Information about Clotrimazole

Clotrimazole Uses

Clotrimazole is used in the treatment of fungal infections.

How Clotrimazole works

Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication. It kills and stops the growth of the fungi by destroying its cell membrane, thereby treating your skin infection.

Common side effects of Clotrimazole

Vomiting, Nausea, Stomach pain, Abdominal cramp
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Last updated:
14 Mar 2020 | 07:22 AM (UTC)

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Available Medicine for Clotrimazole

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80 to ₹1355 variant(s)
Candid-VGlenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
41 to ₹1116 variant(s)
CanestenBayer Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
45 to ₹1337 variant(s)
Mycoderm-CFDC Ltd
992 variant(s)
SurfazFranco-Indian Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
34 to ₹1235 variant(s)
KanselPalsons Derma
90 to ₹1254 variant(s)
ImidilHetero Drugs Ltd
30 to ₹794 variant(s)
Orasep OTElan Pharma India Pvt Ltd
951 variant(s)
ClobenIndoco Remedies Ltd
17 to ₹1262 variant(s)
Clenorush TrocheDWD Pharmaceuticals Ltd
32 to ₹652 variant(s)

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?

No, Clotrimazole is not a steroid. It is an antifungal medication which is used to treat thrush and ringworm. It may also be used for toenail fungus; however, its efficacy in such cases is not completely established. It is advised to follow the doctor’s advice 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 medicines, they work in similar ways. Both are used for the treatment of fungal infection, primarily yeast. Despite the similarities, the medicines cannot be compared as they have different active ingredients and are often used in different parts of the body. Both medications work well, but one of them may work better for some people than others. However, if you are not sure, check with your doctor for more details.

Q. Is candida infection dangerous?

Candida is a yeast which is a form of fungus. It causes infections such as candidiasis or thrush in humans and other animals. Candida infections are not usually contagious, though in some cases people with weak immune systems can catch the infection. The infection does not usually spread by sexual contact. Candida infection can be cured with early diagnosis and treatment. However, if left untreated then 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. It provides relief from the symptoms of thrush by destroying the cell membrane of the fungus.


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