Exported Medicines



Where is Clotrimazole used?

Clotrimazole is an antifungal medication used in people with:

  • Fungal nail infection
  • Thrush
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Ringworm
  • Infected nappy rash
  • Rash in folds of skin

This is an FDA-approved prescription that is effective in preventing the growth of fungus.

How does Clotrimazole work?

Clotrimazole works by stopping the fungi from making a substance called ergosterol. Ergosterol is a vital component of fungal cell membranes. The interruption in the production of this essential component reasons holes to appear in the fungal cell membrane.

The fungal cell membranes are important for their survival. They preserve unwanted substances from entering the cells and stop the contents of the cells from leaking out. When the holes appear in the cell membranes, Clotrimazole permits needed components of the fungal cells to get out and this destroys the fungi and treats the infection.

How is Clotrimazole taken?

  • Clotrimazole comes as a cream for external use.
  • Before applying the cream, clean and dry thoroughly the area to be treated.
  • Clotrimazole is usually applied twice a day on the affected skin or as directed by your doctor.
  • Do not use this cream more frequently than recommended. Using it more often will not make your condition clear faster but increases your risk for side effects.
  • After using Clotrimazole, remember to wash your hands carefully.

What are the precautions in using Clotrimazole?

  • If you are using any other ointments, creams, or lotions on the same area of skin, it is best not to apply these at the same time with Clotrimazole cream. These could dilute the medicine and make it less effective at treating the infection. If you will apply different products to the same area of the skin, always leave about 30 minutes in between to give them time to be absorbed. You can also ask for further advice from your doctor.
  • Clotrimazole cream is generally considered safe to use during breastfeeding. You can ask your doctor for more information about this.
  • This remedy is unlikely to cause any serious side effects. It can rarely cause certain irritation when it is used at first and few people might have mild reactions of an allergic type. If you experience itching and redness, speak with your doctor for further advice.
  • Some medications may affect how Clotrimazole will work. They can also make you more likely to get side effects. Inform your doctor before using this cream if you are taking herbal products, food supplements, vitamins, and non-prescription or prescription medicine.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any allergies or if you are allergic to this product. This cream may contain an ingredient that causes allergic reactions. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose. If you missed one, apply it as soon you remember it. Skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for your next one.
  • If your symptoms get worse or your condition does not improve after 4 weeks of treatment, call your doctor right away.
  • Remember to keep this medication and your other prescription products far from children and use only a particular medication for the indication prescribed.