Clotrimazole - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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Information about Clotrimazole

Generic Name : Clotrimazole
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Clotrimazole are provided here.
Pronunciation : kloe trim' a zole
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Clotrimazole, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
ICD Code : Y40.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Antifungals

Trade Names/Brand Names of Clotrimazole

India : 


International : 

Cruex, Antifungal, Desenex Cream, Femcare , FungiCURE, Fungoid Solution, Gyne-Lotrimin, Lotrimin Mycelex, TrochesMycelex-7, Mycelex-G

Why is Clotrimazole Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antifungal, prescribed for local fungal infections. This medication prevents fungal growth on the skin.  

When should Clotrimazole not be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Clotrimazole?

Tab- Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 10 mg/day for 7 days.
Suppository- 100 mg/day for 6 days.
Solution- Instill 1% solution as directed by your physician.
Lotion/cream/solution- Apply 2-3 times/day for 2-4 weeks.

How should Clotrimazole be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It also comes as a cream, lotion, powder and solution to apply over the skin.

What are the warnings and precautions for Clotrimazole?

• Avoid contact with eyes.

• Caution needed in patients with history of diabetes, alcohol abuse, children less than 3 years, pregnant women and breast feeding.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Clotrimazole?

   General : Itching, redness, swelling, irritation of skin, nausea, vomiting and burning.

What are the other precautions for Clotrimazole?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Clotrimazole?

Store it at room temperature and keep away from children.

Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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