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Usage:Clotrimazole is an antifungal agent.
Clotrimazole (brand name Canesten or Lotrimin) is an antifungal medication commonly used in the treatment
of fungal infections (of both humans and other animals) such as vaginal yeast infections, oral thrush, and ringworm. It is also used to treat athlete’s foot and jock itch.It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, the most important medication needed in a basic health system.
It is commonly available as an over-the-counter substance in various dosage forms, such as a cream, vaginal tablet, or as a prescription troche or throat lozenge (prescription only). Topically, clotrimazole is used for vulvovaginal candidiasis (yeast infection) or yeast infections of the skin. For vulvovaginal
candidiasis (yeast infection), clotrimazole tablets and creams are inserted into the vagina. Troche or throat lozenge preparations are used for oropharyngeal candidiasis (oral thrush) or prophylaxis against
oral thrush in neutropenic patients.
Clotrimazole is usually used 5 times daily for 14 days for oral thrush, twice daily for 2 to 8 weeks for skin infections, and once daily for 3 or 7 days for vaginal infections.
Clotrimazole is also commonly used in conjunction with betamethasone as a topical cream for tinea corporis (ringworm), tinea cruris (jock itch), or tinea pedis (athlete’s foot).
Topical and oral clotrimazole can be used in both ***** and pediatric populations.
Additionally, clotrimazole may be used to treat the sickling of cells (related to sickle cell anemia).
Clotrimazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm, and other
fungal skin infections (candidiasis). This medication is also used to treat a skin condition known as pityriasis (tinea versicolor), a fungal infection that causes a lightening or darkening of the skin of the neck, chest, arms, or legs. Clotrimazole is an azole antifungal that works by preventing the growth of fungus.