Thrush is a very common infection which is caused by overgrowth of a yeast called Candida albicans. It causes itching and burning around the entrance of vagina. If you have thrush, your discharge may be thick, heavier than usual and may appear like cottage cheese. Clotrin V is an antifungal cream. Therefore, it is used to kill the fungus or prevent the growth of fungus at the site of infection.
Q. How should Clotrin V be applied?
You should wash your hands properly before using Clotrin V. Clotrin V comes along with an applicator. Fill the applicator with the cream and insert it into the vagina. Release the medicine into the vagina and remove the applicator. Use it before going to bed for 7 days continuously. Wash applicator after each use.
Q. What precautions are necessary while using Clotrin V?
Do not start treatment with Clotrin V during menstruation as the cream will be washed off with blood flow. The treatment should be finished before the onset of menstruation. Do not use tampons, vaginal douches, spermicide or other vaginal products while using Clotrin V.
Q. Will the use of Clotrin V affect my sex life?
Clotrin V does not affect sex life. However, do not have vaginal intercourse as long as you are using Clotrin V. Also, condoms and diaphragms may get damaged and may fail to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Q. What should I do if the infection comes back?
Clotrin V can be used again if the candidal infection returns after 7 days. However, if the candidal infection recurs more than twice within six months, you should consult your doctor whether it is candidal infection or something else.
Q. I had been taking tacrolimus and now I have been prescribed Clotrin V vaginal cream. Can I use them together?
Yes, you can use Clotrin V and tacrolimus together. However, you may have to keep a watch on the side effects of tacrolimus. Though it happens rarely, the risk of side effects may increase due to increase in levels of tacrolimus because of Clotrin V. But if it happens, talk to your doctor who will modify the dose of tacrolimus.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Dec 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.