causes infections such as candidiasis or thrush in humans and other animals. Individuals with Candida infections are not usually contagious, though in some settings immunocompromised people can catch the infection. The infection does not usually spread by sexual contact. Candida infection is curable but if not treated early it can result in a serious infection

    Q. Is Clotrimazole used for thrush?

    Clotrimazole contains an antifungal medicine which is used to treat infections with fungi and yeasts. White applied to the affected area, it helps in relieving symptoms of thrush.

    Content on this page was last updated on 12 December, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)